The US Justice Department has finalised a $20bn settlement with BP over the fatal Gulf of Mexico oil disaster in 2010.
A donor from Germany who was a perfect match for a girl whose life was saved by a bone marrow transplant has come to Warwickshire to meet her.
Two Air France managers have their shirts torn, as angry workers force them to flee a meeting on job cuts and escape over a fence.
Controlling Liverpool's 'transfer committee' must be the priority for the incoming manager, argues Phil McNulty.
England's World Cup campaign fails to match the resources behind the scenes says Jeremy Guscott.
Oscar Pistorius must remain in jail and not be transferred to house arrest after a decision to grant him parole was again delayed.
The government is right to press ahead with cuts to tax credits because the UK must become as hard working as China, says Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
A think tank director apologises for saying the government should cut the benefits of pensioners who "might not be around" at the next election to vote against them.
A global assessment concludes that almost one-third of cactus species face extinction due to unsustainable harvesting and illegal trade.
Jonny Bairstow hits an unbeaten 66 but Moeen Ali fails in the opening spot for England on day one against Pakistan A.
Teacher recruitment problems and a huge rise in pupil numbers will become "a perfect storm" for schools in England, a leading head teacher tells the Conservative conference.
Claim and counterclaim about the effect of tax credits changes are making the issue even more complex for claimants, so what do we actually know?
A look at the new Trans-Pacific Partnership - one of the world's biggest free trade zones - which will take in about 40 % of the global economy.
Squeezed local government will be given new powers by George Osborne to increase their revenues from business rates
In his first interview for British TV, former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has given the BBC new details of the UK's digital spy agency's ability to hack smartphones without users' knowledge
The Chernobyl exclusion zone now has more wildlife than before the 1986 nuclear accident, researchers say.
Daimler tests a self-driving prototype lorry on a German motorway for the first time.
Afghan forces called in the air strike that hit a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in Kunduz, killing 22 people, a US general says.
A look at the "parasitic" work that won this year's prestigious award.
A former Conservative health minister has criticised the Government's handling of controversial reforms to junior doctors' contracts.