It probably isn't the first time a rainbow has landed in China but it is rare enough for thousands to upload photographs in an explosion of delight at the mere sight of one in smog-ridden Beijing.
Danny Cipriani will be available for the World Cup after being re-bailed following his arrest on suspicion of drink-driving.
The new coach of England on expectation, ambition and why she could upstage her famous siblings by winning a World Cup.
Puerto Rico confirms that it failed to make a debt payment at the weekend, in the latest sign of the economic crisis in the US territory.
A teenage boy is arrested after a 67-year-old man is stabbed in Cardiff.
A third of people in Scotland have given up on reading daily newspapers in the space of 15 years, figures suggest.
A charity says the number of people contacting it with debt problems has risen by almost 20% in one year.
A Sinn Féin minister calls for greater scrutiny of the relationship between MI5 agents and dissident republicans in Northern Ireland
The last surviving Dambusters pilot, Les Munro, has died in his native New Zealand at the age of 96, the New Zealand Bomber Command Association says.
Firefighters are still struggling to contain series of blazes in California, despite a slight drop in temperatures.
At least seven people die after a building collapsed near India's western city of Mumbai, police say.
Australian stunt biker Robbie Maddison has found a way to surf on his motorbike.
Thousands of people in the US state of California are evacuated as fire crews battle a string of wildfires brought on by years of drought.
Polls show Stephen Harper's Conservative Party in trouble in Canada, but will competing left-centre alternatives cancel each other out?
Health regulator Monitor tells hospitals and health trusts in England to "look again" at their financial plans as current proposals are unaffordable.
Two South Korea soldiers are seriously injured in a suspected mine blast near the demilitarized border zone, say state media.
Pakistan executes Shafqat Hussain, convicted of killing a child in 2004, despite appeals from campaigners and claims that he was a minor when found guilty.
How do the EU's present challenges look in a historical context and what are the implications for Europe's future, asks Robin Niblett.
When did 'buccaneering' become a good word?
On the campaign trail with Labour hopeful Liz Kendall