Six people have been rescued after a rollercoaster cart became stranded 50m in the air on Australia's Gold Coast.
Nancie Atwell, an English teacher from the US, wins an inaugural competition for the world's best teacher, but pledges to give the prize money to her school.
A normally unremarkable meeting on Vladimir Putin's calendar on Monday takes on added significance due to his apparent 11-day absence from public view.
The official assembly body was 'not consulted' over a rejected James Bond filming request, says one of the AMs who is a member.
Chelsea edge towards the Premier League title with a draw against Southampton during a superb contest at Stamford Bridge.
Tony Blair calls for an "education for open minds" in tackling radicalisation among young people, including in faith schools.
Police investigating the rape of an elderly Indian nun detain eight men for questioning as she remains in a stable condition in hospital.
Two 17-year-old boys from London are among three teenagers detained in Turkey on suspicion of trying to travel to Syria.
For the first time, two gay and lesbian organisations are to take part in the St Patrick's Day parade in Boston after the organisers lifted a ban.
'I need you clothes, yours boots and you motor-racing': how F1 2015's season opener was pure box office.
Lewis Hamilton's natural ability and his success is rivalled only by F1's natural ability to shoot itself in the foot.
A specialist police team investigating the most serious and complex cases of online child abuse images has arrested 50 suspects in Northern Ireland in the past year, according to the PSNI.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is preparing to fight his final general election, many of his senior colleagues believe.
US will have to "negotiate in the end" with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Secretary of State John Kerry says.
The amount firms can invest in plants and machinery from pre-tax profits should be frozen at its current limit, a major business group has said.
A dark shadow falls across Syria as a punishing war enters its fifth year, and hope is draining from many Syrians that this nightmare will be over any time soon, writes the BBC's Lyse Doucet.
A Rotherham MP claimed £17 on expenses for the cost of a Remembrance Day poppy wreath, it is revealed.
Lib Dem health minister Norman Lamb thanks people for the support his family has received at a "painful" time due to his son's mental health issues.
A Paris Jewish supermarket reopens two months after a gunman, linked to militants who had attacked a satirical weekly, shot four people there.
A Sunday league footballer in the US has been jailed for killing a referee with a single punch after being booked.