A Liberal Democrat minister has accused Downing Street of "backpedalling" over a Home Office report suggesting heavy penalties for illegal drug use make no difference.
The 2012-13 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) shows illegal drug-taking was down slightly on the previous year.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has condemned the closure of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque as a "declaration of war".
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has come out as gay and says he wants to "inspire people to insist on their equality".
The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe opposed to Islamic State (IS) have reportedly been found in a mass grave.
A row over garden ornaments amongst elderly folk in Swansea has led to "threats, intimidation, accusations of theft and damage".
Film director Roman Polanski has been allowed to walk free after being questioned by Polish prosecutors on a US arrest warrant for sex offences.
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