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More than 70 bodies in Austria lorry
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:45:00 GMT

Austrian officials now say more than 70 bodies, thought to be migrants, were in an abandoned lorry found on a motorway near the Hungarian border.

Many feared dead in Libya sinkings
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:31:20 GMT

Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsize off the Libyan coast near the city of Zuwara.

Facebook hits billion users in a day
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:47:46 GMT

Facebook boast a new record, with more than a billion people using the social network on a single day this week.

Chinese shares continue recovery
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:32:59 GMT

Chinese shares extend their recovery on the last day of a volatile week which started with shock losses that spread fear to global markets.

Tap water boiling 'to end soon'
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:12:18 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of people in Lancashire should no longer need to boil their tap water to make it safe within the coming week, United Utilities says.

Post Office expands Sunday openings
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:14:17 GMT

The number of Post Offices opening on a Sunday will hit 3,000 this week-end, thanks to new facilities at a garden centre in Norfolk.

Victim's father urges US gun reform
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:58:36 GMT

The father of Alison Parker, one of two journalists killed live on air, appeals to US President Barack Obama to push through tougher gun laws.

Brain cells 'burn out' in Parkinson's
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:08:59 GMT

Brain cells in Parkinson's disease exhaust themselves and die prematurely, burning out like an "overheating motor", an early study suggests.

Young drivers 'most likely' to use mobiles
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:39:33 GMT

Young motorists are the most likely to speak on the phone while driving, a survey for road safety charity Brake suggests.

Inmarsat set for key rocket launch
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:02:00 GMT

Britain's biggest satellite operator, Inmarsat, awaits the launch of the spacecraft that will complete its new £1bn global telecommunications network.

Young goths 'at risk of depression'
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:16:22 GMT

Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.

'Great Escape' survivor dies at 101
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:19:06 GMT

Paul Royle, one of the last survivors of World War Two's most famous prison break, The Great Escape, had died at the age of 101.

VIDEO: 'Mr President, you need to do this'
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:43:03 GMT

The father of slain journalist Alison Parker tells the BBC about the need for gun control in the US to prevent tragedies like Wednesday's shooting.

VIDEO: 'I was abused by nuns in an orphanage'
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:15:52 GMT

One woman describes being physically and sexually abused by nuns throughout her childhood in a Catholic-run orphanage in Dublin.

VIDEO: Knut died of autoimmune illness
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:48:46 GMT

Scientists say they can now explain what happened to Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011.

VIDEO: Reporting on your colleagues' death
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:30:21 GMT

How do you report on your colleagues' death? What about your local rivals? The BBC goes inside one local station reporting on the story closest to home

VIDEO: Bolt wiped out by cameraman
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:53:01 GMT

Double sprint world champion Usain Bolt is knocked over by a cameraman who loses control of his motorised scooter.

VIDEO: Monbiot butchers and eats a squirrel
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:56:33 GMT

The writer and environmentalist George Monbiot cooks dead squirrel in the Newsnight studio as he discusses the outraged reaction he got on social media after revealing he had cooked and eaten a "road kill" squirrel.

VIDEO: The refugees who have fled Syria
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:24:09 GMT

The BBC looks at the lives of refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, now living in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

VIDEO: Donald Trump: I don't wear a toupee
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:39:42 GMT

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump hits back at accusations he wears a toupee at a rally in Greenville, South Carolina.

Lords 'shame', and migrant numbers record
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:18:24 GMT

Friday's newspapers cast a highly critical eye on the new peerages announced on Thursday, and there is coverage of a landmark immigration figure.

Will a Turkish border deal block IS recruits?
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:30:17 GMT

The BBC's Frank Gardner reports on the implications of Turkey's intention to close its border with Syria.

Did French media put lives at risk?
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:33:23 GMT

How far can broadcast journalists go in live coverage of terrorist incidents when their reports might influence the course of events or even endanger lives?

How will Shoreham's crash affect other air shows?
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:00:26 GMT

What impact will the Shoreham air crash have on the rest of the UK's air shows, which attract over five million visitors a year?

Social media 'must rethink autoplay'
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:36:25 GMT

After users were exposed to videos of the murders of two journalists, MPs say the sites must make their autoplay functions safer.

