Nigeria votes in presidential poll

Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Voters in Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria, are taking part in presidential elections, amid delays due to new biometric voter cards.

Alps co-pilot 'predicted notoriety'

Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

The co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus which crashed in the French Alps predicted "one day everyone will know my name", his ex-girlfriend says.

Yemen leader accuses 'Iran stooges'

Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Yemen's president accuses Iran of destabilising his country, as Saudi Arabia vows to continue air strikes until Yemen is "stable and safe".

Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder

Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are acquitted by Italy's top appeals court of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 - the final ruling in the case.

Somalia ends al-Shabab hotel siege

Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

At least 14 are killed as Somali special forces end the siege of a Mogadishu hotel by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab

Apple boss 'to donate $800m fortune'

Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will give away most of his $800m (£537m) fortune to good causes before he dies.

Hamilton on pole in torrential rain

Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Lewis Hamilton takes pole despite appearing to be blocked by Nico Rosberg after spectacular thunderstorms delay qualifying.

Duo begin year-long space trip

Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.

Sri Lanka president's brother killed

Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

The youngest brother of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena dies after being attacked with an axe.

Silicon Valley firm wins bias case

Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.

Who is behind the 'perfect boyfriend'?

Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

Need an answer to annoying questions about your love life? The BBC looks at an app providing a "perfect solution".

Election 2015: Who won the interview contest on social media?

Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

David Cameron and Ed Miliband were grilled live on Thursday night - what can Twitter and Facebook tell us about the result?

What is the point of the Large Hadron Collider?

Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

David Shukman explores the justifications for the £4bn 'atom smasher' buried under Geneva.

Germanwings crash: Counting the cost

Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

Is the airline legally obliged to compensate the families of the victims for their loss?

VIDEO: Can we design for better living?

Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

Will Gompertz looks at some of the latest cutting edge designs shortlisted for the Designs of the Year award.

Putin still in fashion 15 years on

Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

Fifteen years after his election, Vladimir Putin's popularity in Russia is undeniable, says the BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Moscow.

Rand Paul's Texas tech play at SXSW

Posted on Monday March 16, 2015

What is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul doing in Austin, Texas, at the South by Southwest interactive conference?

VIDEO: Does your pet have 'separation anxiety'?

Posted on Monday March 23, 2015

Vets are warning that a growing number of dogs and other pets are suffering from separation anxiety as peoples' working habits change.

VIDEO: China warning over global warming

Posted on Sunday March 22, 2015

The head of China's weather bureau warns that the country faces serious problems as a result of climate change.

VIDEO: India 'looking strong' in World Cup

Posted on Monday March 23, 2015

India have looked very impressive in the cricket World Cup, and cricket columnist Ayaz Memon has been speaking to the BBC in Mumbai on their chances of winning the tournament.