Bangladesh's opposition leader, Khaleda Zia, has been charged with instigating an arson attack on a bus, which claimed the lives of seven people.
A dog that became a global news star after being abandoned at a Scottish train station with his belongings in a suitcase gets a new owner.
Chad's army says it has killed more than 200 militant Islamists and lost nine men during a battle to recapture a key town in north-eastern Nigeria.
The head of Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras and five senior executives resign amid the fallout from a corruption scandal.
A man is arrested on suspicion of robbery after CCTV of an apparent carjack, which shows a woman being dragged alongside her own vehicle, is released.
A mother-of-six with an IQ of 70 should be sterilised for her own safety, the Court of Protection has ruled.
A mummified monk found preserved in Mongolia last week is baffling those who uncovered him, with senior Buddhists saying he is still alive.
Why are people's names so hard to remember - and how do we get ourselves out of a tight spot when we forget?
King Abdullah II lands in Jordan for crisis talks, cutting short a trip to the US after the killing of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State militants.
Queen guitarist Brian May could stand as an independent MP at the general election, his spokesman says.
Controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala is to appear in court to face charges of condoning terrorism.
Stena Line scraps its fast ferry HSS Explorer service from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire in Ireland.
After the latest in a spate of commercial plane crashes, BBC News takes a look at the numbers to find out whether flying is getting more dangerous.
Rotherham Council is "not fit for purpose", an investigation into the local authority at the centre of the child abuse scandal finds.
Google has suspended dozens of seemingly popular apps from its Play store after being warned that they were causing devices to show malicious pop-up ads.
A man who drove the wrong way for nine miles down one of Britain's busiest motorways has been sentenced to 14 months in a young offenders' institute.
Olga Ivshina reports from a residential area in Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine where houses have been caught in shelling.
An abuse victim and her father tell the BBC that they feel that they were failed by the authorities in Rotherham.
DNA from an illegally shot and killed red deer has been used for the first time in the UK to help prosecute a poacher.
The producers of a popular television soap in Angola apologise after an episode which showed a gay couple kissing caused outrage among viewers.