The Conservatives welcome an "unprecedented" endorsement by 100 business leaders - as Labour pledges to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts.
The person killed by police in a violent incident at the National Security Agency earlier this week has been identified as a transgendered sex worker, according to friends.
The Iraqi government declares what it says is a "magnificent victory" over Islamic State militants in the city of Tikrit after a month-long siege.
Dozens of Yemenis cross the Gulf of Aden to get to Djibouti and Somalia to escape fighting and Saudi air strikes, the UN refugee agency says.
Frank Gardner asks: What are the Saudis hoping to achieve?
Jockey Lewis Ferguson survives a spectacular fall from favourite Merrion Square at Wincanton.
Thailand's military government announces it is lifting martial law, but replaces it with measures that critics say could be even more sweeping.
South Korea is to pay about $380,000 (£256,000; €353,000) in compensation for each of the nearly 250 students killed in the Sewol ferry disaster.
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki used the National Prosecution Authority as a political tool against President Jacob Zuma, court documents say.
Police kill an armed woman assailant and wound a gunman who opened fire outside Istanbul's police HQ, the city's governor says.
At least 35 workers have been killed by a blast at a diary factory in Yemen, medics say, as Saudi-led air strikes continue against Houthi rebels.
The main suspect in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov makes an impassioned plea in court, saying he was forced into a confession.
An electrical fire under the pavement in central London leads to some 2,000 people being evacuated from nearby buildings.
Andrew Getty, the grandson of J Paul Getty and one of the heirs to the family fortune, is found dead at home, his parents confirm.
China says it will create a "blacklist" of banned Japanese anime cartoons, and plans to punish firms that hosted violent and sexual clips online.
Raheem Sterling tells BBC Sport he is not a "money-grabbing 20-year-old" after turning down a Liverpool deal worth £100,000 a week.
The Palestinians have formally joined the International Criminal Court (ICC), a key step towards being able to pursue Israelis for alleged war crimes.
President Barack Obama has ordered the creation of a programme that would allow the US government to sanction foreign hackers.
The winner of Nigeria's presidential election Muhammadu Buhari vows that militants Boko Haram will "soon know the strength of our collective will".
A Palestinian man says he was tricked into selling a work by the graffiti artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.