A 43-year-old woman who enslaved and abused her ex-boyfriend in her Paris flat for more than a year is jailed for 18 months.
The US Department of Justice has charged 15 Chinese nationals with developing a scheme to have imposters take university entrance exams.
South African President Jacob Zuma will not have to repay state money spent to upgrade his private home in Nkandla, the police minister says.
Prince William tells BBC Sport's Gary Lineker why he decided to support Aston Villa, who face Arsenal in the FA Cup final.
Former New York Governor George Pataki has entered contest for the Republican presidential nomination.
Controversial former MP George Galloway says he will seek election as the next mayor of London.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he cannot be held responsible for the current corruption scandal and vows to work to earn back trust.
Venezuela and Russian oil giant Rosneft agree to invest $14bn (£9.2) in Venezuela's oil and gas sector, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro says.
A smartphone app is as effective at testing eyesight as an optician's clinic, a trial suggests.
The Gay Head Lighthouse in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, its being moved inland on Thursday to avoid falling into the Atlantic ocean.
The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial offered his contact a "humongous deal" to keep the rate low, a court hears.
Critics say project goes against late leader's principles.
Islamic State militants killed 20 men at the ancient amphitheatre at the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra, central Syria, a monitoring group says.
Three schoolgirls from London who are feared to have joined Islamic State in Syria have made contact with their families, their lawyer says.
Patients were kept like "animals" at a Denbighshire mental health ward, relatives say.
A group squatting in a building in London's Mayfair have been ordered to leave the property following a ruling by the High Court.
A lorry transporting Nintendo's new special edition of its popular Splatoon shooter game has been stolen.
A series of images captures two vast blobs of plasma, shot out by a black hole, cannoning into each other in a nearly light-speed cosmic collision.
A man is jailed for life after being convicted of murdering Glasgow gangland figure Kevin "Gerbil" Carroll.
President Vladimir Putin declares Russian troop losses in peacetime a state secret as the Kremlin continues to deny sending troops to Ukraine.