Sri Lanka is to rebuild the replica bridge destroyed in an iconic scene from the film Bridge on the River Kwai, as part of a tourism drive.
The UK's terror threat level is raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.
BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner assesses the terror threat to the UK and why it has been changed to severe.
The US has imposed new sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.
Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service.
Little-known characters and incidents that could have featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are released by the Roald Dahl estate.
The Irish Justice Minister says she is disturbed by reports that a member of the Garda Siochana (Irish police) texted sensitive information to a paramilitary in Northern Ireland.
A special needs teacher wins his appeal against a conviction for assaults against two 12-year-old girls with severe learning difficulties.
Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro secure their first freestyle dressage world title for Great Britain in Caen.
The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.
India's economy grew by 5.7% in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate.
Presenter Matthew Amroliwala is leaving the BBC's News Channel after 16 years to work at BBC World.
Labour MP Jim Murphy suspends his Scotland-wide tour ahead of the independence referendum, citing "co-ordinated abuse" from "Yes" voters.
Helicopters are being used to help restore peat bogs on moorland in West Yorkshire.
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Four men are found guilty of trying to murder Rwanda's former army chief, Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, in South Africa in June 2010.
Why deciding top jobs is not key to EU summit
A former race equality charity boss is cleared of two counts of fraud but a third charge relating to a cheque for over £9,000 is still outstanding.
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6000 jobs, nearly a third of its staff, as part of a recovery plan following the loss of two planes this year.