12:00 am (6 hours ago)
The NHS will set up 11 centres to unlock the secrets of DNA and help develop tests and drugs to target cancer and rare genetic diseases.
4:16 am (an hour ago)
Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.
2:24 am (3 hours ago)
The gunman who shot dead two New York policemen told people "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the killings, police say.
12:01 am (6 hours ago)
Business lobby group the CBI says half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones.
Yesterday 11:36 pm (6 hours ago)
A driver shouting the Islamic phrase "God is great" in Arabic runs down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, French media say.
5:16 am (16 minutes ago)
Caretaker leader Moncef Marzouki refuses to admit defeat in Tunisia's first free presidential election after exit polls suggest a win for Beji Caid Essebsi.
12:44 am (5 hours ago)
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.
4:03 am (an hour ago)
South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker.
Yesterday 11:55 pm (6 hours ago)
A stolen laptop containing the last photographs of an ill child before she died is returned to her family.
12:04 am (5 hours ago)
The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.
Yesterday 11:18 pm (6 hours ago)
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.
1:50 am (4 hours ago)
A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.
12:06 am (5 hours ago)
The BBC's Richard Taylor tests out a hoverboard that uses magnetic levitation.
Yesterday 11:26 am (18 hours ago)
In the United Kingdom the solstice is a little after 11pm on 21 December this year.
Yesterday 11:59 pm (6 hours ago)
Andrew Harding returns to Aceh 10 years after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami struck to see how things have changed.
Yesterday 11:02 pm (7 hours ago)
Lord Sugar picks his winner in The Apprentice final on BBC One - with Mark Wright and Bianca Miller vying to be his business partner.
Yesterday 9:22 am (20 hours ago)
Turkmenistan in Central Asia is one of the most isolated and secretive states in the world, dissent is not tolerated and suspicion reigns.
Yesterday 10:18 am (19 hours ago)
John Freeman was best known for his direct interview style and spoke with Martin Luther King about an assassination attempt that left him fighting for his life.
Yesterday 6:31 pm (11 hours ago)
Photographer Jane Bown, who has died at the age of 89, spoke to Radio 4's Woman's Hour in 2006.
Yesterday 4:25 pm (13 hours ago)
Daniel Boettcher reports from Windsor, where Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after their civil partnership ceremony.
1:07 am (4 hours ago)
Monday's newspapers cover the launch of the 100,000 Genomes project, promising a revolution in personalised healthcare. There is also news of how the country is being plunged into darkness.
2:23 am (3 hours ago)
A new measure aims to increase the number of women in senior positions in German industry - but it must overcome deep-seated antagonism, says Jenny Hill.
Yesterday, 12:20 am
Foreign investors are keen to do deals with Turkmenistan but a climate of fear silences dissent, writes the BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov in Ashgabat.
2:29 am (3 hours ago)
Photographer Murad Sezer explains why he shot an abandoned baby's cradle on the Syrian Turkish border.
Yesterday, 12:46 am
The US navy has developed a robot that looks like a fish, but has high-tech surveillance equipment inside.
Yesterday 11:05 pm (6 hours ago)
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.
Yesterday 6:49 pm (11 hours ago)
X Factor winner Ben Haenow wins the race for the Christmas number one single, with his song Something I Need.
Yesterday 8:25 pm (9 hours ago)
Ally McCoist leaves his position as Rangers manager and is put on gardening leave, with Kenny McDowall taking charge.
Yesterday 10:05 pm (7 hours ago)
Boxer Anthony Crolla vows to come back "stronger than ever" after being hospitalised in a confrontation with burglars.
Yesterday 10:22 pm (7 hours ago)
MOTD2 pundit Phil Neville on how Liverpool dominated Mathieu Flamini in the Arsenal midfield in their 2-2 draw.
Yesterday 8:24 pm (9 hours ago)
Boss Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool can finish in the Premier League top four after their 2-2 draw against Arsenal.
Yesterday 3:55 pm (14 hours ago)
Andy Goode scores 33 points as Wasps beat London Irish in their first match at their new home, Coventry's Ricoh Arena.
Yesterday 8:54 pm (9 hours ago)
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
2:15 am (3 hours ago)
Senior workers in London's financial services sector are expecting an average 21% rise in their bonus payouts for this year, a survey found.
Yesterday 12:21 pm (17 hours ago)
Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.
Yesterday 5:37 pm (12 hours ago)
Home Secretary Theresa May backs a plan that would force foreign students to leave the UK after their university courses, in a bid to curb illegal immigration.
Yesterday 2:45 pm (15 hours ago)
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.
Saturday, December 20th, 6:17 pm
The first British army reservists along with 100 regular soldiers head to Sierra Leone to help the battle against Ebola in the West African state.
Friday, December 19th, 12:17 pm
Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.
Friday, December 19th, 9:33 am
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is criticised by the UK Statistics Authority over her use of statistics.
Friday, December 19th, 4:59 pm
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 2:27 pm (15 hours ago)
The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
Saturday, December 20th, 1:19 am
Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Friday, December 19th, 4:27 pm
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 10:01 pm (8 hours ago)
Amstrad founder Lord Sugar names Australian businessman Mark Wright as his latest business partner, at the climax of BBC One's The Apprentice.
