A woman was dragged from her car and raped in the car park of a John Lewis store, police say.
Shoppers opted for shopping centres over the High Street over the bank holiday, figures suggest.
UK shoppers will now be able to spend up to £30 using contactless cards after the limit was increased from £20, amid a surge in people using them.
Recent attacks on Christians in Pakistan have captured headlines but there was a time when Christians were integral to national life in the country, says Shahzeb Jillani.
Hundreds of migrants reach Vienna after being held at the Hungarian border, as Austria introduces extra checks amid an unprecedented influx.
Hints that border posts could reappear in the EU, a suggestion that cuts could reduce police numbers by 22,000, and a story about treats being bought on the NHS are among today's headlines.
MSPs return to Holyrood for the start of the new 2015-16 parliamentary year. We look at what will be happening on the first day back and why this session is particularly important.
Education and welfare are expected to feature heavily when the Scottish first minister unveils her new Programme for Government.
The fall and rise again of South Africa's unlikely pop star
Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper rejects claims her campaign is "boring".
The teenager who maps the Syrian war from his Amsterdam bedroom
Struggling against prejudice as the world's hairiest family
BBC News looks at an eco-friendly treehouse office that has opened in Hoxton, east London, designed for freelance workers.
BBC's new political editor on UK politics' 'amazing moment'
Satellite analysis confirms the destruction of the ancient Syrian Temple of Bel in Palmyra, the United Nations says.
Streaming service pins future on exclusives and originals as it lets deal with movie distributor lapse, meaning the removal of thousands of titles.
Unless something is done to stem the flow of waste to the oceans, virtually every seabird will be ingesting plastic debris by 2050, say scientists.
A fireworks display marks the end of the Edinburgh Fringe and International festivals with both reporting increased sales.
A flood in a zoo in Russia's far eastern city of Ussuriysk has left 14 brown bears waiting for rescue in their half-submerged cages.
Tackling the deadliest day for Japan's teenagers