Tens of thousands of people claiming the main benefit for long-term sickness will no longer face repeated medical assessments to keep their payments.
Some 65 years after it was made, earliest known recording of music produced by a computer has finally been restored.
Budget airline Monarch receives a temporary extension to its licence to sell package holidays and says it has secured "significant" new investment from shareholders.
Scottish boxer Mike Towell dies in hospital after being seriously injured in a bout on Thursday, his management says.
Russia's increasing military action in Syria is forcing moderate elements within the opposition into the hands of extremists, the US state department says.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take part in a fishing trip and a canoe trip to Haida Gwaii during their trip to Canada.
Communities nearby were evacuated as Mexico's Colima volcano became more active.
Unicef urges the UK government to speed up the transfer of unaccompanied child refugees to Britain from the "Jungle" camp in Calais
The most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic for nine years moves towards Jamaica, with wind speeds strong enough to wreck houses and infrastructure.
The Times reports on Prime Minister Theresa May's "hands-on style", while Eastern European builders in the UK are set to be "saved from Brexit".
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge go fishing for salmon in waters that residents say are threatened by a controversial liquid natural gas project during the penultimate day of their Canadian tour.
A man and a woman are charged with the murder of a three-month-old girl who was found unresponsive on a bus in east London.
Police in the US city of San Diego release video footage of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside a shopping centre on Tuesday.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is going back on sale in South Korea following a safety recall.
A night out clubbing is something most young people take for granted, but it's not always easy for those with disabilities.
The Newport Street Gallery has been shortlisted for Riba's prestigious Stirling Prize, 2016.
The man with Type 2 diabetes who is fighting his sugar compulsion.
Sixteen years after making a documentary with Jimmy Savile, Louis Theroux revisits his encounter.
The self-described "support group" of female Trump voters in California tells the BBC why they are voting for the businessman.
Europe win three of the afternoon fourballs matches to cut the United States' lead on the first day of the Ryder Cup.
South African tattoo artist Sibusiso Nkabinde talks about the challenges he faced setting up his studio in Soweto.
How scientists are helping Twycross Zoo encourage chimps to behave as naturally as possible.
Electronic producer Moby has returned with a new project and pseudo-political manifesto Moby and the Pacific Void Choir
Sam Allardyce could face an FA ban over the newspaper revelations that led to his departure as England manager.
National newspaper USA Today breaks with tradition for the first time in its 34-year history and issues a scathing editorial against Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Why Barelona and Spanish international footballer Iniesta spends his spare time helping to make wine.
Gardeners rely on month-by-month tips to help their garden grow, but how can you ensure your finances bloom in 2016?
The oil producers' group OPEC agreed a preliminary deal on Wednesday to reduce supply. The decision at a meeting in Algiers marks the first time in eight years that OPEC's members have agreed to cut production, and oil prices rose on the news. But wi…
An increase in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) which takes place on 1 October amounts to a "raid" on consumers, the industry says.
A US schoolboy who skipped class to meet his musical hero had the best excuse ever - an absence note signed by Bruce Springsteen.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Donald Trump appears to be digging himself into another hole with his attack on Alicia Machado - what is in it for him?
Veteran broadcaster Desmond Carrington announces he is leaving BBC Radio 2, bringing a 70-year broadcasting career to a close.
A couple from London are inundated with responses to their advert looking for help caring for their elderly grandmother in return for free accommodation in the capital.
Barack Obama had to hurry up former US President Bill Clinton as the pair left Israel after attending the funeral of Shimon Peres.
A tanker carrying 450 tonnes of a chemical used in cleaning products has foundered off the coast of Japan.
A man is caught on video destroying iPhones at an Apple Store in Dijon by whacking them with a heavy metal ball used for playing petanque.
Worries over Deutsche Bank's health are dragging down its share price - and those of the rest of the world's banks in its wake. Are we on the brink of a new modern banking crisis?
Visible progress is "badly needed" for the child sexual abuse inquiry in England and Wales after a number of setbacks, writes BBC home affairs correspondent Tom Symonds.
Two motorcyclists showed "utter disregard" for road users by reaching speeds of 140mph and pulling "wheelies" on country roads, a judge has said.
A recent raft of bold economic measures signal Saudi Arabia's financial woes, but will they be effective, asks Michael Stephens.
Businesses in property hotspots are about to see their rates rise, whilst those in areas where property prices have fallen will see their bills go down.
A look at the different options for the UK's relationship with the European Union after Brexit.
Photographer Jim Grover spent four hours making pictures of people on London's Westminster Bridge.
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