Headlines from the BBC news channel.
There should be "no hiding place" for anyone involved in a cover-up by England's NHS regulator after baby deaths at a Cumbria hospital, the health secretary says.
Families of soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the government for negligence and bring damages claims under the Human Rights Act, the Supreme Court rules.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge do not know the gender of their baby, it is revealed - as it is confirmed the birth will take place at St Mary's hospital in London.
Commons Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans says he "refutes all allegations" after he is arrested on suspicion of three counts of indecent assault.
The US Secretary of State John Kerry calls the Afghan leader to defuse tension over the opening of a Taliban office, an Afghan official tells the BBC.
Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, ahead of a football match against Mexico.
Moors Murderer Ian Brady remains "chronically psychotic", an expert at high-security Ashworth Hospital tells his mental health tribunal.
Speaking at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, President Barack Obama calls for reductions to be made in US and Russian nuclear stockpiles.
Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are sentenced to jail in Italy for tax evasion but have appealed the verdict.
At least 15 people, including four foreigners, are killed in an assault by militant Islamists on a UN office in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a minister says.
Measures including criminal sanctions to make bankers responsible for their own failings, are called for in a new report.
A teacher accused of abducting a schoolgirl and taking her to France could be considered a "paedophile" who "groomed" the pupil, prosecutors say.
The bodies of two missing divers are found close to a wrecked German warship in Scapa Flow in Orkney.
A system software update has rendered some PlayStation 3 consoles unusable, manufacturer Sony confirms.
Royal Mail workers vote strongly against the government's proposals to privatise the postal group.
Conservationists fear a colony of endangered sea birds on the North East coast could be wiped out after eggs from breeding pairs are stolen.
A South American plant with a 10ft (3m) tall flower spike is about to bloom in a Surrey glasshouse for the first time since it was planted 15 years ago.
The leader of the Scottish Conservatives is refused alcohol at a Bruce Springsteen concert - because the barman did not believe she was over 18.
The Federal Reserve maintains its $85bn-a-month (£54bn) asset purchase programme, and Fed chairman Ben Bernanke says the bank could begin scaling back the programme later this year.
The Chancellor, George Osborne, is expected to outline the government's plans for the future of Lloyds and RBS during his speech at the Mansion House.
David Cameron has told MPs that the government must reserve the right to arm rebels in Syria without having to hold a Commons vote.
Children as young as five are being taught about e-safety - but a minister rejects Labour calls for specially-trained teachers to deliver the message.
A new consistent system of front-of-pack food labelling is to be introduced in the UK, the government says.
A rodent that never gets cancer could hold the key to preventing or treating malignant tumours, say scientists.
Careers advice is on "life support" in many schools in England with teenagers having little knowledge of the workplace, the director general of the CBI, John Cridland, claims.
Many UK universities do not consider candidates' backgrounds when offering places, research suggests.
A US publisher is pricing a sci-fi video game for iPhones and iPads at more than double the cost high-end titles are usually sold for on those devices.
A ring that unlocks smartphones and socks which provide feedback about footsteps are the latest devices in the growing wearable tech sector.
Mars' atmosphere could have been rich in oxygen four billion years ago - well before Earth's air became augmented with the gas.
The Cassini probe in orbit around Saturn is going to picture the ringed planet in a special photo that also includes a distant Earth.
Slim Whitman, the American country singer known for his yodelling abilities has died at the age of 89.
Dundee, Hull, Leicester and Swansea Bay make the shortlist to become the UK's second City of Culture in 2017.
Ophelia Horton is a fashion blogger with a difference - she is just 13 years old.
Fixed odds betting terminals, a kind of super-powered fruit machine, are driving profits in betting shops. Some councils are now fighting back.
Football fixtures for the Premier League, Football League and Scottish leagues for the 2013-14 season are announced.
Britain's Laura Robson, Heather Watson and Elena Baltacha all lose in the second round of the Aegon International.
England cruise into the final of the Champions Trophy with a convincing seven-wicket victory over South Africa at The Oval.
