London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith leaves the Premiership club with immediate effect on compassionate grounds.
Rory McIlroy aims to build on his two major wins in 2014 as he looks to complete a career grand slam at April's Masters, writes Iain Carter.
The story behind the notorious 9% beer
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen claims new one-day captain Eoin Morgan would "love" to have him in the side.
It is not easy to find out the truth about attacks by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria, as the BBC's Will Ross explains.
A man is sentenced for an attack on a transgender woman as she made her way home from a support group meeting.
Councillors pass plans for more than 80% of Edinburgh's roads, including the whole of the city centre, to have a 20mph speed limit.
The EU gives states more decision-making powers on genetically modified (GM) crops, which are highly restricted in Europe.
Lilian Lepere - a graphic designer who survived the siege at a printing plant in France by hiding under a sink, has been telling his story.
The trial of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator and operator of the Silk Road underground market, begins today.
Images from around the world: 13 January
The saga is far from over with some leading drug companies threatening legal action over the decision to axe their drugs and treatments from the Cancer Drugs Fund's approved list.
A future Labour government could add £170bn to the national debt by 2030, the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns.
Snow and heavy hail has fallen on higher ground in parts of Wales, while a yellow "be aware" warning is in place for much of the country.
Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen to be sent to International Criminal Court for trial, Uganda says.
Relatives of the 43 Mexican students who went missing on 26 September in Guerrero state clash with police as they try to enter an army base.
A US terrorism commentator who called Birmingham a "Muslim-only city" where non-Muslims "don't go" donates £500 to a hospital in the city.
Why we should love moderate inflation and be a little anxious as price rises drift down towards zero.
Anglican Bishops sit in the House of Lords and the church makes regular forays into British domestic politics.
A Blackpool shop worker describes hearing "a big crash" as a falling shop sign hit and killed a woman.