National News

  1. Ferry disaster captain 'arrested'

    The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank earlier this week leaving hundreds of people missing has been arrested, Yonhap news agency says.
  2. Kiev reaches out to eastern rebels

    Ukraine's interim authorities appeal for unity, promising to meet some demands of pro-Russian protesters occupying buildings in the east.
  3. Republican shot dead in west Belfast

    A prominent dissident republican, Tommy Crossan, has been shot dead in west Belfast.
  4. Moores to be new England coach

    Peter Moores is to be named England cricket coach for a second time, BBC Sport understands.
  5. Boy in hospital with severe burns

    A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns.
  6. Everest avalanche kills 12 guides

    At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, officials in Nepal say.
  7. British teenager killed in Syria

    A British teenager who "died in battle" in Syria is described as a "martyr" by his father.
  8. Man killed as pleasure boat capsizes

    One man dies and another is in hospital after a boat capsizes in a river estuary in Devon.
  9. Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake

    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.
  10. Electricians question CBI vote move

    The body representing electrical contractors urges the CBI to think again about giving its support to the campaign against Scottish independence.
  11. Teachers to debate summer strike

    The NUT conference is to hear calls for a one-day strike on 23 June and a campaign of industrial action over pay and workload.
  12. Tributes for Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.
  13. VIDEO: World's prettiest Easter eggs?

    A Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.
  14. Prince re-signs with 'slave' label

    Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.
  15. Man Utd have failed - coach Neville

    Manchester United have not lived up to expectations this season, coach and former player Phil Neville tells the BBC.
  16. Liverpool trio on PFA award list

    Liverpool's Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are among six nominees for the PFA's player of the year award.
  17. I deserve more recognition - Toure

    Manchester City's Yaya Toure thinks he is not regarded as one of the best players on the planet because he is from Africa.
  18. O'Sullivan 'not in Hendry's league yet'

    Ronnie O'Sullivan believes he would need to win two more world titles to be considered snooker's greatest player.
  19. Simmonds qualifies for IPC Euros

    Ellie Simmonds, Stephanie Slater and Amy Marren qualify for the European Championships at the British Para-Swimming meet.
  20. Giorgio Armani settles tax dispute

    The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.
  21. VIDEO: UK could become 'nation of renters'

    Almost half of Britons believe the UK will become a nation of renters within a generation, research suggests.
  22. Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod

    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.
  23. AUDIO: Axelrod 'fully in tune with Labour'

    Labour's Douglas Alexander discusses the appointment of David Axelrod, Barack Obama's chief election strategist, to advise the party on its 2015 election campaign.
  24. 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.
  25. AUDIO: Man amputated hand to get 'reaction'

    A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen."
  26. Bullied children still suffer at 50

    Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.
  27. VIDEO: Ex-terror chief heads 'Trojan horse' probe

    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.
  28. German media boss criticises Google

    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.
  29. VIDEO: Cyborg glasses mimic eye gestures

    A Japanese researcher shows off glasses that display computer-generated eyes, which express emotions to save their wearer the effort.
  30. Female cave insects have 'penises'

    Female insects with 'penises' have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.
  31. VIDEO: Footage of rare 'blood moon' eclipse

    People in the Americas have been treated to a rare "blood moon" lunar eclipse. Jonathan Amos explains the science behind the colour change.
  32. Kim Novak speaks out over jibes

    Vertigo actress Kim Novak says she felt bullied after people attacked her looks at this year's Oscars.
  33. VIDEO: Film Review - the week's new releases

    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.
  34. How 420 became code for marijuana

    The number 420 has become a popular code for marijuana. Where does the term come from and why did it catch on, asks Aidan Lewis.
  35. Caption Challenge: Predator - winning entries

    It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
  36. Foreign doctor 'safety fears' - front pages

    Some papers focus on suggestions foreign-trained doctors are less skilled than British counterparts, while others report on a child said to have caught meningitis from a cat.
  37. Man killed in microlight crash

    A man has died in a microlight crash in Devon, police say.
  38. Second earthquake hits East Midlands

    Experts confirm the Rutland town of Oakham has had its second earthquake in two days.
  39. 'Nothing to hide' over bird deaths

    A farmer whose properties were raided by police investigating the deaths of 20 birds of prey, calls for more resources to be directed at the investigation.
  40. Crews battle large woodland fire

    Police advise local residents stay indoors after emergency services are called to a large woodland fire in the Milton of Lea area of Inverness.
  41. Independent MLA David McClarty dies

