The assembly standards commissioner is investigating complaints about the Lagan Valley MLA and leader of NI21, Basil McCrea, the BBC understands.
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns says he will fight to clear his name as he faces perjury charges.
Theatre, film and TV actor Sir Donald Sinden dies at his home aged 90 following a long illness, his son confirms.
Coverage of the Scottish independence referendum continues to lead many papers, while many focus on Oscar Pistorius's murder charge acquittal.
The head of the civil service rejects Alex Salmond's claims that the Treasury leaked sensitive data to damage the Scottish independence campaign.
Grave concerns about the "destabilising" behaviour of Plymouth University's chairman were raised four months ago, the BBC can reveal.
Turkey insists its 900km-long (560 mile) border with Syria is a bulwark against Islamic State and other jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.
Nick Clegg is to launch an IPPR think-tank report calling for a 'radical' devolution of power to the English "city regions".
Western Australia's shark cull is to be halted after the state's environmental regulator advised against it, citing "scientific uncertainty".
The judge in the trial of Oscar Pistorius is due to rule if he is guilty of culpable homicide, after clearing him of murdering his girlfriend.
The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in Africa is to return to the country where he was infected to fight the disease.
A 14-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of arson after 43 dogs were killed in a major fire at Manchester Dogs' Home.
The photographer with one foot in Scotland, the other in England
Ofqual says just 3% of England's GCSE entries will earn the highest mark of Grade 9 under the new system of marking pupils from 1-9 rather than A*-G.
A Seattle judge orders an HIV-positive man to stop spreading the disease and seek treatment after he infected eight people in four years.
The CIA triples its highest estimate for the number of fighters with Islamic State as the US seeks Turkey's support for action against the group.
Former Sainsbury's boss Justin King warns an independent Scotland will mean rising prices, put investment at risk, and affect Scottish food producers.
In a shantytown in Rio De Janeiro, a British-backed scientific initiative harnesses the energy we generate in our daily lives to light up a football pitch.
A teacher in the US state of Utah who was legally carrying a gun in her school was seriously injured when it accidentally discharged, police say.
The brain is still active while we asleep, say scientists, who found people were able to classify words according to their meaning during their slumber.