IS conflict: Raqqa warning over 'risk to Tabqa dam'

There is said to be panic and confusion in the Syrian city, a stronghold of the Islamic State group.

Posted on: 26 March 2017 | 9:41 am

Russia protests: Opposition leader Navalny arrested

Alexei Navalny is one of dozens of people detained in anti-corruption protests across Russia.

Posted on: 26 March 2017 | 9:25 am

Ohio nightclub shooting: One dead, 14 injured, police say

A lone shooter is believed to be responsible and one person was killed, say police in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Posted on: 26 March 2017 | 7:52 am

UK warns on encryption after attack

Messaging apps which are encrypted must be accessible to those fighting terror, the home secretary says.

Posted on: 26 March 2017 | 7:15 am

Lewis Hamilton believes he can beat Sebastian Vettel to world title

Lewis Hamilton says he is confident he can beat Sebastian Vettel to the world title this year despite defeat at the Australian Grand Prix.

Posted on: 26 March 2017 | 6:59 am

Hong Kong election: Beijing-backed Lam vows to heal divide

Carrie Lam won with the backing of the Chinese government but is opposed by pro-democracy groups.

Posted on: 26 March 2017 | 6:37 am

Mosul offensive: Iraq denies air strike caused civilian deaths

The Iraqi military blames so-called Islamic State booby-traps for residents' deaths.

Posted on: 26 March 2017 | 6:35 am

Prince William's air ambulance in near-miss with drone

A reports says the drone missed the air ambulance, often flown by Prince William, "by chance".

Posted on: 26 March 2017 | 6:26 am

Germany's Saarland state in bellwether vote for Merkel

The regional poll is being watched for indications of how the national election will go in September.

Posted on: 26 March 2017 | 4:57 am

Hong Kong escalator malfunction injures dozens

Dozens of people are injured when an escalator at a Hong Kong shopping centre malfunctions.

Posted on: 26 March 2017 | 4:05 am

British-Iranian aid worker acquitted of death of Indian boy

Narges Kalbasi Ashtari was convicted in 2014 after five-year-old boy was swept away by current.

Posted on: 26 March 2017 | 3:07 am

Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crash

Images show Uber vehicle on its side after apparent high-impact crash with ordinary driver.

Posted on: 26 March 2017 | 2:01 am

Guyana's transgender activists fight archaic law

After a magistrate tells a transgender woman to "dress like a man", activists fight the law behind it.

Posted on: 25 March 2017 | 9:09 pm

Can long-haul air travel also be low cost?

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

Posted on: 25 March 2017 | 8:50 pm

Night-time loo trips 'linked to salt in diet'

Trips to empty the bladder were reduced and quality of life improved, a study found.

Posted on: 25 March 2017 | 8:48 pm

After the killing: How parents of attackers cope

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

Posted on: 25 March 2017 | 7:54 pm

The girl who was 'stolen' by a soldier

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

Posted on: 25 March 2017 | 7:43 pm

The country that gives children very odd names

Spare a thought for those who are given troublesome names. In Zambia, Chris Haslam came across some very surprising choices.

Posted on: 25 March 2017 | 7:33 pm

Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

The trouble with being called Kevin in France, and other stories you may have missed in the past seven days.

Posted on: 25 March 2017 | 7:28 pm

Yemen conflict: How my country has changed

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

Posted on: 25 March 2017 | 7:23 pm

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

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.

Posted on: 25 March 2017 | 7:19 pm

Need a hug?

Here's your weekly round-up of the more heart-warming news stories.

Posted on: 25 March 2017 | 7:10 pm

Is there too much violence against women on TV?

Television stars on claims that there is too much violence against women in dramas.

Posted on: 25 March 2017 | 7:08 pm

UK visa problems halt African friendly

Nigeria's friendly with Burkina Faso on Monday in London is called off after several Burkina Faso players fail to gain entry visas for the UK.

Posted on: 25 March 2017 | 8:37 am

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

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

Posted on: 25 March 2017 | 12:49 am