The great 'Mars bake-off' begins

Jonathan Amos gets a first peek inside the UK aerospace laboratory where Europe's ExoMars rover will be assembled.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 9:43 pm

VIDEO: El Salvador's Romero beatified

The Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero has been beatified at a ceremony in El Salvador attended by huge crowds.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 9:31 pm

Cameron urged to make case for EU

One of Europe's most senior politicians warns David Cameron to make a positive case for Europe if he wants successful negotiations with other leaders.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 9:23 pm

PM announces freeze in ministers' pay

Government ministers will face a further five years of frozen pay, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 8:58 pm

Apprenticeship system 'fails young'

The apprenticeship system in Britain is "failing" and needs reform to address youth unemployment, a new report commissioned by the Local Government Association says.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 8:55 pm

Murder probe after three found dead

A murder investigation is launched after the bodies of a man, a woman and a girl are found at a property in Oxfordshire.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 8:46 pm

Putin signs 'undesirable' NGOs bill

President Putin signs a bill allowing Russian authorities to ban foreign NGOs deemed undesirable from operating inside the country.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 8:04 pm

Sweden scoops Eurovision 2015 crown

Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow triumphs at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia's Polina Gagarina.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 7:51 pm

Irish Church needs 'reality check'

One of Ireland's most senior Catholic clerics calls for the Church to take a "reality check" following the country's overwhelming vote in favour of same-sex marriage.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 7:18 pm

Polish voters to decide on president

Poland prepares to go to the polls as Andrzej Duda and Bronislaw Komorowski vie for the presidency in a run-off vote.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 6:54 pm

US officer cleared over deaths

A US policeman who climbed on to a car bonnet and fired repeatedly through the windscreen at unarmed black occupants is cleared of all charges.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 6:52 pm

Can California learn to live with drought?

Californians are facing their fourth year of severe drought - can they adapt to find a way forward?

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 6:49 pm

The swelling migrant security crisis

As more and more migrants desperately try to escape to Europe, how will governments deal with the crisis, asks Jonathan Marcus.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 6:46 pm

'No peace dividend' for Panama border force

Farc deal "no cure" for Panama's border problems

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 6:31 pm

VIDEO: 'A tale of two skirts'

One short, one long, both hotly debated online

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 6:26 pm

Robert Mugabe and the Crocodile

President Robert Mugabe is 91, and the country's politicians are preparing for the post-Mugabe era. One, nicknamed the Crocodile, is looking in a strong position.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 6:21 pm

Saving coffee from extinction

Two billion cups of coffee are drunk around the world every day but scientists says the most popular species, Arabica, is under threat - they are now working to save it from extinction.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 6:17 pm

VIDEO: Militias stage fightback against IS in Iraq

Pro-government fighters in Iraq have begun to fight back against IS militants in a bid to recapture the town of Ramadi.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 6:13 pm

Ben Carson wins Oklahoma straw poll

Republican activists give non-politician Ben Carson a boost after listening to Republican presidential hopefuls for three days.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 6:07 pm

VIDEO: Greece debt crisis: A street artist's graffiti guide

A street artist's guide to the Greek debt crisis

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 6:06 pm

Crowds greet Romero beatification

Huge crowds in El Salvador attend the beatification of Oscar Romero - the Roman Catholic archbishop murdered during the 1980-92 civil war.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 5:10 pm

Somali MP killed in Mogadishu attack

A Somali MP is shot dead in the capital Mogadishu in an attack by suspected Islamists, one of a number of violent incidents in the war-torn country.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 4:53 pm

VIDEO: US police officer cleared in manslaughter case

A police officer in Cleveland has been cleared of all charges relating to the fatal shootings of two unarmed black people.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 4:27 pm

Prescott backs Burnham for leader

Former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott says he is backing Andy Burnham to be the next leader of the Labour Party.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 4:00 pm

Burundi opposition figure shot dead

The leader of a small Burundian opposition party has been shot dead in the capital Bujumbura, witnesses say.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 3:59 pm