8:31 am (43 minutes ago)
Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules about to come into force.
8:09 am (an hour ago)
The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.
8:45 am (29 minutes ago)
A passenger is detained in Indonesia after an apparent attempt to hijack a plane that landed at Bali airport, reports say.
3:28 am (6 hours ago)
UK scientists are to get a £200m icebreaker, which will be one of the biggest, most capable polar research vessels in the world.
9:08 am (6 minutes ago)
Royal Bank of Scotland abandons attempts to pay bonuses twice the size of salaries after being told the move would not be approved by a Treasury body.
7:17 am (an hour ago)
Ed Miliband is to outline plans to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts in a speech in Scotland later.
9:10 am (4 minutes ago)
The government says it is making "urgent inquiries" into reports Whitehall computers were used to make insulting comments about the Hillsborough disaster.
8:20 am (54 minutes ago)
Foreign prisoners are not being deported quickly enough to help cut costs and relieve overcrowding in jails, MPs warn.
4:41 am (5 hours ago)
US President Barack Obama arrives in Seoul for a visit that comes amid concern North Korea may be planning a fourth nuclear test.
5:06 am (4 hours ago)
A US judge orders a hearing to consider new evidence relating to the 1987 double-murder conviction of a British businessman in Miami.
2:38 am (7 hours ago)
Technology giants Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe settle a class action lawsuit alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.
8:46 am (28 minutes ago)
A new online map of England and Wales allows people to enter their postcode and find their community's level of risk of developing 14 conditions, such as heart disease and lung cancer.
8:59 am (15 minutes ago)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have waved goodbye as their three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand draws to a close.
6:22 am (3 hours ago)
Claims the coalition is split over the role of the Church of England, shareholders 'anger' at Barclays AGM and the debate over crime figures attract headlines.
2:29 am (7 hours ago)
Almost two-thirds of MPs are "local" to the area they represent, research suggests.
Yesterday 11:35 pm (10 hours ago)
A young girl offered US First Lady Michelle Obama her father's CV during questions at the White House's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
Yesterday 10:37 pm (11 hours ago)
Ronnie O'Sullivan trails Joe Perry 5-3 after the first session of their second-round match at the World Snooker Championship.
7:29 am (an hour ago)
Olympic great Michael Phelps finishes second in the 100m butterfly final in his first event since coming out of retirement.
7:45 am (an hour ago)
Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford becomes outright British record holder with a leap of 8.51m in San Diego.
Yesterday 10:13 pm (11 hours ago)
Former Rangers, Hearts and Scotland defender Sandy Jardine dies aged 65 following a battle with cancer.
Yesterday 8:52 pm (12 hours ago)
Clermont's class and Toulon's power will prevail against Saracens and Munster respectively in the Heineken Cup semi-finals, says Jeremy Guscott
Yesterday 9:50 pm (11 hours ago)
Internet retailer Amazon reports a 32% jump in profit to $108m in the first quarter, but investors worry over increasing expenses.
8:51 am (23 minutes ago)
Former Apple chief executive John Sculley talks about business opportunities in Asia and the story behind Steve Jobs' infamous firing
8:32 am (42 minutes ago)
UKIP suspends a council candidate featured in its latest election broadcast for expressing "repellent" views on Twitter.
Yesterday, 8:29 am
Campaigns have started for Europe's elections in just over a month but is the European electorate engaged?
Yesterday 5:37 pm (16 hours ago)
Skin grown in the laboratory could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, according to UK scientists.
7:55 am (an hour ago)
Teen cancer patients have been "inspired" by Stephen Sutton - a teenager with terminal cancer who has has raised more than £2m for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Yesterday, 9:04 am
A study says the public cost of higher university fees and loans is "highly uncertain" and depends on how much future graduates will earn.
Yesterday 2:03 pm (19 hours ago)
Concerns raised earlier this month about a lack of long-term vision for education in Wales were highlighted over six years ago according to a confidential document.
Yesterday 12:24 pm (21 hours ago)
A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.
12:16 am (9 hours ago)
Ed Catmull, President of Pixar, explains how Steve Jobs use of humour in presentations was influenced by his time at the animation firm.
Yesterday 7:21 pm (14 hours ago)
An exceptionally bright supernova that baffled scientists has been explained - its light is amplified by another galaxy acting as a "lens".
Yesterday 11:22 am (22 hours ago)
The lethal realities of life in Virunga National Park are the subject of a British documentary which has just had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
Yesterday 10:51 pm (10 hours ago)
A village museum in East Sussex goes up against Tate Britain and the new £35m Mary Rose Museum to be named the UK's museum of the year.
Yesterday 8:30 pm (13 hours ago)
Street murals by graffiti artist Banksy - many of them cut off the sides of buildings - have been put on show at an exhibition in London before they are auctioned off.
Yesterday 12:57 pm (20 hours ago)
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
Wednesday, 2:42 pm
For centuries, gardeners have put shards of pottery - "crocks" - at the bottom of plant pots. Why?
Yesterday 8:29 pm (13 hours ago)
London's Gherkin skyscraper has been placed into receivership by creditors after one of its owners was declared insolvent
Yesterday 7:12 pm (14 hours ago)
A mother is charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at their home in south-west London.
