Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.
An Australian lawmaker writes to the International Criminal Court asking it to investigate the Abbott government over its treatment of asylum seekers.
The Dominican Republic declares Wednesday an official day of mourning for Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has died at 82.
Politics sparks confrontation in a Hong Kong salon
Is India's hardline Hindu group RSS flexing its muscles?
China travel warning baffles Philippine resorts
A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.
They're organic, vegan, and they're definitely not 'men'
US journalist Ben Bradlee, editor of Washington Post during Watergate scandal, dies aged 93, newspaper says
Steve Rosenberg visits two cities in rebel held Ukraine which will be boycotting the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
How a government minister sought relief for a country in crisis
The UK's spending watchdog criticises ministers for failing to deport more foreign national offenders - saying performance has barely improved over eight years.
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Paul Cantlie, the father of Islamic State (IS) hostage John Cantlie, has died, days after making an emotional plea for his son to be released, his family says.
The people who buy and then cancel US student loans
Why being over 40 makes you the perfect entrepreneur
The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.
How safe is it to eat mouldy food?