2:41 pm (23 minutes ago)
The execution of a once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un raises fresh fears of instability in the secretive nuclear-armed state.
2:39 pm (24 minutes ago)
The jury at the Lee Rigby murder trial is told Michael Adebowale will not give or call any evidence in his defence.
9:57 am (5 hours ago)
The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time for the first time this winter, figures show.
2:36 pm (28 minutes ago)
Tens of thousands of South Africans are queuing in the hope of seeing Nelson Mandela's body but the authorities warn many may be disappointed.
2:27 pm (36 minutes ago)
The closure of the first failing free school has been ordered by the Department for Education, after inspectors found standards there unacceptably poor.
1:51 pm (an hour ago)
A former personal assistant of Nigella Lawson on trial for defrauding the TV cook and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi accuses them of lying in court.
12:49 pm (2 hours ago)
Downing Street has strongly condemned university leaders whose guidance endorsed voluntary segregation of men and women at guest events on campus.
12:47 pm (2 hours ago)
Plans for a £5.4bn offshore wind farm in the Inner Hebrides are dropped by ScottishPower Renewables.
2:23 am (13 hours ago)
European leaders should be ashamed by the paltry numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, human rights group Amnesty says.
1:45 pm (an hour ago)
The Irish Republic's exit from its bailout rescue is a "milestone" but not the end of the road, the country's finance minister says.
12:03 pm (3 hours ago)
BT has apologised to its customers after what it called its "poor service" during the launch of BT Sport in August.
1:05 pm (an hour ago)
Prince Harry and his fellow adventurers in the Walking With The Wounded expedition arrive at the South Pole, organisers say.
1:53 pm (an hour ago)
A supercomputer that is the "greenest of its kind" has been built at Cambridge University.
1:06 am (14 hours ago)
James Bond drinks so much he's probably impotent and will die young, according to doctors.
10:03 am (5 hours ago)
Steve Smith's unbeaten century helps Australia recover from 143-5 to 326-6 in the third Ashes Test against England in Perth.
2:45 pm (18 minutes ago)
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is ruled out for a month with a thigh strain.
11:09 am (4 hours ago)
BBC Sport updates its app to support larger tablets - the iPad, Android tablets and Kindle Fire 8.9" devices.
12:27 pm (3 hours ago)
England once again failed to grasp an opportunity on the first day of the third Ashes Test, says Jonathan Agnew
Yesterday 6:52 pm (20 hours ago)
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on comedian John Bishop in this week's Premier League predictions
1:29 pm (an hour ago)
Shares in RSA Insurance Group fall 18% after the firm's chief executive, Simon Lee, resigns amid deepening problems at its Irish unit.
7:55 am (7 hours ago)
Ireland is to become the first bailed-out country in the Eurozone to officially exit its international financial rescue programme.
2:25 pm (38 minutes ago)
Labour MP Jack Dromey is warned by his party to be careful about his use of language on Twitter after he calls someone "The Pikey".
2:20 pm (44 minutes ago)
Odds have been cut on a yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum, while Ukip looks set to top the poll results in May's European elections, if the bookies can be believed.
11:29 am (4 hours ago)
Drug company Novartis is recalling thousands of bottles of Tixylix cough and cold medicines over fears that plastic may have got into the medicines.
Yesterday, 12:25 pm
The BBC's Ben Ando speaks to patients and a pharmacy worker outside a doctor's surgery in Nottingham where maggots were found, as a report by the Care Quality Commission finds that one in three of more than 900 GP surgeries in England is failing to meet basic standards.
Yesterday, 1:02 pm
The most vulnerable students will be hit hardest by plans to cut funding for 18-year-olds in full time education, say school and college leaders.
Wednesday, 12:44 pm
As the National Audit Office reports on the cost of the free schools programme, Natalie Evans and Avis Gilmour debate the value of the free schools project.
7:34 am (7 hours ago)
Twitter backtracks on changes it made to how people block abusive users, less than a day after they were introduced.
12:26 am (15 hours ago)
How Microsoft envisages what life could be like in 10 years time.
7:56 am (7 hours ago)
Scientists have finally begun mapping one of the least explored regions of Antarctica - the Recovery Catchment.
Yesterday, 12:48 pm
Former astronaut Chris Hadfield describes how seeing the earth from space changed his view on the world.
9:56 am (5 hours ago)
Pop star Beyonce unexpectedly releases her fifth album on iTunes overnight, with 14 new tracks and 17 music videos.
9:02 am (6 hours ago)
Singer Kate Nash songwriter said she would not take a "selfie" photograph at a memorial service, after political leaders were seen taking one at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
1:13 pm (an hour ago)
The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been executed for treason and denounced as "despicable human scum". Why is the language so over-the-top?
12:22 am (15 hours ago)
Christmas window displays are a huge part of a store's festive marketing campaign, but how do they put it all together?
11:04 am (4 hours ago)
A man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a teenage girl who went missing 10 days ago.
1:39 pm (an hour ago)
A man who died after drinking a Caribbean pear juice drink laced with cocaine was "wholly innocent", police say.
10:41 am (4 hours ago)
A report commissioned by the Scottish government says that denominational schools are not the cause of sectarianism.
11:02 am (4 hours ago)
A man who was found guilty of murdering his wife in a car crash in Aberdeenshire loses his appeal against conviction.
1:13 pm (an hour ago)
It has been confirmed that a child brought prescription drugs into a primary school in west Belfast earlier this week, and took some of them before teachers became aware of the situation.
