• US tornado rescue effort nears end
The rescue effort after the Oklahoma twister that killed 24 people nears an end, as it emerges the storm was more powerful than thought.
• Apple's Tim Cook defends tax claim
Apple boss Tim Cook defends its tax strategy at a Senate hearing, after the tech giant is accused of being among America's largest tax avoiders.
• Suicide inside Notre-Dame de Paris
A far-right historian shoots himself dead inside the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris in the French capital, police say, causing its evacuation.
• Key pair barred from Iran election
Two prominent figures in Iran, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, are barred from standing in next month's presidential election.
• Record closing high for US shares
Shares on Wall Street race to a new all-time high as investors bet that the US central bank will continue supporting the economy.
• Afghan interpreters to get UK visas
Up to 600 Afghan interpreters who worked alongside British troops are set to be given the right to live in the UK, under government plans.
• Spanish couple kidnapped in Colombia
Two Spanish tourists are kidnapped in north-western Colombia while driving to a tourist attraction in La Guajira, near the Venezuelan border.
• Tax and energy to dominate EU summit
EU leaders will seek to curb tax evasion, which costs EU states 1tn euros a year, and bring down energy prices to boost competition.
• Syria and Israel in exchange of fire
Israeli and Syrian forces trade fire across the ceasefire line in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights.
• Commons votes to back gay marriage
The House of Commons votes to allow gay marriage in England and Wales, despite 161 MPs opposing the government's plans.
• Oscar Pistorius' brother acquitted
The brother of South African athletics star Oscar Pistorius, Carl, is acquitted of culpable homicide over the death of a motorcyclist in 2008.
• Wi-fi shut down in Guantanamo alert
The US military's wireless internet service inside Guantanamo Bay has been shut down following threats by Anonymous hackers
• Pacy pigeon Bolt sets world record
A Belgian racing pigeon called Bolt is sold to a Chinese businessman for a world record price of 310,000 euros (£260,000; $400,000).
• Russia: Eurovision snub 'outrageous'
Russia's foreign minister calls Azerbaijan's failure to award any Eurovision points to Russia "outrageous" and promises a response.
• VIDEO: Apple 'avoided $1m tax per hour'
A Senate committee has accused Apple of using "a complex web of offshore entities" to avoid paying billions of dollars in US income taxes.
• VIDEO: Royals' call to save wild animals
Prince Charles and Prince William have called for global action to save wild animals from poachers.
• AUDIO: Ray Manzarek 'a stellar musician'
Former Rolling Stone editor Ben Fong-Torres pays tribute to his friend, The Doors keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, who has died aged 74 after a long battle with cancer.
• VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
• VIDEO: Burmese President visits White House
President Obama has welcomed Burma's president, Thein Sein, to the White House.
• VIDEO: All mod cons in Ghana's building boom
Ghana's fast growing economy is experiencing a building boom - the BBC's George Alagiah takes a tour of a new luxury apartment in Accra.
• VIDEO: Afghans discouraged from inter-marrying
Afghan authorities want to discourage the practice of inter-family marriages as the children of such couplings can sometimes have serious health issues.
• VIDEO: Will Israel bomb Iran?
Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen explores what might happen if Iran continues with its nuclear programme.
• Former Saab cars chiefs arrested
Three former top executives from car maker Saab Automobile have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of accounting fraud charges.
• Microsoft unveils Xbox One console
Microsoft unveils the third generation of its video games console in an event at its headquarters at Redmond, Washington.
• Flickr revamp revealed by Yahoo
Yahoo revamps its Flickr photo-sharing service, offering users up to 1TB of storage if they accept adverts.
• VIDEO: Apple chief hits back in tax row
CEO Tim Cook has spoken out in defence of Apple, after a Senate committee accused the company of using "a complex web of offshore entities" to avoid paying billions of dollars in US income taxes.
• Eric and Ernie's writer Braben dies
Eddie Braben, the writer credited with contributing to the huge success of comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, dies aged 82.
• Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek dies
Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founder member of the 1960s rock band The Doors, dies aged 74 in Germany after a long battle with cancer.
