Australian police abandon a war crimes investigation into the deaths in East Timor in 1975 of the "Balibo Five" journalists, citing insufficient evidence.
A child is killed by violence every five minutes in the world, a leading charity says, calling for new targets to end all forms of child abuse by 2030.
Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died when his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.
Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.
David Attenborough's new series on the journey through life
A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says.
What happened to the kids from 1970s experimental schools?
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.
The government is launching an advertising campaign urging benefit claimants to report changes in circumstances or face jail.
MPs are to debate whether voters should be able to deselect them using a "power of recall" if they commit wrongdoings.
The photographer who snapped Gandalf and Jean-Luc Picard
Robbers and muggers who use guns or knives in England and Wales would face tougher prison sentences under proposed new guidelines.
The project that enabled a paralysed man to walk again
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting specialist cells into his damaged spinal cord.
UKIP Commonwealth spokesman Winston McKenzie has said the song UKIP Calypso, which is performed with a mock Caribbean accent by DJ Mike Read, is "fantastic".
A Shetland woman who has been caring for sick animals for more than 27 years is to receive a prestigious award.
Edinburgh hopes to be take a step closer to hosting a stage of the Tour de France, if funding for other cycling events is approved.
Non-smokers living with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study.
Winds up to 75mph are expected to hit some parts of Scotland as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo pass over the country.