South Africa growth forecast slashed

South Africa's new finance minister cuts the country's economic growth forecast from 2.7% to 1.4%.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 10:15 am

Shots fired inside Canada parliament

A gunman fired several shots at the Ottawa War Memorial, reportedly wounding a soldier, and then continued the attack inside the nation's parliament nearby.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 10:14 am

Man thrown out of Commons at PMQs

A man is thrown out of the public gallery in the House of Commons after a disturbance during Prime Minister's Questions.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 10:05 am

IRA let down abuse victims - Adams

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises to sex abuse victims "let down" by the IRA during the Troubles.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 9:58 am

VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well

An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 9:56 am

VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well

An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 9:56 am

Syria air force 'steps up strikes'

The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 9:38 am

VIDEO: Hollywood honours McConaughey

Actor Matthew McConaughey was honoured by the American Cinematique on Tuesday night.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 9:28 am

Church sorry for 'shameful' abuse

The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu issues a "wholehearted" apology to victims of sexual abuse as a report criticises the Church of England.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 9:23 am

Mexican soldiers 'killed suspects'

A Mexican human rights body accuses eight soldiers of killing 12 suspects in cold blood and tampering with the evidence to make it look like a shoot-out.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 9:20 am

Serena in heaviest loss for 16 years

World number one Serena Williams is beaten by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals in her heaviest defeat for 16 years.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 9:19 am

PM: Buck stops with me on criminals

Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs the "buck stops with me" when it comes to deporting foreign criminals from the UK.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 9:06 am

Boy admits killing teen over bike

A 16-year-old boy pleads guilty in court to murdering another boy in Brixton over the sale of a £90 bicycle.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 8:57 am

Addict kills days after prison exit

A heroin addict is found guilty of murdering a man just five days after coming out of jail and using his money for a drug deal.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 8:57 am

'Fake' Premier League star jailed

A former footballer who posed as a Chelsea player to live a lavish lifestyle is jailed for fraud.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 8:55 am

WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks

The World Health Organization's emergency committee is holding talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 8:53 am

Boeing raises annual profit forecast

Aerospace giant Boeing has raised its forecast for profits this year and says it has a record backlog of orders.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 8:51 am

'Appalling' treatment of shot Scot

The Prime Minister has stepped into the row over an Edinburgh father sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 8:49 am

Devolve to make us richer?

Would we be richer if more powers were transferred to big cities?

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 8:33 am

VIDEO: Loose Women airs last Bellingham show

ITV's Loose Women broadcasts a final interview with Lynda Bellingham, recorded earlier this month.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:58 am

Miliband 'terrified' of NHS failure

David Cameron says Ed Miliband is "totally terrified" of Labour's Welsh NHS "failure" while the Labour leader accuses him of "smearing the NHS in Wales".

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:56 am

Protest group ends Islamabad sit-in

Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:47 am

VIDEO: 'Dean abused me in childhood'

A man who was abused by the late Dean of Manchester speaks about his childhood ordeal, as an inquiry criticises the Church of England's handling of allegations of sexual abuse.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:45 am

Microsoft to phase out Nokia name

Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:44 am

Legal challenge over abuse inquiry

A legal challenge is launched into the choice of Fiona Woolf as the chair of the inquiry investigating historical child abuse as political pressure grows.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:42 am