The family of the victims in a suspected triple murder in Didcot describe it as an "unimaginable" tragedy.
Nigeria's army sacks at least 200 soldiers for cowardice and failure to fight against Boko Haram militants, several soldiers tell the BBC.
Islamic State fighters have been driven out of Assyrian Christian villages they had seized in north-eastern Syria in February, activists say.
The European Committee of Social Rights rules that the Republic of Ireland has violated a European charter by not banning all forms of corporal punishment, including parents smacking their children at home.
The Fifa presidential election will go ahead on Friday despite the launch of two damaging corruption investigations.
Former Falkirk MP Eric Joyce who was convicted of attacking two teenagers in an "unjustified and unprovoked" assault is sentenced.
At least 17 Iraqi soldiers have been killed in a wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in Anbar province, security officials say.
Cooper Cronk's drop goal edges Queensland to victory against New South Wales in the first game of the 2015 State of Origin.
A landmark vote to allow same-sex marriage in the Republic of Ireland is a "defeat for humanity", a senior Vatican official says.
Singapore authorities say they have detained a 19-year-old who was about to join Islamic State and was planning public attacks.
Banknote printer De La Rue sees its shares lose as much as 10% after reporting a fall in profits and a cut in its payout to shareholders.
Pakistani investigators detain the head of a global internet technology firm suspected of an alleged multi-million dollar fraud selling fake degrees online.
New England coach Trevor Bayliss turned down the job in 2014 and again last week, says former colleague Geoff Lawson.
The EU and Switzerland have signed an agreement to prevent EU residents from hiding money in Swiss banks, the European Commission says.
Denmark's prime minister calls an election for 18 June when her centre-left coalition is expected to face tough a challenge from the opposition.
Two-time Oscar winning actor Jessica Lange is set to return to New York's Broadway next year in Eugene O'Neill's play Long Day's Journey Into Night.
Hamas committed serious human rights abuses including killings and torture of Palestinian civilians in 2014, Amnesty International says.
A crew abandons a container ship a few miles off the German coast amid fears that its cargo of fertiliser could explode.
Wales centre Jonathan Davies is ruled out of the Rugby World Cup after suffering a serious knee injury.
Some 20,000 people in the German city of Cologne are forced to leave their homes as authorities defuse a one-tonne bomb from World War Two.