US: Foley beheading video authentic
The White House confirms that a jihadist video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley is authentic.
PM condemns journalist's beheading
The beheading of a US journalist by Islamic State militants was "shocking and depraved", says Prime Minister David Cameron.
Israel strike 'targeted Hamas chief'
Hamas says militant chief Mohammed Deif is alive and leading its response to Israeli air strikes that killed 19 people in Gaza, including his wife and child.
Bank of England split over rate rise
Two out of nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest earlier this month, the first time in three years policymakers have done so.
Second arrest over Tilbury death
A second person is arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of man in a shipping container in Essex.
Fierce fight for east Ukrainian town
Ukrainian government and rebel forces both claim control of a small town after fierce fighting, as fighting claims 34 civilian lives in a day.
Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides
At least 32 people have been killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say.
Self-employment at '40 year high'
The number of workers categorised as self-employed has risen to its highest in 40 years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
New domestic abuse law considered
A new crime of domestic abuse could be created under plans to tackle an issue which prompted one millions calls to police in 12 months.
Mortgage lending highest since 2008
A total of £19.1bn is advanced to homebuyers in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says, amid warnings that the property market may face headwinds.
Liberia troops enforce quarantine
Security forces in Liberia's capital deploy to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in Monrovia in order to contain the spread of Ebola.
Hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed'
A leading security expert alleges that hackers made use of the Heartbleed flaw to steal the personal details of 4.5 million healthcare patients.
India yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies
Legendary Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who developed the Iyengar form of yoga, dies in the western city of Pune aged 95.
VIDEO: Stand up comedy lessons for vicars
A group of vicars from the South East vow to make sermons more fun by taking part in a course which teaches them how to tell jokes.
VIDEO: Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides
At least 27 people are killed after heavy rain sparks landslides in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture.
VIDEO: Barenboim: 'Orchestra must play on'
Conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about how the situation in Gaza has affected his orchestra of musicians from both sides in the conflict.
VIDEO: CCTV shows tornado strike beach cafe
CCTV shows a beach in the town of Arenzano in northern Italy being torn apart by a tornado.
VIDEO: Sad lament of Syrian child brides
There has been a sharp increase in the number of girls under 18, who have fled the conflict in Syria, being forced into early marriages, the United Nations has told the BBC.
VIDEO: Friend pays tribute to reporter Foley
Sunday Times photographer Paul Conroy pays tribute to US reporter James Foley, who has apparently been killed by the Islamic State.
VIDEO: Close-up: Mosul dam retaken from IS
The BBC's Jim Jim Muir visits the strategically important Mosul Dam, which Kurdish and Iraqi forces have retaken from Islamic State (IS) militants.
VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Rio and Nairobi
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi.
Tourists swam eight hours to safety
A mother whose two daughters swam for eight hours to safety when their boat sank in rough seas in Indonesia speaks of her relief.
Cumberbatch to play Jungle Book tiger
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production.
Celtic rallied after reprieve - Deila
Manager Ronny Deila believes Celtic have learned from mistakes ahead of their Champions League play-off with Maribor.
Barcelona transfer ban appeal fails
Barcelona cannot sign players until 2016 once the current transfer window shuts, after Fifa reject their appeal over a ban.
The only Englishman in Spain's elite
Charlie I'Anson, a 21-year-old from Luton, might have been facing Lionel Messi this weekend - a far cry from his early days at Grimsby.
Teenagers pedalling out of poverty
Historically not deemed suitable for women, female cycling is growing in Rwanda and it is helping to transform lives.
Wednesday's gossip column
Muller rejects "astronomical" Man Utd approach, AC Milan deny talk of Liverpool bid for Balotelli, and Jack Wilshere's double.
Macy's settles racial profiling cases
One of the most famous names in US retailing, Macy's, pays $650,000 to settle claims that it racially profiled and detained customers at its Manhattan outlet.
VIDEO: Bradford rebuilds 2CV French classic
A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France.
Lib Dems lift Rennard suspension
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says the "party has changed" after Lord Rennard has his membership restored and disciplinary measures are dropped.
AUDIO: Rennard accuser on party 'fudge'
One of the women who accused Lord Rennard of harassment said she is "flabbergasted but really not that surprised" that his membership suspension has been lifted.
Sepsis: Antibiotics 'not working'
Patients are dying from sepsis because of a lack of effective antibiotics, an expert is warning.
VIDEO: The debate over competition in the NHS
Recent large contracts are fuelling the debate over competition for services within the NHS.
Uni boss faces sex harassment probe
Plymouth University's chairman of governors is to be investigated about claims of sexual harassment of female staff.
VIDEO: 'Trojan horse' principal on school return
A principal at an academy school in Birmingham, who resigned because she felt under undue pressure from governors, has given a statement after resuming her post.
Taxi firm Uber to deliver groceries
Taxi firm Uber is trialling a same-day delivery service for more than 100 grocery goods in Washington DC.
VIDEO: New Nook e-reader due for launch
Samsung and Barnes & Noble are due to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK in New York on Wednesday
Greenland ice sheet losses double
A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.
VIDEO: Russian cosmonauts go on spacewalk
Two Russian cosmonauts set off on a spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS) to launch a nano-satellite.
Big Brother doctor 'sacked unfairly'
The former psychologist for TV series Big Brother wins his unfair dismissal claim against the University of Manchester.
Could the cravat make a comeback?
Noted cravat-wearer Nicholas Parsons has lamented the neckwear's retreat from front-line fashion.
