The tobacco industry warns that plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging are "flawed" - with UKIP's Nigel Farage calling it an "appalling intrusion into consumer choice".
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen remain in key positions in the capital Sanaa, despite a deal under which they agreed to withdraw, witnesses say.
USA women's team goalkeeper Hope Solo is suspended for 30 days by US Soccer after an incident during a training camp.
Last week authorities in Belgium said they had foiled an imminent terrorist plot to launch multiple attacks on the police.
Pop star Rihanna wins a legal battle against high street store Topshop over a T-shirt bearing her image.
Clashes erupt in DR Congo to demand the restoration of the internet, which was cut during protests against President Kabila, witnesses say.
Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic reach the Australian Open third round but Caroline Wozniacki and Lleyton Hewitt are knocked out.
The actor and writer Simon Pegg confirms he is set co-write Star Trek 3 and will return to play Scotty in the film franchise.
Boy racer Alonso, Force India to miss first pre-season test, Hamilton's new hair, Kvyat heads to Lapland, plus more.
The political joke that went too far?
The return of Benedict Cumberbatch's in BBC One's Sherlock was the most popular programme on iPlayer last year.
"Bali Nine" drug smuggler Andrew Chan, who has been sentenced to death, has his clemency plea rejected, a local court has announces.
South Korean automaker Hyundai reports a 15% in annual profits
The government is to press ahead with the introduction of plain cigarette packaging in England and Wales, asking MPs to back the move before May's election.
The Sun publishes a picture of a topless woman on Page Three, taking a swipe at media outlets that said the long-running feature had been dropped.
US President Barack Obama is to join PM Narendra Modi in his monthly radio address to reach out to millions of Indians with no access to television.
Firefighters in the US state of New Jersey have been battling a huge fire that engulfed an apartment block in the city of Edgewater on Wednesday.
Australia's indigenous Barngarla people win a campaign, lasting nearly 20 years, for the law to recognise their right to traditional lands.
A seagull, knocked out by a cricket ball, made a miraculous recovery and returned to 'avenge' players in the Big Bash Twenty20 cricket match in Melbourne on Wednesday night.
The Duke of York is due to make his first public appearance since a US woman alleged she was forced to have sex with him when she was 17.