Oscar Pistorius is due to be sentenced today after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The athlete will learn whether or not he faces a jail sentence for her manslaughter on Valentine's Day last year.
Bill and Hillary Clinton have expressed their sadness at the loss of fashion designer and friend Oscar de la Renta, saying: "Oscar’s remarkable eye was matched only by his generous heart."
Hillary was one of a number of US First Ladies to wear de la Renta designs while in the White House, and the family were also close friends of the fashion heavyweight.
In a statement, the Clintons said: "His singular talent and exquisite taste elevated American fashion, and his warmth and friendship will be missed by our family and all whose lives he touched in his extraordinary journey."
International Development Secretary Justine Greening said it was vitally important for the UK to support countries in western Africa to defeat Ebola to prevent further loss of life and ensure it does not spread into the UK.
Speaking as she set off for Sierra Leone with around 100 RAF medics being sent to build a training academy and field hospital she said:
"If we don't combat Ebola it will take many more lives, but also it can pose a risk to the UK".
The driver of the snow plow involved in a deadly plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil company Total was drunk, Russian investigators said.
The crash occurred late last night in an airport in Moscow. A spokesperson for Russia's Investigative Committee said:
The remnants of hurricane Gonzalo will sweep from the north west of the UK to the south east throughout the day, Good Morning Britain's meteorologist Laura Tobin has warned.
Outbreaks of rain will clear in the southeast of England, and more slowly from northeast Scotland, leaving all areas with a mixture of sunshine and squally showers.
It will generally be very windy with severe gale force winds affecting some exposed areas.
A mild start in the southeast it will feel cold everywhere this afternoon given the extremely blustery conditions.
Highs of 12C.
Oscar Pistorius is expected to be sentenced today after being found guilty of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Prosecutors say Pistorius should serve at least ten years in jail, while defence counsel have called for a community sentence or house arrest.
Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce Pistorius' sentence today after finding him guilty last month of culpable homicide for negligently killing Ms Steenkamp. The judge acquitted him of murder.
Pistorius killed his girlfriend on Valentine's Day 2013 when he shot through the bathroom door hitting Ms Steenkamp. The athlete, who had his legs amputated as a baby, said he thought he was firing at an intruder.
The stepdaughter of Osca de la Renta has said the designer died with his family and friends around him on Monday.
Eliza Reed Bolen and her husband Alex Bolen said they were "heartbroken" at the news but that his hard work, intelligence and love of life would remain at the heart of the fashion label.
Former US first lady Laura Bush has paid tribute to "dear friend" designer Oscar de la Renta.