Victims of crime are being "encouraged" to investigate offences themselves, an inspection of police forces in England and Wales finds.
People could be able to get into their internet bank accounts just by putting their fingers into a portable scanner.
Model Carmen Dell'Orefice talks to BBC News about her 50-years collaborating with the fashion photographer Horst P Horst
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announces the creation of an Indian branch of his militant group to "raise the flag of jihad" across South Asia.
A Banksy mural on the wall of a Cheltenham house could be listed under a bid being submitted to the council.
The CBI business lobby group says it expects UK economic growth to slow in the second half of this year as the impact of improved business and consumer confidence starts to ease.
Roman jewellery has been discovered during excavations at an Essex department store.
President Obama has urged members of the Nato alliance to send an unmistakable message backing Ukraine, in the face of what he called "brazen aggression" by Russia.
Sir Ian Botham says the Indian Premier League is "changing the priorities" of world cricket and "shouldn't be there at all".
Belfast's Carl Frampton and his mentor Barry McGuigan
A Polish couple and their five children living in County Londonderry say they are being harassed out of their home because of their nationality.
Eight men are charged with sexually abusing girls under 16 by police investigating child sexual exploitation in Buckinghamshire dating back to 2005.
A mushroom-shaped deep sea animal discovered off the Australian coast has defied classification within the tree of life.
The huge stores of carbon locked in the world's soils are more vulnerable to rising temperatures that previously thought.
The Republic of Ireland warm up for their opening European Championship qualifier in Georgia with a friendly win over Oman.
A man who spent 30 years in prison for rape and murder says he has "no anger" over his wrongful conviction, after DNA evidence proved his innocence.
Scotland's deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon says she will never support bringing in tuition fees for Scottish university students.
The World Health Organisation says more than 1,900 people have now died in West Africa's Ebola outbreak, 40% of them in the past three weeks.
Guatemala's Prison Service Director Edgar Camargo is arrested and charged with involvement in a lucrative extortion scheme in the country's jails.
Ashya King's father speaks of his family's joy at being reunited with the five-year-old at the Spanish hospital where he is being treated.