Prime Minister David Cameron has joined mounting calls for Ashya King to be reunited with his jailed parents as Portsmouth City Council calls for a halt to extradition proceedings against them.
Theresa May has said Rotherham Council and South Yorkshire Police are guilty of a "complete dereliction of duty" over the town's child sex exploitation scandal.
Video has emerged of Liberian ebola clinic workers dressed in contamination suits chasing an escaped patient through the streets after he left a treatment centre to visit a market.
A Burmese beauty queen is refusing to return her $100,000 (£60,398) tiara after pageant organisers accused her of lying about whether she had breast implants.
Police have released pictures of a 66-year-old woman who was stabbed in the arm with a ballpoint pen in the an attempt to track down her attacker.
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Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood are Europe captain Paul McGinley's wildcard picks for the 2014 Ryder Cup.
Manchester United have signed Monaco striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan with an option to buy.
Arsenal have signed England striker Danny Welbeck from Manchester United for a fee believed to be in the region of £15m.
Andy Murray beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to set up a mouthwatering showdown with Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the US Open.
Angelina Jolie wore a dress decorated with her six children's artwork for her wedding to Brad Pitt, it has been revealed.
Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to punching a man who tried to join a picture the star was taking outside a hotel in Washington DC.
The FBI is investigating after nude photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other female stars were stolen and posted online.
Jimi Jamison, who co-wrote and sang the Baywatch theme tune with his band Survivor, has died aged 63.
CeeLo Green has deleted his Twitter account after apologising for making comments about the definition of rape.
National Grid has brought forward plans to tap additional power capacity over the winter after unexpected plant outages.
Boris Johnson's proposal for a new four-runway airport to be built in the Thames Estuary has been rejected by the Airports Commission.
Britain's biggest employers' lobbying group is mounting an attempt to rebuild public confidence in business just months before a general election campaign that is likely to include pledges to tackle private sector misconduct.
The Uber ridesharing service has been banned from operating in Germany pending a court hearing on whether it meets transport safety laws.
Construction output grew at its fastest pace in seven months in August but the boom in activity is being held back by supply shortages.
A giant "fatberg" the length of a Boeing 747 jet has been removed from a sewer in west London.
A campaign to build the first watch which projects the time onto your hand has raised more $1m (£600,000)
An artist has caused a gold rush on a beach after apparently burying thousands of pounds worth of the precious metal there as part of an arts festival.
Researchers are tripping up old people in the name of science.
Amnesty International has claimed it has damning evidence that Islamic State (IS) fighters are responsible for "systematic ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq.
Sky News has obtained rare access to China's Xinjiang Province to investigate reports Muslims are being targeted and oppressed by the government.
Exactly a month ago, disturbing reports emerged from the county of Yarkand in the far southwest of China's Xinjiang Province.