Services on a major London Underground line to the Olympic Park have been partly suspended due to a fire alert.
The Duchess of Cambridge has met some of the biggest names in UK arts culture, as part of a campaign to attract more investment in the country.
A teenager is arrested by police investigating abuse of Team GB diver Tom Daley on Twitter.
Scientists in the United States have identified a new strain of influenza in harbor seals that could pose a threat to human and animal health.
A total of 350 jobs are to be created in Fife and the Isle of Lewis, with the signing of two contracts for an oil production platform.
Oil giant BP reports a sharp drop in second quarter profits after it reduces the value of a number of key assets.
European lenders UBS and Deutsche Bank report sharply lower profits for the three months ending in June due to lower fees in the economic downturn.
Honda Motors reports a four-fold increase in first quarter profits as it continues to recover from the impact of last year's natural disasters.
The man suspected of shooting dead 12 people at a midnight screening of a Batman film at a Colorado cinema has been formally charged with 142 criminal counts.
Australian police seize drugs worth A$500m (US$526m; £335m) and break up a Hong Kong-based drugs ring, with seven arrests made.
China's 16-year-old swimming star Ye Shiwen denies taking performance-enhancing drugs after smashing a world record on Monday.
A 14-year-old boy out riding his bike is killed in a hit-and-run accident in Kent.
Rower Chris Bartley is among seven Welsh competitors in action on the fourth day of the 2012 London Olympics.
The chief executive of the NHS in Wales points to "enormous progress" in the health service but says too many patients are waiting on trolleys for emergency care.
Northern Bank downgrades its economic forecasts for Northern Ireland following a difficult few months for the economy.
Team GB gymnasts feature on many front pages
Justice inspectors say the number of people sent to prison for not paying fines has risen despite a 2010 report which called for the "inappropriate and expensive" practice to be reduced.
Australia's Damien Hooper escapes punishment for wearing a T-shirt with the Aboriginal flag on it.
Nine people are arrested and one dies in a Portuguese operation aimed at a ring trafficking hashish from Morocco to Spain, police say.
A man jailed for life for murdering his detective partner is found hanged in his cell in Lewes Prison.
Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen denies doping claims, while Team GB go for medals in equestrian, canoeing and diving, on day four of the Games.
Commonwealth Games organisers vow to learn the lessons of ticketing and security problems which have caused difficulties at the Olympics.
The mother of a prominent Vietnamese blogger dies from her injuries after setting herself on fire in front of government offices, her daughter says.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez travels to Brazil in his first official visit abroad since he revealed that he had cancer, more than a year ago.
The number of households needing emergency accommodation in England rose by about 25% over the past three years, figures suggest.
US divers find what appear to be remains of a crew of an Army amphibious plane that went down in the Eastern St Lawrence River during World War II.
Syrian rebels have held out for another night in the city of Aleppo as a government offensive enters its fourth day and a refugee crisis worsens.
Taiwan's economy contracted in the three months to the end of June, as the global slowdown weighed on export-dependent countries.
The man behind a Twitter account spoofing a UK newspaper executive is accused of hacking, fraud and defamation in US court papers.
The government's broadband strategy risks leaving many communities behind, by focusing on speed over reach, says a House of Lords committee.
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