Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram launch an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria, reports say.
The 'deflate-gate' saga has been eating up column inches and causing outrage all week, with chat-show hosts, cartoonists and even Kevin Costner having their say.
A missing dog whose owner hired a helicopter to look for her is found drowned a few miles from where she disappeared on Anglesey.
Police in Kosovo have fired teargas to disperse thousands of ethnic Albanians after violence at the end of an anti-government protest in the capital Pristina on Saturday.
Michael Keaton's film Birdman emerges as a strong contender for the Academy Awards after being given the Producers Guild of America's top award.
US President Barack Obama calls Japan's PM to offer condolences after the apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State.
The US space agency's mission to Pluto is about to take its first pictures of the mysterious icy world.
An investigation is launched into allegations of fraud and overspending at the trust which runs Broadmoor high security hospital.
Scientists at the University of Rochester in New York have developed "self-cleaning" metal that enables water droplets to gather dust particles, then bounce and slide away.
An MEP who defected from UKIP to the Conservatives has branded his old party a "vanity project" for its leader Nigel Farage, who runs it "like a dictator".
A council says it has "started work" on bringing 11 or more prosecutions over a "mile-long" fly-tipping site in Essex.
Maria Sharapova will face Eugenie Bouchard in the Australian Open quarter-finals after the pair won in contrasting styles.
Libya's Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia confirms its leader Mohammad al-Zahawi has died, after apparently being wounded in October.
People in Bolivia have been holding a fair with a difference. Everything is in miniature.
Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by.
Greater efforts are being put into ridding US baseball of the tradition of chewing tobacco which has been linked to cancer deaths.
The fight against baseball's toxic tradition
Greeks vote in general elections, with the anti-austerity Syriza and the centre-right New Democracy parties seen as front-runners in a tight race.
Parents and coaches at junior rugby matches in Yorkshire are being asked to watch in silence as part of a drive to "challenge pitch-side behaviour".
US President Barack Obama is due to arrive in India for a three-day visit, protected by one of India's biggest-ever security operations.