David Cameron denies claims he is running scared from a head-to-head TV debate with Ed Miliband, as the BBC Trust rejects the DUP's appeal to be included.
A chemistry teacher from Manchester who was planning to travel to Syria "to wage jihad" is jailed for six years.
A military operation to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State forces about 28,000 people to flee their homes, the UN says.
Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 64 people in a raid on a remote village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses say.
Independent tests show that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was deliberately killed, his family says, ruling out accident or suicide.
MPs will be banned from claiming expenses for dinners, TV licences and pre-23:00 taxis after May's election.
Nathan Matthews, stepbrother of Bristol teenager Becky Watts, appears in court charged with her murder.
A passenger plane has skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York City amid snowy conditions.
Former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor has denied being part of any "rent-boy ring" after police searched his home.
MEPs will consider proposals that would maintain data roaming charges and introduce priority internet access for some specialist services.
An American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook while in the US.
Football star Roy Keane is summonsed to appear in court over an alleged road rage confrontation with a Greater Manchester taxi driver.
Teachers are more lenient in their marking of girls' schoolwork, according to an international study.
With just weeks until the general election, Labour finds itself in a row over candidate selection in George Galloway's seat, writes Laura Kuenssberg.
An international study challenges stereotypes about the differences between boys and girls at school.
The Blue Labour movement could yet play a key role in determining the party's future, says the BBC's Mark Mardell.
Are viral internet parodies of militants a cause for concern?
Will vital public confidence in the Bank of England be shaken by the SFO's probe of whether its schemes to provide cheap finance to banks were scammed?
The Large Hadron Collider is gearing up for its revamped second run, and its physicists want this next round of collisions to shake their discipline to its core.
How many leaders have other countries managed to get into a political debate?
Ukraine's latest mining disaster in Donetsk has claimed dozens of lives. But why are the country's mines so dangerous?
The BBC looks at Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two Australians facing execution in Indonesia for drug smuggling.
A toilet that could revolutionise sanitation facilities in refugee camps has been developed by a group of researchers at the University of the West of England.
UK intelligence services need to recruit more female spies, particularly middle-aged women and mothers, by using websites such as Mumsnet, MPs say.
Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse accepts a Football Association charge of spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans.
Manor Marussia are cleared to compete at the opening race of the season after passing mandatory crash tests.
The 'Eric Cantona' of racing and a 'little tank' - retiring jockey AP McCoy lists his 10 favourite horses he has ridden.
Spot-fixing, banned bowlers and never playing at home - Misbah-ul-Haq on the curious life of a Pakistan skipper.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson hopes a fearless attitude will help her win gold at the European Indoor Championships.
The Serious Fraud Office is investigating liquidity auctions held by the Bank of England during the financial crisis, the Bank says.