The boss of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, apologises for remarks he made advising women not to ask for a pay rise but to have "faith in the system".
UKIP makes a breakthrough, winning the Clacton by-election - and comes close to a shock win over Labour in Heywood and Middleton.
The dog that killed a six-month-old baby girl in Northamptonshire was an illegal American pit bull, say police.
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North and South Korea have exchanged fire across their land border, South Korean officials say, as southern activists launch propaganda balloons.
A ginger mongrel called Loukanikos (Sausage), which became a Greek folk hero during anti-austerity riots in 2011, dies aged 10.
The inquest into the death of 14-year-old Alice Gross is opened and adjourned at West London Coroner's Court.
Hollywood newly-wed George Clooney surprises fans at a New York comic book convention by turning up to promote his upcoming Disney fantasy film.
Jan Hooks, the US comedy actress who impersonated Hilary Clinton and Sinead O'Connor on Saturday Night Live, dies aged 57.
The World Health Organization says it did not anticipate how big the Ebola crisis in Africa and beyond, was going to become.
Home Office Minister Norman Baker defends the government's decision to change its mind on screening some people arriving in the UK for Ebola.
Parents feel unable to make children study by blocking internet access, as homework often requires online research, a survey suggests.
The World Health Organization warns that Ebola is now entrenched in the capital cities of all three worst-affected countries and is accelerating.
A record 83 countries submit titles for next year's foreign language film Oscar - seven more than this year, the previous record holder.
US researchers discover how sidewinders climb sand dunes by studying their motion in the lab and copying it with a robot.
A Chinese fisherman has been killed during a South Korean coastguard operation against illegal fishing in the Yellow Sea, say officials.
Nico Rosberg edges title rival Lewis Hamilton to set the fastest time in first practice at the Russian Grand Prix.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un misses a key political ceremony, increasing speculation over his longest absence from public view.
US-led air strikes on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane seem to have stalled an IS advance, as reports say the militants have lost ground.
A former Chinese mining firm executive on the run from insider trading charges in Australia has been extradited from Hong Kong.