12:54 pm (3 hours ago)
South Korean officials say a rescue operation at the capsized ferry may take two months, as divers battle strong currents to reach the missing.
10:41 am (5 hours ago)
Ukraine suspends operations against pro-Russian militants occupying government offices in the east over Easter, but the stand-off remains.
2:08 pm (an hour ago)
Police in Northern Ireland arrest a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan.
1:15 pm (3 hours ago)
A family is left with nowhere to run when their car catches fire - in the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.
3:42 pm (17 minutes ago)
The NUT conference is to hear calls for a campaign of industrial action and classroom walk-outs over pay and workload.
10:59 am (5 hours ago)
A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in an incident in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, police reveal.
8:50 am (7 hours ago)
Taxpayers' personal financial data could be shared with private firms and researchers, Revenue & Customs says, despite concerns over privacy and security.
12:19 pm (4 hours ago)
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.
8:37 am (7 hours ago)
The search area for the missing Malaysian plane has narrowed and will be at "a critical juncture" in the next two days, says the transport minister.
8:48 am (7 hours ago)
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.
1:07 pm (3 hours ago)
Former BBC presenter Derek Cooper, who founded Radio 4's The Food Programme and presented a number of other shows, dies, aged 88.
1:52 pm (2 hours ago)
Manchester rapper MC Tunes' second album is to get its public debut, 23 years after it was due to be heard.
2:25 pm (an hour ago)
A Devon farm which features in Michael Morpurgo's book War Horse opens a museum dedicated to the story.
11:57 am (4 hours ago)
Lancashire coach Peter Moores will lead England for a second time, succeeding Andy Flower who resigned in January.
8:05 am (8 hours ago)
Lewis Hamilton takes his third pole position in four races with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix.
Yesterday 6:53 pm (21 hours ago)
Man Utd boss David Moyes will not get a warm welcome back at Everton, whose fans have fallen under Roberto Martinez's spell, writes Phil McNulty
3:19 pm (39 minutes ago)
Fulham's Premier League survival hopes are dealt a blow by a 3-1 defeat at Tottenham that leaves them two points from safety.
1:49 pm (2 hours ago)
Ronnie O'Sullivan makes two century breaks on his way to a 6-2 lead against Robin Hull on day one at the Crucible.
9:35 am (6 hours ago)
People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue directors", Business Secretary Vince Cable says.
Yesterday, 12:16 pm
Almost half of Britons believe the UK will become a nation of renters within a generation, research suggests.
Yesterday 6:17 pm (22 hours ago)
David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says.
1:59 pm (an hour ago)
Tristram Hunt, Labour's shadow education secretary, has warned against religious extremism in schools.
Yesterday, 1:03 pm
Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
Thursday, 12:37 pm
A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen."
2:33 pm (an hour ago)
Labour's Tristram Hunt has told teachers in Birmingham that there is no place for "cultural or gender segregation" in schools.
Tuesday, 7:43 pm
An inquiry into allegations of a hard-line Islamist plot to take over 25 Birmingham schools is to be lead by the Met's former national head of counter terrorism, it has been announced.
Thursday, 2:20 pm
In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant.
Wednesday, 11:58 pm
A Japanese researcher shows off glasses that display computer-generated eyes, which express emotions to save their wearer the effort.
Yesterday, 2:54 am
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.
Tuesday, 11:15 am
People in the Americas have been treated to a rare "blood moon" lunar eclipse. Jonathan Amos explains the science behind the colour change.
Yesterday 4:49 pm (23 hours ago)
Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.
Yesterday 6:54 pm (21 hours ago)
Film critic Anna Smith reviews the week's new film releases, including comedy The Love Punch, character driven drama, Locke, and We Are The Best!, a witty drama about a punk band in the 1980s.
2:34 am (13 hours ago)
On International Circus Day, author Jeremy Clay recounts the tale of an escaped lion and a spa stay that proved rather less than stress-free.
2:17 am (14 hours ago)
Rhea birds can be extremely dangerous, and more nuggets from the week's news.
