There have been outbreaks of sectarian violence in Burma, including an attack in which 20 Muslim schoolboys were killed.
President Obama has made a plea for stricter background checks on gun owners.
Scientists have said they have found tantalising hints of dark matter - the mysterious substance that is thought to make up a quarter of our Universe.
People "over-egg" their connection to the working class because it has "a little bit of cachet", according to the Turner prize-winning artist Grayson Perry.
The US is moving an advanced missile system to the Pacific island of Guam as a precaution following threats by North Korea, the Pentagon has said.
North and South Korea have technically been at war since the 1950s. Should we really be worried about the current round of sabre-rattling?
In an interview with the BBC, inventor of the mobile phone Marty Cooper recalls making world's first mobile phone call.
The grandson of one of the first men to fly over Mount Everest talks about the pioneering trip in 1933 as he recreates his journey 80 years on.
The victim of a violent assault has described his frustration at the police decision to issue the attacker with a caution, rather than charging him.
A sperm whale which has found its way into shallow water in Oban is drawing curious crowds to the bay
Met Office records confirm March 2013 was the second coldest month since records began
Forty years ago today, the first cellular mobile phone call was made by Motorola engineer Martin Cooper.
Tributes are paid to the six children killed in Derby after their parents started a fire in their home.
An investigation by BBC Scotland has found inconsistencies in the way crematoriums in the UK deal with the ashes of babies
Schools across the UK are being encouraged to introduce more risk to the classroom as part of a project to make children more enterprising.
A vicar from Huddersfield who raised funds for his parish by handing out £10 notes and asking his congregation to invest it, has reaped a reward of £10,000 for church repairs.
North Korea is blocking the entry of South Korean workers into a joint industrial zone, in a move seen as further escalating tension.
A group of children in China are facing a dangerous journey to school using an assortment of wooden ladders.