US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, dies aged 83, his family confirms.
About 6,500 migrants are rescued in a series of 40 co-ordinated operations off the coast of Libya, the Italian coast guard says.
Apple could be ordered to pay billions of euros in back taxes in the Republic of Ireland under a European Union ruling expected on Tuesday.
Almost a third of patients in England and Wales are being given the wrong initial diagnosis after a heart attack - with women having a far higher chance of being affected, a study suggests.
Hillary Clinton's personal aide, Huma Abedin, says she is separating from her husband, disgraced former politician Anthony Weiner, amid a new sexting scandal.
More than 27,000 people suspected of illegally entering the UK have been arrested over the past three years, official figures obtained by the BBC show.
New evidence suggests that the famous fossilised human ancestor dubbed 'Lucy' by scientists may have died falling from a great height - probably from a tree.
Germany's justice ministry drafts a law requiring mothers in paternity disputes to reveal who they slept with when their child was conceived.
Air pollution in UK cities has failed to improve because politicians prioritise road safety and economic growth instead, research suggests.
A record number of investments were made by foreign firms in the UK in the year to April 2016, according to a report from the Department for International Trade.
Autism could be diagnosed by allowing children to play games on smart phones and tablets, according to a study.
More than a third of 18 to 24-year-olds have debts of almost £3,000 and experience significant concerns about their finances, a survey finds.
Researchers at Stanford University have designed a unique bird tunnel to observe how tiny birds fly.
More than 300 reindeer have been killed in a lightning storm on a mountain plateau in Norway.
A prototype racing car, testing self-driving technology for the forthcoming Roborace contest, takes a lap around Donington Park's circuit.
The BBC's Nick Higham looks back at the career of actor Gene Wilder, who has died at the age of 83.
Drone footage from Italian firefighters shows the devastation in Accumoli, one of the towns hit by the earthquake on 24 August which left at least 290 dead.
Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry has defended her comments about deep-fat fryers, telling BBC Radio 4's Today programme they are "dangerous" and "unhealthy".
As gypsies and travellers claim planning rules in England are threatening to destroy their way of life, Billy Welch explains the significance of Appleby, an important event in the Romany Gypsy calendar.
Los Angeles International Airport was evacuated after reports of a shooter inside a terminal - but police later said it was a false alarm due to "loud noises" not gunfire.
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Triathlons are tough at the best of times, but one competitor in the Dublin city event got more than he bargained for when he and a deer collided.
Red faces in the Dubai civil service as Sheikh Mohammed's early-morning tour finds nobody at work.
Germany's economy minister claims that talks about the TTIP trade deal have failed highlight the uphill battle that negotiators are facing.
Pakistan has told all three million Afghan refugees within its borders to leave - causing chaos on its borders, the BBC's M Ilyas Khan reports.
Your questions answered on the impeachment proceedings against Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff.
As American Football player Colin Kaepernick attracts criticism for refusing to stand for the US national anthem, what is the etiquette surrounding playing the national anthem and displaying the flag?
Militants of so-called Islamic State are on the verge of being ousted completely from their stronghold in Libya’s central coastal city of Sirte.
A UK "showdown" with France over a proposal to allow migrants who want asylum in Britain to be able to lodge their claims on French soil dominates the front pages.
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.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Amateur rocket enthusiasts have gathered in Scotland to mark 30 years of aiming for the skies.
Aerial shots reveal the devastation in Amatrice following Wednesday's earthquake which killed at least 247 people in central Italy.
Images from before and after an earthquake struck central Italy show the huge scale of the disaster.
New England manager Sam Allardyce says retaining Manchester United's Wayne Rooney as captain was an "easy decision" to make.
Britain's Kyle Edmund beats 13th seed Richard Gasquet to claim the best win of his career and reach round two of the US Open.
Max Verstappen will cause a "massive accident" if he does not change his driving tactics, Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen says.
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart leaves England training to have a medical at Torino with a loan move edging closer.
The Paralympics start on 7 September. Here are 10 things you should know ahead of the Games.
The tenants placed miles away from home by councils looking for lower-cost social housing solutions.
Can an algorithm turn you into an efficient sock-sorting machine?
Thirty years ago, India discovered the dreaded HIV virus had reached its shores when blood samples from six sex workers tested positive.
After a year of asking CEOs to reveal their advice for success, BBC News looks at the role of gender in business mentoring.
The latest assistive technologies are enabling people with disabilities to be more active and compete at the highest level.
Street skills are being translated into use in the corporate world with the help of a course teaching "the legal hustle".
Uganda's government is being accused of caring more about gorilla tourism than Batwa pygmies, write Tommy Trenchard and Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville.
Joining the crowds for the Grand Finale parade during the 50th anniversary of the Notting Hill Carnival.
Broadcaster Melvyn Bragg has called for the government to follow the model of Team GB's Olympic success and invest in the north of England. BBC News asks which of the regions' strengths it should focus on?
An IFS study says men still get paid more on average than women. But some have questioned if that's really what the numbers show.
Xiong Jigen, 43, is one of many men inside China's remote "bachelor village', where bad roads and few women make it hard to find a wife.
Uzbekistan has never commented on the frequent rumours of its president's health, which makes the confirmation of his current illness all the more shocking.