12:13 pm (2 hours ago)
North Korea urges a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.
2:05 am (12 hours ago)
A 28-year-old man is detained on suspicion of the murder of an off-duty PC who died after being attacked in Liverpool city centre.
9:48 am (5 hours ago)
Alastair Cook is "disappointed" to be left out of England's World Cup squad after Eoin Morgan is named new one-day captain.
1:09 pm (an hour ago)
UK shoppers are expected to spend a record £1.2bn buying Christmas presents and groceries on what researchers are calling "Panic Saturday".
12:26 pm (an hour ago)
Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.
11:44 am (3 hours ago)
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help using computers as part of plans to get more people in that age group into work.
12:07 pm (2 hours ago)
The most desirable place to live in the UK is named as Hart in Hampshire where residents are found to be the healthiest and live the longest.
2:18 pm (3 minutes ago)
A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.
1:12 pm (an hour ago)
A man is remanded in custody over the murder of a woman stabbed to death in a north-west London street.
1:19 am (13 hours ago)
UK experts are using aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.
2:02 pm (20 minutes ago)
Chinese President Xi Jinping urges Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy, amid street protests in the former Portuguese colony.
12:39 am (14 hours ago)
Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent Booking.com.
11:03 am (3 hours ago)
Mike Bushell joins a group of social runners in the woods.
12:11 am (14 hours ago)
Cheerleading is usually seen as a young person's sport, but the Japan Senior Cheer Association is for women in their 60s and 70s.
3:41 am (11 hours ago)
Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.
Yesterday, 11:17 am
Cathedral conservators film themselves scaling Britain's highest spire to repair weather meter.
Yesterday, 7:29 am
It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.
3:40 am (11 hours ago)
With just four years until Crossrail is due to open, Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott was given access to the new tunnels beneath London to see how work was getting on.
11:14 am (3 hours ago)
Jools Holland speaks to BBC Breakfast about his annual New Year's Eve show, Hootenanny.
12:34 am (14 hours ago)
Martin Luther King had a dream of freedom. Can his biopic save Hollywood from censorship, asks the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz
Yesterday 5:58 pm (20 hours ago)
It is beginning to dawn on MPs and peers quite how difficult it is likely to be to govern after the next election.
Yesterday, 10:11 am
As 2014 draws to a close, the BBC's Carrie Gracie looks back on China's year and asks if the country has achieved its "dream".
Yesterday, 1:39 pm
Mandy Rice-Davies and a classic Westminster scandal that mortally wounded a prime minister.
Yesterday, 1:16 pm
The BBC explains the significance of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, where Kurdish Peshmerga forces say they have broken the hold of Islamic State.
Yesterday 7:55 pm (18 hours ago)
With a report into World Cup corruption to - eventually - be released, president Sepp Blatter says Fifa's crisis is over. Is he right?
Yesterday, 1:39 am
Could a period of relative stability in Chechnya be coming to an end, asks Dr Galina Yemelianova.
3:13 am (11 hours ago)
The winner of this year's Strictly Come Dancing is set to be decided later, with four couples competing for the glitterball trophy.
8:58 am (5 hours ago)
Facebook users solve the mystery of a lost memory card in under an hour after an appeal is posted by a police force.
Yesterday, 10:07 am
BBC Sport's Jeremy Guscott looks ahead to Saturday's East Midlands and West Country derbies in the Premiership.
11:47 am (3 hours ago)
Gary Ballance is recalled to England's one-day squad for next month's tri-series in Australia and the World Cup.
Yesterday, 10:27 am
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Aston Villa and Manchester United.
Yesterday, 1:14 pm
Team news as Northampton Saints host Leicester Tigers in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Franklin's Gardens (15:15 GMT).
Yesterday, 1:50 pm
Team news as Gloucester host Bath in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Kingsholm Stadium (17:30 GMT).
Yesterday 5:36 pm (21 hours ago)
The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
Yesterday, 2:05 pm
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
10:32 am (4 hours ago)
Philip Bradbourn, a Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, has died, the party announces.
Yesterday 5:09 pm (21 hours ago)
An Oxfam tweet linking benefit cuts to poverty could have been "misconstrued" as party political campaigning, the Charity Commission says.
12:00 am (14 hours ago)
Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.
Yesterday, 11:32 am
Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show.
Yesterday, 12:17 pm
Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.
Yesterday, 9:33 am
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is criticised by the UK Statistics Authority over her use of statistics.
Yesterday 4:59 pm (21 hours ago)
The BBC goes to the Philippines to investigate a rise in blackmail of people duped into taking part in explicit online chats and videos.
Yesterday, 11:30 am
Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate users.
Yesterday 4:27 pm (22 hours ago)
Any moves to modify the concrete Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, must not compromise its flood-protection function, say scientists.
Yesterday, 10:56 am
Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.
10:38 am (4 hours ago)
Sony Pictures says it is looking at alternative ways to release film satire The Interview, cancelled in the wake of a cyber-attack.
