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UK minister makes Taiwan watch gaffe 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:57:35 GMT 
    A UK government minister apologies after giving a watch to the mayor of Taipei, not realising it was a taboo act in Chinese culture.


Tax break for Italy dog adoptions 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:25:51 GMT 
    A Sicilian town is offering reductions in rubbish-disposal fees if people give a dog a home.


Africa urged to act over Boko Haram 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:55:59 GMT 
    African states should act quickly and collectively to curb the growing threat posed by Nigeria's militant Islamists, the African Union chief says.


US urges 'more inclusive' Thailand 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:00:13 GMT 
    The most senior US envoy for East Asia says Thai politics should be "more inclusive", as he makes the highest-level visit since last year's coup.


Fighter jet crash in Spain kills 10 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:07:25 GMT 
    Eight French people are among 10 killed when a Greek fighter jet crashes during take-off at a Nato air base in central Spain.


Missing Mexico journalist found dead 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:29:33 GMT 
    The body of Mexican journalist Moises Sanchez, who was abducted by gunmen on 2 January, is found in the town of Medellin de Bravo in Veracruz.


Mubarak's sons released from prison 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:25:41 GMT 
    The two sons of Hosni Mubarak are released from jail, a day after the fourth anniversary of the uprising that ousted the former Egyptian president.


Device triggers White House alert 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:42:18 GMT 
    A flying device known as a "quad copter" triggered a security alert when it landed in the grounds of the White House, a US official says.


Miliband to pledge longer care visits 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:42:36 GMT 
    Labour leader Ed Miliband is to set out details of Labour's "10-year plan" for the NHS, including longer homecare visits, in a speech in Trafford.


Crime victims 'let down', says review 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:04:45 GMT 
    Victims of crime in England and Wales are still being let down by the justice system, says an independent review by Victims' Commissioner Baroness Newlove.


Machete murder accused due in court 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:24:24 GMT 
    A man charged with murdering a 19-year-old in a machete attack outside a pub in Gloucester is due in court later.


'No proof' academies raise standards 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:17:23 GMT 
    There is no clear evidence to show that "academies raise standards overall", says a report from the Education Select Committee into England's school system.


Taking the plunge 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:54:51 GMT 
    Cold Water Swimming Championships


In pictures: Church of England's first woman bishop consecration 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:40:06 GMT 
    Church of England's first female bishop


Day in pictures: 26 January 2015 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:12:12 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 26 January
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