'One knock could end North's career'
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:00:03 GMT

Wales coach Warren Gatland says safety is paramount as George North returns to win his 50th cap after five months out.

Bell not ready to end England career
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:20:48 GMT

England batsman Ian Bell, 33, says he still has has the "hunger and desire" to play international cricket.

Serena set for Grand Slam pressure
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:15:02 GMT

Serena Williams is ready for the pressure of attempting a calendar Grand Slam at the US Open, which starts on Monday.

Cherish the supreme showman Bolt
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:38:33 GMT

Usain Bolt conjures up another magical moment but how many more times will we witness his brilliance, asks Tom Fordyce.

Google rejects EU's abuse complaint
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:07:41 GMT

Google formally rejects the EU's allegations that its shopping links service amounts to an abuse of its dominance of search.

US growth revision boosts markets
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:27:06 GMT

Shares rise and oil prices jump 10% after revised figures show the US economy grew by far more than previously thought between April and June.

Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:31:19 GMT

David Cameron faces accusations of 'cronyism' after awarding peerages and honours to former aides, as the number of Lords passes 800.

UK net migration hits record high
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:26:08 GMT

Net migration to the UK is at an all-time high, reaching 330,000 in the year to March, as the government calls the figures "deeply disappointing".

Blood test 'detects cancer relapse'
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:01:50 GMT

Searching blood for fragments of cancer can find tumours that have come back months before symptoms appear, a study shows.

Laser detects brain tumour during surgery
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:01:04 GMT

Surgeons in London use lasers to diagnose abnormal tissue during an operation to remove a brain tumour.

Primary pupils' results edge upwards
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:05:17 GMT

The performance of children in England in tests at the end of primary school edges upwards, the government announces.

Good news for graduate employment
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:52:28 GMT

More UK graduates are in work than at any time since the recession, new figures suggest.

Woman gets cash for gadget allergy
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:12:03 GMT

A woman in France has won a disability grant after telling a court she suffers from an allergy to electromagnetic radiation from gadgets.

Ashley Madison: Two women's stories
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:06:10 GMT

The BBC speaks to two women who say their lives have been dramatically affected by the hacking of infidelity dating website Ashley Madison.

Knut polar bear death riddle solved
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:02:35 GMT

Scientists say Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011, had a type of autoimmune inflammation of the brain that is also recognised in humans.

Government plans steep cuts in solar
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:42:44 GMT

The government says it plans to significantly reduce subsidies paid to small scale green power installations.

Blanchett to receive BFI Fellowship
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:47:25 GMT

Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett is to receive the BFI Fellowship for her contribution to film.

SoundCloud to be sued over royalties
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:47:27 GMT

Performing Rights Society for Music (PRS) says it will pursue Soundcloud "through the courts" for unpaid royalties.

Caption Challenge: Who's there?
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:11:43 GMT

It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

The great e-cigarette war
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:42:16 GMT

Why do England and Wales treat them so differently?

In pictures: Agatha Christie: Unfinished Portrait
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:14:12 GMT

Previously unseen and rare photographs of the author

The stocks fall in facial expressions
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:55:03 GMT

The stock market falls in facial expressions

The battle over the words used to describe migrants
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:08:55 GMT

The battle over the terms used to describe migrants

Why do some people refer to themselves in the third person?
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:47:00 GMT

Why do some people refer to themselves in the third person?

Are these England's most beautiful pubs?
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:16:38 GMT

Are these England's most beautiful pubs?

VIDEO: 'It's like the end of the Earth'
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:47:07 GMT

The corner of England 'like the end of the Earth'

Quiz of the week's news
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:47:14 GMT

What was One Direction's biggest hit?

Are Pakistan’s female medical students to be doctors or wives?
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:19:06 GMT

Why a 'quota' for female medical students is causing controversy

Europe's life-jacket capital
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:47:21 GMT

The port city selling migrants what they need to go to sea

Difficulties of getting fit if you're disabled
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:32:11 GMT

The difficulties of getting fit when you're disabled

How video-on-demand is changing TV
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:02:39 GMT

How video-on-demand services are shaking up broadcasting