Non-emergency police and NHS phone lines have been "restored", Vodafone says, after technical issues disrupted services for about four hours.
Western sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine are aimed at forcing regime change in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.
Iraq's army launches an operation to retake parts of Ramadi in Anbar province, a major city largely controlled by Islamic State militants.
A Saudi citizen who has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay has been released as the U.S. continues attempts to whittle down the prison population at its base in Cuba.
Militants from Somali group al-Shabab say they have attacked a bus in northern Kenya, killing 28 people, in revenge for security raids on mosques.
Voters are going to the polls in Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests in 2011, but many Shias are urging a boycott.
A number of police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are reporting the 101 phone number, designed for non-emergency calls, is down.
Police in Kenya say suspected al-Shabab militants have killed at least 28 people on board a bus near the border with Somalia.
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo takes an economy-class seat on the national carrier to go to Singapore for his son's high-school graduation.
US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say.
Nico Rosberg goes fastest from team-mate Lewis Hamilton in final practice at the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand fails to appear for a scheduled event, raising fresh concerns about his health.
The first NHS staff are due to fly from London to Sierra Leone to help the fight against the Ebola virus.
Talks on Iran's nuclear programme enter their final weekend, but there is no sign yet of a breakthrough as Monday's deadline looms.
In Guinea, the World Health Organization has told the BBC the outbreak is now, overall, "stable" across the country, despite flare-ups in the south-east.
U.S. Marshals are playing more than just a supporting role in Mexico’s fight against the drug cartels. They are going above and beyond portraying themselves as Mexican Marines to take part in drug raids.
Ed Miliband insists Labour remains the party of working people, while accepting one of his MPs was disrespectful to them.
At least 14 people are injured in a suspected gas explosion which has led to the evacuation of a central London hotel, ambulance officials say.
The moment a 100-year-old American woman, Ruby Holt, sees the ocean for the first time.
Snowfall in the north-east of the US is subsiding, forecasters say, but there is now a threat of flooding from rain at the weekend as it melts.