The Tea Party darling is an Ivy League educated, Supreme Court veteran who shocked the political world in 2012.
Shia-led militia say they are biding their time in the battle for Tikrit as Western trainers try to bolster the Iraqi army, reports Jonathan Beale from near the frontline with Tikrit.
A man in his 50s is arrested on suspicion of murdering missing York University chef Claudia Lawrence, who went missing in 2009.
MPs warn about the checks on foreign criminals before and after they enter the UK after recent high-profile violent attacks.
The family of a young woman beaten to death in Afghanistan say the police did not do enough to protect her. The woman, Farkhunda, was killed by an angry mob after a mullah at a shrine in Kabul accused her of trying to burn the Koran.
A protester who targeted the UKIP leader in a pub has claimed "our target was never Nigel Farage's family"
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Beautiful, the Tony-winning and Olivier-nominated musical about the early life of Carole King, is to be turned into a film by Sony Pictures.
A record-breaking peak audience of 9.63 million tuned in to watch England v France in Saturday's Six Nations decider.
How experts in Liberia track every new carrier
Statistician Hans Rosling and the World Health Organization's Margaret Lamunu take part in a debate on fighting Ebola in West Africa.
A court in Senegal sentences the son of former President Abdoulaye Wade to six years in prison for corruption.
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana withdraws from the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy with a groin injury.
Two armed robbers dressed as women, one pushing the other in wheelchair, raid a village post office
About 98% of large UK firms lack insurance that could help them recover from a serious cyber-attack, says a UK government report.
Hundreds of Afghans protest against the public lynching at the weekend of a woman accused of burning the Koran.
Controversial Scottish comic Frankie Boyle is to make a special programme for the BBC iPlayer about this year's general election.
The chairman of Morrisons says the major supermarkets have lost their way on pricing - and that customers have voted with their feet.
The huge coal-fired power station at Longannet in Fife will close early next year, BBC Scotland learns.
Taunton street preacher, Michael Overd, is found guilty of delivering a homophobic sermon and ordered to pay compensation to his victim.