12:00 am (an hour 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.
Yesterday 11:36 pm (2 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.
Yesterday 11:18 pm (3 hours ago)
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.
12:01 am (an hour 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.
1:02 am (57 minutes 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 11:55 pm (2 hours ago)
A stolen laptop containing the last photographs of an ill child before she died is returned to her family.
Yesterday 2:27 pm (12 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.
12:44 am (an hour 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.
Yesterday 6:40 pm (7 hours ago)
Photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett among many others, dies aged 89.
Yesterday 10:01 pm (4 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.
12:04 am (an hour ago)
The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.
12:06 am (an hour ago)
The BBC's Richard Taylor tests out a hoverboard that uses magnetic levitation.
Yesterday 11:26 am (15 hours ago)
In the United Kingdom the solstice is a little after 11pm on 21 December this year.
Yesterday 11:59 pm (an hour 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 (3 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 (17 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 (16 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 (7 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 (10 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 (52 minutes 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.
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.
Saturday, December 20th, 12:34 am
Martin Luther King had a dream of freedom. Can his biopic save Hollywood from censorship, asks the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz
Friday, December 19th, 5:58 pm
It is beginning to dawn on MPs and peers quite how difficult it is likely to be to govern after the next election.
Friday, December 19th, 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, 12:46 am
The US navy has developed a robot that looks like a fish, but has high-tech surveillance equipment inside.
Friday, December 19th, 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.
Friday, December 19th, 7:55 pm
With a report into World Cup corruption to - eventually - be released, president Sepp Blatter says Fifa's crisis is over. Is he right?
Friday, December 19th, 1:39 am
Could a period of relative stability in Chechnya be coming to an end, asks Dr Galina Yemelianova.
Yesterday 11:05 pm (3 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 (7 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 (6 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 (4 hours ago)
Boxer Anthony Crolla vows to come back "stronger than ever" after being hospitalised in a confrontation with burglars.
Yesterday 10:22 pm (4 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 (6 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 (10 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 6:52 pm (7 hours ago)
Aberdeen City Council announces it is to hold a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry.
Yesterday 8:54 pm (5 hours ago)
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
Yesterday 12:21 pm (14 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 (8 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 (11 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.
Friday, December 19th, 2:05 pm
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
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 7:34 pm (6 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.
Yesterday 3:00 pm (11 hours ago)
A total of 11.5 million people watch as TV presenter Caroline Flack wins this year's series of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.
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 (10 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 (13 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 (an hour 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 (an hour ago)
Scottish construction firms call for increased funding to help recruit and train more apprentices.
Yesterday 6:31 pm (7 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 (7 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 (9 hours ago)
Fire crews bring a large blaze at a factory on Swansea enterprise zone under control.
Yesterday 12:12 pm (14 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.
Yesterday 3:01 pm (11 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.
Friday, December 19th, 3:40 pm
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.
Yesterday 5:50 pm (8 hours ago)
Pakistan hangs four convicts in the second set of executions since the death penalty was reinstated after the deadly Peshawar school massacre.
Saturday, December 20th, 2:02 pm
Chinese President Xi Jinping urges Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy, amid street protests in the former Portuguese colony.
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.
1:50 am (9 minutes ago)
A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.
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.
Yesterday 4:56 pm (9 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 (17 hours ago)
Jordan executes 11 men convicted of murder, ending a eight-year moratorium on the death penalty.
Yesterday 5:39 pm (8 hours ago)
President Obama says "there is no justification" for the shooting dead of two policemen in New York, amid tension over police tactics in the city.
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.
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 (2 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 (an hour ago)
This collection of photographs shows the redevelopment of some areas affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
Yesterday 1:10 pm (13 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 (7 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 (4 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 (7 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 (2 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 (46 minutes ago)
His pickled heart has provided scientists with few answers
12:01 am (an hour ago)
BBC reporter meets Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on
1:20 am (39 minutes ago)
How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book
1:24 am (35 minutes ago)
Who, and what, went viral in 2014?
12:12 am (an hour ago)
Meet the temporary Christmas posties
1:36 am (23 minutes ago)
Tim Burton on the art fraud that shocked America
12:19 am (an hour ago)
The hard side of soft power in China's Confucius institutes
Yesterday 11:47 pm (2 hours ago)
Interactive video remembering the InterCity 125