Jockey James Doyle secures an 891-1 treble at Royal Ascot, including victory on board Al Kazeem in the Prince of Wales's Stakes.
Chris Froome says he is coming into his prime as he bids to emulate fellow Briton Bradley Wiggins by winning the Tour de France
A 25-year-old woman died from hypothermia in the snow following a night out drinking after phone calls to friends and family were unanswered, an inquest hears.
Two workers at a care home in Buckinghamshire asked for forgiveness after being caught sleeping during their night shift, a court hears.
Hearts' administrators say they are aware of the need to find a resolution to the club's problems so close to the new season.
Bereaved parents who did not receive the ashes of their dead babies take their fight for a public inquiry to the Scottish Parliament.
A factory in Larne, County Antrim, that makes medical devices is creating 416 new jobs
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is facing a legal challenge over plans to hire 900 temporary staff in a contract which could be worth up to £180m.
A snack bar manufacturer is to move its main production plant from north to south Wales, with about 120 Gwynedd staff offered a transfer to Newport.
The creator of Groggs, the hand-carved caricature statues of sporting heroes and other celebrities, dies at the age of 79.
Gunmen on motorbikes kill 48 people in an attack on a remote village in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state, an official says.
The first cycling tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo starts, but cyclists will not be riding to the volatile east of the vast country.
Military helicopters and the army are leading rescue operations in India's flood-hit northern states, where 138 people are now known to have died.
High levels of a toxic radioactive isotope, strontium-90, have been found in groundwater at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says.
The IMF says Spain has made strong progress on its economy, but the outlook remains "difficult" and more action is needed to boost job creation.
Nine drug companies are fined for delaying cheaper generic drugs coming to market.
A US fugitive on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for the alleged sexual exploitation of children is arrested at a resort in Mexico.
The Chilean Supreme Court approves the extradition of former Argentine judge Otilio Romano, accused of human rights abuses under the military government.
Egypt's tourism minister quits and protests erupt as a man with links to Islamists behind the deadly 1997 attack in Luxor is named as city governor.
A suicide bomber on a motorbike kills two people in Yemen's northern town of Saada, which is under the control of Houthi Shia rebels.
The FBI has used drones for surveillance in limited cases over US soil and is developing a drone use policy, the FBI director tells a US Senate panel.
One in nine bridges in the US - more than 66,000 in total - are structurally deficient, a number likely to grow amid US budget woes, a report finds.
Mass protests in Brazil
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Forest fires in Indonesia create haze
Marking World Refugee Day
Thwarting high-profile militant attacks
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Healers in Tanzanias southern highlands
Images from the last days of India's telegram service
Criminal penalties for irresponsible bankers will be added to the Banking Bill, MPs are told.
More details have been released about plans for the birth of the royal baby.
Chinese property developer Dalian Wanda Group has said it will spend more than £1bn ($1.6bn) to buy a British yacht maker and develop a hotel in London.
US President Barack Obama has addressed thousands of Germans in Berlin, almost 50 years to the day since President John Kennedy delivered his famous speech at the Brandenburg Gate.
A teacher accused of abducting a schoolgirl and taking her to France will not give evidence in his defence, a jury has been told.
A 25-year-old woman whose body was found outside her sister's home died from hypothermia and alcohol intoxication, an inquest has concluded.
Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been sentenced to jail in Italy for one year and eight months for tax evasion
High levels of a toxic radioactive isotope have been found in groundwater at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says.
It is not just planes and helicopter on display at the Paris Air Show, as the BBC's Theo Leggett found out when he tried on some of US defence firm Raytheon's new kit.
As witnesses die, will the Holocaust be forgotten?
How do you prepare for a lifetime of renting?
The air force pilot who took her daughter on missions
Possible models for intervention as West mulls action in Syria
Russia falls again for eggs once despised as tsars playthings
The strange linguistic legacy of the telegram
The new play that keeps its audience in the dark
Where is the middle class growing around the world?
Commission says Lloyds ready for privatisation
BT boss bats for Britain