Yesterday 7:34 pm (10 hours ago)
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish convert their civil partnership to a marriage - with the musician documenting the day on the Instagram website.
Saturday, December 20th, 1:41 am
In the UK there's a greater chance of snow at Easter than at Christmas.
Friday, December 19th, 5:21 pm
The NSA had a staff 'Clown Club', and more nuggets from the news.
Yesterday 4:08 pm (13 hours ago)
A man is arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of a man who fell off the Avon Gorge in Bristol.
Yesterday 1:17 pm (16 hours ago)
A second man is arrested on suspicion of murdering off-duty police officer Neil Doyle, who died after being attacked in Liverpool on Friday.
12:04 am (5 hours ago)
The chairman of the BMA in Scotland calls for "real change" to ensure the NHS in Scotland is sustainable for future generations.
12:06 am (5 hours ago)
Scottish construction firms call for increased funding to help recruit and train more apprentices.
Yesterday 6:31 pm (11 hours ago)
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers says it is "make your mind up time" for Northern Ireland's political leaders ahead of cross-party talks.
Yesterday 6:29 pm (11 hours ago)
Four parishes in County Down and Antrim have been targeted by thieves in the run-up to Christmas, according to the Church of Ireland.
Yesterday 4:58 pm (13 hours ago)
Fire crews bring a large blaze at a factory on Swansea enterprise zone under control.
Yesterday 12:12 pm (17 hours ago)
An urgent inquiry into the murders of Mandy Power, her daughters, and mother is launched after new evidence is uncovered by the lawyers of convicted killer David Morris.
1:02 am (5 hours ago)
Beji Caid Essebsi claims victory in Tunisia's first free presidential election, with exit polls suggesting he won more than 55% of the vote
Yesterday 3:01 pm (15 hours ago)
Votes are being counted in Liberia's senate election held on Saturday despite a deadly Ebola outbreak, but many people decided to stay away.
2:45 am (3 hours ago)
Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.
2:34 am (3 hours ago)
A woman charged with the murders of eight children in the Australian city of Cairns has failed to have her case transferred to a mental health court.
Saturday, December 20th, 1:22 pm
Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.
Friday, December 19th, 8:17 pm
Turkey issues an arrest warrant for influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organising an anti-government movement.
Saturday, December 20th, 10:23 pm
Cuban President Raul Castro hails a recent move to normalise relations with the US but stresses that Havana will not change its political system.
Saturday, December 20th, 5:01 am
Colombia's Farc begins an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire, hours after the army said that the left-wing rebels had killed five soldiers.
Yesterday 4:56 pm (13 hours ago)
Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.
Yesterday 9:13 am (20 hours ago)
Jordan executes 11 men convicted of murder, ending a eight-year moratorium on the death penalty.
Saturday, December 20th, 11:46 pm
Four Afghan detainees at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have been sent back to their home country, the Pentagon says.
Yesterday, 5:19 am
Former three-time heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman says.
Friday, December 19th, 4:42 pm
News photo from around the world
Friday, December 19th, 1:12 am
Treated for the effects of pepper spray
Thursday, December 18th, 2:31 pm
Images from around the world: 18 December
Thursday, December 18th, 8:52 am
A selection of the best readers' photos
Wednesday, December 17th, 11:53 pm
Story of Cuba's relationship with the US
Thursday, December 18th, 12:55 am
Actress America Ferrera red-faced
Wednesday, December 17th, 1:20 pm
Families have begun burying their dead
Wednesday, December 17th, 1:56 am
Brazil's worst drought in 80 years
Thursday, December 18th, 12:18 pm
MPs hear evidence on the failure of air traffic management systems.
Yesterday 11:33 pm (6 hours ago)
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after they held their civil partnership ceremony.
12:03 am (5 hours ago)
This collection of photographs shows the redevelopment of some areas affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
3:11 am (2 hours ago)
Voters in Tunisia are choosing their first freely elected president in a run-off election seen as a landmark in the country's move to democracy.
Yesterday 6:46 pm (11 hours ago)
Two New York City police officers are shot dead in their patrol car by a lone gunman in what appears to be an ambush.
Yesterday 9:33 pm (8 hours ago)
Actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her interpretations of the works of Samuel Beckett, has died at the age of 82, her son confirms.
Yesterday 7:28 pm (10 hours ago)
Former members of the armed forces who are sent to prison will be given more support, the Ministry of Justice says.
Yesterday 11:54 pm (6 hours ago)
President Barack Obama says the United States will consider putting North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
Saturday, December 20th, 10:29 pm
Presenter Caroline Flack and her partner Pasha Kovalev are crowned the winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2014.
1:13 am (4 hours ago)
His pickled heart has provided scientists with few answers
12:01 am (6 hours ago)
BBC reporter meets Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on
1:20 am (4 hours ago)
How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book
1:24 am (4 hours ago)
Who, and what, went viral in 2014?
12:12 am (5 hours ago)
Meet the temporary Christmas posties
1:36 am (4 hours ago)
Tim Burton on the art fraud that shocked America
12:19 am (5 hours ago)
The hard side of soft power in China's Confucius institutes
Yesterday 11:47 pm (6 hours ago)
Interactive video remembering the InterCity 125