BBC News

  1. Ferry transcript reveals crew panic

    The last communications between the South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday and traffic services reveal panic and indecision by the crew.
  2. Russian outrage at Ukraine killing

    The Russian foreign ministry expresses outrage at a fatal shooting incident in eastern Ukraine which it blames on Ukrainian nationalists.
  3. PM's Christianity remarks 'divisive'

    Leading public figures claim David Cameron risks causing division in society with his recent comments that the UK is a Christian country.
  4. Wilshaw takes charge of Trojan Horse

    Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is to take personal charge of the watchdog's investigation into claims that a number of schools in Birmingham have been taken over by Muslim hardliners.
  5. Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the US boxer whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, dies aged 76.
  6. Finland air crash kills skydivers

    Eight skydivers on an Easter Sunday jump are killed as their plane crashes near the town of Jamijarvi in Finland.
  7. Hidden company owners to be revealed

    Companies will be forced to declare their true owners on a public register in a move to tackle corruption, Business Secretary Vince Cable says.
  8. Egypt's Sisi to face sole poll rival

    Left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi will be the only challenger to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt's presidential election, as registration ends.
  9. Iran's Rouhani urges women's rights

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani urges equal opportunities and rights for women and condemns discrimination in a speech marking Women's Day.
  10. Briton killed in Malaysia crash

    A British man described as an "extremely capable young engineer" dies after a double-decker bus reportedly crashed into a ravine in the east of the country.
  11. Gibraltar fire hits online gambling

    An explosion and fire on Gibraltar cuts power to much of the British territory and disrupts a number of online betting operations.
  12. Garden centres 'want' Easter choice

    The government is urged to end restrictions that prevent many garden centres in England and Wales from opening on Easter Sunday.
  13. Queen portrait released for birthday

    A portrait of the Queen by celebrated British photographer David Bailey is released to mark the monarch's 88th birthday.
  14. Miranda 'in Generation Game talks'

    Comedian Miranda Hart is in "early talks" with the BBC about a revival of game show The Generation Game.
  15. Norwich City 2-3 Liverpool

    Liverpool open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after a hard-fought win over relegation-battling Norwich.
  16. Everton 2-0 Manchester United

    Goals from Leighton Baines and Kevin Mirallas keep Everton's hopes of a top-four finish alive as they beat Manchester United.
  17. Carter sees off debutant Xiao

    Ali Carter beats Xiao Guodong to reach the second round of the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
  18. Third race win a dream - Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton said it was a "dream" to have won three consecutive races with Mercedes this season.
  19. When being world champion doesn't pay

    How Olympic cyclist Emma Pooley's hobby turned out to be better paid than her day job
  20. Businesses celebrate Queen's Awards

    Jaguar Land Rover is among a list of more than 100 winners of Queen's Awards for their success in international trade.
  21. VIDEO: UK could become 'nation of renters'

    Almost half of Britons believe the UK will become a nation of renters within a generation, research suggests.
  22. Quango chair resigns over bankruptcy

    A businessman appointed by the prime minister to head a multibillion-pound quango steps down after it was revealed that he was bankrupt.
  23. VIDEO: Hunt warns against school extremism

    Tristram Hunt, Labour's shadow education secretary, has warned against religious extremism in schools.
  24. Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'

    Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
  25. AUDIO: Man amputated hand to get 'reaction'

    A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen."
  26. Teachers' election year strike threat

    The NASUWT teachers' union warns of industrial action in the run up to next year's general election.
  27. VIDEO: Ex-terror chief heads 'Trojan horse' probe

    An inquiry into allegations of a hard-line Islamist plot to take over 25 Birmingham schools is to be lead by the Met's former national head of counter terrorism, it has been announced.
  28. German media boss criticises Google

    In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant.
  29. VIDEO: Cyborg glasses mimic eye gestures

    A Japanese researcher shows off glasses that display computer-generated eyes, which express emotions to save their wearer the effort.
  30. Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts

    Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.
  31. VIDEO: Footage of rare 'blood moon' eclipse

    People in the Americas have been treated to a rare "blood moon" lunar eclipse. Jonathan Amos explains the science behind the colour change.
  32. Paolo Nutini sets 2014 sales record

    Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini tops the charts with Caustic Love, which becomes the fastest-selling album of the year.
  33. VIDEO: Film Review - the week's new releases

    Film critic Anna Smith reviews the week's new film releases, including comedy The Love Punch, character driven drama, Locke, and We Are The Best!, a witty drama about a punk band in the 1980s.
  34. The tale of the lion and the spa break

    On International Circus Day, author Jeremy Clay recounts the tale of an escaped lion and a spa stay that proved rather less than stress-free.
  35. 10 things we didn't know last week

    Rhea birds can be extremely dangerous, and more nuggets from the week's news.
  36. A political resignation and Labour's NHS plan - papers

    A newspaper investigation prompting a Whitehall resignation, Labour's election plans and the latest in the alleged plot to "Islamise" schools all feature on Sunday's front pages.
  37. Four hurt in pub garden tree fall

