MPs take evidence for their inquiry into the progress of Universal Credit.
Ed Miliband has unveiled Labour's first pledge for the next Parliament: to "cut the deficit every year while securing the future of the NHS" and not to initiate any policies that require "additional borrowing".
A South African inquest rules that President Jacob Zuma's son was negligent in a car accident which caused the death of a woman.
A lease hire car scheme for more than 20 managers costs a west Wales authority more than £115,000, it admits.
Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 10.5% from 9.5%, the second hike in six weeks, as it seeks to combat inflation.
Thousands of customers are without power in north west Scotland as lightning strikes continue to cause disruption to the electricity network.
Readers' photos on the theme of "night time"
Poland complains of "unprecedented" Russian military activity in the Baltic Sea region, saying Nato is being tested but is not at risk of attack.
Film-maker Seth Rogen objected to making changes to his new film The Interview, about an attempted assassination on Kim Jong-Un, "to make North Koreans happy", leaked emails reveal.
New restrictions on online British porn content shown in the UK should be debated by Parliament, says Lib Dem Julian Huppert.
Former DJ Ray Teret is jailed for 25 years for a series of rapes and indecent assaults in the 1960s and 1970s on girls as young as 12.
Health officials in Sierra Leone discover scores of bodies in a remote diamond-mining area, raising fears that the scale of the Ebola outbreak may be underreported.
Up to 100 vehicles are stranded after snow blocks a section of the A68 on the England-Scotland border.
Former world champions Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso will drive for McLaren in 2015.
Palestinians gather for the funeral of a government minister who died after a confrontation with Israeli soldiers at a protest in the West Bank.
Should first-time mothers be warned that they are likely to end up travelling for care if they opt for a home birth, asks Anthony Reuben?
A New Zealander and two Burmese men running a bar in Yangon are accused of insulting Buddhism over a flyer depicting Buddha with headphones.
How dangerous is sea swimming in cold weather?
A "serious blaze" destroys most of a day centre in Manchester, leading to disruption to care services.
Primary school performance data shows that England's poorest pupils are catching up with their wealthier peers after intense efforts to raise standards.