Israel is preparing to "broaden" its ground assault on Gaza after reportedly rejecting an international plan for a week-long truce.
A British man was among those killed when an Air Algerie flight crashed in Africa, the Foreign Office has confirmed.
Mikaeel Kular's mother has pleaded guilty to killing her three-year-old son, who she subjected to repeated assaults.
Tourism bosses are trying to reassure holidaymakers that a huge surge in the number of jellyfish off the coast of Cornwall poses no danger.
The White House has said Russian President Vladimir Putin was "culpable" in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine.
A round-up of the latest stories from the world of sport - brought to you by the Sky Sports News team.
Didier Drogba has re-joined Chelsea on a one-year contract.
Liverpool new boy Adam Lallana looks set to miss the start of the Premier League season after suffering a knee injury in training.
Southampton defender Dejan Lovren will undergo a medical with Liverpool over the weekend according to Sky Sports News sources.
Hungaroring specialist Lewis Hamilton underlined his prowess around the twisty circuit by maintaining his advantage over team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg into Practice Two on Friday.
Tulisa Contostavlos has been found guilty of assaulting a celebrity blogger at V Festival in Essex.
Fifi Geldof has hit out at a social media user who criticised her late sister Peaches for being "selfish".
Film lovers due to attend Secret Cinema's Back to the Future extravaganza have been left disappointed after the event was cancelled for the second night in a row.
Former professional wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has admitted fainting on the set of his latest film.
British director Christopher Nolan has provided a shock at Comic-Con - by appearing on stage alongside Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey to promote their new film Interstellar.
Official figures show the UK economy has emerged from six years of lost growth to return to its pre-crisis peak.
The owner of Sky News has announced an ambitious plan to create a European pay-television giant that will more than treble the company's potential customer base.
Shares surged in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on Friday after it confirmed a 92% rise in half-year pre-tax profits to £2.7bn, despite further writedowns for past mistakes.
Lloyds Banking Group is to examine whether it can claw back millions of pounds paid to former executives who will next week be implicated in the global Libor rate-rigging scandal.
Once you've caught up on last week's news with the Sky News Business Round-Up video, you can get ahead on what's coming up next week with Sky's Week Ahead.
Police in California say a woman who left dolls outside young girls' houses, "terrifying" the local community, is mortified her well-meaning gesture was misconstrued.
Doctors at a US hospital are accused of amputating a man's penis during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision.
Three nude thieves have been captured on CCTV cameras stealing burgers from a southwest Florida eatery.
Game of Thrones author George R R Martin has delivered a happy ending for a change, by taking time out from writing his new book to pen a touching reply to a British fan.
A teenager in India has had 232 teeth removed from his mouth in what could be a record-breaking operation.
A man who served 12 years in prison for a rape he did not commit will have his name cleared after DNA testing identified another man as the culprit.
Four journalists, including three Americans, are being held in Tehran "for questioning", according to an Iranian official.