Counter-terrorism police in the UK say they are investigating the English-accented Islamic State fighter who beheaded journalist James Foley.
James Foley's family were warned he would be killed a week before he was beheaded by an Islamic State militant, it has emerged.
The father of James Foley has said that he knows his son who was beheaded by militants "is in heaven", in an emotional tribute.
Sir Cliff Richard has pulled out of a ceremony where he was to be awarded the Keys of the City of Albufeira near his holiday home in Portugal.
A British toddler has drowned after he fell into a neighbour's swimming pool in Spain.
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Celtic claimed a 1-1 draw with Maribor in Slovenia in the first leg of their Champions League play-off clash.
Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City, keeping him at the Etihad Stadium until 2018.
Sky sources understand Malky Mackay will not now be appointed as manager of Crystal Palace.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that bitter rivals Kell Brook and Amir Khan could warm-up for a summer showdown by fighting on the same night in December.
Fans of Kate Bush wanting to document her first comeback gigs in 35 years may be left disappointed after being asked not to film the shows.
Jackie Chan's son has become the latest celebrity to be detained on drug-related charges in one of China's biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades.
An iPad app created by Hollywood star Tom Hanks has shot to the top of Apple's iTunes Store.
Tim Vine has said he is surprised after becoming the first comic to win the funniest gag award twice at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Cosmetic firm Elizabeth Arden has seen its share price drop by 24% after it revealed a plunge in sales of celebrity-linked perfumes.
Newly-revealed minutes from the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee show its members were split on a potential interest rate rise.
Bank of America has agreed to a record $17bn (£10.2bn) settlement over its sale of mortgage-backed securities in the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis.
Russia's food safety watchdog has suspended operations at four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow over alleged sanitary law breaches.
The rise of self-employed workers risks a 'pension ticking time bomb' for blue collar workers, a union has warned.
Carillion says it is no longer pursuing a merger with Balfour Beatty after the construction firm rejected a third offer.
A booking photo of a 19-year-old man wearing a T-shirt featuring an image of his mugshot from a previous arrest has gone viral.
A family in Alabama is celebrating the catch of a lifetime - a 15ft (4.5m) alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds (450kg).
The world-record holder for the most piercings has been refused entry to Dubai - claiming officials were worried he may practise black magic.
A man has driven his car into his own swimming pool after getting his flip flops tangled up in the pedals.
A man has been rescued five miles off the Dorset coast while attempting to sail to America in a £300 dinghy.
A friend and colleague of the US journalist apparently beheaded in a video released by militants has said he died doing something "he truly believed in".
Liberian security forces have clashed with desperate protesters after using scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off a sprawling slum to prevent ebola from spreading.
The Iraqi government says it is troubled by reports that Islamic State militants are selling oil from wells they have captured in northern Iraq.
US Attorney General Eric Holder has arrived in Missouri, where protesters are calling for a new prosecutor to oversee the case of slain teenager Michael Brown.