Green Party MP Caroline Lucas calls for a "progressive alliance" with the SNP as her party holds what it says is its largest ever conference.
Brazilian police speak out about risks of working in Rio
Drivers will get 10 minutes' grace before being fined if they stay too long in council-owned car parks in England, the government announces.
All 31 US banks have passed the first hurdle in the Federal Reserve's latest round of annual "stress tests" to see how they would cope in the next economic crisis.
How IS fighter's tip-off led to narrow escape for Syrian woman
Who hasn't banned selfie sticks yet?
The man who posted himself to the other side of the world
In the next few hours, the American space agency's Dawn satellite will go into orbit around Ceres, the largest object in the Solar System between Mars and Jupiter.
Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.
The four-hour A&E target should be downgraded as its distorting priorities, experts say.
US actor Harrison Ford has been injured in a small plane crash in Los Angeles, US media report.
Child migrants live in limbo on Italian island of Lampedusa
The Palestinian Liberation Organisation ends security co-operation with Israel which dates back to the 1993 Oslo Accords.
The interesting things you hear in a women-only carriage
A banker who claims he lost his job after raising concerns about his employer will have his case heard at a full employment tribunal hearing after losing a preliminary hearing.
The military commander of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group, Abu Hommam al-Shami, is reportedly killed in a suspected air strike.
Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse accepts a Football Association charge of spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans.
A British film-maker defends her documentary about the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, hours after Indian authorities launch a slew of legal action.
One of the biggest circus companies in the United States has said it will stop using elephants in its shows by 2018.
Burkina Faso orders the remains of Thomas Sankara, the iconic ex-president killed in a 1987 coup, to be exhumed for formal identification.