Cleverley joins Aston Villa on loan

Aston Villa receive Premier League approval to sign Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on a season-long loan.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:47 pm

Nicaragua suspends search for miners

Rescue teams in Nicaragua suspend efforts to locate seven men trapped by a cave-in at a gold mine in a remote region in the north of the country.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:46 pm

Laptop sales soar before university

The surge in sales of laptops for students getting ready to start university has become like a "mini-Christmas", say leading retailers.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:38 pm

Mass escape from juvenile US prison

More than 30 teenagers held at a juvenile detention centre in Tennessee escape by crawling through a fence and 17 are still being sought.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:35 pm

Islamic State 'kills US hostage'

An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:31 pm

AUDIO: 'This should never have happened'

A friend of journalist Steven Sotloff, who has apparently been killed by Islamic State militants, says the UK and US need to start negotiating for hostages.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:28 pm

CPS withdraws Ashya parents warrant

The parents of Ashya King are to face no further action and should now be reunited with their son, say prosecutors.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:21 pm

VIDEO: BBC 'acted properly' over Cliff

A group of MPs has said that the BBC "acted properly" in their reporting of a story about a police raid on the house of singer Cliff Richard.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:19 pm

Peng powers into US Open semi-finals

China's Peng Shuai reaches her first Grand Slam semi-final by beating Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic in straight sets.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:18 pm

Monkey leaders have different brains

Neuroscientists discover that primate brains show consistent differences according social status

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:16 pm

UK seeks extra power for winter

National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:00 pm

EU's Mogherini calls for Nato muscle

Nato must back words with actions to reassure countries bordering on Russia, the EU's new foreign affairs chief says.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:48 pm

Police 'incompetence' over Sir Cliff

South Yorkshire Police are accused of "sheer incompetence" by MPs in the way they dealt with the BBC over a search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:42 pm

Rosetta set for 'capture' manoeuvres

The Rosetta probe is about to begin the manoeuvres that will take it properly into orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:38 pm

Gamers take a stand against misogyny

Thousands have signed an open letter demanding change after a female video blogger received death threats.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:35 pm

Glasgow woman 'promoting terrorism'

It is understood that a young woman from Glasgow has travelled to Syria and has been promoting terrorism back home via her Twitter account.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:34 pm

Troll guilty over MP 'rape' tweets

A man is found guilty of bombarding a Labour MP with abusive messages on Twitter after she supported a feminist campaign.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:26 pm

PSNI releases files in watchdog row

A high-profile dispute between Northern Ireland's police watchdog and the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Chief Constable is resolved after the PSNI hands over sensitive intelligence material about informers.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:06 pm

VIDEO: Salmond on 'democratic sensation'

First Minister Alex Salmond says the Scottish independence referendum is a "democratic sensation".

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 11:51 am

US 'targets al-Shabab's leader'

The US military carries out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, though it is unclear if he was hit.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 11:46 am

Justin Bieber charged with assault

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is charged with assault and dangerous driving after crashing his quad bike into a minivan.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 11:41 am

Million 'have fled Ukraine conflict'

The number of people who have fled the fighting in Ukraine has doubled in weeks, and the UN says more than a million have now been displaced.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 11:35 am

Gayet wins new French privacy case

Actress Julie Gayet, linked to President Hollande, wins a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car, which French law deems private space.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 11:32 am

England v Norway

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck is doubtful for England's friendly against Norway, while Newcastle's Jack Colback will not play.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 11:28 am

New child abuse victims come forward

Twelve new victims have come forward since a report found at least 1,400 children were abused in Rotherham, South Yorkshire's chief constable tells MPs.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 11:26 am