18 May 2013, 10:24 pm
Pakistani politician Zahra Shahid Hussain, a senior member of Imran Khan's Movement for Justice party, is shot dead in the city of Karachi.
18 May 2013, 10:20 pm
Two men suspected of killing Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of US political activist Malcolm X, are remanded in custody in Mexico.
18 May 2013, 9:42 pm
Emotional David Beckham plays last home match at Paris Saint-Germain.
18 May 2013, 9:39 pm
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18 May 2013, 9:38 pm
Pupils' well-being and education should not be sacrificed to meet new targets, the leader of a head teachers' union will tell its annual conference.
18 May 2013, 8:46 pm
Grassroots Conservatives attack David Cameron's support for gay marriage, saying it has made winning the next election "virtually impossible".
18 May 2013, 8:17 pm
Up to 60 people were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd during a parade in the US state of Virginia, officials say.
18 May 2013, 8:03 pm
Nervous times in the Dutch quake zone
18 May 2013, 7:37 pm
Denmark's Emmelie de Forest wins the Eurovision Song Contest, with the UK's Bonnie Tyler finishing 19th out of 26 countries.
18 May 2013, 7:16 pm
The leaders of the main gangs in El Salvador vow to maintain a 14-month-long truce, but say political changes threaten the peace.
18 May 2013, 6:46 pm
The jailed Somali pirates sharing an island with millionaires
18 May 2013, 6:38 pm
The world's largest camel herd - in Australia
18 May 2013, 6:31 pm
The singers who brought colour to the 58th Eurovision Song Contest
18 May 2013, 6:23 pm
Denmark's Emmelie de Forest has won the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Malmo in Sweden, with her song Only Teardrops.
18 May 2013, 6:13 pm
Police in the Serbian capital Belgrade make 104 arrests as rival fans of the city's Partizan and Red Star teams clash at a match.
18 May 2013, 5:58 pm
An emotional David Beckham leaves the pitch in tears as he completes the final home match of his career.
18 May 2013, 5:46 pm
By the man who ghost-wrote Sir Alex Ferguson's programme notes
18 May 2013, 5:39 pm
Alexei Balabanov, the Russian director whose cult films caught the wildness of Russia's early post-Soviet years, dies at the age of 54.
18 May 2013, 4:46 pm
No 10 denies that "anyone in Downing Street" made comments reported in several papers describing Tory activists as "mad, swivel-eyed loons".
18 May 2013, 4:06 pm
Gunmen in Syria abduct the elderly father of Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, one of the most powerful voices in the government.
18 May 2013, 3:57 pm
The authorities in Ivory Coast arrest militia leader Amade Oueremi, suspected of one of the worst massacres during 2011 post-election violence.
18 May 2013, 3:04 pm
The outgoing Bank of England governor warns a government plan to boost the housing market with part-mortgage guarantees has no long-term place.
18 May 2013, 1:36 pm
Jonny Wilkinson kicks 11 points to help Toulon come from behind to lift the Heineken Cup at the expense of Clermont Auvergne.
18 May 2013, 12:55 pm
Nigeria's military announces a 24-hour curfew in parts of the city of Maiduguri and says it has arrested 65 militants as it fights Boko Haram rebels.
18 May 2013, 12:42 pm
England lose four late wickets as they close day three of the first Test at Lord's on 180-6, leading New Zealand by 205.
18 May 2013, 12:40 pm
Tens of thousands of protesters, led by trade unionists, rally in the Italian capital Rome against the policies of the new coalition government.
18 May 2013, 8:51 am
Fresh outbreaks of violence in Iraq have left at least eight people dead, police say, hours after the worst day of sectarian violence in the country for months.
18 May 2013, 4:55 am
The EU is to ban restaurants from using refillable bottles and dipping bowls of olive oil, citing hygiene and consumer protection.
18 May 2013, 4:11 am
Opener David Warner is asked by Cricket Australia to explain why abusive messages to journalists are on his Twitter account.
