A violent crackdown on illegal drugs in the Philippines has left more than 1,900 people dead. The BBC spoke to two people in the middle of the drug war.
A police investigation is under way after a member of the public said they saw a boy being taken into a black VW van in Redhill, Surrey.
Academy budgets should be overseen by local authorities following a series of financial abuses, say council leaders.
Eleanor Catton's Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Luminaries, a Victorian mystery tale set during the New Zealand gold rush, is to be made into BBC Two drama series.
Teenage pregnancy prevention programmes which use 'magic dolls' to simulate the needs of a new baby do not work, according to a study in The Lancet.
Plans are being drawn up that could see cuts to NHS services across England.
Three flaws in Apple's iOS operating system are found that meant spyware could be installed with a single tap.
A British boy reportedly killed in the Italian earthquake, and details of the men drowned at Camber Sands, make headlines in Friday's newspapers.
BBC News takes a look around a former BHS flagship store on Edinburgh's Princes Street, empty now that the chain has ceased trading.
In Egypt, Hind Wajih Othman has entered a profession usually perceived as male-dominated, qualifying as the country's first female bodyguard.
The under-35s are not a spendthrift generation, but are struggling to save owing to daily financial pressures and low wages, a trade body says.
Police in Brazil say they want prosecutors to charge US swimmer Ryan Lochte over his claim to have been robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics.
How 98 aftershocks rocked devastated areas of central Italy in the first 36 hours after the earthquake.
The BBC's Quentin Sommerville speaks to the surviving members of a family caught up in Ghouta's 2013 chemical attack which left hundreds of Syrians dead.
England will tour Bangladesh in October despite security concerns, the England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed.
The Pentagon says a US Navy vessel fired three warning shots when an Iranian military boat approached it head-on in the Gulf.
Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith claims during a hustings in Glasgow that Jeremy Corbyn was "happy" about the UK voting to leave the EU.
West Ham fail to reach the Europa League group stage as Romanian champions Astra Giurgiu beat them in qualifying for the second season in a row.
The family of one of the men who died at Camber Sands speak of their anger that the beach was not shut after a death last month.
Hundreds of aftershocks rock areas of central Italy devastated by an earthquake that left at least 250 people dead, hampering rescuers.
Manchester City will meet Scottish champions Celtic and new manager Pep Guardiola's former club Barcelona in the Champions League.
Arsenal agree a £17m deal for Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez and are close to signing Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi for £35m.
Exclusive footage shows the offensive in which Syrian rebels, backed by Turkey, retook the border town of Jarablus from so-called Islamic State.
GCSE results are being published, and parents will have to react to the news. What will they really mean?
Images from before and after an earthquake struck central Italy show the huge scale of the disaster.
Footage has been recorded by the BBC showing the extreme lengths a group of armed people-smugglers were prepared to go to to get migrants in Calais across the Channel to Kent.
Parents of children with learning disabilities are being left to struggle alone without support during the summer holidays, according to Mencap. Here are some of their stories.
A man has asked his girlfriend to marry him in a film using Lego that was screened to cinema goers before the main attraction.
Amateur rocket enthusiasts have gathered in Scotland to mark 30 years of aiming for the skies.
A lawnmower has been blamed for wrongly triggering sensors that predict when the Northern Lights will be visible in the UK.
Scores of historic sites in Bagan - some there since the 10th Century - were badly damaged by the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Myanmar on Wednesday.
Drone footage shows extent of Italy quake destruction in Pescara del Tronto
One hundred years ago an arm of the Royal Navy was formed to run "suicide missions" against the German naval forces.
Aerial shots reveal the devastation in Amatrice following Wednesday's earthquake which killed at least 247 people in central Italy.
It's the last year of the current system, which was introduced in 1988. But how would you fare against today's teenagers in the current exams?
Japanese companies are paying for employees to attend "crying workshops".
A guide to this year's GCSEs.
A year after 71 people suffocated in the back of an airless lorry on its way to Austria, Bethany Bell and Nick Thorpe retrace the journey and ask what went wrong.
As Russia gears up for parliamentary elections, how is it dealing with dissenting protestors?
How do astronomers decide whether a planet is potentially habitable?
A look at the growing number of businesses who are trying to make a positive difference to society by speaking out on societal or political issues, and their reasons for doing so.
A slick music video in which a US invasion force is destroyed by a patriotic tsunami has upset Iranian conservatives.
Successful bosses often boast of how little they sleep, but is sleeping more better for your career?
New independent data suggests that the augmented reality craze is beginning to cool off.
Jeremy Corbyn has brought the issue of overcrowded trains into the spotlight again, but why are our trains so busy and just how bad is the problem?
MPs have recommended banning the tiny particles of plastic called "microbeads" which are used in a number of cosmetics and cleaning products. But why have they taken the move?
Historian and author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari speaks about the future of humanity.
A selection of your pictures from around Wales.
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