1:03 pm (an hour ago)
David Cameron denies claims he is running scared from a head-to-head TV debate with Ed Miliband, as he puts forward proposals for a seven-way debate instead.
1:30 pm (60 minutes ago)
A chemistry teacher from Manchester who was planning to travel to Syria "to wage jihad" is jailed for six years.
12:03 pm (2 hours ago)
Nathan Matthews, stepbrother of Bristol teenager Becky Watts, appears in court charged with her murder.
12:06 pm (2 hours ago)
The home of former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor is searched by police investigating historical allegations of child abuse.
12:47 pm (an hour ago)
UK interest rates are kept unchanged again by the Bank of England, meaning they have now been at their record low of 0.5% for six years.
1:36 pm (54 minutes ago)
Liberia has released its last Ebola patient after going a week without any new cases for the first time since May 2014, according to health officials.
11:13 am (3 hours ago)
UK house prices fell 0.3% in February leaving the average house price at £192,372, according to the Halifax.
5:14 am (9 hours ago)
People affected by river flooding worldwide could triple by 2030, with climate change and population growth the main factors, says a new report.
2:12 pm (18 minutes ago)
A prisoner wins a landmark ruling that could see the smoking ban applied in state prisons in England and Wales.
7:34 am (7 hours ago)
New Zealand is conducting mass surveillance over its Pacific neighbours, documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden say.
12:19 pm (2 hours ago)
The world's biggest restaurant chain, McDonald's, is to phase out the use of chicken injected with antibiotics important to human medicine.
12:58 pm (an hour ago)
The Spy Who Loved School Dinners and The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff win 2015's Blue Peter Book Awards, as young readers celebrate World Book Day.
1:06 pm (an hour ago)
An American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook while in the US.
Yesterday 2:48 pm (24 hours ago)
The Blue Labour movement could yet play a key role in determining the party's future, says the BBC's Mark Mardell.
1:19 am (13 hours ago)
Are viral internet parodies of militants a cause for concern?
7:37 am (7 hours ago)
Will vital public confidence in the Bank of England be shaken by the SFO's probe of whether its schemes to provide cheap finance to banks were scammed?
1:39 am (13 hours ago)
Even the party faithful are starting to question the presidency of Nicolas Maduro, as protests and economic instability grips the country, says Will Grant.
12:15 am (14 hours ago)
The Large Hadron Collider is gearing up for its revamped second run, and its physicists want this next round of collisions to shake their discipline to its core.
11:55 am (3 hours ago)
How many leaders have other countries managed to get into a political debate?
Yesterday 5:23 pm (21 hours ago)
Ukraine's latest mining disaster in Donetsk has claimed dozens of lives. But why are the country's mines so dangerous?
Yesterday, 1:53 pm
The BBC looks at Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two Australians facing execution in Indonesia for drug smuggling.
1:04 pm (an hour ago)
Gift Horse, a skeletal sculpture which displays a live feed from the London Stock Exchange, has been unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.
5:50 am (9 hours ago)
A new set of first class stamps is issued featuring 10 of the UK's most dramatic bridges.
10:47 am (4 hours ago)
Katarina Johnson-Thompson hopes a fearless attitude will help her win gold at the European Indoor Championships.
12:53 am (14 hours ago)
The crash that has forced Fernando Alonso to miss the season-opening Australian Grand Prix has still not been fully explained.
9:56 am (5 hours ago)
New FA guidelines indicate Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse face six-match bans if found guilty of spitting.
11:50 am (3 hours ago)
The Olympics are meant to unite... try telling that to Britain's football officials as a row looms over Rio participation.
11:14 am (3 hours ago)
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is charged by the FA with improper conduct following the match against Hull City on Tuesday.
11:44 am (3 hours ago)
The Serious Fraud Office is investigating liquidity auctions held by the Bank of England during the financial crisis, the Bank says.
2:22 pm (8 minutes ago)
The European Central Bank raises this year's growth forecast for the eurozone to 1.5%, up from 1% previously, while keeping interest rates unchanged at 0.05%.
2:44 am (12 hours ago)
The Conservatives are considering limiting child benefit to three children, which could save £300m a year in the long term, BBC Newsnight learns.
7:49 am (7 hours ago)
The Liberal Democrats say they would offer the people of Cornwall a new assembly which would get new powers to run local services.
8:51 am (6 hours ago)
Plumbers and heating engineers should join with GPs and care staff in tackling problems caused by cold homes, health experts say.
5:17 am (9 hours ago)
More than 900 patients in the West of England had surgery cancelled for non-medical reasons in the first two weeks of the year, figures show.
10:01 am (4 hours ago)
Girls still lack confidence in pursuing high-paid careers in science and technology, even when their school results are as good or better than boys, says an international study.
7:42 am (7 hours ago)
Head teachers warn the overhaul of the exam system is likely to cause significant problems for schools.
1:47 pm (43 minutes ago)
MEPs will consider proposals that would maintain data roaming charges and introduce priority internet access for some specialist services.
Yesterday, 12:44 am
Sony unveils an upgraded version of its PlayStation virtual reality helmet, which it says will go on sale in the first half of 2016.
12:42 pm (an hour ago)
DNA samples reveal two species of forest-dwelling birds on remote Indonesian islands are actually members of the ground-dwelling pipit and wagtail family.
3:44 am (11 hours ago)
The effort to build a synchrotron - a large accelerator that generates X-rays for research - in Africa is gaining momentum, a US conference hears.
10:41 am (4 hours ago)
Pharrell Williams denies copying Marvin Gaye's Got to Give It Up for the hit single Blurred Lines, but says he may have been "channelling... that late-70s feeling".
