President Obama has chosen New York federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as US attorney general, the White House says.
A controversial plaque unveiled last week by Prince Charles in the Colombian port city of Cartagena is removed after local opposition.
A 93-year-old man wows staff and fellow patients at Forth Valley Royal Hospital by playing the violin on the ward.
A unique plan for a specialist centre to help teenagers in Glasgow study maths, science and technology is revealed.
The diplomat who blew Britain's chance of cashing in on Saudi oil
Becoming a parent to young and affectionate orphaned gorilla
MSP Neil Findlay is launching his campaign to be the new Scottish Labour leader insisting he is no "machine politician".
Twenty-five years of life without the Iron Curtain
A 25-year-old man arrested in Londonderry as part of inquiries into reports of alleged activity in Syria is facing guns and explosives charges.
A new cabinet is formed in Yemen, including figures from the rebel Shia Houthi group, in an effort to defuse mounting political tensions.
President Obama authorises 1,500 more US troops to be sent to Iraq in non-combat roles in the fight against Islamic State, the White House says.
An armoured column including 32 tanks and 30 trucks has crossed the border into Ukraine from Russia, security officials in Kiev say.
Warrington Town remain the lowest ranked-team in the FA Cup after knocking Exeter City out in the first round.
Police name the woman who was murdered in an act of cannibalism as 22-year-old Cerys Marie Yemm from Blackwood.
Sergio Aguero says criticisms of Manchester City this season are valid, but believes the side's form will quickly improve.
A fraudster who tried to evade justice by claiming to be quadriplegic has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after conning his neighbour out of more than £40,000.
Questions need answering about why a man who murdered a woman in a cannibal act was apparently not monitored after his jail release, a Welsh Assembly Member says.
Silk Road 2.0 and 400 other sites believed to be selling illegal items including drugs and weapons have been shut down.
The world's largest ship fuel supplier, Denmark's OW Bunker, has filed for bankruptcy after alleged fraud, prompting a scramble by ships for fuel.
Robin Williams was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of his suicide, authorities in California reveal.