A time capsule dating back 200 years to 1795 has been recovered from the granite cornerstone of the statehouse in Massachusetts.
Swiss politicians pass a law that aims to strengthen the oversight of some 60 sports bodies based there, including Fifa and the International Olympic Committee.
Press Association photographer Jonathan Brady explains the story behind his photographs of the US royal tour.
A new housing development has been built in Johannesburg, South Africa, using shipping containers and disused grain silos.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says the Premier League leaders will not make any new signings in the January transfer window.
Ex-News of the World features editor Jules Stenson admits phone hacking, at an Old Bailey hearing
The NHS in England has suffered its "worst week on record in A&E" says shadow health secretary Andy Burnham.
There has been a steep rise in the number of GCSE and A-Level grades changed after schools challenged the results.
A look at some of the week's tech headlines including the mail service trialling 3D printing
Russell Brand and Nigel Farage continue to trade insults after their clash on the BBC's Question Time show.
Hundreds of protestors gather outside Parliament to demonstrate against new pornography laws.
Landing on a comet, laser fusion and a working tractor beam are among the physics breakthroughs of the year, as chosen by a leading magazine.
Can he change things without getting any votes?
Ally McCoist offers his resignation as manager of Rangers but will remain in charge to face Queen of the South.
BBC News looked back at some of the highlights from the performances.
Six members of a gang who were caught with £500,000 worth of heroin to be sold on the streets of Cardiff are jailed.
How do you replace a man who describes himself as Formula 1's answer to Frank Sinatra, writes BBC sports editor Dan Roan.
The tech giant says it "remains committed" to Russia but has confirmed that it will be removing its engineering office staff.
A city councillor who posted a picture of himself holding an AK-47 rifle on Twitter is dismissed from his role as a magistrate.
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