1:42 pm (48 minutes ago)
Hall and Oates are suing a Brooklyn-based cereal firm claiming their granola Haulin' Oats infringes their trademark.
2:06 pm (24 minutes ago)
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
Yesterday, 1:23 am
Petrol prices rise above 110 pence a litre. But why?
12:23 pm (2 hours ago)
A robber who boasted on Facebook about his plans to raid a supermarket is caught red-handed by police.
Yesterday 9:53 pm (17 hours ago)
Boris Johnson is accused of misleading Londoners over how much it could cost to fund a new garden bridge over the River Thames.
9:29 am (5 hours ago)
Scotland's councils will face financial pressures "of a scale not previously experienced" in the coming years, the public spending watchdog says.
11:12 am (3 hours ago)
Construction of Dundee's new £80m V&A museum of design, which is due to open in 2018, has got under way.
1:32 pm (57 minutes ago)
A controlled explosion is carried out on an incendiary bomb found in the grounds of Ballycastle Police Station in County Antrim.
2:12 pm (18 minutes ago)
Firmus Energy, the gas supply company, is to cut prices for customers in the greater Belfast area, but prices will not change for those outside the city.
1:57 pm (33 minutes ago)
The case of a woman murdered by her boyfriend after a 999 delay will be referred to ministers, William Hague tells MPs.
12:51 pm (an hour ago)
Patients' could be at risk as ambulance crews lose 40,000 hours a year waiting outside hospital emergency units, assembly members told.
11:31 am (3 hours ago)
A woman who was beaten to death in Nigeria on suspicion of being a suicide bomber was in fact mentally ill and not involved in terrorism, according to police and her family.
2:12 pm (18 minutes ago)
Four people, including the victim's husband, are sentenced to death in Tanzania after being found guilty of murdering an albino woman.
1:24 pm (an hour ago)
India's home minister says action will be taken after the BBC aired a documentary in the UK featuring an interview with a convicted rapist.
12:08 pm (2 hours ago)
A militant Korean nationalist slashes the face of the US ambassador to South Korea, with the North calling it a "knife shower of justice".
1:11 pm (an hour ago)
Ukraine's parliament passes a new law to increase the size of the armed forces to counter the threat from pro-Russian separatists in the east.
11:10 am (3 hours ago)
German intelligence tackles a flood after taps are mysteriously removed at its unfinished HQ in Berlin, in a scandal dubbed 'Watergate'.
8:56 am (6 hours ago)
Brazil's central bank lifts interest rates to a six-year high of 12.75% in an attempt to restrain inflation.
11:36 am (3 hours ago)
Bolivia's former drug car Gen Oscar Nina is arrested on suspicion of having links to drug trafficking, Bolivian officials announce.
2:23 pm (7 minutes ago)
A military operation to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants has forced about 28,000 people to flee their homes, the UN says.
1:30 pm (60 minutes ago)
Fierce clashes are reported in the Syrian city of Aleppo, near an intelligence facility attacked on Wednesday, as a barrel bomb attack leaves 18 dead.
2:19 pm (11 minutes ago)
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it plans to stop using the animals by 2018.
10:16 am (4 hours ago)
Hillary Clinton responds to a growing controversy over her emails when she was a US secretary of state by urging officials to release them swiftly.
Yesterday 2:59 pm (24 hours ago)
Blazes on the outskirts of Cape Town
Yesterday, 12:19 pm
Images from around the world: 4 March
Yesterday, 10:07 am
Readers' photographs on the theme of adventure
Tuesday, 10:01 am
David Stewart's photos of people fighting addiction
Tuesday, 12:00 am
Models to keep an eye out for at Geneva
Friday, February 27th, 6:08 pm
Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy has died
Tuesday, 12:53 pm
Images from around the world: 3 March
Friday, February 27th, 3:56 pm
News photos from around the world
Yesterday 4:46 pm (22 hours ago)
The Committee hosts a "Voice of the Future 2015" event
5:21 am (9 hours ago)
The leader of the Zetas drugs cartel, notorious for its violence, has been arrested in Mexico by security forces.
11:18 am (3 hours ago)
The US ambassador to South Korea was attacked in Seoul by a man who slashed him with a knife.
Yesterday 10:50 pm (16 hours ago)
A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US has been convicted for plotting attacks in several countries.
Yesterday 11:20 pm (15 hours ago)
Nathan Matthews, the stepbrother of missing 16-year-old Becky Watts, has been charged with her murder, Avon and Somerset Police have said.
2:05 am (12 hours ago)
Women from the most conservative region of Pakistan are training to fight the Taliban on the frontline.
Yesterday 10:28 pm (16 hours ago)
Some 33 miners are feared dead in a suspected methane gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of eastern Ukraine.
Yesterday 7:08 pm (19 hours ago)
A jawbone, thought to belong to one of the world's very first humans, has been found in Ethiopia.
Yesterday 7:20 pm (19 hours ago)
More than 100 South African firefighters are battling wildfires on the mountains around Cape Town.
12:39 am (14 hours ago)
How World War Two changed the way people dressed
12:21 am (14 hours ago)
How Iran's revolution let a feminist genie out of its bottle
2:01 am (12 hours ago)
What impact has Lean In had on women?
12:02 am (14 hours ago)
The curious case of Leah Palmer - and why she doesn't exist
12:22 am (14 hours ago)
Where did the word 'hustings' come from?
7:39 am (7 hours ago)
How a 'year of loss' fed Rebecca Ferguson's new album
12:01 am (14 hours ago)
Is wind power now coming of age?
12:15 pm (2 hours ago)
Child rappers with guns put French suburbs in spotlight
1:09 am (13 hours ago)
Why are there so few disabled models on the catwalk?