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President Trump to skip White House correspondents' dinner

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:16:22 GMT

The US president has traditionally attended and it will still go ahead in Mr Trump's absence.

Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia airport terminal declared safe

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:21:40 GMT

North Korean leader's half brother was killed by a nerve agent in the airport two weeks ago.

Olathe shooting: My husband loved America, says widow

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:59:07 GMT

Widow of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was killed in a suspected race crime, tells the BBC he came to the US "full of dreams".

Oscars: Moonlight warms up with Independent Spirit Awards win

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:40:56 GMT

Low-budget drama Moonlight warms up for Sunday's Oscars by winning six Independent Spirit Awards.

Vehicle hits crowd at New Orleans parade

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:43:46 GMT

Twenty-eight people are injured, some seriously, but police say terrorism is not suspected.

Caroline Wyatt: MS 'brain fog' lifted after stem cell treatment

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:57:55 GMT

Caroline Wyatt said the "brain fog began to lift" after she paid for treatment in Mexico.

US Democrats pick Tom Perez to lead party

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:54:19 GMT

Tom Perez was seen as the establishment-backed candidate and will have to unite a divided party.

Mo Farah's coach 'under doping suspicion'

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:18:54 GMT

The American coach of Olympic champion Mo Farah may have broken anti-doping rules to boost the performance of some of his athletes, says a leaked report.

One dead, two injured in Heidelberg car attack

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:46:48 GMT

A man drives a car into a pedestrian area and is shot by police after a standoff.

UK terrorism 'at peak since IRA plots'

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:44:59 GMT

A UK watchdog says so-called Islamic State plans "indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians".

Mosul battle: Kurdish reporter Shifa Gardi killed in Iraq

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:15:38 GMT

Shifa Gardi, of the Iraqi Kurdish channel Rudaw, is killed by a roadside bomb as she covers clashes.

David Harewood: Next Doctor Who should be black or female

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:45:43 GMT

Actor David Harewood says Doctor Who "needs to do something different" - and he'd be up for it.

Trump Paris jibe: Mayor uses Mickey Mouse to fight back

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:16:47 GMT

Anne Hidalgo pushes back against jibes with a tweet celebrating Paris's "dynamism and openness".

Philippines people power anniversary sparks anti-Duterte protests

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:39:55 GMT

Hundreds vent their anger at President Rodrigo Duterte as they mark the "people power" anniversary.

Becoming Julius: Growing up intersex in Uganda

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:39:32 GMT

Julius Kaggwa was born intersex, which made for a confusing, isolating and sometimes dangerous childhood growing up in Uganda.

Islamic State uses drones for Mosul attacks

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:11:28 GMT

The so-called Islamic State is using drones in the battle for Mosul in Iraq.

Greeks bridle against 'never-ending' austerity

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:54:38 GMT

With no end in sight to its debt crisis, poverty-weary Greeks are taking matters into their own hands.

Your pictures: Splash

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:42:55 GMT

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is 'Splash'.

Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:38:33 GMT

The KGB spy who lived the American dream and other stories you may have missed in the past seven days.

Could taking up running help you get a new job?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:55:41 GMT

A growing number of people are using running clubs and events as business networking opportunities.

Stars lead anti-Trump protest

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:58:23 GMT

Michael J Fox and Jodie Foster lead an anti-Donald Trump protest two days before the Oscars in Los Angeles.

Semyon Gluzman: Meeting a Soviet-era dissident again after 35 years

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:43:08 GMT

In the Soviet Union rare individuals campaigned for human rights at great personal expense. One was psychiatrist Semyon Gluzman, who now sees a bright future for his new country, Ukraine.

'Robbed of sight, I have a vision to help the blind see'

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:57:32 GMT

A blind man who narrowly escaped death has developed software he hopes will give blind people independence.

The child abuse scandal of the British children sent abroad

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:48:09 GMT

For several decades, the UK sent children across the world to new lives where many were abused.

Kim Jong-nam death: Unravelling the mystery

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:51:19 GMT

All the markings of a John Le Carre novel: a world leader's brother, an international airport and a deadly nerve agent.

Art and disability: The performers demanding to be judged on merit

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:06:32 GMT

People with disabilities are becoming more visible in professional arts companies in Australia.

Who were the victims of the Kansas shooting?

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:57:37 GMT

The BBC takes a closer look at the three men, two of them Indian nationals, shot in a bar in Kansas.

Rural unease ahead of French presidential vote

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:14:42 GMT

How is the country's rural population viewing the presidential contest?

Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan to fight in April

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:57:50 GMT

WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Great Britain's Amir Khan agree to fight on 23 April.

Claudio Ranieri: Jamie Vardy says speculation over manager's sacking 'untrue'

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:37:41 GMT

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy says speculation he was involved in Claudio Ranieri's dismissal is "untrue and extremely hurtful".

Oscars 2017: Who's predicted to win, and other things to look out for

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:14:36 GMT

It's Hollywood's big night - here's what to look out for in the main battles at the Oscars.

How to achieve the 'Oscars look'

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:32:15 GMT

Celebrity make-up artist, Amy Hollier, shares her tips on how to achieve the perfect look for the red carpet.

The frock stars who rocked - and shocked - at the Oscars

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:24:15 GMT

Will any of this year's Oscar attendees try to top the classic outfits of the past?

In pictures: Readying the red carpet

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:27:52 GMT

The final preparations are being made on the red carpet ahead of the Academy Awards on Sunday.

Oscars 2017: Do the best films and performances win?

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:07:21 GMT

Lots of factors influence who gets an Oscar - not just the quality of the film or performance.

Oscars: Has anything really changed since #OscarsSoWhite?

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:10:40 GMT

Things have moved on from the #OscarsSoWhite controversy - on the surface at least.

The Academy Awards: Best picture nominees in 30 seconds

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:36:26 GMT

A lightning look at the films up for an Oscar in the best picture category

Parties and protests as Oscars approach

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:12:27 GMT

Hollywood's celebrities are in a final whirl of pre-Oscars parties, awards, dinners - and protests.

The firm with 8.5 miles of movie costumes

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:39:44 GMT

Angels Costumes has helped win 36 Oscars over the years. The Victoria Derbyshire programme has been to visit its vast archive of clothes.

The woman who knows who's won the Oscars... but won't tell

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:44:17 GMT

Martha Ruiz counts the Oscars votes and talks about the measures she takes to keep the results safe.

Oscars 2017: Which celebrities will get political?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:45:20 GMT

Will this year's Oscars need to create an extra award - for best anti-Donald Trump speech?

How visual effects helped create Dr Strange's Oscar-nominated worlds

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:56:15 GMT

How to create visual effects worthy of an Oscar nomination, by one of the creators of Dr Strange's worlds

Oscars 2017: Bluff your way through this year's best picture nominees

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:29:51 GMT

Not seen the films up for the best picture Oscar? Let this guide bring you up to speed.

Naomie Harris: 'Daniel Craig could be back as Bond'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:47:57 GMT

The Oscar-nominated actress was speaking after she was awarded her OBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.