How unhealthy is two years indoors?
Julian Assange says he will leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London "soon".
Drunk stowaway said he was co-pilot
A drunken 22-year-old who managed to sneak on to a plane told staff he was the co-pilot when he was found, a court hears.
Neglect 'left girl unable to walk'
A three-year old could not walk because agencies underestimated the impact of neglect by her parents who were later jailed, a report says.
Warning issued over oil predictions
A leading oil industry figure says the Scottish government's predictions for North Sea oil recovery are up to 60% too high.
DWP defends staff referendum advice
A Whitehall department denies advising its staff to vote "No" in the Scottish independence referendum.
Four arrested over letter bombs
Police investigating a series of letter bombs sent to addresses in Northern Ireland and England arrest four people.
Hijacked lorry sparks security alert
A security alert is under way in Londonderry following the hijacking of a lorry in the city.
Two more hospital 'neglect' arrests
Two more nurses have been arrested in connection with an investigation into allegations of wilful neglect at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, say police.
Charity chief 'entitled' to policy
A former race equality chief tells his fraud trial he was "entitled" to take out a life assurance policy as part of his pension policy.
Downgrade hits South African banks
Shares in South Africa’s largest banks have fallen after being downgraded by the credit ratings agency Moody’s.
Fire destroys NFF building in Abuja
A huge fire rips through the Nigeria Football Federation building in the country's capital Abuja on Wednesday.
Pakistan protesters guard parliament
Pakistan's anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri has called on protesters to continue guarding access to all state buildings amid a massive sit-in at Islamabad.
India activist Irom Sharmila freed
Indian activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a hunger strike for 14 years, is freed following a court order.
Bodies found after Tornado collision
Two bodies are found after Italian Tornado fighter jets collide and crash during training, while the fate of two other crew members is unknown.
Jihadist suspects held in Austria
Nine people are arrested by police in Austria on suspicion of planning to join Islamist militant groups in Syria.
Argentina in plan to avoid US ruling
An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.
Pope Francis given Copa Libertadores
Lifelong fan Pope Francis is presented with the Copa Libertadores trophy by players and officials of Argentine side San Lorenzo.
Iran MPs dismiss science minister
Iran's parliament votes to dismiss Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana, dealing a blow to reformist President Hassan Rouhani.
UN launches northern Iraq aid push
The UN launches an operation to reach more than 500,000 people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq is launched by the UN refugee agency UNHCR.
Attorney General arrives in Ferguson
The US Attorney General arrives in Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of continuing protests over the police shooting of a black teenager.
Texas governor booked on charges
Texas Governor Rick Perry is defiant as he is booked on abuse of power charges, vowing to fight the case with "every fibre of my being".
House prices and rail fares - the papers
Official figures revealing another increase in average house prices lead some papers, while there is anger at the prospect of more rail fare increases.
Day in pictures: 14 August 2014
24 hours of news photos: 14 August
In pictures: Lauren Bacall
Life and career of US actress Lauren Bacall
In pictures: The Maliki years
Charting career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki
In pictures: Robin Williams
Career of actor and comedian in pictures
Day in pictures: 13 August 2014
24 hours of news photos: 13 August
In pictures: Framing Hope
A new exhibition of photos by Jillian Edelstein
In pictures: Exodus of Yazidis
Yazidi refugees fleeing violence from Islamic State militants
Day in pictures: 12 August 2014
24 hours of news photos: 12 August
VIDEO: House of Commons
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.
VIDEO: Flying a vintage WW2 German plane
The Civil Aviation Agency is consulting on changes which would allow the owners of vintage planes to take paying passengers on flights.
VIDEO: Bush takes Ice Bucket Challenge
President George W Bush has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, after a nomination from his daughter Jenna Bush Hager, Rory McIlroy, Woody Johnson, and Jim Harbaugh.
VIDEO: Biker guilty of 'dangerous' ride
A biker who filmed himself nearly crashing into a car head-on at high speed is found guilty of dangerous driving.
VIDEO: Iraq refugees in 'windswept dustbowl'
The United Nations is mounting a major aid operation to try and help more than half a million people who have fled for their lives from extremist Islamic State (IS) fighters in northern Iraq.
VIDEO: BBC moved on amid Ferguson protests
Violence subsides but protests continue over the police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, as 47 arrests are made.
VIDEO: Tim Vine wins 'funniest joke' award
Comedian Tim Vine talks to BBC Breakfast about winning the funniest joke at Edinburgh festival and why he thinks being funny 'isn't rocket science'.
VIDEO: Arrest over shipping container death
A man has been arrested in Northern Ireland over the death of an immigrant who was found in a container at Tilbury Docks on Saturday.
VIDEO: Africa's elephants in net decline
A new study suggests the number of Africa's elephants has declined to a critical point.
The puzzle of uncollected ashes
Why would relatives leave ashes in a funeral parlour for years?
The ways people are deliberately kept waiting
The times people are deliberately kept waiting
The island that kids learn to leave
Why hundreds of thousands of people have left Ireland
VIDEO: Life as a 'little person' in a big city
The online hit showing prejudice against dwarfism
How would 'Yes' vote affect Northern Ireland?
How would N Ireland's Orangemen feel if Scotland left the union?
Life on Ebola front line
A doctor reports from the Ebola front line
The man 'behind a million babies'
The man who says he's responsible for a million kids
Remembering the Marchioness disaster
The young model among the 51 Marchioness disaster victims
How does education fit into the referendum debate?
How does education fit into the Scottish referendum debate?
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