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North Korea has fired a long-range rocket, which critics say is a test of banned missile technology.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 11:22 pm
An investigation into the construction of a Taiwanese apartment complex toppled by an earthquake is launched amid allegations that building regulations were not followed.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 11:20 pm
President Michel Martelly of Haiti steps down without a successor in place as tension continues over the election of his successor.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 11:08 pm
If Arsenal are going to win the Premier League, they have to pull a big result out of the bag, says MOTD2 pundit and ex- Gunners defender Martin Keown.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 10:46 pm
Parts of Britain will be hit by high winds and heavy rain on Monday as Storm Imogen moves in, with Channel ferry services already cancelled.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 10:36 pm
Frustration abounded after Ireland and Wales fought out a nerve-wracking 16-16 Six Nations draw, writes Richard Williams.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 10:13 pm
Brooklyn is named film of the year at the Evening Standard Film Awards, beating frontrunner 45 Years.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 9:36 pm
British number three Naomi Broady will break into the world's top 100 after winning the Dow Corning Tennis Classic in Michigan.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 9:32 pm
The UN Security Council strongly condemns North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket, saying it will soon adopt a sanctions resolution.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 8:42 pm
Clowns go to church
Posted: February 7, 2016, 7:06 pm
Guernsey's chief minister apologises after he said Islamophobia among its inhabitants was behind a decision not to accept refugees.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 6:48 pm
A householder shot through a bedroom door by intruders at a mansion was not targeted, police say.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 5:46 pm
The Met Police investigation of a rape allegation against the late Lord Brittan was "fully justified", a review by a senior officer from another force says.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 5:13 pm
The Duchess of Cambridge makes her first appearance as royal patron of the RAF Air Cadets for a 75th anniversary service in London.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 4:53 pm
Ireland let a 13-point lead slip as Wales fight back to draw a compelling Six Nations match in Dublin.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 4:52 pm
David Cameron's EU benefit plans could cause a surge in migration before the "emergency brake" is applied, Tory eurosceptics warn.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 4:17 pm
An Amber wind warning is in place ahead of Storm Imogen which will hit parts of the UK on Monday. Philip Avery looks at the potential impacts.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 2:59 pm
The PM calls for a rethink of the prison system in England and Wales as figures show 100 babies spent time behind bars with their mothers last year.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 2:44 pm
Inside Out is the big winner at this year's Annie Awards for animation, winning 10 prizes including best film.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 2:36 pm
A frozen lake being used as a car park at the annual Winter Fest event in Wisconsin, US, melts leaving vehicles submerged in the water.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 2:19 pm
A double-decker bus explodes on a central London bridge as part of a stunt for an upcoming movie.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 1:26 pm
Plans to make better-off social housing tenants in England pay more rent could force thousands out of their areas, according to new research.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 1:23 pm
The health secretary and union leaders clash ahead of another junior doctors' strike, in a long-running dispute over pay and working hours.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 1:18 pm
Defence analyst Bruce Bennett looks at the reasons why North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may have decided to launch a long-range rocket in defiance of warnings.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 12:20 pm
Jeremy Hunt acknowledged junior doctors' low morale but told Andrew Marr that the BMA was to blame for their concerns over contracts
Posted: February 7, 2016, 11:58 am
The number of people reporting being raped on their first date with someone they met on a dating app has risen six-fold in five years, figures show.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 11:29 am
The latest government attempt to improve the use of technology in the NHS in England is launched, with the aim of making services faster and more convenient.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 11:19 am
China's efforts to prop up its currency result in a $99.5bn plunge in its foreign currency reserves in January.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 10:53 am
Flying Scotsman, one of the world's most famous locomotives, has returned to the West Coast mainline.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 9:35 am
Nearly 150 oil platforms in the UK North Sea are expected to be scrapped over the next 10 years, according to industry analysts.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 9:24 am
The Republican presidential debate was a bit like the final act of a horror film. Here's why.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 7:28 am
Was this the most awkward opening to any US election debate? Ben Carson left waiting in the wings, plus other key moments in New Hampshire.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 6:31 am
BBC News meets a photographer who specialises in taking pre-wedding photos of Chinese couples in London, a growing trend.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 6:29 am
More than 100,000 patients spent at least 12 hours in A&E departments in England last year, data seen by the BBC's 5 live Investigates shows.
Posted: February 7, 2016, 6:13 am
The week's big numbers, visualised
Posted: February 7, 2016, 5:41 am
The cancer survivor bringing joy to destitute children
Posted: February 7, 2016, 2:47 am
Can you save lives by analysing huge amounts of data?
Posted: February 7, 2016, 12:43 am
The snipers with rhino poachers in their sights
Posted: February 7, 2016, 12:42 am
Is there such a thing as 'the world's best chef'?
Posted: February 7, 2016, 12:41 am
George Orwell and the 21st Century pub
Posted: February 7, 2016, 12:30 am
Leicester can win the Premier League, says the internet
Posted: February 6, 2016, 7:07 pm
Who are the key players and celebrity fans? How many hotdogs will be sold? Here is all you need to know for Super Bowl 50.
Posted: February 6, 2016, 12:48 pm
US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon and had an "epiphany" in space, dies at the age of 85.
Posted: February 6, 2016, 11:24 am
The UK's state schools have improved so much that some private schools may be put out of business, the editor of the Good Schools Guide says.
Posted: February 6, 2016, 11:13 am
Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell share many beliefs - so why has one ended up Labour leader while the other has twice failed to even run for the party's leadership, asks Shaun Ley.
Posted: February 6, 2016, 12:05 am
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world taken over the past week.
Posted: February 6, 2016, 12:02 am
The race between two Democrats, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, has focused on the use of the word “progressive”.
Posted: February 5, 2016, 7:21 pm
Confessions of a repeat Star Wars viewer
Posted: February 5, 2016, 5:39 pm
Scientists say replacing broadleaved species with conifers over the past two centuries has increased global temperatures.
Posted: February 5, 2016, 3:44 pm
Some 350 international students at a private London business college have been told they must leave the UK by the end of next month.
Posted: February 5, 2016, 2:44 pm
Google has announced the next challenge for its AI software - to play a live-streamed Go match against the world champion.
Posted: February 5, 2016, 11:01 am
Americans are generally known for having a positive outlook on life, but with the presidential election now well under way, polls show voters are angry. Why are they so cross?
Posted: February 4, 2016, 5:43 pm
Julian Assange has been in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since June 2012.
Posted: February 4, 2016, 11:29 am
Readers' photographs on the theme of floating.
Posted: February 3, 2016, 3:31 pm
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