Airport alcohol sales to be reviewed after drunken incidents

The way alcohol is sold in airports is to be examined after a number of incidents involving drunk passengers, new aviation minister Lord Ahmad says.

Posted by on 29 July 2016 | 12:52 am

US election: US faces 'moment of reckoning' says Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton tells voters the presidential election is a "moment of reckoning", as she makes history by accepting the Democratic nomination.

Posted by on 29 July 2016 | 12:15 am

Rio 2016: Ben Johnson stripped of Olympic title in 1988

BBC Sport continues the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with the moment Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson stuns the world by winning the 100m final in 1988, but is stripped of his gold medal after testing positive for steroids.

Posted by on 29 July 2016 | 12:13 am

Newspaper headlines: Nuclear power station, airport alcohol and Gobi the dog

The go-ahead for the Hinkley Point nuclear power station and suggestions of a crackdown on alcohol at airports make the front pages.

Posted by on 29 July 2016 | 12:12 am

Amazon boss becomes world's third richest

Strong earnings from Amazon and a boost to the company's stock make its founder, Jeff Bezos, the world's third richest person, according to Forbes.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 11:57 pm

Turkey coup attempt: Schools and media outlets shut

Mark Lowen reports from Turkey, two weeks after a failed coup by rebel soldiers.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 11:57 pm

UK's first maternity clinic for rape victims opens

The UK's first maternity clinic for victims of rape and sexual assault has opened.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 11:09 pm

Indonesian and three Nigerians executed for drug crimes

One Indonesian and three Nigerians are put to death for drug offences in Indonesia, the third round of executions under President Joko Widodo.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 11:00 pm

Under Pressure

A behind-the-scenes look at rehearsals for the David Bowie Prom, which takes place on Friday night.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 10:50 pm

Holding back

An attack on the public in France saw a film pulled from cinemas, a situation that TV networks and movie studios have often had to deal with in order to not appear insensitive or distasteful.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 10:29 pm

Haircuts for the homeless

Josh Coombes gives free haircuts to homeless people and publishes their stories online.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 10:26 pm

Tailback tips

What you should do if you get stuck in a mammoth queue on a hot summer holiday weekend?

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 10:25 pm

US election: Moment Hillary Clinton accepted nomination

The moment Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president of the United States.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 10:09 pm

Rare albino squirrel pictured in Sussex garden

A rare albino squirrel is spotted in a garden in East Grinstead, Sussex - the odds of one being born are thought to be about one in 100,000.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 7:11 pm

Chris Bowlby: Clearing Germany's migrant backlog

As Angela Merkel defends Germany's policy on refugees, Chris Bowlby is given unique access to a new fast-track migrant processing centre in Bonn.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 6:41 pm

Pope Francis urges youth to accept migrants on visit to Poland

About half a million young people join Pope Francis for a rally in Krakow, Poland, where he urges them to open their hearts to refugees and migrants.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 6:39 pm

US PGA Championship 2016: Rory McIlroy nine off lead at Baltusrol

Rory McIlroy lies nine shots off the lead after a four-over 74 in the first round of the US PGA Championship at Baltusrol.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 6:37 pm

7 days quiz

The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 6:08 pm

Unfair advantage?

Technology has moved on fast since the 2012 London Olympics, particularly in data analytics. But is it giving some countries an unfair advantage?

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 6:08 pm

English Bulldog health problems prompt cross-breeding call

Crossing the English Bulldog with another breed is the best way to ensure its survival, according to US scientists.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 6:07 pm

Listen up

Two years ago Jo Milne became an internet sensation when footage of her hearing for the first time appeared on YouTube. Since then she has rekindled a long-lost friendship, enlisted the support of 1970s pop group The Osmonds and travelled to Bangladesh to help hundreds of deaf children.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 6:06 pm

Elizabeth I Armada portrait saved with help of 8,000 donors

A portrait of Elizabeth I becomes public property for the first time, thanks to the success of an appeal to raise £10.3m to purchase it.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 6:05 pm

Brexit knocks manufacturers' confidence - report

Confidence among manufacturers has slumped since the UK's vote to leave the European Union, a report indicates.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 6:04 pm

Cup capers

Fifty years ago the 1966 World Cup was taking place in England and a host of images of the competing teams' off-the-field activities show a football tournament happening in more innocent and relaxed times.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 6:03 pm

Testing times for Europe's banks

The results of European bank "stress tests" are being announced later on Friday, with the aim of establishing how well the banks could cope with a new financial shock.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 6:00 pm