Former TV weather presenter Fred Talbot is described as a "chancer" who used his "extrovert personality" to help gain the trust of five schoolboys he sexually abused, a jury hears.
A cat named Masha has become something of a celebrity in the Russian city of Obninsk after it alerted neighbours to an abandoned baby.
MPs are to debate whether the UK's nuclear deterrent Trident should be renewed. But how important is the debate on Trident - which based on the Clyde - to voters?
Pembrokeshire council is ordered to reveal how much it spent on lease cars for its former boss who drove a luxury Porsche hired as his work vehicle.
The Kenyan authorities apologise for an incident in which police used tear gas against school children protesting about the apparent sale of their playground.
Scuffles break out in Nepal's parliament and police arrest protesters in the capital amid tension before a deadline for a new draft constitution.
The Met Office issues a yellow "be aware" warning ahead of snow which has been forecast to fall in parts of Wales.
The Information Commissioner's Office warns online shoe retailer Office to take better care of customer data, following a breach.
A fatal accident inquiry finds that a gamekeeper died after his rifle accidentally discharged on Borders moorland.
A ban on mangoes imported from India by the EU is to be lifted after a European Commission vote, but other foodstuffs remain banned.
New England Patriots star Vince Wilfork rescues a woman from a car crash after helping his side reach the Super Bowl.
A teenage boy is reported to prosecutors in connection with sexual assaults on two female members of staff at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Hacking group Lizard Squad has been hit by an embarrassing attack that exposed the entire database of people who signed up to use its services.
Thousands of Argentines take to the streets of Buenos Aires to demand a probe into Sunday's death of federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman.
Four people are killed in protests in DR Congo over claims that President Joseph Kabila is seeking to extend his rule by delaying next year's elections.
Scottish Power becomes the third major gas supplier to announce a price cut, with the news it is to reduce prices by 4.8% from 20 February.
India hails a "huge success" in tiger conservation as the latest census shows a population increase of 30% since 2011.
Serena Williams comes through her opening match plus wins for Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka and quotes of the day.
Cardiff Blues fly-half Gareth Anscombe is in Warren Gatland's Six Nations squad, but there is no James Hook or Adam Jones.
The heirs to the Aldi supermarket empire in Germany win €19m in damages in a civil case over an art dealer's purchase of paintings and cars.