Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (£80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer Globalpost says.
Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley.
Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system
One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.
Undercover police officers accused of starting relationships with women will not face sex offence charges but could face misconduct proceedings.
Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis.
An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security".
Government finances show an unexpected deficit in July for the second year running, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Russia's main consumer watchdog announces unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants as part of an investigation into food standards.
Crystal Palace sporting director Iain Moody resigns following allegations over racist, sexist and homophobic texts.
The BBC "acted appropriately" in covering the police search of Sir Cliff Richard's home, the corporation's director general Tony Hall says.
Roy "Chubby" Brown is caught on camera reading a newspaper while driving along the A19 in North Yorkshire.
Author Euny Hong talks to the BBC about how South Korea is conquering the world through pop culture.
Vietnam's lotus gardens are capitalising on an increasingly popular source of revenue. In midsummer when the flowers bloom, young and old flock to the gardens to have their pictures taken.
The world's oldest man has been named as Sakuri Momoi, who is 111 years old and living in Japan.
BBC News met new parents Nick and Michael Scott-Kline with 18-month-old Elliot and surrogate mother Sarah Jones.
The world's only two flying Lancasters have been united with a Vulcan bomber in a formation flight described as a "never-to-be-repeated" event.
Drew McOnie has choreographed a new version of Little Red Riding Hood for the National Youth Ballet.
Singer songwriter Anastacia tells BBC Breakfast about her post mastectomy experience and new album 'Resurrection'
Ten young Doctor Who fans got a tour behind the scenes where the magic happens, on the set of the Tardis itself. But there was a surprise in store...
Anyone wanting to buy a powerful vacuum cleaner has only 10 days left to be certain of getting one - following new EU rules that come in next month.
Data gathered by donation site JustGiving has revealed what it says is the UK's most generous town, based on donations to its website.
Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg? Former F1 champions Nigel Mansell and Jody Scheckter fail to agree on this year's winner.
Liverpool agree a £16m fee with Italian club AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.
Barry Davies will return to the Match of the Day commentary box as part of the programme's 50th anniversary celebrations.
Andy Murray will play Robin Haase in the US open first round and could meet Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals.
The Aidan O'Brien-trained Tapestry claims a shock victory in the Yorkshire Oaks ahead of previously unbeaten Taghrooda.
Bank of Scotland says it will appeal a Belfast High Court judgement that ruled it had unfairly double billed customers who fell behind on their mortgages.
Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, has defended the Scottish government's estimates of oil reserves, after a warning yesterday from a leading industry figure.
Ireland's former prime minister Albert Reynolds, who played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process, dies at the age of 81.