A special session is being held at Westminster to honour the former Liberal Democrat leader, Charles Kennedy, whose sudden death was announced yesterday.
Colombian lawmakers pass a law which will impose long sentences for crimes committed against women because of their gender.
Senegalese singer Thione Seck is charged with money laundering after fake banknotes worth millions of dollars were found in his house.
A woman who was robbed of £7,000 she raised for her funeral after learning she was terminally ill is to be laid to rest later.
MSP Ken Macintosh launches his bid for leadership of Scottish Labour as his rival Kezia Dugdale wins backing from former party leader Johann Lamont.
Award-winning Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has fled from India to the US after she was named as an al-Qaeda target, a rights group says.
The Queen has attended hospital for her "routine" annual check-up, Buckingham Palace reveals after social media speculation about her health.
Plans to equip all Met Police officers with cameras on their uniforms are announced by the Mayor of London.
Tributes are made to missing teenager Amber Peat after a body is found near her home in Nottinghamshire.
A murdered teenager was beaten with a pole in an alcohol and drug-fuelled rage after being mistaken for someone else by his attacker, a court hears.
The global economy has been given "B-minus " grade equating to "muddling through" by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
French scientists carry out tests and a post-mortem examination on the remarkably well-preserved body of a 17th Century woman found in the south-western city of Rennes.
The chief executive of the company that runs Alton Towers says he is devastated by an accident that left four people with serious injuries.
More than 10,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed since a US-led coalition launched a campaign against it nine months ago, the US says.
Detectives investigating the killing of a man shot in his car more than 20 years ago issue a new appeal to trace a man.
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As hedgehog numbers decrease, campaigners are calling for people to make their gardens more hedgehog-friendly.
Nigeria's President Buhari is making his first foreign trip since taking office last week, visiting Niger where he is expected to discuss Boko Haram.
Growth in the services sector suffered its biggest slowdown in almost four years in May, a survey suggests, raising fears about the strength of the recovery.
Ten members of staff from a mental health ward where treatment was condemned as "institutional abuse" are reported to their professional bodies, as assembly members prepare to discuss the scandal.