A top British diplomat was the focus of a secret government file about his "unnatural" sexual behaviour, Sky News can reveal.
At least six people have been killed after shells hit a cultural centre and a trolleybus in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk.
As the fighting in eastern Ukraine intensifies, humanitarian conditions in the region are deteriorating.
Police searching for mother-of-four Samantha Henderson have found a body in a lake.
A man has gone on trial in New York accused of murdering a child whose disappearance in 1979 helped spark a national missing children's movement.
A round-up of the latest stories from the world of sport - brought to you from the Sky Sports News HQ.
Top seed Novak Djokovic defeated defending champion Stan Wawrinka in five sets to set up a meeting with Andy Murray in Sunday's Australian Open final.
England will meet Australia in the final of the Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series on Sunday after scraping past India by three wickets at the WACA.
Diego Costa has lost his appeal against an FA violent conduct charge and has been given a three-match ban that will keep him out of Chelsea's clash with Manchester City.
The deadline for FIFA presidency nominations has now passed and the wait is on to see if Sepp Blatter will serve a fifth term in the role.
Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested on a murder charge after being named as a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run in southern Los Angeles.
Harry Potter star Robbie Coltrane is being treated in hospital in Florida after suffering from severe flu-like symptoms on a flight.
Colombian pop star Shakira has given birth to her second child with footballer Gerard Pique.
Pop star Justin Bieber has apologised for his recent bad behaviour, and says he is leaving behind his "arrogant" and "conceited" attitude.
Katy Perry has promised to bring "incredible joy" to Super Bowl viewers during the half-time show, along with a "lion and sharks".
US economic growth slowed in the final quarter of 2014, but its performance was enviable when compared to new woes for the eurozone and Russia.
A report examining the damage to wage levels following the financial crisis has found that people aged between 22 and 29 have been hit hardest.
The City regulator is to review whether current arrangements for compensating people mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) are working.
Sales of beer increased in the UK for the first time in a decade during 2014, thanks to tax cuts and a surge in supermarket sales, according to an industry report.
Qatar Airways says it has taken a 9.99% stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) to "enhance" their operational ties.
A pensioner who received an unpaid bill of more than £4.7bn says the tax man must have mistaken him for tycoon Richard Branson.
A man who dressed as Mr Incredible has been sentenced to three years' probation after pleading guilty to attacking a woman dressed as Batgirl on Hollywood Boulevard.
A cat who was buried after being hit by a car has seemingly come back from the dead - after managing to claw himself out of a grave.
Police are appealing for help tracking down a couple of suspected shoplifters who "want that one" - but did not appear to want to pay for it.
An 8ft polar bear has turned up at some of London's most famous sights.
Egyptian soldiers have clashed with jihadists after a wave of militant attacks in the Sinai peninsula which claimed at least 30 lives.
Two pilots have passed the world distance and duration records for human flight in a helium-filled balloon, according to their team.
Republican Mitt Romney has said he is not running for the White House in 2016, in a surprise announcement.