A doctor from Lincoln has drowned in Tenerife after trying to rescue two children who had been swept away by a wave.
Health and community workers say rules requiring all NHS hospitals to report cases of female genital mutilation are not good enough.
An America nurse who was found guilty of aiding the suicide of Coventry man over the internet has had his conviction reversed.
The new head of the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit is expected to speak about conflicts in Syria later.
Detective Chief Superintendent Sue Southern will be speaking at an event, which aims to make young people aware of the dangers of travelling to Syria.
An event is also taking place in Nottingham, to inform people how to constructively help Syrians caught up in the conflict.
British detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are poised to stage operations on Portuguese soil.
Investigators from Scotland Yard are waiting for an official agreement later this week, and hope to begin "operational activity" linked to the case in the near future.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt said he hoped that Portuguese and British officers could act soon, although he would not reveal what the operations will involve.
He said: "I am cautiously optimistic that in the not-too-distant future we are going to start to see activity."
Police also revealed that they are looking at five more cases in which young British girls were sexually assaulted during holiday home break-ins by a lone intruder in the Algarve.
One of these was in 2005 on a 10-year-old girl in Praia da Luz, where Madeleine, then three, vanished two years later.
The father of a man from Peterborough killed in a bus crash in Malaysia said his family was "devastated" by the attack.
Harry Woolhouse's father Christopher, 67, told the Telegraph his daughter had called him after she had seen a message on Facebook which said her brother had been killed.
"We just can't take it in. We're completely devastated," he said.
A man from Peterborough has died after a double-decker bus apparently crashed into a ravine in Malaysia.
The Foreign Office have confirmed that 32-year-old Harry Christopher Woolhouse died in the accident in Pahang.
According to local reports the bus was taking foreign tourists to Singapore when it fell down a slope at an oil plantation.
The Foreign Office is supporting his family.
The funeral of a family doctor from Lincoln who drowned on holiday in Tenerife has taken place today.
Doctor Barathi Ravikumar, who was a partner at South Park and The Heath Surgeries, in Bracebridge Heath, died after getting into difficulties at the Playa Paraiso resort as she went to rescue children who'd been swept into the sea.
Her relative Uma Ramalingam, a consultant obstetrician, also drowned.
A Walsall man is due to appear before an American court today charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill his ex-wife.
William Wallace, aged 33, was caught up in a child support and custody battle with his former partner while living in Santa Ana, California. He is accused of telling a private investigator he wanted her dead, and asking whether he knew anyone would murder he and dispose of the body.
The investigator was the one who turned him in to police.
Bail has been set for Wallace, formerly of the Yew Tree Estate, at $2 million (£1.2m). If convicted, he faces a sentence of up to 26 years to life in a state prison.
Wallace denies the charges.
A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death in the case of man from Staffordshire, and another from Northamptonshire, who both died in a plane crash in Nepal.
Stephen Holding, who was 60 and from Barlaston, was on the aircraft which slammed into the runway and burst into flames after take-off from Kathmandu in September 2012.
Also on board was 51-year-old Christopher Davey from Moulton in Northamptonshire.
They were among a party setting off from Kathmandu for three weeks trekking in the shadow of Mount Everest.
Air crash Investigators say all passengers would've died on impact. Today a coroner ruled the 19 passengers and crew on board died ''as the result of an accident.''
Tributes are being paid to a Lincoln GP who has died on the holiday island of Tenerife. Doctor Barathi Ravikumar who worked at the Bracebridge Heath health centre lost her life along with another person after trying to rescue two children who had been swept away by a wave.