Rosdeep Kular, mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, appears in court in Edinburgh charged with his murder.
Some witnesses refused to testify at the televised trial of Oscar Pistorius because of the publicity, his lawyer says, as his defence closes.
Plans to impose a 60mph speed limit on parts of the M3 and M1 motorways to cut air pollution have been shelved.
People are being "let down" by poor public services, according to a member of the commission that proposed a major overhaul of the public sector.
Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah claims victory in last month's poll, despite results giving a lead to his rival, Ashraf Ghani.
Manchester City complete the signing of goalkeeper Willy Caballero from Spanish side Malaga on a three-year contract.
Former Beatle Ringo Starr celebrates his 74th birthday in Hollywood with a little help from director David Lynch and designer John Varvatos
Ministers are warned future expansion of the EU must be "managed" to reduce the social and economic impact of low-skilled workers coming to the UK.
Repairs to power lines in the Channel Tunnel, where a fault caused cancellations on Monday, are almost complete and most services are running.
Iran's supreme leader says it needs 190,000 centrifuges for its nuclear programme, far higher than limits reportedly sought by world powers.
A Northern Ireland bakery that refused a customer's request to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage could face legal action.
Manufacturing output in the UK fell by 1.3% in May, official figures show, much weaker than expected and the biggest decline since January 2013.
Labour leader Ed Miliband is to propose "technical degrees" - putting vocational subjects on an equal footing with traditional academic degrees.
Israel carries out more air strikes on the Gaza Strip, following a volley of rockets fired on Israel by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.
Sites for testing wave and tidal energy off the west coast of Anglesey and south Pembrokeshire are approved.
England call up Jos Buttler as cover for wicketkeeper Matt Prior ahead of the first Test against India, which starts on Wednesday.
Marks and Spencer reports a sharp fall in online sales after a move to a new website platform hits trading.
As an official report prepares to highlight the impact of loneliness, the BBC's Tim Muffett has been to see one project in Gateshead which uses chickens to help ease social isolation.
A statue of the Indian political leader Mahatma Gandhi is to be erected opposite the Houses of Parliament.
Madonna appears for jury service at a New York court but is excused to avoid "creating a distraction".