The United Nations votes to extend staff benefits to same-sex couples working for the UN, defeating Russian-led opposition to the measure.
The restart of the Large Hadron Collider hits a delay, after a short circuit is detected in one of its powerful electromagnets.
The smell of something burning at the White House Science Fair gave President Barack Obama the chance to joke with students about the War of 1812.
Lil' Chris, who launched a singing career after he found fame on Channel 4 reality show Rock School, has died.
Watch one of the boats in the Volvo Ocean Race capsize, with water flooding the deck during the event in the Southern Ocean.
Greek ex-Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou is found guilty of tampering with a list of potential tax evaders, receiving a suspended prison sentence.
The future of how Europeans' data is shared with US companies is set to be considered by the EU's highest court.
Cult sci-fi show The X-Files is to return to TV after a 13-year hiatus, with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their FBI agent roles.
Telefonica finalises a deal to sell its O2 mobile phone network to Hutchison Whampoa for £10.25bn.
England could consider a bid for the 2026 World Cup, says Football Association chairman Greg Dyke.
A poster for a Louisiana strawberry festival showing two faceless black children has led to bitter community disagreements.
Germanwings flight 4U 9525 carrying 150 people has crashed in the French Alps on its way from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. Richard Westcott explains what we know so far.
An Angolan journalist goes on trial on charges of defaming military generals after he accused them of links to the "blood diamond" trade.
RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie says a fourth consecutive second place for England in the Six Nations "is not acceptable".
More than 2,000 people march in Kabul to demand justice for Farkhunda, 28, an Afghan woman beaten to death by a mob last week.
The UK's inflation rate fell to 0% in February, the lowest since records began, official figures show.
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is to read a specially-written poem at the reburial of King Richard III.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper wants to expand the mission against the militant group Islamic State to include air strikes on targets in Syria.
Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries removed to reduce her risk of cancer - BBC News looks at some of the facts.
Uefa chief Michel Platini warns of a return to hooliganism's "dark days" as he is re-elected for a third term.