The week in pictures
The United States will meet the Taliban this week for talks aimed at achieving peace in Afghanistan, US officials have revealed.
The acquittal of accused murderer Amanda Knox was full of "deficiencies, contradictions and illogical" conclusions Italy's high court has ruled, ordering a fresh look at all the evidence to determine whether she did kill her flatmate Meredith Kercher.
FBI agents in suburban Detroit widened their search of an overgrown field for the remains of former Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared nearly 38 years ago and is thought to have been murdered by mobsters.
Terminator 2 star Edward Furlong has been charged with assault after a May 21 incident in which his girlfriend called police and reported he attacked her.
Former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan is recovering after a break-in at her home which left her "very shaken" but unharmed.
Liz McClarnon has said she feels angry that her stalker ruined her life for so long, but got through it with the help of her mum.
Los Angeles police have confirmed Justin Bieber struck a pedestrian with his car in Hollywood.
Kanye West has roped in Kourtney Kardashian's partner Scott Disick to help promote his new album Yeezus.
Britney Spears' sons are to star in the video for her new single Ooh La La, which features on the soundtrack for the Smurfs 2 movie.
Emeli Sande, Rizzle Kicks and Labrinth are among the stars who will perform at a concert in memory of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, 20 years after he was stabbed to death.
Jordan "Rizzle" Stephens, one half of Rizzle Kicks, has spoken about his hopes for an end to racism.
THE singer is reportedly considering entering rehab following a near break-down over her failed relationship to the rapper.
Justin Bieber has been accused of leaving the scene of an accident after hitting a photographer with his car.