Russia may ban emojis depicting same-sex couples from social media if a state watchdog rules they infringe controversial "gay propaganda" laws.
An "indecent" novel entered into a National Eisteddfod writing competition is being investigated by police.
Australia captain Michael Clarke says his team are "playing with 10 players" because of his lack of batting form.
The Glasgow bin lorry inquiry into the deaths of six people hears the driver Harry Clarke suffered episodes of dizziness and fainting for decades.
Few surprises are expected in Scotland's top flight but intrigue can still be found lurking in its midst, writes Richard Wilson.
Home Secretary Theresa May orders officials to issue Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa, reversing an earlier decision to restrict his entry.
England take a 2-1 lead in the Ashes series as Ian Bell's 65 not out guides them to victory in the third Test at Edgbaston.
Israel vows to catch arsonists, suspected to be Jewish settlers, who killed a young Palestinian child in an attack on a West Bank village.
A man is charged with the murder of a two-week-old baby girl in Greater Manchester.
Ministers are to consult on plans to set a £95,000 cap on public sector pay-offs, first put forward in January.
Sir Bradley Wiggins relishes a return to road racing in front of the home crowd at the London-Surrey Classic on Sunday.
Three former executives at a Japanese power giant are to stand trial over the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011.
President Obama's clean power plan is likely to be delayed by 2 years but is also expected to push renewable energy.
If the government decides to take on Facebook and Apple over encryption, a mighty battle could be in the offing.
It is "very likely" debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is that of the missing flight MH370, a top Australian official tells the BBC.
Jack Straw says descriptions of New Labour as a virus are "ridiculous" and warns the party faces "oblivion" if it moves further to the left.
A group of four Indian teachers are kidnapped in Libya, but India's foreign ministry says it has secured the release of two of them.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested after police say he shot and killed two people who stopped to help him along a road in a Montana Indian reservation.
A Welsh Commonwealth Games weightlifter who failed to pay more than £300,000 of VAT on his scrap and waste businesses is jailed.
Palestinians react with outrage as an 18-month-old boy is killed in a West Bank arson attack blamed on Jewish settlers.