The sudden, severe illness of Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza has raised suspicions that he may have been poisoned.
A US judge grants the man convicted of killing intern Chandra Levy a retrial, 14 years after her disappearance made headlines.
Five men are charged in a Kenyan court with 162 counts of terrorism following the deadly assault by militant Islamists on Garissa University College in April.
Six computer games, including Pong and Doom, have been inducted into the first Video Game Hall of Fame.
The Queen opens the centenary annual meeting of the Women's Institute (WI) in London.
The UN warns more than half of its critical aid operations could be halted or cut back due to funding shortfalls, leaving millions in need.
Microsoft shows off unusual computers capable of running its forthcoming Windows 10 software, including a system contained in a plug.
Lucie Safarova fights back to beat Ana Ivanovic and become the first Czech woman to reach the French Open final in 34 years.
Chinese salvagers begin operation to right an upturned ship which capsized in the Yangtze River, killing hundreds of people.
Jobs could go under plans to mothball a coal mine in Neath Port Talbot, according to a union.
A second batch of private letters sent by the Prince of Wales to government ministers is published after a legal battle.
Scotland faces a £176.8m cut in public spending this year as a result of a savings plan announced by the UK Chancellor George Osborne.
Government spending cuts will see unprotected parts of the social security budget fall to their lowest level for 25 years, the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns.
Emergency services were not called until 11 minutes after the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash, it has emerged.
The NHS must stop wasting money if it is to meet the "very, very big challenge" it faces, the health secretary says.
The International Monetary Fund urges the US Federal Reserve to delay any interest rate rise until 2016.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Champions League final between Juventus and Barcelona.
Do the chancellor's 3% cuts mean that's it for three years of cutting?
Ed Miliband urges action against inequality in his first Commons speech since his resignation as Labour leader.
Germany's Chancellor Merkel tells the BBC that EU treaty changes may be needed to keep the UK in, but she is "not losing sleep" over it.