The Queen opens the centenary annual meeting of the Women's Institute (WI) in London.
The UN warns more than half of its critical aid operations could be halted or cut back due to funding shortfalls, leaving millions in need.
Microsoft shows off unusual computers capable of running its forthcoming Windows 10 software, including a system contained in a plug.
Lucie Safarova fights back to beat Ana Ivanovic and become the first Czech woman to reach the French Open final in 34 years.
Chinese salvagers begin operation to right an upturned ship which capsized in the Yangtze River, killing hundreds of people.
Jobs could go under plans to mothball a coal mine in Neath Port Talbot, according to a union.
A second batch of private letters sent by the Prince of Wales to government ministers is published after a legal battle.
Scotland faces a £176.8m cut in public spending this year as a result of a savings plan announced by the UK Chancellor George Osborne.
Government spending cuts will see unprotected parts of the social security budget fall to their lowest level for 25 years, the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns.
Emergency services were not called until 11 minutes after the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash, it has emerged.
The NHS must stop wasting money if it is to meet the "very, very big challenge" it faces, the health secretary says.
The International Monetary Fund urges the US Federal Reserve to delay any interest rate rise until 2016.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Champions League final between Juventus and Barcelona.
Do the chancellor's 3% cuts mean that's it for three years of cutting?
Ed Miliband urges action against inequality in his first Commons speech since his resignation as Labour leader.
Germany's Chancellor Merkel tells the BBC that EU treaty changes may be needed to keep the UK in, but she is "not losing sleep" over it.
The government's remaining 30% stake in the Royal Mail is to be sold off to help pay down the deficit, George Osborne announces.
Humour and health concerns dominate Indian Twitter users' reaction to the temporary ban on Maggi noodles in some states.
Police in Italy arrest 44 people over the rigging of public contracts to run migrant reception centres in a new chapter of a mafia investigation.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she and British PM David Cameron can both pursue "a Europe at different speeds".