Indonesia is being urged to stop so-called virginity tests for female military recruits, but why are they doing them and who else does?
Ex-aide to Osama Bin Laden, Khalid al-Fawwaz, is sentenced to life in US prison for 1998 US embassy bombings in east Africa that killed 224 people.
Syrian government forces try to drive back Islamic State militants from the ancient ruins of Palmyra, one of the archaeological jewels of the Middle East.
A driver accused of causing a motorcyclist's death had no intention of racing him, a jury is told.
Legislation dealing with extremists will need to be very carefully drafted if it is to avoid accusations of curtailing free speech.
A girl severely disabled by medical blunders at a Lancashire hospital is awarded more than £13m in damages.
The Football League will allow Queens Park Rangers to play in the Championship next season despite their legal battle.
Three of the leader of an attempted coup in Burundi have been arrested, though the coup leader is still on the run, according to officials.
Kids in narco-state where bags of white powder float ashore
Prolonged restraint and a failure to provide basic medical attention contributed to the death of a man detained by police, an inquest records.
One of four men accused of plotting to kill two former UDA leaders in Scotland was "a fantasist", a court hears.
Nigel Farage says the UKIP member he believes is leading the attacks against him should "put up, shut up or go."
The final production of Kevin Spacey's tenure as artistic director of the Old Vic - Cole Porter musical High Society - opens at the London theatre.
Delays in processing disability benefits claims were unacceptable but not illegal, the Department for Work and Pensions tells London's High Court.
Edinburgh council officials accepted lap dances, free drinks and hospitality at football matches in return for awarding lucrative building contracts.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Newcastle cancel an end-of-season awards night, saying it is "not appropriate" because of their Premier League position.
Dozens of British beaches and lakes are at risk of failing to meet tougher European water quality standards this summer.
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza returns to the capital Bujumbura following a failed coup attempt, and is expected to address the nation.
An Israeli tech firm has developed new ad-blocking software for mobile phones, but it may fall foul of net neutrality laws.