Charities say new rules on how they spend government grants are tantamount to making them take a vow of silence by preventing them from lobbying ministers.
Hundreds of shoppers were evacuated from a busy central London store because of fears of a fire.
Five Czech skiers have been killed in a huge avalanche in the Austrian Alps that buried 17 people, local police say.
The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting has nearly doubled to 35,000, a Turkish official says.
Several thousand Liverpool fans walk out of Saturday's league match with Sunderland at Anfield in protest at rising ticket prices.
France edge to an unconvincing win over Italy to make a successful start to their Six Nations campaign.
A blast that punched a large hole in the fuselage of a passenger plane at Somalia's Mogadishu airport on Tuesday was caused by a bomb, officials say.
Councils should be able to run utilities in their areas as part of moves to reverse privatisation, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says.
Alex Hales hits 99 as England go 2-0 up in ODI series against South Africa with a five-wicket victory at Port Elizabeth.
A householder suffers "life-changing injuries" when he is shot by intruders through a locked bedroom door.
Adam Rooney's double helps Aberdeen draw level with Celtic at the top of the table by overpowering St Johnstone.
Claudio Ranieri dismisses the suggestion Leicester are title favourites after their victory at Manchester City.
Elise Christie breaks South Korean dominance to win World Cup gold in the short track 1500m in Dresden.
Premier League leaders Leicester stun Manchester City with a convincing victory to move five points clear at the top of the table.
Transport bosses in London are trying to bring Google's driverless cars to the capital for trials.
The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Tainan, where over 200 people have been rescued from buildings that collapsed after an earthquake
French coastguards rescue four migrants who were found trying to cross the Channel in an inflatable dinghy.
One of the world's most famous locomotives, Flying Scotsman, returns to the West Coast mainline
Great Britain's hopes of earning promotion in the Fed Cup end after Katie Swan and Heather Watson both lose against Belgium.
Rescuers are searching the rubble of a high-rise apartment block in southern Taiwan, after an earthquake that kills at least 14 people.