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Hong Kong prepares for new leader

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:33:04 GMT

A Beijing-backed candidate is the favourite despite firm resistance from pro-democracy campaigners.

London attacker Khalid Masood acted alone, say police

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:23:26 GMT

There is no information or intelligence to suggest further attacks are planned, police say.

Donald Trump: Tax reform next after healthcare failure

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:13:07 GMT

Having failed to scrap Obamacare, Donald Trump says he will focus on tax reform and "big tax cuts".

Militia fighters decapitate 40 police officers in DR Congo

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:04:37 GMT

About 40 were killed when a police convoy was ambushed in the central province of Kasai.,

Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:24:02 GMT

Scientists locate the source of powerful tsunamis that swept across Mars three billion years ago.

Earth Hour switches lights off around the world

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:30:49 GMT

Major global landmarks go dark to draw attention to climate change.

Belarus protests: Hundreds arrested after defying ban

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:41:50 GMT

Demonstrators opposed to a tax on the under-employed take to the streets despite a ban.

Battle for Mosul: US investigating deadly air strike

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:55:30 GMT

Coalition says it hit area where many were reportedly killed as fears over civilian casualties grow.

Brazil teacher changes hairstyle to support bullied girl

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:51:28 GMT

"A boy had told my pupil her hair was ugly, and she was sad. I told her she was wonderful."

Pro-Brexit party UKIP loses its only MP

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:49:22 GMT

The party's only MP says he is quitting to become an independent and says he is doing so "amicably".

Sylhet blasts kill four amid Bangladesh militant raid

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:52:42 GMT

Bangladesh has seen an escalation of suspected jihadist violence in recent weeks.

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds: Fans say goodbye at public service

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:39:09 GMT

A Hollywood memorial service is celebrating the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

Brazil meat scandal: China and others lift ban

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:55:47 GMT

Chile and Egypt have also lifted bans imposed over claims that unsafe produce was sold for years.

EU summit: Leaders stress unity on Rome anniversary

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:43:38 GMT

Celebrations mark 60 years since the EU's founding treaty, but the UK stays away as Brexit looms.

Canadian composer turns Pink Floyd's The Wall into an opera

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:19:09 GMT

The Opera de Montreal is taking the rock out of “rock opera” with its ambitious interpretation of Pink Floyd’s classic double album, The Wall.

Europeans take to streets on Treaty of Rome anniversary

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:31:45 GMT

People in London, Rome, Berlin and other cities mark 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed.

Your pictures: My Garden

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:36:34 GMT

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

The man taught to have sex by lesbians

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:35:15 GMT

"Disability and sexy don't go together" - Mik Scarlet on how he explored his sexuality in the 1970s.

'Stolen child' reunites with East Timor family after 32 years

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:17:31 GMT

Alberto Mohamed returns to East Timor to find his family after 32 years.

Harrison Ford: 'I'm the schmuck that landed on the taxiway'

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:49:20 GMT

Harrison Ford explains to air traffic control why he landed on a taxiway, just missing a passenger jet.

South African astrologer fights to legalise 'magic' mushrooms

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:22:25 GMT

An astrologer in South Africa is fighting to get "magic" mushrooms legalised for use in spiritual ceremonies.

Week in pictures

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:26:11 GMT

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

The Cinta Larga and the curse of the diamonds

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:23:31 GMT

How illegal diamond mining is threatening the way of life of the Cinta Larga indigenous group in Brazil.

10 things we didn't know last week

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:27:31 GMT

Bear Grylls is afraid of cocktail parties, and more news nuggets.

Yemen conflict: How my country has changed

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:23:18 GMT

Two years on from the start of the Saudi-led offensive, the BBC's Mai Noman returns to her home country.

After the killing: How parents of attackers cope

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:54:37 GMT

A look at how the parents of mass killers cope after the incidents.

Can long-haul air travel also be low cost?

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:50:44 GMT

A new budget airline from the owner of British Airways may not make reaching distant destinations cheaper.

The girl who was 'stolen' by a soldier

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:43:13 GMT

Isabelina was just five when she was taken from her family - she didn't see them for another 30 years.

Are Washington girls really going missing?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:02:22 GMT

Social media claims 14 girls have recently disappeared from DC. The truth is more complicated.

The truth about baby boxes' life-saving claims

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:29:17 GMT

What evidence is there that Finland's famous baby boxes actually reduce infant mortality rates?

Freed from IS tyranny, Mosul Sunnis fear for the future

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:08:42 GMT

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen inside Mosul explains the challenges Iraq will face when IS are defeated.

The day I witnessed the Common Market's creation

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:36:15 GMT

How, as a cub reporter, the BBC's long-serving foreign correspondent witnessed the EEC's creation.

Maggie MacDonnell feels 'disbelief' after Global Teacher Prize win

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:07:24 GMT

The Arctic teacher was recognised last week for her work in the remote Quebec community of Salluit.

The mass graves uncovered in DR Congo

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:24:34 GMT

Up to 400 people have reportedly been killed in the central DR Congo provinces of Kasai - what is going on?

Can a mountain wind really make you ill?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:09:42 GMT

For centuries, people in the Alps have attributed health issues, headaches in particular, to the mountain wind known as the Foehn.

Who dares piggyback on a dictator?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:12:53 GMT

The BBC examines the unusual photo of Kim Jong-un giving a piggyback to a military officer.

Anthony Crolla v Jorge Linares: Manchester fighter suffers defeat in rematch

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:07:59 GMT

Anthony Crolla fails in his bid to regain the WBA lightweight title as Jorge Linares retains the belt in Manchester.

Lewis Hamilton: Hard-to-manage Mercedes driver ready to win fourth title

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:33:42 GMT

Lewis Hamilton may be harder to manage than most drivers, but his restless, superstar lifestyle helps him stave off the boredom - and enables him to win.

England v Lithuania

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:00:20 GMT

Gareth Southgate says England must have the "flexibility" to adapt against different opponents ahead of Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.

Bradley Wiggins: Ex-team Sky rider says mystery package controversy is horrible

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:09:52 GMT

Sir Bradley Wiggins says he will "shock a few people" when he has his say on an investigation into a "mystery package" delivered for him in 2011.