The UN's special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, steps down amid criticism of his failure to broker an end to the conflict in the country.
Staff at the National Museum of Scotland are due to walk out in a long-running dispute over pay, followed by an all-day strike on Friday.
Sam Griner, whose image spawned the 'success kid' meme, is using his notoriety to raise cash to pay for medical treatment for his father.
New York's Tribeca Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday with the world premiere of Saturday Night Live documentary, Live from New York!.
New country 'founded' in southern Europe
Gypsy returns to the West End for the first time in forty years winning rave reviews for Imelda Staunton.
World Championship schedule, scores and results
Mark Selby begins the defence of his World Championship title against Kurt Maflin, who beat Steve Davis in qualifying.
Five states in Mexico are on the alert after thieves steal potentially dangerous radioactive material, officials say.
A farmer who built a mock Tudor castle without planning permission says has no choice but to demolish it, after losing a seven-year legal battle.
A Northern Ireland man who critically injured his brother in a one-punch attack in Australia pleads guilty to recklessly causing grievous bodily harm.
The agriculture minister says jail terms and fines for dog breeding offences could be increased.
DJ Neil Fox pleads not guilty to nine sex offences, including three involving girls aged under 16
The mother of a five-year-old boy who died in a car fire is charged with his murder.
British snowboarder Billy Morgan becomes the first person to land a backside 1800 quadruple cork, in Livigno, Italy.
US city Eugene will host the 2021 World Athletics Championships after the IAAF bypasses the normal bidding process.
South Africa is set to hold a huge protest march against xenophobia in the coastal city of Durban following a wave of attacks on foreigners.
Ross Hawkins looks ahead as the leaders of five of Westminster's opposition parties prepare for a live election debate later on Thursday.
Flags in Calais are flown at half-mast after a girl aged nine is found dead in woods, hours after being kidnapped.
Lebanese journalist Karma Khayat goes on trial for contempt at the UN-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri.