8:07 pm (28 minutes ago)
The South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday was steered by a ship's mate unfamiliar with the waters where the accident occurred, officials say.
10:41 am (10 hours ago)
Ukraine suspends operations against pro-Russian militants occupying government offices in the east over Easter, but the stand-off remains.
2:08 pm (6 hours ago)
Police in Northern Ireland arrest a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan.
4:58 pm (4 hours ago)
A family is left with nowhere to run when their car catches fire - in the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.
4:32 pm (4 hours ago)
Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi.
5:26 pm (3 hours ago)
The NUT conference rejects calls for a four-day autumn strike, but could still press for a summer classroom walk-out
10:59 am (10 hours ago)
A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in an incident in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, police reveal.
8:50 am (12 hours ago)
Taxpayers' personal financial data could be shared with private firms and researchers, Revenue & Customs says, despite concerns over privacy and security.
12:19 pm (8 hours ago)
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.
8:37 am (12 hours ago)
The search area for the missing Malaysian plane has narrowed and will be at "a critical juncture" in the next two days, says the transport minister.
1:07 pm (7 hours ago)
Former BBC presenter Derek Cooper, who founded Radio 4's The Food Programme and presented a number of other shows, dies, aged 88.
1:52 pm (7 hours ago)
Manchester rapper MC Tunes' second album is to get its public debut, 23 years after it was due to be heard.
2:25 pm (6 hours ago)
A Devon farm which features in Michael Morpurgo's book War Horse opens a museum dedicated to the story.
8:03 pm (31 minutes ago)
Bottom club Sunderland earn a stunning win at Chelsea that dents the Blues' title hopes and gives Liverpool a major boost.
6:39 pm (an hour ago)
World number two Novak Djokovic says he needs to let his injured wrist heal after losing to Roger Federer in Monte Carlo.
5:47 pm (3 hours ago)
Cardiff claim what could yet prove a vital point in their fight against relegation against visitors Stoke.
12:25 pm (8 hours ago)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton admits he starts Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix as strong favourite after qualifying on pole position.
11:57 am (9 hours ago)
Lancashire coach Peter Moores will lead England for a second time, succeeding Andy Flower who resigned in January.
9:35 am (11 hours ago)
People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue directors", Business Secretary Vince Cable says.
Yesterday, 12:16 pm
Almost half of Britons believe the UK will become a nation of renters within a generation, research suggests.
Yesterday, 6:17 pm
David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says.
1:59 pm (7 hours ago)
Tristram Hunt, Labour's shadow education secretary, has warned against religious extremism in schools.
Yesterday, 1:03 pm
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.
Thursday, 12:37 pm
A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen."
2:33 pm (6 hours ago)
Labour's Tristram Hunt has told teachers in Birmingham that there is no place for "cultural or gender segregation" in schools.
Tuesday, 7:43 pm
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.
Thursday, 2:20 pm
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.
Wednesday, 11:58 pm
A Japanese researcher shows off glasses that display computer-generated eyes, which express emotions to save their wearer the effort.
Yesterday, 2:54 am
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.
Tuesday, 11:15 am
People in the Americas have been treated to a rare "blood moon" lunar eclipse. Jonathan Amos explains the science behind the colour change.
Yesterday, 4:49 pm
Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.
Yesterday, 6:54 pm
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.
2:34 am (18 hours ago)
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.
2:17 am (18 hours ago)
Rhea birds can be extremely dangerous, and more nuggets from the week's news.
5:57 am (15 hours ago)
The Daily Express says people are releasing equity from homes to "top up" their pensions, while other papers are concerned about state intrusion into privacy.
4:54 pm (4 hours ago)
A man and woman and three children are rescued from a car seconds before it burst into flames after a Lake District crash.
1:34 pm (7 hours ago)
Three people appear in court in connection with an attack which left a teenager with serious chemical burns.
1:43 pm (7 hours ago)
Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 46-year-old woman after her body is found in a flat.
11:33 am (9 hours ago)
An 87-year-old man who fell off a pier into the sea as he rode his mobility scooter has died.
4:38 pm (4 hours ago)
Two motorcyclists die in separate collisions with tractors in Counties Londonderry and Fermanagh.
1:36 pm (7 hours ago)
Two cars and two homes are damaged in an early morning arson attack in Banbridge, County Down.
1:13 pm (7 hours ago)
The family of a disabled man who died after a routine operation are told they can finally have an inquest, a year after his death.
6:15 pm (2 hours ago)
A motorcyclist dies in a three-vehicle collision, while two men on a machine are seriously hurt in another crash with a truck towing a boat.
7:26 pm (an hour ago)
The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.
3:22 pm (5 hours ago)
Egyptian left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi submits his official bid to run for president, the only challenger so far to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
8:48 am (12 hours ago)
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.
Yesterday, 11:37 am
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.
4:03 pm (5 hours ago)
Roger Federer reaches his fourth Monte Carlo Masters final with victory over defending champion Novak Djokovic.
Yesterday 11:55 pm (21 hours ago)
Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.
Yesterday, 3:16 pm
Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.
2:44 am (18 hours ago)
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.
6:22 pm (2 hours ago)
Thousands of Christian worshippers celebrate Easter's Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
10:33 am (10 hours ago)
An air strike kills at least 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, with some reports saying three civilians also died.
Yesterday 9:20 pm (23 hours ago)
The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
Yesterday 9:19 pm (23 hours ago)
President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in "terrorist activity".
Wednesday, 12:54 pm
News photos from past 24 hours: 16 April
Wednesday, 6:43 pm
Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes
Wednesday, 9:27 am
Readers' photos on the theme of "South Africa"
Monday, 9:41 pm
Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso
Tuesday, 1:01 pm
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April
Monday, 4:53 pm
Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja
Monday, 11:20 am
Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia
Monday, 3:16 pm
News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April
Wednesday, April 9th, 12:55 pm
The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.
7:47 am (13 hours ago)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit an air base in Queensland on day four of their tour of Australia.
2:43 am (18 hours ago)
A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.
8:37 am (12 hours ago)
Posters and leaflets have appeared in Donetsk, Eastern Ukrainian, demanding Jews register, pay a new tax or leave, because of 'their support for the Kiev government'.
4:41 pm (4 hours ago)
The Archbishop of York has baptised 16 people by immersing them in a large tank of water outside York Minster.
11:55 am (9 hours ago)
US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.
11:56 am (9 hours ago)
A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, as police appeal for help in finding out what happened.
Yesterday 10:53 pm (22 hours ago)
The Banksy painting which was controversially removed from a wall in Bristol has gone back on display.
Yesterday, 4:07 pm
Spanish golfer Pablo Larrazabal is attacked by hornets and forced into a lake to avoid the swarm at the Malaysian Open.
11:26 am (9 hours ago)
Fighter jets and screaming crowds for William and Kate
2:47 am (18 hours ago)
What's the story of John Lewis' 150 years of success?
12:01 am (21 hours ago)
The best news photographs from around the world
3:53 pm (5 hours ago)
Peter Moores a good fit for new-look England
2:26 am (18 hours ago)
The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents
2:29 am (18 hours ago)
The 8 tribes of people who keep buying records
12:26 am (20 hours ago)
The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine
8:49 am (12 hours ago)
Should this bus station be mourned?
3:25 pm (5 hours ago)
Anti-Semitic leaflets in Donetsk stir old fears