Flights at airports across the UK - including Heathrow and Gatwick - have been delayed or cancelled by an air traffic control system problem.
South Africans have united in mourning for Nelson Mandela, with many celebrating the anti-apartheid hero's life in an eruption of song, dance and tears.
Fast & Furious star Vin Diesel has spoken on Facebook about a touching visit to Paul Walker's mother following the death of the 40-year-old actor.
The funeral has taken place of the pilot killed when his helicopter crashed onto a Glasgow bar last weekend.
A newly married couple stabbed a Pennsylvania man to death after contacting him on Craigslist because they wanted to kill someone together, police have said.
Mitchell Johnson claimed 7-40 as England's batting line-up capitulated again to give Australia total command of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
Wigan have confirmed the appointment of Uwe Rosler as the Championship club's new manager.
England's worst fears were realised when they were drawn in an extremely tough World Cup group, playing in the venue they least wanted.
Roy Hodgson admits England have a tough World Cup group but insists his squad can shine in Brazil.
Celtic strode eight points clear at the top of the table as they made light of the wintry conditions to sweep Motherwell aside 5-0 at Fir Park.
The guitar that Bob Dylan plugged in when he famously went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold at auction on Friday for a record $965,000 (£590,000).
Stephen King has decided to give Twitter a try - but don't expect to hear a lot from him.
A Banksy mural stenciled on the side of a Hollywood gas station five years ago has fetched $209,000 (£129,000) at auction.
The audience at the London premiere of the biopic of Nelson Mandela's were left stunned after being told of the former president's death as the end credits rolled.
The NatWest personal banking website has been hit by a cyber attack in the wake of its IT woes earlier this week, Sky News has confirmed.
The unemployment rate in the United States dropped to 7% in November, the lowest figure for five years.
Royal Bank of Scotland and a leading rating agency are being sued for £150m over so-called toxic products in the global financial crash.
Cath Kidston, the retailer known for its floral-print product ranges, is eyeing a new year sale jackpot that could net its eponymous founder at least £50m.
Gerald Corbett is to step down as chairman of Moneysupermarket, the online price comparison business, seven years after steering it through its stock market debut.
A Wendy's employee who dropped a partially smoked joint into a customer's cheeseburger has been fired and charged with marijuana possession.
A surfer who went to hospital after suffering mystery cuts to his hand and leg was surprised to learn he had been bitten by a shark.
Doctors at a Northern California hospital say a couple have given birth to an extremely rare set of naturally conceived identical triplets.
Department store John Lewis has made contact with the parents of a five-year-old girl it wanted to thank for writing a letter of apology after she broke a Christmas bauble.
The Pope has revealed he once worked as a nightclub bouncer in his native Argentina.
Of the many remarkable images of Nelson Mandela's remarkable life, few speak as powerfully as the moment South Africa's new president handed the 1995 Rugby World Cup to Francois Pienaar in Johannesburg.
Right to the end, Winnie and Nelson Mandela remained close.
North Korea has released an American war veteran detained for more than a month for "hostile acts" against the country.
England have been drawn to play against Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.