Pope Francis calls for all faiths to enter a dialogue to counter fanaticism and fundamentalism, at the start of a key visit to Turkey.
A dog is stabbed to death by a police officer during a drugs search in south-east London.
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Many people are killed in three explosions during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports say.
One man admits murder and another culpable homicide over a stabbing where the victim was hunted down in a taxi.
Seven men are jailed for up to 11 years for their parts in gang which raped and abused girls in Bristol.
At least two demonstrators die in Egypt as Islamist anti-government protesters clash with police in Cairo.
A mother-of-six who flew to Australia after telling her son she was going to the supermarket is given a suspended jail sentence.
There are calls on the government to do more to help the return of Tunisians who travelled to Iraq and Syria to fight with extremist groups.
A British soldier said to be obsessed with far-right politics is jailed for two years for making nail bomb at his family's home.
Simon Darby says the BNP's message on immigration has been "pretty well co-opted" by other political parties.
Schools in England must ensure pupils have respect and tolerance for all faiths, races and cultures, says new government guidance on British values.
Understanding the scale of the humanitarian crisis in Syria can be difficult. So imagine this: what if Syria were the UK?
Jeremy Paxman says he was approached to become a Conservative candidate for London mayor - but is not interested in it.
The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is unveiled online and in US cinemas
Retailers including John Lewis and Currys PC World are heading for record online sales as frenzied shopping swamps websites.
Stormont's Standards and Privileges Committee says Iris Robinson committed a serious breach of assembly rules, but First Minister Peter Robinson did not.
A former council chief at the centre of a row over cash payments made in lieu of pension contributions was given a luxury Porsche lease car as his work vehicle, BBC Wales learns.
A police officer who witnessed the so-called "plebgate" row says it was a "nonsense incident" that should not have cost Andrew Mitchell his job.
Dr Michael McBride is appointed the new chief executive of Belfast Health Trust.