18 May 2013, 4:05 am
The Afghan parliament interrupts debate on a law to prevent violence against women, with conservatives calling for it to be scrapped.
18 May 2013, 3:24 am
President Francois Hollande signs into law a controversial bill making France the ninth in Europe, and 14th globally, to legalise gay marriage.
17 May 2013, 9:33 pm
A would-be robber had a lucky escape after he was struck by a bus, moments after he snatched a woman's mobile phone in Bogota, Colombia.
17 May 2013, 9:30 pm
More than $1m (£650,000) worth of Chopard jewels, to be worn by stars for the Cannes film festival, are stolen from a hotel room in the city.
17 May 2013, 9:11 pm
Dawood Azami on why Afghans are wary of Pakistan's PM-elect
17 May 2013, 8:59 pm
OJ Simpson's former lawyer rebuts claims by his former client he botched his defence in an armed robbery case.
17 May 2013, 8:27 pm
The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer.
17 May 2013, 7:28 pm
BBC Persian's Rana Rahimpour explains how Iran's leadership structure works and what could happen in the upcoming presidential elections.
17 May 2013, 7:05 pm
The propaganda power of posters
17 May 2013, 6:27 pm
Angelina Jolie had a mastectomy after being told there was an 87% chance she would develop breast cancer. How high is the risk for other women?
17 May 2013, 6:18 pm
Hundreds of birds and marine animals wash up on the Chilean coast, raising fears fishermen might be flouting a ban on blast fishing.
17 May 2013, 6:08 pm
Tunisia bans the radical Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia from holding a meeting in the city of Kairouan, raising fears of possible violence.
17 May 2013, 4:46 pm
For the week ending 17 May, here is a look at the news making waves in America - all in 140 characters or less.
17 May 2013, 4:39 pm
Argentina grapples with legacy of late military leader Videla
17 May 2013, 2:38 pm
After years of conflict, it can be difficult to imagine the people of Mogadishu enjoying a nightlife.
17 May 2013, 12:49 pm
Farmers in Japan's key tea-growing region are hoping to turn their fortunes around following the Fukushima nuclear disaster two years ago.
17 May 2013, 11:08 am
The country with the most cat owners - and other nuggets
17 May 2013, 10:59 am
Argentina's former military leader Jorge Rafael Videla has died aged 87 while serving a sentence for crimes against humanity, including torture.
17 May 2013, 10:41 am
A tree expert says the biggest threat facing UK trees is likely to come from a disease currently unknown to science.
17 May 2013, 10:40 am
Some of the best news photos this week
17 May 2013, 9:34 am
Singer George Michael is airlifted to hospital with a head injury following a crash on the M1.
17 May 2013, 8:30 am
Twenty-four hours of news photos: 17 May
17 May 2013, 6:47 am
US politicians are seeking reassurances from Google that its smart spectacles will respect personal privacy.
17 May 2013, 4:48 am
Games giant EA has revealed that it currently has no games in development for Nintendo's Wii U console.
17 May 2013, 4:46 am
Car sales across Europe rose in April for the first time in 18 months, helped by strong demand in the UK and by the early Easter break.
17 May 2013, 2:26 am
Todd McLellan's photographs of disassembled objects
17 May 2013, 1:17 am
Best pictures of our parent star
16 May 2013, 8:49 pm
Time-lapse imaging which takes thousands of pictures of developing embryos can boost the success rate of IVF, according to British research.
16 May 2013, 8:09 pm
Applying high-frequency electrical noise to the brain can boost maths skills up to six months later, say Oxford University researchers.
16 May 2013, 11:39 am
A Lancaster bomber flypast over Derwent reservoir
16 May 2013, 10:35 am
Life-size Barbie house opens in Berlin
16 May 2013, 5:56 am
Twenty-four hours of news photos: 16 May
16 May 2013, 4:20 am
Jan Brykczynski wins Syngenta award
15 May 2013, 9:03 am
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