• 'Ethnic slaughter' in South Sudan
Hundreds of people were killed because of their ethnic group after South Sudan rebels seized the oil hub of Bentiu last week, the UN says.
• Russia says Kiev 'breaking accord'
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the Kiev authorities of breaking last week's Geneva accord on resolving the Ukraine crisis.
• Boston marathon honours bomb victims
Thousands of marathoners take to the streets of Boston as the city honours those killed and injured in a bomb attack last year at the marathon's finish line.
• Ferry deaths 'murder' - Korea leader
South Korean President Park Geun-hye condemns the conduct of some of the crew of the ferry that sank last week, calling it "akin to murder".
• Man Utd silent on Moyes speculation
Manchester United are offering no comment on reports that David Moyes is set to be sacked as manager.
• Boy survives flight in wheel well
A 16-year-old boy survives an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.
• MH370 hunt 'still drawing blank'
A robotic submarine scanning for signs of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is two-thirds through its ocean scan but has yet to find any trace.
• Syria to hold June presidential poll
The speaker of Syria's parliament says a presidential election will be held on 3 June, despite a civil war that has left an estimated 150,000 dead.
• Japan warns over China ship seizure
China's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japan's top government spokesman warns.
• Everest Sherpas demand better terms
Sherpa guides in Nepal demand more compensation for the families of 13 of their colleagues killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest.
• Myanmar democracy elder Win Tin dies
Win Tin, the journalist who helped found Myanmar's pro-democracy movement and served 19 years in prison for his activism, dies at the age of 85.
• Family says farewell to Peaches
Friends and family join Sir Bob Geldof to pay their last respects to his daughter Peaches, as her funeral is held in Kent.
• VIDEO: Bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan
State authorities in Kyrgyzstan are trying to fight practices of bride kidnapping in the country. Two victims of bride kidnapping spoke to the BBC.
• VIDEO: Easter service amid Ukraine unrest
Tensions remain high in eastern Ukraine, where government buildings in several towns have been seized by pro-Russian groups in recent weeks.
• VIDEO: Boston runners recall marathon attack
Doctor Natalie Stavas finished last year's Boston Marathon just as the bombs exploded, and now the runner turned first responder prepares to run again.
• VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
• VIDEO: Cubans trace roots to African village
A community in western Cuba has traced songs they sing back to a village in Sierra Leone.
• VIDEO: Myanmar's Win Tin dies aged 85
Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner, Win Tin, has died aged 85 of kidney failure.
• VIDEO: Turning the world into an orchestra
Spencer Kelly tests out Mogees- a device linked to your smartphone which turns objects into musical instruments.
• 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.
• Victoria Coren makes poker history
Journalist and broadcaster Victoria Coren Mitchell becomes the first two-time winner of the European Poker Tour.
• Whedon releases new film on demand
Avengers director Joss Whedon surprises fans by releasing his latest film online on the same night as its US premiere.
• Japan's trade deficit quadruples
Japan's trade deficit quadrupled last month compared to March 2013, as export growth slows and energy imports continue to rise.
• Kraft recalls 96,000lb of hot dogs
Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000lb (43,545kg) of its Oscar Mayer hot dogs in the US because they may have been sold in the wrong packaging.
• UK scares sports piracy site offline
One of the biggest sports file-sharing sites closes down after a UK police force warns its operators that they could face jail.
• Reddit revolt over censored posts
Reddit downgrades the status of its technology section after it emerges that many popular terms had been banned from its headlines.
• Radcliffe play wows Broadway critics
Actor Daniel Radcliffe gets five-star reviews for the Broadway production of The Cripple of Inishmaan.
• Captain America holds on to top spot
Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier claims a third week at number one in North America, while Johnny Depp's latest movie falls flat.
• Flood defence assessment completed
For the first time in its history, the Environment Agency assesses the state of all flood defences in England following 'unprecedented' winter storms.
• Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.
• Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'
The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.
• 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.
• 'Hillsborough words inspired us'
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall inspired his team to victory at Norwich.
• France's silent tea revolution
Tea-drinking is becoming ever more popular in France, although history shows that the beverage has long been taken on the continent.
• Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner
Few chemicals are as familiar as table salt. The white crystals are the most common food seasoning in the world and an essential part of the human diet.
• More girls 'flee Nigeria kidnappers'
Seven of the 85 Nigerian schoolgirls still missing after being abducted last week escape, the local state governor says.
• 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.
• Russia plans Crimea casino boom
Russia's President Putin presents a draft law to create a gambling zone in Crimea, now that the Kremlin has made it part of Russia.
• Fresh violence erupts in Venezuela
Fresh violence erupts in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, between police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.
• Three killed in Yemen drone strike
Three more suspected al-Qaeda militants die in a drone strike in southern Yemen, reports say, bringing the total killed in three days to more than 40.
• Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the US boxer whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, dies aged 76.
• Teachers vote for strike in June
National Union of Teachers' conference votes for a summer-term strike over pay and workload.
• Major blaze 'risked other buildings'
More than 100 firefighters tackling a huge blaze on an industrial estate in Leeds save nearby buildings from "certain destruction".
• Gun salutes to mark Queen's birthday
The Queen's 88th birthday is marked across the UK with traditional gun salutes.
• Millions return after Easter holiday
Millions of drivers take to Britain's roads as travellers return home at the end of the Easter holiday.
• Day in pictures: 16 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 16 April
• In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks
Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes
• Your pictures: South Africa
Readers' photos on the theme of "South Africa"
• In pictures: Chile fire rages on
Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso
• Day in pictures: 15 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April
• In pictures: Nigeria bus blast
Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja
• In pictures: Royals tour New Zealand
Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia
• Day in pictures: 14 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April
• Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?
Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?
• Invented tradition and the religion of the ancients
A ritual on the Ganges turns out to be not quite what it seems
• Garcia Marquez: Guide to surreal and real Latin America
How Gabriel Garcia Marquez told Latin America's story
• Cubans trace roots to remote Sierra Leone village
Cubans trace roots back to remote Sierra Leone village
• Rare airing for Heller's Catch-22 staging
The story of Joseph Heller's 'forgotten' Catch-22 theatre script
• Day in pictures: 21 April 2014
Striking news photos from around the world over the past 24 hours
• Netflix battles for big budget TV
The battle for exclusive online TV shows
• The man who helps Somali firms grow
The expat investor helping businesses in Somalia
• Where Wall Street met Silicon Valley
Two cultures collide at the online retail giant
• VIDEO: Is this India's first social media election?
Is this India's first social media election?