The criminal and contemporary of the Kray twins, "Mad" Frankie Fraser, has died aged 90 in hospital, former associate Eddie Richardson confirms.
Nearly five months after the release of Taliban prisoner Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the military has yet to release a report on Bergdahl leaving his Afghanistan post in 2009 that also makes recommendations on whether he should be punished.
Seven Hong Kong policemen are arrested in connection with the beating of a pro-democracy protester in October.
Moeen Ali makes his maiden century but England lose to Sri Lanka by 25 runs in the opening one-day international in Colombo.
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy dismisses a proposal for early elections in Catalonia, where a non-binding independence was held this month.
Two British men have died in Amsterdam after reportedly snorting a drug thought to have been white heroin.
Two brothers from east London become the first Britons to be jailed for terrorism training in Syria.
A Ready for Hillary strategy meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in New York’s Times Square late last week drew hundreds of Democratic donors, strategists and politicians, who talked transition strategy behind closed doors.
The family of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot dead by a policeman, say they are "crushed" by the decision not to charge Darren Wilson.
Cameroon's military has freed 16 hostages, including a Polish priest, captured by rebels from the Central African Republic (CAR), the president says.
Mobile phone abuse footage outrages Kenyans
Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar criticises Simon Mignolet and says Brendan Rodgers has "three weeks" to save his job.
Fire service report says the Glasgow School of Art blaze was caused by gases from a foam canister coming into contact with a projector.
Authorities in Balochistan, Pakistan, have suspended a campaign against polio after four workers were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the city of Quetta.
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation presenter Jian Ghomeshi has been arrested and charged with sexual assault, Toronto police say.
Librarian and Medieval literature expert Rémy Cordonnier tells the BBC about the moment he discovered a rare and valuable William Shakespeare First Folio.
The New York Times, whether consciously or not, has just endangered Darren Wilson’s life.
The UK's reviewer of terrorism laws raises concerns about plans to exclude people from the UK if they go abroad to fight with extremist groups, as a new counter-terror bill is published
The Algerian army has killed one of the militants responsible for the beheading of a French hiker in September, the justice minister says.
The price of oil has fallen as Opec oil producers prepare for their meeting on Thursday and data shows crude stocks rose last week.