Cosby to stand trial in sex assault case

A US judge has determined there is enough evidence to send actor and comedian Bill Cosby to trial for sexual assault.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 12:22 pm

Where will UK tourists go instead of Tunisia?

Where will UK tourists go instead of Tunisia?

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 12:16 pm

New tests find Russian athletes positive

The Russian Olympic Committee says 14 of its athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics have tested positive for doping during re-tests of their samples.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 12:14 pm

Konta and Robson lose in first round

Britain's Johanna Konta and Laura Robson both fail to win a set as they go out of the French Open in the first round.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 12:13 pm

Trust to run city's children's services

Birmingham's children's services will be run by a trust after failings that saw the department named "a national disgrace".

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 12:07 pm

VIDEO: US Navy drones 'shot into the sky'

US Navy researchers test drones that can be shot into the sky for rapid deployment.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 11:54 am

VIDEO: Foreign Office cat's rise on Twitter

The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, has told MPs that his department's cat is on course to have more Twitter followers than him.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 11:45 am

May reveals reform of fire services

Home Secretary Theresa May calls for an end to a "culture of bullying and harassment" in parts of the fire service in England as she announces "radical reforms", including a new system of inspections.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 11:41 am

Work to recover Didcot bodies halted

Contractors trying to retrieve the bodies of three men killed in the Didcot power station collapse halt their search.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 11:01 am

Expats lose Supreme Court EU vote bid

British expats are "desperately disappointed" after losing their Supreme Court battle for the right to vote in the EU referendum on 23 June.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 11:00 am

NHS doctor joined Islamic State group

An NHS doctor left his family in the UK and joined the Islamic State group in Syria, the BBC learns from leaked IS recruitment papers.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 11:00 am

City bans alcohol for England v Wales

England and Wales fans cannot drink in Lens around their sides' Euro 2016 game as a 24-hour alcohol ban is put in place.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 10:57 am

VIDEO: The roles that made Burt Kwouk famous

Burt Kwouk, who was best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's manservant Cato in the Pink Panther films, has died aged 85.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 10:51 am

Man dies after crash involving digger

A man dies after a crash near Glasgow involving a car and a heavy agricultural vehicle which was towing a digger.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 10:43 am

When a hoax call disrupts exams

Hundreds of pupils across the UK have faced disruption to exams following a spate of hoax calls.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 10:23 am

Pink Panther star Burt Kwouk dies

Burt Kwouk, who was best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's manservant Cato in the Pink Panther films, dies aged 85.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 10:22 am

Star Wars Chewie goes back to school

Chewbacca from Star Wars takes a break from filming to pay a visit to a primary school in County Kerry.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 10:22 am

VIDEO: Tasting the noodles Obama ate

As well as carrying out his official engagements, President Obama found time for less formal meetings during his visit in Vietnam.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 10:09 am

VIDEO: Moment Chewbacca surprises classroom

Chewbacca surprises students at a Republic of Ireland primary on Monday.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 9:54 am

IS 'destroyed aircraft' at Syria base

New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a major airbase in Syria used by Russia after an attack by Islamic State militants.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 9:34 am

Diabetes surgery 'missed by thousands'

Thousands of people with type-2 diabetes in the UK are missing out on obesity surgery that would slash blood sugars and even lead to remission in some cases, a team of experts say.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 9:20 am

Sentinel satellite probes coral health

European scientists are working on techniques that would allow them to routinely monitor the health of corals worldwide from orbit.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 9:12 am

Microsoft accused of 'nasty trick'

Clicking the red cross on the Windows 10 pop-up box now activates the upgrade instead of closing the box.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 9:11 am

Lariam: 'In a split-second I tried to hang myself'

'In a split-second I tried to hang myself'

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 9:04 am

VIDEO: Dorsey: Twitter rules don't make sense

Twitter's chief executive explains why he is changing its restrictions on how long tweets are allowed to be.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 8:59 am