The US is to open direct peace talks with the Taliban after more than 10 years of war in Afghanistan, senior White House officials announce.
UK minister Michael Moore tells the BBC it would be "nonsensical" to negotiate the exit terms of Scottish independence ahead of the historic referendum.
Dispensing with cross-examination of some witnesses is suggested by the Supreme Court president as a way to cut costs.
The case of the last UK resident of Guantanamo Bay has been raised by David Cameron in talks with Barack Obama, the Foreign Office says.
Ministers say agreements reached with internet firms will lead to a "fundamental change" in how images of child abuse are dealt with online.
Leaders of the G8 major economies agree plan to clamp down on money launderers, illegal tax evaders and corporate tax avoiders.
The government is urged by Labour to support the principle of a financial transaction tax.
There is a further fall in the number of crimes recorded in Scotland, according to the latest figures.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller has said a meeting dealing with internet porn will lead to a "fundamental change" in how images of child abuse are dealt with.
The 22 education services running schools in Wales should be cut by a third, a review recommends.
Chris Ham from the King's Fund said there should be a pooled budget for health and social care budgets as an ageing population meant more people had needs that spanned the two services.
Councils have "a huge amount of money in the system" with £2 billion surplus assets which could be better used for taxpayers, the local government minister has said.
The rate of consumer price index (CPI) inflation increased to 2.7% in May, up from 2.4% in April, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) says.
A fundamental overhaul of childcare infrastructure in Scotland must take place, according to Holyrood's equal opportunities committee.
A businesswoman told the business secretary he should be talking to smaller firms, and not just "the big boys", over his plans for four million people to have completed an apprenticeship scheme by 2022.
Chancellor George Osborne unveils plans to stop businesses hiding their profits from the tax authorities in offshore "shell" companies, at the G8 summit.
The Liberal Democrat MP Sir Menzies Campbell momentarily forgot the Lib Dems are part of the coalition government as he asked a question in the House of Commons.
Leaders at the G8 summit have agreed to "stamp out" ransom payments to terrorist groups, UK Prime Minister David Cameron announces.
The King of Jordan endorses a treaty with the UK, paving the way for the extradition of radical cleric Abu Qatada.
Afghan forces have formally taken over security for the whole of the country for the first time since Nato-led troops ousted the Taliban in 2001.