QPR manager Harry Redknapp says Adel Taarabt is "three stone overweight" and says the midfielder is "not fit to play football".
Joko Widodo, the charismatic outsider who won Indonesia's presidency, calls for national reconciliation and unity as he is sworn in.
Japan's Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi resigns and is swiftly followed by Justice Minister Midori Matsushima.
Bin and refuse collection in Gwynedd will now be every three weeks instead of every fortnight, as a controversial scheme gets under way.
Ruth Eglin, Abi Sherratt and Natalie Nuttall, who all suffered mental health problems related to their pregnancies, spoke to the BBC about their experiences.
UK police sergeant Paul Sherridan was in the Himalayas for Nepal's worst ever trekking disaster and helped many trekkers to safety.
One of Pakistan's top charity leaders tells the BBC he is heartbroken after being robbed at gunpoint.
More than 620 IT jobs are being created in south Wales by a Canadian IT firm which has funding from a Welsh government grant.
A public awareness campaign is being launched to highlight the carrier bag charge which has come into force.
Changes in the rules surrounding pensions could lead to more people being persuaded to transfer their savings to risky investment schemes, some of which may be fraudulent.
Five of the UK's biggest price comparison sites are accused of "hiding" the best energy deals from consumers by one of their rivals
Peyton Manning breaks the NFL record for touchdown passes as he helps Denver Broncos thrash the San Francisco 49ers.
On the ground at League of Legends World Championship's final
Australian parliament U-turn on segregating women in burkas
Drivers could benefit if savings from a drop in petrol and diesel wholesale prices are passed on, but the Petrol Retailers' Association says smaller forecourts could suffer.
Tens of thousands of fans turn out to watch competitors play each other at the League of Legends World Championship in Seoul, South Korea.
Greene King raises its offer for Spirit Pub Company, the owner of the Chef & Brewer chain, which indicates it will accept the bid if other details can be worked out.
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo officially starts in the top job today, but pushing through his reform programme won't be easy.
Two of five women in Japan's cabinet resign over funding scandals, in a blow to PM Shinzo Abe's plans to bring more women into top-level politics.
Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.