• 2013 cold start may mean fruit boom
UK fruit growers could enjoy a much better harvest of apples and pears this year, following the dismal crop in 2012, experts believe.
• Ant abilities could aid robot design
A study showing how ants tunnel their way through confined spaces could aid the design of search and rescue robots, say scientists.
• Deadly virus kills Tunisian man
A man has died of the novel coronavirus (NCoV) in Tunisia, in what is believed to be the first such case in Africa.
• Bed-sharing 'raises cot death risk'
Sharing a bed with your newborn baby increases the risk of sudden death syndrome - commonly known as cot death - fivefold, research suggests.
• Murray withdraws from French Open
Andy Murray withdraws from the French Open because of the back injury that forced him out of the Italian Open.
• Intxausti wins 16th stage of Giro
Spain's Benat Intxausti wins stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia as Vincenzo Nibali maintains overall control of the race.
• The curious story of how the lie detector came to be
The science behind the lie detector test has been disputed since its creation 90 years ago, so is there any reliable way to tell if someone is lying?
• The rise of food swapping
The food swapping movement is taking off the UK with anything from sushi to strawberries on offer.
• Nigeria to free 'terror' women
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan orders the release of all women held over "terrorist activity" - a Boko Haram condition for holding peace talks.
• Muslims jailed over Burma clashes
Seven Muslims are jailed for their involvement in religious clashes in the Burmese town of Meiktila that left more than 40 people dead.
• Vatican denies 'exorcism' by Pope
The Vatican denies media reports that Pope Francis performed an exorcism, after pictures showed a man apparently reacting as he was prayed for.
• Rios Montt's conviction annulled
Guatemala's top court throws out the genocide conviction of ex-leader Efrain Rios, whose trial will now be restarted from the middle of proceedings.
• Fresh bombings in Iraq 'kill 23'
At least 23 people are killed in new bomb attacks in Iraq, a day after a wave of bombings across the country left at least 70 people dead.
• US tax officials deny foul play
US tax officials tell a congressional hearing they did not know their agency had targeted conservative groups.
• HMRC to miss tax credit fraud target
The UK tax authority's failure to hit a target of reducing tax credit fraud and error has "cost the taxpayer dear", a committee of MPs says.
• Iodine deficiency 'may lower IQs'
Mild iodine deficiency during pregnancy could be dimming the intellect of some babies born in the UK, say researchers who studied 1,000 families.
• Scotland 'can afford independence'
Scotland can "more than afford" to be a successful independent country, its first minister says as he launches a paper outlining the nation's economic strength.
• 'Sugar daddy' serial conman jailed
A conman who fleeced more than £170,000 out of women he met on a website for "sugar daddies" is jailed for seven years.
• Day in pictures: 21 May 2013
Twenty-four hours of news photos: 21 May
• In pictures: India's fading trams
India's last remaining tramcars
• In pictures: Monster tornado hits Oklahoma
Gigantic tornado rips through Oklahoma City
• Eurovision Song Contest in pictures
58th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo
• Day in pictures: 20 May 2013
Twenty-four hours of news photos: 20 May
• In pictures: English ritual year
Idiosyncratic English rituals on camera
• Week in pictures: 11-17 May 2013
Some of the best news photos this week
• In pictures: Things come apart
Inside everyday objects and design classics
• Readers' music to banish the blues
The songs readers most enjoy when they are feeling low
• How religions change their mind
How does a religion change what it believes?
• Is a paperless library still a library?
Getting ready for bookless libraries
• The Indian doctor revered in China
Why does every Chinese leader want to salute this Indian?
• Rios Montt trial: Fight goes on
Fights goes on in Guatemala as genocide verdict overturned
• South Africa rising? A country of contradictions
The country's economy still caught in contradictions
• Clock ticks on Swiss banking secrecy
Swiss banks creak under pressure to end trademark secrecy
• Bahrain digs unveil one of oldest civilisations
Digs shed light on one of world's oldest civilisations
• VIDEO: The 91-year-old DJ
Is this 91-year-old the world's oldest DJ?
• Is Apple's tax avoidance rational?
Is Apple's tax avoidance rational?
• Your questions to George Alagiah
George Alagiah answered your questions