Emergency services rescued about 40 people who got stuck on a theme-park ride on Sunday. Fire crews were called to Chessington World of Adventures, in Surrey, shortly after 5pm.
Pope Francis blesses Harley-Davidsons and their riders
Pope Francis had a brush with the biker fraternity on Sunday, as he blessed thousands of Harley-Davidsons and their riders who were celebrating the motorbike maker's 110th anniversary with a parade in Rome.
Chinese farmer detained for fabricating fake ET story
A farmer in China has been detained by police for making up, and spreading a story of accidentally killing an extra-terrestrial being.
Edward Snowden family friend applauds his courage
A neighbour of a former American defence contractor who leaked information about two National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programmes, applauded his bravery on Monday.
Violent clashes as police renew crackdown on protesters
Dozens of people were injured in day-long clashes between riot police and protesters in central Istanbul that lasted into the early hours on Wednesday. Riot police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets, overwhelming protesters who had been occupying Istanbul's central Taksim Square and its adjacent Gezi Park.