A tidal barrage at Bridgwater and dredging on the Somerset Levels form part of a £100m plan to combat flooding in the area, the BBC understands.
Six years after declaring independence, Kosovo's footballers play their first match at international level, drawing 0-0 with Haiti in a friendly.
Birmingham's NEC Group is to be sold by the city council, which is facing legal claims over equal pay totalling more than £1bn.
Five soldiers are killed in a shooting in the main military barracks in South Sudan's capital, Juba, following a dispute over pay, an army spokesman says.
Lifeguards in Florida faced a race against time and the elements as they rushed to rescue a woman and three children from a car that was nearly washed out to sea off Daytona Beach.
If Scotland were to vote for independence, both Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds may be forced to move their registered offices or legal homes to London under European Union law, I have learned.
Stoke's Charlie Adam is banned for three matches by the FA following an incident with Arsenal's Olivier Giroud.
Indonesia's highest Islamic clerical body has issued a fatwa against illegal hunting and wildlife trafficking
Negotiations to end a strike that has severely hit platinum production in South Africa have been suspended indefinitely.
A witness at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius says the South African athlete was responsible for a weapon being fired at a restaurant last year.
Los Angeles council votes to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in the cities restaurants, bars, nightclubs and public spaces.
BBC Three is to be dropped from TV schedules and will become an online channel, as part of the BBC's cost-cutting plans.
China's Premier has announced plans to tackle corruption "without mercy" at the opening of the annual parliamentary session in Beijing.
Arts presenter Mark Lawson is to step down as the host of BBC Radio 4's Front Row, citing personal reasons.
Israel says it has seized a ship carrying advanced Iranian weapons made in Syria that was heading towards the Gaza Strip.
A Minnesota farmer has built a giant 50-foot (15 metre) snowman to cheer up local people.
Huge clouds, thunder, lightning and heavy rain hit Sydney and much of New South Wales in Australia
China announces a growth target of 7.5% and reveals plans to raise its defence budget by 12.2%, as it opens its annual parliament session.
India's election will take place from 7 April to 12 May, officials say, in a race pitting Rahul Gandhi's Congress party against the Narendra Modi-led BJP.
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE withdraw their ambassadors from Qatar after alleging that the emirate has been meddling in their internal affairs.