• 'Eight million' hit by Nepal quake
Eight million people were affected by the Nepal earthquake and 1.4m are in need of food aid, the UN says, as the death toll tops 4,000.
• Baltimore emergency as riots erupt
A state of emergency is declared in the US city of Baltimore amid violent protests linked to the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody.
• Indonesia execution families mobbed
Distraught family members of two Australian drug smugglers are mobbed by reporters as they arrive in Indonesia ahead of expected executions.
• Vatican urges action on climate
The Vatican Science Academy will urge Christians to take action on climate change because it threatens the world's poor.
• New York dims lights to save birds
State of New York to turn off non-essential lights to try and prevent migratory birds becoming confused and fatally crashing into buildings.
• Russia unveils new tank for parade
Russia shows off a new-generation tank called Armata T-14 ahead of World War Two Victory Day celebrations on 9 May.
• Google offers cash to Europe's media
Google pledges €150m to support news organisations' efforts to earn money from their online coverage.
• Israel struck Gaza shelters - UN
At least 44 Palestinians were killed by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at seven UN schools during last summer's war in Gaza, a UN inquiry finds.
• Child obesity may have 'two phases'
There may be two distinct child obesity epidemics - one among infants and one among adolescents - research suggests.
• Colorado cinema gunman 'was sane'
A man who shot and killed 12 people in a cinema in 2012 was found sane by two experts immediately following the attack, prosecutors say.
• Pro-Putin bikers blocked at border
Polish border guards block entry to 10 bikers described as members of a pro-Putin group seen as provocative by the Polish government.
• Kidnapped Libyan TV crew found dead
Five Libyan TV journalists are found dead eight months after they were kidnapped in territory controlled by extremist militants.
• VIDEO: Journey to remote quake epicentre
The epicentre of the earthquake which devastated Nepal, in the district of Gorkha, has suffered "terrible destruction".
• VIDEO: Thousands sleep on Nepal streets
Thousands of people are sleeping on the streets in Nepal, either because their homes are destroyed or they are too scared to return.
• VIDEO: Police clash with Baltimore protesters
Police officers in Baltimore have been injured after clashing with protestors demonstrating over the death of Freddie Gray.
• VIDEO: Calls for Indonesia not to execute
France and Australia have condemned the death penalty as executions for three of their nationals looms in Indonesia.
• VIDEO: 'Constant fighting every single day'
A resident of an apartment block on the edge of Donetsk, which has been heavily shelled, says there is "constant fighting, every single day".
• VIDEO: North America by rail and sea
Canadian photographer Scott Conarroe looks to the railways and the coastline to understand America and Canada.
• VIDEO: Kidnapped women speak about ordeal
Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry have given their first British TV interview to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark.
• VIDEO: Thousands march in Burundi protests
People in Burundi are continuing to protest over the president's plan to run for a third term.
• Abe and Obama: Trade top of the agenda
As Shinzo Abe sets out on a week-long trip to the US, it will be the progress made by the Japanese PM and US President Barack Obama on a trade deal that is top of the agenda.
• Countdown to Iran nuclear deal - but resistance remains
A historic Iran nuclear deal is now within reach - but it's still uncertain whether a rare chance to resolve a major security challenge of our time through diplomacy will be grasped, says the BBC's Ly...
• Could Australia's migrant policy work in Europe?
As thousands of migrants drown trying to make their way to Europe, Owen Bennett-Jones asks if Australia's tough approach to unauthorised migrants could work in the EU.
• Hong Kong electoral change explained
Why are people in Hong Kong protesting against proposed electoral changes?
• Does digital mean the end of history?
Has the digital transformation of society put the future of recorded history in jeopardy? Could we be heading for a "digital dark age"?
• Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes
The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.
• VIDEO: Chernobyl fox makes sandwich
A fox in Chernobyl has made a large sandwich using cold meats and bread fed to him by a radio crew in the area.
• Woman denied $41.8m jackpot payout
A 90-year-old woman is denied a $41.8m (£27.6m) penny slot machine bonus after the casino blames it on a computer error.
• Apple returns more cash to investors
Technology giant Apple reports profits of $13.6bn for the first three months of 2015, and details plans to return more money to investors.
• The end of the 'bank' holiday?
They are the very definition of a public holiday. But the 144 year-old tradition of banks closing to guarantee everyone a day off may be on the way out.
