BBC News

  1. First English results on big poll night

    The first results start are being declared in English council polls as counting continues across the UK in elections to the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly.
  2. Deadly air strike on Syria refugee camp

    At least 28 people are reported to have been killed in an air strike on a Syrian refugee camp near the Turkish border, monitors say.
  3. Force 'tried to spin' Hillsborough news

    A former South Yorkshire Police press officer claims she was asked to "spin" news during the Hillsborough inquests, the BBC can reveal.
  4. US House Speaker Ryan 'can't back Trump'

    US House Speaker Paul Ryan, the highest-ranked elected Republican, says he cannot currently support Donald Trump as presidential nominee
  5. BHS inquiry chairman 'should resign'

    The former owner of BHS, Sir Philip Green, has called on the chairman of a Commons committee examining the collapse of the UK chain to resign.
  6. Liverpool 3-0 Villarreal (agg 3-1)

    Jurgen Klopp remains on course for silverware in his first season after Liverpool beat Villarreal 3-1 on aggregate to reach the Europa League final.
  7. 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer convicted

    A former Los Angeles rubbish collector is found guilty of the "Grim Sleeper" serial murders that spanned more than 20 years and left 10 dead.
  8. Russian maestro plays in Palmyra ruins

    Russian conductor Valery Gergiev performs in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria, weeks after the ancient site was recaptured from so-called Islamic State.
  9. Massive Canada wildfire spreads south

    A massive wildfire in Alberta, Canada has moved south, forcing more evacuations on Thursday.
  10. N Korea poised for rare party gathering

    North Korea is set to hold its first party congress in 36 years, as the South warns a fifth nuclear test is being prepared.
  11. 'Cement shoes' found on NYC corpse

    A body found on a Brooklyn beach earlier this week had feet that were encased in hardened concrete, according to NYPD detectives.
  12. Axl Rose: AC/DC tour to be ‘respectful’

    Axl Rose says he means "no disrespect" to AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, whom he is replacing on the band's Rock or Bust World Tour.
  13. VIDEO: Elections 2016 BBC One programme

    Huw Edwards presents through-the-night coverage of the election results.
  14. VIDEO: My son the bomber, my daughter the victim

    In April, the bombing of an Israeli bus in Jerusalem injured 20 people. The mothers of both the bomber and one of his victims have spoken to the BBC.
  15. VIDEO: Trump's controversial quotes

    John Kasich announces he is stepping down from the race to be the Republican nominee for president, meaning Donald Trump is the only remaining candidate.
  16. VIDEO: Force 'tried to spin' Hillsborough news

    A former South Yorkshire Police press officer says she was asked to work as a spin doctor during the recent Hillsborough inquests.
  17. VIDEO: Moment Etihad turbulence flight landed

    An Etihad Airways flight en route from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta hit "severe and unexpected turbulence" that left more than 30 people injured.
  18. VIDEO: Alligator's polite house call in South Carolina

    Footage has emerged of an alligator appearing to knock at the door of a house in the US state of South Carolina.
  19. VIDEO: 100-year-old woman models in Vogue

    A 100-year-old woman has made history by becoming the oldest model to feature in Vogue, to celebrate the magazine's centenary.
  20. VIDEO: Obamas in Star Wars dance-off

    In footage from the White House, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are seen dancing with R2-D2 and some stormtroopers to celebrate Star Wars Day.
  21. Friday's front pages

    The first editions of Friday's papers carry an eclectic range of stories, having been published just as polls closed in the elections held across the UK.
  22. Turkish leadership split spoils the party

    A rift between President Erdogan and Prime Minister Davutoglu squanders an EU announcement backing visa-free travel for Turks in most of Europe.
  23. On board the aircraft carrier fighting IS

    Defence correspondent Jonathan Beale reports from USS Harry S Truman, which has spent months launching attacks on so-called Islamic State.
  24. Five reasons why buildings collapse

    After a six-storey building in Kenya's capital Nairobi collapses, killing at least 33 people, we look at the common reasons for such incidents.
  25. 'Perfect storm' boosted Alberta fires

    The El Niño weather phenomenon and ongoing climate change have both contributed to the devastating Alberta wildfires, according to experts.
  26. Snow warning on hottest day 'a mistake'

