The killing of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto by Islamic State militants represents a critical test for PM Shinzo Abe, writes Dr John Swenson-Wright.
Lionel Messi scores the winner as Barcelona twice come from behind to beat Villarreal and make it eight straight victories.
Why is the American sports game so big?
Critics fear new legislation to clamp down on extremism at universities is an attack on democratic freedom, says Dominic Casciani.
One of Libya's most senior energy officials, Opec representative Samir Salem Kamal, is released more than two weeks after being kidnapped.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir signs power-sharing agreement with rebel commander Riek Machar to end conflict
Andy Murray may have lost a fourth Australian Open final but there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic, says Piers Newbery.
Mark Ronson continues his reign at the top of the UK singles chart, notching up a seventh week at number one.
US President Barack Obama plans to tax US firms on profits made and cash held overseas, raising funds for a major road-improvement plan in the US.
Stuart Pearce leaves his position as manager of Championship side Nottingham Forest after just seven months.
What is right with England, what is wrong and how might the problems be tackled before their World Cup opener against Australia.
Hundreds of Roadchef employees will receive thousands of pounds each after winning a legal row over shares promised to them by a former boss.
Ghana ease into their fifth consecutive Africa Cup of Nations semi-final by comfortably beating Guinea in Malabo.
The world's first paralysed patient to walk again after a pioneering transplant using cells from his nose, is in Britain. Darek Fidyka is here to help raise funds to continue the pioneering research.
An MP calls for an investigation into the impact of delays at Welsh hospitals on the NHS in England.
A 15-storey building has been demolished in Dallas, Texas to make way for the building of a new shopping centre.
Who would be in the greatest one-day international XI of all time? BBC Sport gives you the chance to be the selector.
A new independent body to investigate Troubles murders in Northern Ireland could take two years to start work, Chief Constable George Hamilton says.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel sets the pace on the first day of testing as Mercedes impress but McLaren-Honda struggle.
Labour hits back at criticism of its record on education in Wales, saying Conservative plans for schools in England were "poxy" and "lame".