Scientists in Edinburgh investigate the effects of ageing on the brain as the population continues to grow older.
Satellite images of Nigerian towns attacked by Boko Haram earlier this month show widespread destruction and suggest a high death toll, Amnesty International says.
The father of a man from Ohio who has been charged with plotting an attack on a government building in Washington said his son had only recently converted to Islam.
Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee is retiring from all forms of cricket after a 20-year playing career.
Rain and gale force winds cause travel disruption and flooding, while about 750 homes around Wales are without power.
New pensioner bonds paying an annual interest rate of up to 4% are now on sale with experts predicting a surge of interest.
Heavy rain and gale force winds are expected to batter the UK, bringing more problems for commuters.
Heather Watson reaches the third WTA semi-final of her career with victory over Roberta Vinci at the Hobart International.
The first hubs aimed at helping more Welsh students to get Oxbridge university places are launched as the number of applications hits a 14-year low.
India's central bank makes a surprise move to cut its interest rate to 7.75%, after lower-than-expected inflation figures.
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions criticises the Stormont House Agreement as a "bad deal".
Daughter of Guantanamo inmate tells her family's story
Five Yemeni men held at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for more than a dozen years are transferred to Oman and Estonia, US officials say.
A leading drugs expert says cannabis addicts are being let down because there is too much focus on helping people hooked on class A substances.
The BBC's global health correspondent Tulip Mazumdar tries on full protective equipment whilst at an Ebola treatment centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The wife of Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger sentenced to ten-years in jail and 1,000 lashes has compared Saudi Arabia's actions to that of Islamist militants
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his government is for the first time prepared to begin talks on a bilateral ceasefire with Farc rebels.
Divers in Indonesia go down to the fuselage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the hope of finding its missing passengers and crew.
Pope Francis heads to the Philippines for a five-day stay that will include a huge Mass in the capital and a visit to typhoon-hit Tacloban.
Amnesty International has released satellite images of the Nigerian town of Baga, showing the scale of destruction after last week's attack by Boko Haram.