12:37 pm (an hour ago)
The singer surprises fans by releasing six tracks from her new album early after songs were leaked online.
Yesterday 5:21 pm (21 hours ago)
The NSA had a staff 'Clown Club', and more nuggets from the news.
Yesterday 5:14 pm (21 hours ago)
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.
1:08 pm (an hour ago)
A 17-year-old is charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of a teenager in a Chelmsford park named by police as Ashley Woolley.
2:18 pm (4 minutes ago)
A teacher is banned from teaching after sending sexually motivated texts and social media messages to female pupils.
1:16 pm (an hour ago)
The remaining staff at a collapsed wave power company are to lose their jobs after no buyer was found for the business.
1:23 pm (58 minutes ago)
A woman is robbed at knifepoint after being grabbed by man as she crossed a road in Edinburgh.
9:30 am (5 hours ago)
Detectives investigating the murder of a man who they believe was attacked with an axe renew their appeal on the first anniversary of his death.
10:04 am (4 hours ago)
A 34-year-old man is being treated in hospital following a road traffic accident in Moira, County Down.
1:37 pm (44 minutes ago)
A police officer suffers minor injuries in a crash while escorting an ambulance in Cardiff.
11:42 am (3 hours ago)
Police arrest driver on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving on the A472 between Pontypool and Hafodyrynys.
8:48 am (6 hours ago)
Liberia votes in a senate election that was postponed because of the Ebola outbreak, with ex-footballer George Weah facing the president's son.
Yesterday 3:40 pm (23 hours ago)
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.
Yesterday 6:50 pm (20 hours ago)
Pakistan carries out its first executions since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre.
Yesterday, 12:27 pm
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
1:22 pm (59 minutes ago)
Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.
Yesterday 8:17 pm (18 hours ago)
Turkey issues an arrest warrant for influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organising an anti-government movement.
5:01 am (9 hours ago)
Colombia's Farc begins an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire, hours after the army said that the left-wing rebels had killed five soldiers.
Thursday, 6:55 pm
Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.
6:37 am (8 hours ago)
Israel launches an air strike on an alleged Hamas site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August.
Yesterday 2:37 pm (24 hours ago)
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.
Yesterday 4:19 pm (22 hours ago)
The parents of James Holmes, the man charged with killing 12 and injuring 70 in a 2012 Colorado theatre massacre, have pleaded he be spared the death penalty.
Yesterday 9:54 pm (16 hours ago)
US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
Yesterday 4:42 pm (22 hours ago)
News photo from around the world
Yesterday, 1:12 am
Treated for the effects of pepper spray
Thursday, 2:31 pm
Images from around the world: 18 December
Thursday, 8:52 am
A selection of the best readers' photos
Wednesday, 11:53 pm
Story of Cuba's relationship with the US
Thursday, 12:55 am
Actress America Ferrera red-faced
Wednesday, 1:20 pm
Families have begun burying their dead
Wednesday, 1:56 am
Brazil's worst drought in 80 years
Thursday, 12:18 pm
MPs hear evidence on the failure of air traffic management systems.
7:22 am (7 hours ago)
Zoo keepers from around the world are due to meet next month to discuss ways to save the endangered northern white rhino.
1:11 pm (an hour ago)
£1.2bn is expected to be spent by UK shoppers on the last Saturday before Christmas, with researchers calling it "Panic Saturday".
Yesterday 11:13 pm (15 hours ago)
Pakistan 'a state under pressure' as authorities face the challenge of how to defeat the Taliban, amidst differing opinions and politics.
1:27 am (13 hours ago)
A FBI sting operation has led to the recovery of stolen artwork worth about $12m (£7.7m) including paintings by Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera.
Yesterday 10:48 pm (16 hours ago)
Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim every year to a pernicious form of online crime.
11:35 am (3 hours ago)
As polling concludes in Indian-administered Kashmir, the BBC's Shalu Yadav meets war widows on opposite sides of the long-standing conflict.
8:29 am (6 hours ago)
BBC reporter Emma Firth spends the night on shift with the North West Ambulance Service.
8:38 am (6 hours ago)
A group of MPs has questioned whether the government can meet its April deadline for introducing identity checks on every person leaving the UK.
1:41 am (13 hours ago)
Snow is more likely in the UK at Easter than Christmas
12:19 am (14 hours ago)
How 12 days of Christmas have become 12 pubs - in one night
1:45 am (13 hours ago)
A sneak peek at how Crossrail is taking shape below London
1:07 am (13 hours ago)
Refugees in US learn to bundle up and walk on ice
1:49 am (13 hours ago)
How one woman deals with her mental health at Christmas
2:20 am (12 hours ago)
Alan Henning's family prepare for 'hard' anniversary
3:56 am (10 hours ago)
How one bird came to dominate this season
2:47 am (12 hours ago)
On the seasonal look-out for counterfeit goods