1:07 pm (an hour ago)
The issue of Northern Ireland's troubled past may never be resolved if politicians fail to reach agreement on how to deal with it, warns Alliance MP Naomi Long.
1:02 pm (2 hours ago)
A 14-year-old boy found hanged at Pembroke school is named as Derek Brundrett.
12:54 pm (2 hours ago)
A 22-year-old man is found guilty of causing the death of a pregnant woman and her unborn daughter in a high-speed crash in north Wales.
Yesterday 7:54 pm (19 hours ago)
The Democratic Republic of Congo's president has signed a peace deal with the M23 rebel movement his forces defeated last month, Kenya's presidential spokesman says.
5:22 am (10 hours ago)
Tunisia's governing Islamist Ennahda party and the opposition agree in principle on a new prime minister to lead a caretaker government.
8:33 am (7 hours ago)
The Bangladesh Islamist leader executed on Thursday after his conviction for atrocities during the country's 1971 war of independence is buried in his home town.
7:51 am (7 hours ago)
Leaders of Asean nations are in Japan for a summit likely to focus on China, as Japan seeks solidarity amid territorial tensions with Beijing.
1:46 pm (an hour ago)
A Ukrainian court frees nine people arrested during clashes between pro-EU protesters and riot police, a key demand of the protest movement.
12:10 pm (3 hours ago)
Family members of Italy's most-wanted Sicilian Mafia suspect, Matteo Messina Denaro, are arrested in a police swoop in western Sicily.
12:39 am (14 hours ago)
The Mexican Congress approves legislation that opens the oil and gas sector to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years, despite protests from opposition lawmakers.
Yesterday, 11:36 am
Juan Orlando Hernandez is officially declared president-elect of Honduras despite calls for an annulment by losing candidate Xiomara Castro.
12:50 am (14 hours ago)
An ex-FBI agent believed held in Iran for the last seven years was working for the CIA on an unapproved mission, the Associated Press reports.
1:01 am (14 hours ago)
Chemical weapons were "probably used" at five out of seven sites in Syria investigated by UN experts, their report says.
1:17 am (14 hours ago)
The US House of Representatives approves a two-year federal budget bill with strong cross-party support, making another government shutdown less likely.
Yesterday 9:38 pm (17 hours ago)
A woman in the US state of Montana pleads guilty to second-degree murder, admitting she shoved her husband off a cliff eight days into their marriage.
Yesterday, 12:31 pm
24 hours of news photos: 12 December 2013
Yesterday, 11:31 am
Winter storm worsens plight of Syrian refugees
Yesterday, 11:14 am
Readers' photos on the theme of statues
Wednesday, 3:03 pm
The journey in the Pacific Islands
Wednesday, 1:20 pm
24 hours of news photos: 11 December
Wednesday, 3:24 am
Women whose husbands disappeared in Kashmir
Wednesday, 6:40 am
An aerial view of Norfolk coast
Monday, 1:03 am
Shortlisted entries for this year's competition
Wednesday, 12:49 pm
David Cameron and Ed Miliband condemn plans to award MPs an 11% pay increase.
6:00 am (9 hours ago)
Claims that “pilfering police” took nuts left out in Buckingham Palace make headlines, along with welfare issues and suggestions 007 was alcoholic
7:49 am (7 hours ago)
A major clean-up operation is continuing on the east coast of England after 1,400 homes were flooded in the worst storm surge for 60 years.
2:28 pm (35 minutes ago)
It's the time of year for novelty knitwear, and for many of us donning a Christmas jumper has become as much a festive tradition as turkey with all the trimmings.
1:28 am (14 hours ago)
The BBC has found that at least 130 US schools went into lockdown in a month because of a perceived threat. Is it panic - or preparedness?
2:16 pm (47 minutes ago)
The Foreign Office is warning that ransom payments made to kidnappers are directly fuelling terrorism in Mali and Yemen.
2:32 am (13 hours ago)
All sense of proportion was lost by the media in the coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela, said a former UK defence secretary.
12:37 am (14 hours ago)
Eliot Elisofon's photographs introduced American audiences to Africa's diverse cultures and magnificent landscapes in the second half of the 20th Century.
Yesterday 10:42 pm (16 hours ago)
The UN says it is "extremely concerned" for Syrian refugees in Lebanon as a fierce winter storm bears down.
Yesterday 4:34 pm (22 hours ago)
Peter Jackson, the director of The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings films, talks to BBC Newsnight about his fears for the film industry.
11:58 am (3 hours ago)
The remote village that will be Mandela's final resting place
1:28 am (14 hours ago)
The tragic death of film-maker who chose to be homeless
1:58 am (13 hours ago)
Frank Gardner on how hostage-taking is funding terrorism
1:31 pm (an hour ago)
Doctor Who star Matt Smith in American Psycho musical
12:11 am (15 hours ago)
The technology aiming to help refugees
1:27 am (14 hours ago)
Which rock legend's guitar was sold for $1m?
12:31 pm (3 hours ago)
Social media battle for equal rights
11:40 am (3 hours ago)
How much of virtual currency's worth is down to hype?
1:30 am (14 hours ago)
What purchases won’t incur a 5p bag charge?
1:28 am (14 hours ago)
How the Arab Spring turned out in 10 unexpected ways
3:45 am (11 hours ago)
How Newtown remembers 20 murdered children
9:04 am (6 hours ago)
Gavin Hewitt speaks to Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders