"Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half-especially if he has a teenage daughter."
—Guy Albert Lombardo (1902-77) Canadian-born American bandleader
- Tamil becomes Sri Lanka's top judge Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:16:01 GMT
- Sri Lanka's president appoints a Tamil judge as the new chief justice - the first member of the country's minority community to hold the post in decades.
- Putin ally to build bridge to Crimea Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:45:48 GMT
- A Russian contract for building a $3bn bridge to Crimea goes to a firm controlled by a close friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.
- Venezuela issues new protest rules Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:00:28 GMT
- New regulations are published in Venezuela allowing soldiers to open fire if they feel their lives are at risk during demonstrations.
- Sisi cuts short visit over Sinai Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:36:42 GMT
- Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi cuts short a visit to an African Union summit to deal with attacks that killed at least 32 in the Sinai peninsula.
- Romney won't run in 2016 election Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:22:52 GMT
- Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
- Tasers 'needed for all police' Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:00:31 GMT
- All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.
- Victim fund reaches £90k in two days Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:30:13 GMT
- Well-wishers donate more than £90,000 in two days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.
- Man critical after Belfast shooting Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:21:33 GMT
- A man who was shot in the head in north Belfast is in a critical condition in hospital, police say.
- Midnight tax return deadline looms Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:18:26 GMT
- Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to log on today to file a self-assessment tax return and avoid a £100 fine.
- In pictures: Destruction in Kobane Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:23:34 GMT
- Devastation caused by fighting in Syrian town
- Day in pictures: 30 January 2015 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:20:45 GMT
- Images from around the world: 30 January
- At the pump Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:47:07 GMT
- Petrol stations around the world
- In pictures: UK snow 29 January 2015 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:04:39 GMT
- Pictures from around the country
- Your pictures: City skylines Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:50:51 GMT
- Readers' photos on the theme of "city skylines"
- Day in pictures: 28 January 2015 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:22:02 GMT
- Images from around the world: 28 January