12:05 am (9 hours ago)
Hundreds of people are gathering to celebrate the life of veteran politician Margo MacDonald, following her death earlier this month at the age of 70.
Yesterday 10:00 pm (11 hours ago)
Scottish independence would leave working people north and south of the border worse off, Ed Miliband claims.
6:36 am (3 hours ago)
Ulster Bank, a subsidiary of RBS, says all customers whose accounts were debited twice as a result of a computer glitch have had the money repaid.
8:01 am (an hour ago)
Police investigate a small explosion that caused slight damage to a property in north Belfast.
9:07 am (7 minutes ago)
Farming union calls for Wales' three national park authorities to be stripped of their planning powers.
9:07 am (7 minutes ago)
Thousands of dumped supermarket trolleys make a south Wales town one of the worst in the UK for the problem.
Yesterday 5:39 pm (16 hours ago)
South Sudan withdraws charges against four top politicians accused of the alleged coup plot that triggered the civil war.
Yesterday 6:57 pm (14 hours ago)
Kenyan MPs propose making it a criminal offence to address an official incorrectly, the latest move in a status struggle with newly created governors.
7:42 am (an hour ago)
The Pakistani journalist shot last week issues his first statement, once again blaming the country's intelligence agency for the attack.
8:56 am (18 minutes ago)
The underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane could expand if the first Bluefin-21 search yields nothing, Australian officials say.
Yesterday 1:54 pm (19 hours ago)
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.
Yesterday 4:26 pm (17 hours ago)
A Moscow court extends the house arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by another six months for violating its conditions.
2:53 am (6 hours ago)
Brazilian police clash with resident of a slum in Rio, after the funeral of dancer who was shot by officers during unrest there on Tuesday.
3:47 am (5 hours ago)
Bolivia's military chiefs have ordered the dismissal of more than 700 troops who have been protesting to demand better working conditions.
Yesterday 8:58 pm (12 hours ago)
Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume.
4:53 am (4 hours ago)
Iran cuts state subsidies on petrol, sending prices up by as much as 75%, as the government tries to boost an economy battered by sanctions.
Yesterday 9:38 pm (12 hours ago)
The father of a US teenager who stowed away in a wheel well on a flight to Hawaii has said his son was unhappy at school and trying to return to Somalia.
Yesterday 4:51 pm (16 hours ago)
The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.
5:31 am (4 hours ago)
Remember those who fought and died for their countries
Yesterday 3:07 pm (18 hours ago)
Operation against pro-Russian separatists
Yesterday 1:02 pm (20 hours ago)
News photos from past 24 hours: 24 April
Yesterday 11:47 am (21 hours ago)
Readers' photos on the theme of "Monuments"
Yesterday, 4:14 am
Sixth phase of the ongoing India elections
Tuesday, 6:39 pm
Divers search South Korea ferry
Wednesday, 12:59 pm
News photos from past 24 hours: 23 April
Tuesday, 12:03 pm
Huge murals in Dumfries and Galloway
Wednesday, April 9th, 12:55 pm
The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.
7:50 am (an hour ago)
Huge lumps of oil and grease caused by pouring hot fat down the drain are costing water companies £80 million a year to tackle.
12:03 am (9 hours ago)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent the last two weeks touring Australia and New Zealand, but their tour is due to come to an end on Friday.
7:10 am (2 hours ago)
The government says it is making "urgent inquiries" into reports Whitehall computers were used to make insulting edits to an online article about the Hillsborough disaster.
7:44 am (an hour ago)
As Ukrainian soldiers attempt to establish control over eastern areas of the country where pro-Moscow separatists taken over government buildings, the sides are also fighting an information war.
Yesterday 4:25 pm (17 hours ago)
A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm says she was treated "like a criminal" when she was held by the authorities.
Yesterday 9:20 am (24 hours ago)
CCTV footage has captured the moment a man in Czech Republic was hit by a speeding train - but walked away with only minor injuries.
Yesterday 4:22 pm (17 hours ago)
An Australian helicopter pilot describes the moment he rescued five people stranded off the coast of Queensland who had scrawled a giant SOS message in the sand.
Yesterday 9:50 pm (11 hours ago)
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has appeared in court at the start of a trial on bribery charges in Munich.
1:13 am (8 hours ago)
Baby steals show as tour reveals rise in support for monarchy
12:55 am (8 hours ago)
Who are the people who take down Kim Jong-un's every word?
5:42 am (4 hours ago)
The story of one young man who 'couldn't believe he was lovable'
1:15 am (8 hours ago)
What made Poland's prime minister become an internet hit?
12:52 am (8 hours ago)
The lab that tests everyday products
3:10 am (6 hours ago)
How a Scottish Yes vote would change the UK Parliament
1:04 am (8 hours ago)
How a boy got to medical school thanks to a woman he's never met
12:25 am (9 hours ago)
How easy is to coin your own virtual currency?
Yesterday 11:12 pm (10 hours ago)
The big questions from F1 chief's first day in Munich court
12:02 am (9 hours ago)
How home loan applicants could be asked about their lifestyle
Yesterday 10:00 pm (11 hours ago)
Ed Miliband pledges action, but will it help workers?