    The independent unionist Northern Ireland Assembly member David McClarty has died after an illness.
  42. Man suffers head and face injuries

    A 46-year-old man is being treated in hospital after suffering serious face and head injuries during assault in Belfast city centre.
  43. Redundancy threat at building firm

    Workers at a Newport building firm face redundancy after the company warned it was going into administration, union leaders claim.
  44. Three die in separate road crashes

    Two motorcyclists and a car passenger have died in separate crashes in south and west Wales, say police.
  45. Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing'

    Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.
  46. Algeria's president gets fourth term

    Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.
  47. Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'

    An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.
  48. Japan to launch Pacific whale hunt

    Japan says it will catch fewer whales in the Pacific this year after a court banned its whaling off Antarctica.
  49. Top aide to French president resigns

    A close aide to French President Francois Hollande resigns following allegations he had a conflict of interest in a previous post.
  50. Charges over Todd cyber-bullying

    A man is charged in the Netherlands in connection with the suicide of Canadian teenager Amanda Todd, who killed herself after cyber bullying.
  51. Brazilian police end strike over pay

    Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.
  52. Salsa legend Cheo Feliciano dies

    Puerto Rican salsa singer and composer Cheo Feliciano dies in a car crash in his native island aged 78.
  53. Bomb kills at least 14 in Syria

    At least 14 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a government-controlled area of the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
  54. Obama signs UN envoy visa ban law

    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".
  55. US 'delays' Keystone XL decision

    The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
  56. Calgary killing suspect's dad speaks

    The father of a man suspected of stabbing to death five people in the Canadian city of Calgary says his son was a "great kid" with a bright future.
  57. Day in pictures: 16 April 2014

    News photos from past 24 hours: 16 April
  58. In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks

    Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes
  59. Your pictures: South Africa

    Readers' photos on the theme of "South Africa"
  60. In pictures: Chile fire rages on

    Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso
  61. Day in pictures: 15 April 2014

    News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April
  62. In pictures: Nigeria bus blast

    Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja
  63. In pictures: Royals tour New Zealand

    Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia
  64. Day in pictures: 14 April 2014

    News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April
  65. VIDEO: House of Commons

    The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.
  66. VIDEO: Kate meets Manly Beach life-savers

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made an appearance at Sydney's Royal Easter Show, during their tour of Australia.
  67. VIDEO: Camel birth shocks sheep farmer

    A farmer who was hoping for some rest after a busy lambing season has been surprised by his latest newborn - a camel.
  68. VIDEO: A day in the life of the BBC in Ukraine

    The BBC's James Reynolds recorded his day as he and a BBC team covered events in the eastern Ukraine.
  69. VIDEO: Easter story in a shipping container

    The North East town of South Shields is commemorating the Passion of Christ on Good Friday in a different way.
  70. VIDEO: Volcano spews ash in Peru

    Four thousand people living near Peru's most active volcano Ubinas are being evacuated from their homes.
  71. VIDEO: How four men can play one piano

    The Piano Guys talk to BBC Breakfast about their worldwide success thanks to a viral video aimed at drumming up business for a Utah shop
  72. VIDEO: Tree topples as strong winds hit NZ

    Footage has emerged of a tropical storm in New Zealand blowing down a large tree as the remnants of Cyclone Ita swept through the city of Nelson.
  73. AUDIO: NHS Trust 'blackened' doctor's name

    A senior cardiologist, who exposed concerns about patient safety at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, has won an unfair dismissal case.
  74. Freeman 'welcomed' Fargo freeze

    Sherlock star braves the cold for Fargo TV series
  75. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 'He made a reader of me'

    Readers share memories of work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  76. What makes Jerusalem so holy?

    What makes Jerusalem so holy to three religions?
  77. Congress' favourite son heading for defeat?

    Rahul Gandhi faces a tough challenge in India polls
  78. Why is Good Friday called Good Friday?

    What exactly is 'good' about Good Friday?
  79. Five steps to stopping a lion escape

    How zoos plan for a lion escape
  80. Alfa Romeo plots a US comeback

    After 20 years, Alfa Romeo returns to the US
  81. VIDEO: The book shop on a boat

    The bookshop on a barge that travels the canal system
  82. Quiz of the week's news

    Sir Alex Ferguson's wine cellar has most bottles from where?
  83. Analysis: Putin's hopes and fears

    Putin's chilling threats on Ukraine are clear, says Bridget Kendall
  84. It's getting mighty crowded

    Parents face tough time getting primary school places
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