Anthony Crolla is in "a stable condition" in hospital after suffering head injuries sustained when confronting burglars.
Rescuers in central Vietnam are trying to reach 12 workers trapped underground after a section of a tunnel collapsed.
Scientists assess the scale of the epic California drought and say it will require more than 40 cubic km of water to return the US state to normal.
Police in Pennsylvania have found the body of a former marine accused of killing his ex-wife and some of her relatives.
A probe into the police raid which ended a 16-hour siege in a Sydney cafe leaving the gunman and two hostages dead is well advanced, says a police chief.
Recent incidents involving Duck amphibious vehicles highlighted poor maintenance and a failure to meet standards, a report finds.
Asian markets regained some ground as investors look to the US Federal Reserve's last policy meeting of the year.
A long-running public inquiry into alleged abuse carried out by British soldiers in Iraq is due to report later.
Hundreds of Haitians take part in a march demanding the resignation of President Martelly two days after Prime Minister Lamothe stepped down.
Photographer Nacho Doce's picture of Brazil's Atibainha dam, as parts of the country ensure the worst drought in 80 years.
UK food manufacturer 2 Sisters is setting "beyond unreasonable" terms in proposed contract agreements, one of its suppliers tells the BBC.
Arctic ground squirrels could play a greater role in climate change than was previously thought, research suggests.
The Ghanaian sound gets remixed for UK dance floors
Russia's Central Bank has raised interest rates to 17%, but the rouble has continued to plummet, prompting fears of economic crisis.
Greek MPs will vote on a new president on Wednesday but defeat for the government could spark jitters on the markets and a return to political turmoil.
A media clampdown has followed allegations of corruption in a turbulent Turkey as criticism of the Erdogan regime mounts, says Mark Lowen.
A committee of MPs criticises the government after saying taxpayers have been left "bearing all the risk" from purchases of new trains worth £10.5bn.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama tells the BBC he realises that he may be the last to hold the title.
How everyday life continues despite a civil war
E-cigarettes can help smokers stop or reduce their habit, a Cochrane review has found.