    The Met Office "mistakenly" issues a snow warning - on the hottest day of the year so far.
  27. MPs to review 'Boaty' naming process

    MPs want to examine the process that has been used to find a name for the UK's new polar research ship - a vessel the public wants to call Boaty McBoatface.
  28. Leicester title 'inspires the world'

    Leicester City's Thai vice-chairman says the "miracle" of the club's Premier League title is an "inspiration for the whole world".
  29. Cricket points system nonsense - Vaughan

    Former England captain Michael Vaughan describes plans to introduce a points system this summer as a "nonsense".
  30. Ruthless Red Bull have made right move

    Promoting Max Verstappen to replace Daniil Kvyat might be ruthless, but it is in Red Bull's best interests, says Allan McNish.
  31. Goode on RPA player of the year list

    Andy Goode is on the RPA player of the year shortlist, despite playing only seven games in the Premiership this season.
  32. Bitcoin 'creator' cancels proof

    Craig Wright, the Australian entrepreneur who has claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin, reneges on a promise to provide "extraordinary proof".
  33. BT in 'ultra-fast' broadband promise

    BT Group says it plans to invest £6bn in faster broadband and mobile services but Sky says the plan has 'limited ambition'.
  34. Burnham considers Manchester mayor bid

    Andy Burnham is considering standing to be mayor of Greater Manchester when the role is created in 2017, his spokesman says.
  35. Ministers in battle over Housing Bill

    The government remains in a race against time to get its controversial Housing Bill into law, following a fresh series of defeats in the Lords.
  36. Junior doctors' contract talks welcomed

    Moves by the government and junior doctors to restart talks has prompted hope the dispute over new working arrangements can be solved.
  37. US to ban e-cigarettes for under-18s

    The US government unveils new federal rules that include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to people aged under 18.
  38. Schools mental-health champion axed

    The job of the government's mental-health champion for schools in England is axed after she criticised the pressure put on children by the current testing regime.
  39. Hiddleston defends war zone children

    Tom Hiddleston, television and movie star, has called for more support for millions of children caught in armed conflict.
  40. Does Bitcoin still matter?

    Virtual currency Bitcoin has not replaced government-issued money but the underlying blockchain technology is becoming more mainstream.
  41. Pilots report 1,400 laser incidents

    More than 1,400 incidents of lasers being shone at aircraft are reported to the UK's Civil Aviation Authority in a year.
  42. Shower gel plastic beads may face ban

    The UK's Environment Minister promises action to cut pollution from facial scrubs and body washes.
  43. Space radar to assess Europe's historic sites

    A satellite radar project is under way to assess the geological hazards facing the 400-plus European monuments and sites on the Unesco World Heritage List.
  44. Rory Kinnear part of new season at ENO

    The new artistic director at the English National Opera says he wants to move on from the "trauma" of the past year, as the company announces Rory Kinnear's directorial debut.
  45. Rolling Stones say no to Donald Trump

    The Rolling Stones order Donald Trump to stop playing their songs during his presidential campaign.
  46. When you can't get back on the bike

    Radio 1 Newsbeat's Dan Whitworth describes getting back on his bike after a crash - with the help of the driver who hit him.
  47. 'I don't want to grow a beard'

    Last year, the Victoria Derbyshire programme met children going through a period of extraordinary change. What has happened since?
  48. Five young people describe their dream internet

    Young people around the world offer their thoughts on what the internet should be.
  49. The lake that people used to flock to

    The place that was known as the Blackpool of the Potteries
  50. Why was the New Day so short-lived?

    Readers on why the New Day newspaper failed
  51. #DogsAtPollingStations: Political pups

    Political pups excite Twitter users on election day
  52. Reinventing China's abortion police

    Six months pregnant and forced to have an abortion
  53. The battle for a bishop's reputation

    The battle over the reputation of a man who died 58 years ago
  54. What does it mean to be a Smith?

    What it means to have the UK's most common name
  55. The science behind Leicester's success

    The science behind Leicester's success
  56. Is extremism on the rise in Bangladesh?

    Death of Bangladesh activist raises fears of violent extremism
  57. Making paper from elephant dung

    Making paper from elephant dung
  58. How India's 'tree hugger' is tackling forest fires

    How India's 'tree hugger' is tackling forest fires

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