The family of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim say he is a "political prisoner" and seek a royal pardon over his sodomy conviction.
Eddie Ray Routh is found guilty of murder of American Sniper Chris Kyle by a Texas jury and is sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw will 'cop it' if they have broken parliamentary rules in the "cash-for-access" claims, Commons Speaker John Bercow says.
Amnesty International urges the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to give up their power of veto in cases of mass atrocities.
Foreign investors may have to pay large fees before buying Australian residential real estate or businesses, the government announces.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo launches an offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the east of the country.
Companies behind cold calls and nuisance text messages are to face tougher rules after thousands of complaints about their conduct.
A Venezuelan teenager is killed in the western state of Tachira in a protest over the worsening economic crisis and the shortage of many staples.
People with a depressive illness are three times more likely to commit a violent or sex crime than those in the general population, a study suggests.
The design of primary school classrooms has a significant impact on the academic success of pupils, according to a study by Salford University.
A registration plate linked to one of the most expensive cars in the world could break a record when it sells at auction later.
"Very little progress" has been made on the universal credit programme despite £700m being spent on the government's flagship policy, MPs say.
Scientists believe a skin test could help diagnose brain conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Employees of the UK's biggest companies are passing up an opportunity to inflate their pension pots, according to new research.
More than 3,000 migrants are estimated to have died in the Mediterranean Sea last year. Can European countries stop these deaths?
Property rents in Scotland have risen at a much slower rate than in England and Wales over the last four years, a report suggests.
Thousands of beds were blocked this winter by patients healthy enough to return home, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.
The FTSE 100 share index closed at a record high of 6,949.63 on Tuesday. Duncan Weldon looks at what this says about the UK economy.
Wednesday's press is full of positive economic news, and there is a story about a proposed crackdown on telephone cold callers.
Amnesty International's annual report says the world is still locked in a cycle of violence, 20 years after the Rwandan genocide, writes Mike Wooldridge.