• Russia in new Ukraine attack threat
Russia will respond to any attack on its interests in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says, drawing a parallel with the 2008 Georgia war.
• Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation
Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks.
• Plane search examines coastal debris
Authorities in Australia are looking at material washed ashore to find out if it is related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
• Obama pledges Japan islands support
US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour.
• More held in S Korea ferry disaster
Authorities in South Korea arrest four more crew members from the ferry that sank last week and raid the offices of companies linked to its owners.
• Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes
Weeks before the World Cup, deadly clashes break out in the Brazilian city of Rio after the body of a young man is found, allegedly beaten by police.
• Blair warns West over radical Islam
Tony Blair warns Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.
• S Sudan attacks 'an abomination'
The massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan is an "abomination" and a betrayal of the people by their leaders, the White House says.
• Bomb 'kills senior Egypt policeman'
A senior Egyptian police officer has been killed by a bomb blast in the capital, Cairo, officials say.
• Pirates raid Malacca Straits tanker
Armed pirates raid an oil tanker sailing in the Malacca Straits, stealing diesel and abducting three crew members, officials in Malaysia say.
• Everest Sherpas discuss boycott
Sherpa guides in Nepal are meeting climbers at Everest base camp to decide whether to continue ascents after an avalanche on Friday killed 16 of their colleagues.
• Pakistan TV station in shooting row
Pakistan's biggest news channel should be shut for airing claims the country's spies were behind an attack on presenter Hamid Mir, the defence ministry says.
• SA row over 'banned' Malema advert
South Africa's public broadcaster says it refused to broadcast an advert from the controversial politician Julius Malema, saying it incited violence.
• Future of the net debated in Brazil
Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.
• Brunei delays tough new Islamic law
The South east Asian nation of Brunei postpones the introduction of tough Sharia criminal punishments that were due to begin on Tuesday.
• Shakespeare 'a cultural icon' abroad
William Shakespeare is the UK's greatest cultural icon, according to the results of an international survey released to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth.
• VIDEO: Andy Murray in tears at Stirling award
Tennis star Andy Murray has been awarded the freedom of Stirling in a ceremony which made the Wimbledon champion break down in tears.
• VIDEO: Service honours ferry victims
An emotional memorial service has taken place to remember the victims of the South Korean ferry disaster.
• VIDEO: 'We just want to live normally'
The BBC meets a pro-Russian family living in a rural area of Ukraine, who say their support for Moscow does not mean they are separatists.
• VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
• VIDEO: The trouble with tips
Service workers like waiters and bartenders can make good money working for cash tips. But when business is slow, there's little safety net. How do they fit into the US discussion about raising the mi...
• VIDEO: Hands-on with Microsoft's Cortana
Microsoft's natural language expert explains how he breathed life into the firm's Halo-inspired virtual assistant Cortana.
• VIDEO: China's growing naval power obsession
US President Barack Obama has left Washington for a week-long tour of Asia as part of what the White House is calling an "eastward rebalancing" of US foreign policy.
• AUDIO: Led Zep reveal Keys to the Highway track
Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin have released two previously unheard recordings ahead of the reissue of the band's first three albums in June.
• NYPD Twitter campaign 'backfires'
Twitter users bombard the New York Police department with images depicting police aggression in the latest social media campaign to go awry.
• VIDEO: DJ Duke: Will and Kate hit the decks
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been taught how to DJ, during the latest leg of their royal tour of Australia.
• EU in slow progress on deficit cuts
EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show.
• GM seeks to bar some ignition cases
General Motors asks a US court to bar some lawsuits relating to its recall over faulty ignition switches.
• Robot portable printer secures cash
An Israeli start-up secures enough funds to put a pocket-sized robot printer into production.
• VIDEO: Actress writes her own happy ending
A woman pioneer in the digital space talks about using technology to create acting opportunities that wouldn't otherwise exist.
• Led Zeppelin unleash unheard work
Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin make public two previously unheard recordings.
• Top Gear 'regrets' Burma remark
The executive producer of Top Gear expresses regret over a "light-hearted" remark on its Burma special that led to the BBC show being accused of racism.
• Asteroid impact risks 'underplayed'
A visualisation showing where sizeable asteroids have hit the Earth in recent years has been released by the B612 Foundation.
• Mystery of 'ocean quacks' solved
The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound often heard in the Southern Ocean has finally been solved, scientists report.
• Saudi health minister sacked
As Saudi Arabia dismisses its health minister, the Mers virus death toll continues to rise.
• Cancer teen hits £1m charity target
A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises more than £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.
• Man Utd criticised for Moyes sacking
Manchester United are accused of unprofessionalism following the sacking of manager David Moyes.
• Shakespeare's birds cause US trouble
Shakespeare mentions the European Starling once, in Henry IV Part I. That moved a 19th Century Shakespeare enthusiast to introduce the bird into America.
• The man who takes troubled youths to therapy camp
As more and more families send their drug and alcohol-addicted kids to therapeutic wilderness camps in the US, more and more become acquainted with the shadowy figure known as the "escort."
• Mali group says French hostage dead
Islamist militants in Mali say French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal, who was kidnapped in 2012, is dead.
• Manila and HK resolve hostage row
The Philippines and Hong Kong agree to resolve a row over a 2010 bus hijacking in Manila that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead.
• Malta criticised for mass bird shoot
A leading British naturalist accuses Malta of failing to prevent large-scale illegal shooting of migratory birds by hunters.
• Colombia court restores Bogota mayor
A court in Colombia rules that President Juan Manuel Santos should reinstate the ousted mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, within 48 hours.
• Lebanese MPs fail to elect president
Members of Lebanon's parliament fail to elect a new president at the first attempt before Michel Suleiman's six-year term expires on 25 May.
• Primark to open its first US stores
Clothing retailer Primark is to open its first US stores, beginning with a 70,000 sq-ft shop in Boston.
• Three children found dead in London
A woman is arrested after three children are found dead at a house in south London.
• Clifford jury gets majority direction
Jurors in the indecent assault trial of publicist Max Clifford are told they can return a majority verdict of nine to one.
• Violent crime 'continues to fall'
Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals.
• UK government hits borrowing target
The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.
• In pictures: divers search South Korea ferry
Divers search South Korea ferry
• In pictures: Rural murals
Huge murals in Dumfries and Galloway
• In pictures: Garcia Marquez tributes
Memorials Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez
• Day in pictures: 22 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 22 April
• In pictures: Easter celebrations
Christians mark Easter Sunday
• Day in pictures: 21 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 21 April
• Week in pictures: 12-18 April 2014
News photographs from around the world
• In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks
Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes
• Why Palestinians love St George
Why St George is a hero on the West Bank
• VIDEO: Meet Brazil's silver surfers
Meet the Brazilian pensioners who live for the big wave
• Eight arguments about whether the UK is a Christian country
8 arguments for and against the UK as a Christian country
• Day in pictures: 23 April 2014
A collection of news photographs from around the world
• What's at stake with the TPP?
Key points at stake with the world's biggest free trade deal
• Indian elections: Hope and anger in transgender community
Can voting bring respect to India's transgender people?
• The ways tattoos can get you into trouble
The ways tattoos can get you into trouble
• VIDEO: My friend Robert Mugabe
How Zimbabwe's leader changed once in power
• My Day: Pakistani station master
Keeping the trains on time in a little corner of Pakistan
• Would China fight for disputed islands?
Would China fight Japan over islands, asks Celia Hatton?