Victims of crime are being encouraged to investigate offences themselves, an inspection of police forces in England and Wales finds.
The Lib Dems and Conservatives are set for a Commons showdown over the "bedroom tax" or "spare room subsidy".
Air strikes in the north of the country have killed two senior Islamic State members, state media in Iraq says, but neither death has been confirmed.
An inquest hears a pilot crashed his light aircraft, killing himself and his wife, after mistaking a mown grass strip for a runway.
When missionary Gary Roberts came across a herd of elephants that had been killed by poachers in Chad, he attempted to rescue the sole surviving calf which he then flew home in his small lightweight plane.
Torture is still rife in Mexico and routinely used to extract confessions, human rights organisation Amnesty International says.
South Africa's opposition leader Helen Zille is handed the "spy tapes" which she hopes will lead to corruption charges being reinstated against President Zuma.
How do MPs feel about military action in Iraq and Syria?
A US judge rules BP was "grossly negligent" and guilty of reckless conduct in the lead-up to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A woman is found dead after a suspected beheading in the garden of a north London house.
France stands to lose at least 1bn euros (£800m) after suspending delivery of a Mistral naval assault ship to Russia, officials say.
BBC technology reporter Dave Lee tests out the new flash function on Microsoft's Lumia smartphones, aimed at improving pictures taken in low light.
All-rounder Moeen Ali says England must learn from India's style of play to help turn around their dismal one-day form.
The European Central Bank lowers its benchmark interest rate to 0.05% as it looks to kick-start the flagging eurozone economy.
Six teenagers are still being sought by Police in Tennessee after they escaped from a juvenile detention centre.
Why India move makes al-Qaeda look desperate
MPs call for a ban on the sale of puppies and kittens in pet shops.
Mayor of Calais Natacha Bouchart has said that her city was being "taken hostage" by more than 1,000 migrants attempting to cross the English Channel from France.
Fossils unearthed in Argentina represent the most complete giant sauropod dinosaur ever discovered.
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