A large cargo ship with nine people on board has got into difficulty near Ardnamurchan Point in the West Highlands.
The BBC's Tom Burridge reports from the Italian island of Lampedusa, where authorities are struggling to cope with a huge influx of new migrants.
The ban on hunting with dogs is "working well" 10 years after it was introduced, according to Alun Michael.
Two people are seriously injured in a crash involving two cars, one of which burst into flames.
As cold and snowy weather continues to affect the US, part of Niagara Falls has frozen over.
The social development minister faces a deadline later to hand over a report about the conduct of a special adviser to a Stormont committee.
The governor of the US state of Alabama apologises to India after an Indian grandfather was thrown to the ground by police and left paralysed.
UN envoy Staffan de Mistura says Syria is prepared to halt aerial attacks on Aleppo for six weeks as part of a UN "hostility freeze" plan.
Courts which help parents deal with drug or alcohol addiction so they can keep their children are to be extended to new areas of England.
Swiss food giant Nestle says it will be removing all artificial flavours and colours from its chocolate products in the US.
Footage emerges which appears to show Chelsea football fans preventing a black man from boarding a Paris train.
A prison where "drugs were easier to get than soap" improves, but continues to have problems with bullying and the use of force, inspectors say.
Ashbourne's Shrovetide football game down the ages
Hundreds of millions of Chinese people begin the journey home to celebrate Lunar New Year, in the world's biggest annual human migration.
The US pays 87m pesos ($1.97m: £1.28m) to the Philippines over damage caused to a protected reef by a US Navy ship.
The US accuses Russia of violating the Minsk agreement on Ukraine, as the UN Security Council unanimously approves the ceasefire deal.
The US opens a three-day conference on countering worldwide and domestic extremism, after a spate of recent terror attacks.
Public services like adult social care could "collapse" unless councils get new funding powers, the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance says.
The BBC's David Cowling looks at the rising influence of political polls on British public opinion.
A study has shed new light on the signals in the brain that warn teachers when their pupils have not understood them.