An inquiry into historical child sex abuse should be able to compel witnesses to give evidence and have statutory powers, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.
The Home Secretary Theresa May has rejected calls for a judge lead inquiry into whether British intelligence agents colluded in alleged torture by the CIA.
World number one Rory McIlroy has calls for a faster version of golf in a bid to attract young players to the sport.
While Daniel Craig has been filming some of the first scenes of the next James Bond adventure Spectre in London cyber hackers have managed to steal and leak an early draft of the film's script.
Satellite data reveals that the most dense stores of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands.
Eleven dogs from a hunt pack are rescued after becoming trapped in a gorge near Aberystwyth.
Fire crews rescued a dog which fell through ice while chasing a duck across a frozen pond in Arbroath.
Reading sack manager Nigel Adkins after 20 months in charge of the Championship club.
An anti-slavery raid on a factory in Greater Manchester finds immigrants from Eastern Europe allegedly paid £2 an hour and working 80-hour weeks, police say.
Two former Northern Ireland Secretaries of State express concern about the prime minister's handling of last week's political talks in Belfast.
Denmark makes a claim to the UN, arguing the area around the North Pole is linked to the continental shelf of Greenland, its autonomous territory.
The BBC's Chris Mason has been to Basildon to find out what the public think about Kerry Smith's remarks
Two Kenyan runners, Viola Chelangat Kimetto and Joyce Jemutai Kiplimo, have failed drug tests and been banned for two years, Athletics Kenya says.
TV and radio correspondent Allan Little, who covered the first Gulf War and the Rwandan genocide, is to leave the BBC at the end of December.
Russian couple Irina Shumilova and Alyona Fursova recently got married. Irina's official documents record her as male, but she will soon complete a gender change.
Theresa May says she did not seek the redaction of information from a report about the CIA's alleged use of torture.
The families of nine of the 26 people killed in a 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut have filed a lawsuit against a rifle manufacturer.
Telecoms giant BT is in exclusive talks to buy EE - Britain's largest mobile network group - for £12.5bn.
Rangers and shareholder Mike Ashley are accused of breaching SFA rules over dual ownership.
Up to 10,000 passengers at Heathrow alone were affected by an air traffic control computer failure, the transport secretary confirms.