Images from around the world: 28 January
Jordan says it is ready to free an Iraqi on death row in return for a pilot facing execution by Islamic State alongside a Japanese hostage.
Sale Sharks and former England winger Mark Cueto announces he will end his playing career at the end of the season.
Schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse allegations in Birmingham are struggling to recruit staff, the Chief Inspector of Schools has told MPs.
Tesco is to close three shops in east Belfast and Ballymena, putting more than 150 jobs at risk
MPs hear evidence on the press briefing of Financial Conduct Authority information.
A drug costing millions of pounds per patient has been given the green light for use on the NHS by the medicines watchdog NICE.
What Saudis really think about Michelle Obama's bare head
Suspected hackers briefly hijack a popular Christian radio station in Kenya, and play Islamic verses before it went off air.
US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew threatens a possible extension of sanctions on Russia because of the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.
Some court cases could be shown live on television, under proposals put forward by Scotland's judges.
An attack on an Israeli military vehicle wounds four solders near the Lebanon border and the Israeli army responds with shellfire.
Staff at the National Gallery in London are to stage a five-day strike in a row over plans to hand visitor services to a private company.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is fined £25,000 by the Football Association over comments about a "campaign" to influence referees.
A couple are with child cruelty as part of a police investigation into the care system in north Wales.
Gary Glitter breaks down in tears as he tries to explain to jurors why he had been in possession of child pornography images.
Fire fighters in Fresno, California save three children from a burning apartment.
The partner of a mother-of-four who has been missing for six days appears in court charged with her murder.
British police are still investigating the death of Alexander Litvinenko and want to speak to two Russians suspected of his murder, an inquiry hears.
Two men appear in court charged with the murder of 18-year-old Nicola Payne, who went missing in Coventry in 1991.