• Smartphones pack huge batteries
New smartphones from Lenovo and Acer feature much bigger batteries than is the norm for a handset.
• Valve boss responds on 'mod' row
Valve boss Gabe Newell has defended the company's decision to let developers of some game modifications or 'mods' charge for their creations.
• Rediscovered Bacon portraits unveiled
Two self-portraits by Francis Bacon are going on public display for the first time after being rediscovered in a private collection, before being sold.
• Furious 7 stays top of US box office
Furious 7 tops the US and Canada's box office for a fourth week, as Avengers: Age of Ultron tops the international chart a week ahead of its US release.
• Back pain link to chimpanzee spine
People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.
• Nepal quake 'followed historic pattern'
Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, geologists working in the region say.
• No life-saving surgery 'for billions'
Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet.
• Pepsi to ditch artificial sweetener
A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US following consumer concerns about its safety.
• Bournemouth 3-0 Bolton Wanderers
Bournemouth all but seal their Premier League place as they go three points and 19 goals clear of Middlesbrough with one game left.
• 'My head says Mayweather will win'
Ricky Hatton has fought Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao and says the American will adapt his style and win.
• The rise and fall of the Bombshell Bandit
In the summer of 2014 an unusual bank robber shocked, mystified and captivated the US. The Bombshell Bandit tells Jeff Maysh her story.
• The moment Nepal's earthquake hit my home
Nepali journalist Bhrikuti Rai describes the moment the earthquake hit her flat in Kathmandu and reports how people in the capital are coping.
• PM's 'brain fade' over football team
David Cameron comes under fire from Twitter users after saying in a speech that he supported West Ham - when he is an Aston Villa fan.
• Belgrade residents in duck protest
Protesters in the Serbian capital adopt a large foam duck as a symbol of their defiance.
• Burundi police battle protesters
Police in Burundi clash with thousands of protesters angered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office.
• Nepal earthquake: Before and after
Satellite images and maps showing the devastation caused by the earthquake in Nepal that struck on Saturday 25 April.
• Bosnia gunman 'kills police officer'
A gunman attacks a police station in Bosnia, killing an officer and injuring two others before being shot dead, officials say.
• Brazilian torture survivor dies
The sole political prisoner to survive a notorious torture centre in Brazil, whose testimony exposed abuses there, dies aged 72.
• Israel 'kills militants' in Golan
An Israeli air strike has killed four militants armed with a bomb along the Israeli-Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military says.
• Japan and US unveil defence deal
Japan and the US strike deal on new guidelines on their defence co-operation as Japanese leader Shinzo Abe visits the US for talks.
• UK aid leaves for Nepal on RAF plane
An RAF flight carrying UK aid and British army troops, including Gurkhas, is flying to Nepal, where many British and Irish nationals are missing.
• Bank fines to 'fund apprenticeships'
The Tories will use fines imposed on Deutsche Bank for its involvement in Libor rate-fixing to fund 50,000 apprenticeships, David Cameron will say.
• Top teachers' pay freeze 'unfair'
Plans to freeze senior teachers' pay "arbitrarily discriminate" against school leaders, according to the head teachers' union ASCL.
• Funeral for murdered Cork student
A funeral for Irish student Karen Buckley, who was murdered in Glasgow earlier this month, is to be held in County Cork later.
• Heavily loaded
Queuing for the journey from Italy to Tunisia
• The race to cover a mosque in mud
Thousands race to replaster a massive mosque in a day
• In pictures: Nepal earthquake aftermath
Images from Nepal as it struggles to cope with devastating earthquake
• Election 2015 in pictures: 27 April
Images from the campaign trail: 27 April
• In pictures: London Marathon runners
Unique fashions at the 35th London Marathon
• How Baltimore differs from Ferguson
How do last week's Baltimore protests compare to those in Ferguson?
• Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
• In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2015
Ebola, Molotov cocktails and prom night feature in winning images
• Okinawa wants US military far away
Why Americans are unpopular on this tiny Japanese island
• VIDEO: How to be poor
One teen's guide to having fun on the bread line
• People in dark corners
What are the people like in the dark corners of the web?
• How do you memorise an entire symphony?
How difficult is it to memorise 42 minutes of music?
• The mothers being criminalised in El Salvador
The mothers being criminalised in El Salvador
• The photographer who captures the horrors of the sea
The photographer who shows the horrors of the sea