    Four people, including two children, are taken to hospital after a large tree falls in a pub beer garden in Greater Manchester.
  38. Escaped rhea 'death threat issued'

    People trying to find an escaped 2m-tall bird capable of running at 40mph say they have received a threat to kill it.
  39. Jobs market still growing, says bank

    The job market continued to grow last month, although at a slower rate than the previous month, according to the Bank of Scotland.
  40. Skin cancer rates 'soar' since 1970s

    The advent of the package holiday and the fashion for tans has seen skin cancer rates soar in Scotland since the 1970s, according to a charity.
  41. Man arrested after woman found dead

    A 36-year-old man is arrested in connection with the discovery of a woman's body in west Belfast.
  42. US law firm to launch in Londonderry

    A United States-based entertainment law company opens offices in Londonderry.
  43. Crews tackle hundreds of grass fires

    Fire crews have tackled at least 484 grass fires in Wales since the start of April, the latest figures show.
  44. Crash victim was 'brilliant student'

    The father of a 21-year-old Chinese woman killed in a car crash in Swansea says his daughter was a brilliant student whose death leaves behind a huge void.
  45. Algeria militants kill 14 soldiers

    Islamist militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a military convoy in mountains east of the capital Algiers.
  46. Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea

    The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.
  47. Abdullah 'extends Afghan poll lead'

    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has extended his lead over his rival Ashraf Ghani, latest results from the presidential polls suggest.
  48. IPL investigative panel appointed

    India's cricket board appoints a three-member investigative panel to look into allegations of corruption in the Indian Premier League.
  49. Hostage reporters 'chained' in Syria

    Four French journalists who spent 10 months in captivity in Syria were chained to each other and kept in basements without light, one recounts.
  50. Pope celebrates Easter Sunday Mass

    Pope Francis celebrates Easter in front of thousands in St Peter's Square, praying for peace in Syria and Ukraine and "an end to all war".
  51. Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez

    Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.
  52. Brazil cars torched in protest

    Residents of a poor community near Rio de Janeiro torch vehicles in protest at the deaths of two young men in incidents involving the police.
  53. Kuwait newspapers ordered to close

    A Kuwaiti judge orders the temporary closure of two independent newspapers for breaking a news blackout about an alleged plot to topple the emir.
  54. Yemen drone strike kills militants

    A drone attack in south Yemen has killed at least three suspected al-Qaeda fighters, defence officials and local tribal chiefs say.
  55. US 'delays' Keystone XL decision

    The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
  56. Iran condemns US skyscraper seizure

    Iran condemns a decision to seize a Manhattan high-rise belonging to a charity and give proceeds from its sale to victims of attacks by Iran-backed militants.
  57. Day in pictures: 16 April 2014

    News photos from past 24 hours: 16 April
  58. In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks

    Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes
  59. In pictures: Chile fire rages on

    Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso
  60. Day in pictures: 15 April 2014

    News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April
  61. In pictures: Nigeria bus blast

    Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja
  62. In pictures: Royals tour New Zealand

    Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia
  63. Day in pictures: 14 April 2014

    News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April
  64. Your pictures: Growth

    Readers' photos on the theme of "growth"
  65. VIDEO: House of Commons

    The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.
  66. VIDEO: Baby prince meets a Bilby at the zoo

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their royal tour of Australia with a tour of Taronga Zoo accompanied by their son Prince George.
  67. VIDEO: Greek skies light up for Easter

    Rival parishes on the Greek island of Chios have marked the evening before Orthodox Easter - by firing hundreds of rockets at each other's churches.
  68. VIDEO: Russian outrage at Ukraine killing

    Russia has expressed outrage after at least three people were killed at a pro-Russian checkpoint in eastern Ukraine.
  69. VIDEO: More bodies found in ferry search

    More bodies have been recovered in the search for missing passengers from a South Korean ferry which capsized and sank with hundreds of people on board.
  70. VIDEO: Archbishop's sermon highlights suffering

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has highlighted the suffering of people facing conflict around the world during his Easter sermon.
  71. VIDEO: Why France is rediscovering tea

    France has been rediscovering a passion for tea, with a recent boom in sales of high-quality scented and non-scented blends.
  72. VIDEO: Turning the world into an orchestra

    Spencer Kelly tests out Mogees- a device linked to your smartphone which turns objects into musical instruments.
  73. VIDEO: Phillips completes BMX World Cup double

    Great Britain's Liam Phillips wins the Supercross title at the first round of the BMX World Cup series in Manchester, adding to his time-trial victory.
  74. Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?

    Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?
  75. Rare airing for Heller's Catch-22 staging

    The story of Joseph Heller's 'forgotten' Catch-22 theatre script
  76. Netflix battles for big budget TV

    The battle for exclusive online TV shows
  77. In Pictures: 50 landmark BBC Two shows

    Fifty landmark shows from 50 years of BBC Two
  78. France's silent tea revolution

    France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa
  79. It's tough luck to lose to your team-mate

    Lewis Hamilton builds edge in F1 championship
  80. Your pictures: South Africa

    Readers' photos on the theme of South Africa
  81. What hours do teachers really work?

    What hours do teachers really work?

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