5:57 am (10 hours ago)
The Daily Express says people are releasing equity from homes to "top up" their pensions, while other papers are concerned about state intrusion into privacy.
12:06 pm (4 hours ago)
Nine council bosses fly to the US to research theme parks in Florida at the cost of £15,441.
3:15 pm (44 minutes ago)
Plans for further oil and gas exploration at Balcombe are recommended for approval by West Sussex county councillors.
1:43 pm (2 hours ago)
Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 46-year-old woman after her body is found in a flat.
11:33 am (4 hours ago)
An 87-year-old man who fell off a pier into the sea as he rode his mobility scooter has died.
11:04 am (5 hours ago)
Richard Brown, a 44-year-old motorcyclist, has died after his vehicle was involved in a collision with a tractor in Fivemiletown.
1:36 pm (2 hours ago)
Two cars and two homes are damaged in an early morning arson attack in Banbridge, County Down.
3:46 pm (12 minutes ago)
Two men are seriously injured in a crash involving a motorcycle and a truck towing a boat in Ceredigion, says the fire service.
1:13 pm (3 hours ago)
The family of a disabled man who died after a routine operation are told they can finally have an inquest, a year after his death.
3:12 pm (47 minutes ago)
The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.
3:22 pm (37 minutes ago)
Egyptian left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi submits his official bid to run for president, the only challenger so far to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Yesterday, 11:37 am
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.
Yesterday, 3:32 pm
Japan says it will catch fewer whales in the Pacific this year after a court banned its whaling off Antarctica.
Yesterday 11:55 pm (16 hours ago)
Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.
Yesterday, 1:51 pm
A close aide to French President Francois Hollande resigns following allegations he had a conflict of interest in a previous post.
Yesterday, 3:16 pm
Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.
2:44 am (13 hours ago)
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.
10:33 am (5 hours ago)
An air strike kills at least 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, with some reports saying three civilians also died.
3:32 pm (27 minutes ago)
Two people killed and a third severely wounded after the car they were travelling in exploded in a village near Manama.
Yesterday 9:20 pm (19 hours ago)
The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
Yesterday 9:19 pm (19 hours ago)
President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in "terrorist activity".
Wednesday, 12:54 pm
News photos from past 24 hours: 16 April
Wednesday, 6:43 pm
Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes
Wednesday, 9:27 am
Readers' photos on the theme of "South Africa"
Monday, 9:41 pm
Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso
Tuesday, 1:01 pm
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April
Monday, 4:53 pm
Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja
Monday, 11:20 am
Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia
Monday, 3:16 pm
News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April
Wednesday, April 9th, 12:55 pm
The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.
8:37 am (7 hours ago)
Posters and leaflets have appeared in Donetsk, Eastern Ukrainian, demanding Jews register, pay a new tax or leave, because of 'their support for the Kiev government'.
7:47 am (8 hours ago)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit an air base in Queensland on day four of their tour of Australia.
11:55 am (4 hours ago)
US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.
2:43 am (13 hours ago)
A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.
11:56 am (4 hours ago)
A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, as police appeal for help in finding out what happened.
Yesterday 10:53 pm (17 hours ago)
The Banksy painting which was controversially removed from a wall in Bristol has gone back on display.
8:44 am (7 hours ago)
The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela
Yesterday 4:07 pm (24 hours ago)
Spanish golfer Pablo Larrazabal is attacked by hornets and forced into a lake to avoid the swarm at the Malaysian Open.
11:26 am (5 hours ago)
Fighter jets and screaming crowds for William and Kate
2:47 am (13 hours ago)
What's the story of John Lewis' 150 years of success?
12:01 am (16 hours ago)
The best news photographs from around the world
2:26 am (14 hours ago)
The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents
2:29 am (13 hours ago)
The 8 tribes of people who keep buying records
12:26 am (16 hours ago)
The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine
8:49 am (7 hours ago)
Should this bus station be mourned?
12:46 am (15 hours ago)
Portrait painter Susanne du Toit on being an artist
3:25 pm (34 minutes ago)
Anti-Semitic leaflets in Donetsk stir old fears