Eight leading technology firms including Google and Facebook call for "wide-scale changes" to US government surveillance.
Some patients are facing long waits in ambulances outside A&E departments, with one case involving a delay of more than six hours, figures show.
The way the government has gone about implementing a central pillar of its changes to the welfare system will be examined by MPs today.
MPs and peers are to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela during the opening of business at the Houses of Parliament.
Alcohol is still killing the equivalent of 20 people a week in Scotland despite a fall in booze-related deaths, it has been warned.
The OECD says Labour's plan to freeze energy bills if it wins the 2015 election could put investors in energy firms in financial danger.
The majority of the 13 million people classed as living in poverty in the UK are in work, a charity's report suggests.
More working households were living in poverty in the UK last year than non-working ones - for the first time, a charity has reported.
Members of Falkirk Labour select Karen Whitefield as their general election candidate after the row over the party's selection process.
Plans to award MPs an 11% pay rise have been criticised across Westminster, with one minister describing them as "wholly inappropriate".
A future Labour government should raise the top rate of income tax to 50%, former leader Lord Kinnock says.
Plans to award MPs a pay rise of more than £7,500 are "incomprehensible" and should be reconsidered, Treasury Minister Danny Alexander says.
David and Samantha Cameron choose a black and white portrait of the couple and their youngest daughter Florence for their 2013 Christmas card.
Conservative MP Anne McIntosh is told by her Thirsk and Malton constituency officials they will not endorse her election candidacy.
Former Labour leader has said he wants to see the 50p tax rate reinstated
A UK Independence party councillor says comments about immigrants that were attributed to her in a Sunday paper have been taken "out of context".
The BBC's Nick Robinson examines the impact Nelson Mandela made on British politics during the apartheid years and since.
Nelson Mandela was a "bright beacon of liberty and justice shining across the world", says MP and lifelong anti-apartheid activist Peter Hain.
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair speaks to the BBC to share his memories of the late South African president Nelson Mandela, who has died at the age of 95.
Vulnerable elderly people may have been ripped off by home security system suppliers acting as a price-fixing cartel, regulators say.