Convicted criminals in England and Wales will have to pay up to £1,200 towards the cost of their court case under new rules, it is revealed.
A study suggests too many children are starting school unable to communicate well enough or control their behaviour.
North Korea says it has arrested two South Korean men for spying, amid ongoing tensions between the two Koreas.
Office workers need to get off their backsides and move around more, according to a new campaign.
A national body to investigate medical accidents in England should be established immediately, MPs say.
Very fit men in their late 40s are less likely to get lung cancer and colorectal cancer than unfit men, a study in JAMA Oncology suggests.
A team of experts says a mixture that included organic cat litter forced the closure of the only underground nuclear waste repository in the US.
Tensions remain six months after Mexico students vanished
Italy's top court is to rule whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
A new report alleges that US drug enforcement agents attended sex parties funded by drug cartels while stationed overseas.
Angola is an economic success story, writes Mary Harper - but also a land many inhabit in poverty, while a super-wealthy elite thrives.
Despite the atrocities perpetrated by Boko Haram, Nigeria's economy is booming, and not just thanks to oil.
The shock that left a young KGB officer in fear of people power
The life of a rare fruit collector
Eighteen years of satellite data reveal an acceleration in the thinning of many of Antarctica's floating ice shelves.
A court of appeals in Argentina has upheld a decision to throw out controversial allegations against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
A serving police officer is arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife at their Northampton home.
Wayne Rooney warns against putting too much pressure on striker Harry Kane ahead of what could be his England debut.
China's endangered Ili Pika goes viral
Brazil record their seventh win since their 2014 World Cup humiliation as they come from behind to beat France in Paris.