'Eleven dead' in Norway helicopter crash

Eleven people have been found dead and two are missing after a helicopter carrying 13 people crashed near the Norwegian city of Bergen, rescuers say.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 8:52 am

New fighting rocks Syria's second city

Deadly fighting resumes in Syria's second city of Aleppo after a brief lull overnight, as the government announces a "regime of calm" in other regions.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 8:46 am

Low oil price hits ExxonMobil profits

US oil giant Exxon Mobil reports a 63% slide in first quarter profits following low crude prices and weak refining margins.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 8:41 am

Russia recovers dead 'hero' from Syria

The body of a Russian officer killed fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) near Palmyra arrives back in Moscow from Syria.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 8:29 am

Ex-Auschwitz death camp guard 'ashamed'

A former Auschwitz Nazi death camp guard apologises at his trial in Germany to victims, saying he feels "ashamed" of his work at a "criminal organisation".

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 8:19 am

Pochettino to extend Spurs contract

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he plans to sign a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2021.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 8:14 am

SA corruption case blow for Zuma

South Africa's High Court opens the way for 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma to be reinstated after ruling it was "irrational" to drop them.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 7:44 am

Clashes near Trump rally in California

Hundreds of demonstrators block traffic outside a venue in California where Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump was holding a rally.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 7:40 am

Men accused of funding Brussels suspect

Two men appear in court accused of giving money to Mohamed Abrini, the "man in the hat" suspected of being involved in the Brussels and Paris terrorist attacks.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 7:37 am

David Gest tour to go ahead as planned

A tour announced by David Gest before his death earlier this month is to go ahead as planned, it is confirmed.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 7:08 am

Eurozone recovery picks up speed

The eurozone's economy grew by a faster-than-expected 0.6% in the first three months of the year, but deflation returns.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 6:35 am

Russia jails space centre manager

A Russian court jails a construction boss for corruption at Vostochny, a prestigious new cosmodrome.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 6:22 am

Tashkent bids sad farewell to trams

People in Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent are mourning the end of the city's trams on social media, after local officials decided to take them out of service.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 6:11 am

Tunsil picked 13th after 'drug' video

Laremy Tunsil is picked 13th in the NFL Draft - after a video appears seemingly showing him smoking marijuana while wearing a gas mask.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 5:58 am

Capaldi's 'act' to keep co-star secret

Peter Capaldi has revealed how a theatre trip to see the new Doctor Who companion turned into a test of his acting skills.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 5:49 am

Partner admits EastEnders actor killing

The partner of former EastEnders actor Sian Blake admits killing her and their two children, his lawyer says.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 5:48 am

Aleppo's 'last paediatrician' remembered

Killing of top Aleppo paediatrician touches a nerve

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 5:35 am

Microsoft banishes Google from Cortana

Microsoft begins forcing people to use its Bing search engine with the Cortana digital assistant in Windows 10.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 5:25 am

US 'drops Pakistan fighter jet subsidy'

The US will no longer subsidise the sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, a senior state department official tells the BBC.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 5:25 am

'Sleepless slugs' on rise, say experts

Last year's wet summer, followed by one of the warmest winters on record, has helped to create a generation of sleepless slugs, wildlife experts have warned.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 5:24 am

Does burning actually destroy ivory?

The largest ever pile of ivory will be set alight in Kenya on Saturday - the BBC's Damian Zane considers how hard it to destroy ivory.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 5:15 am

John Wayne Day scrapped over race row

Plans to declare 26 May as John Wayne Day in California are rejected in a State Assembly vote over racist comments the actor made in a Playboy interview.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 5:13 am

Court expands FBI hacking powers

The US Supreme Court approves a rule change that could allow law enforcement to remotely search computers located anywhere in the US, and beyond.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 5:12 am

Iranians vote in run-off elections

Iranians vote in the second round of elections which will decide the balance of power between reformists and hardliners in parliament.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 4:45 am

Kenyan call to stamp out ivory trade

President Kenyatta of Kenya urges action to end Africa's illegal trade in ivory as he prepares to host a summit on saving elephants from extinction.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 4:13 am