Knox and Sollecito cleared in Italy
Italy's top appeals court acquits Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007.
Alps air crash co-pilot knew region
The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing an airliner into the French Alps knew the region from gliding holidays, people who knew him say.
Duo begin year-long space trip
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
Nigerians to choose new president
Voting is to begin in Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria, to elect a new president.
Ten dead in Somali hotel attack
Militants storm a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing at least ten people including a senior diplomat.
Silicon Valley firm wins bias case
A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.
Fresh air strikes hit Yemen rebels
Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bomb Yemen for a third night, targeting Shia Houthi rebels as they advance in and around the port of Aden.
Calls to 'boycott' Indiana after law
Activists are encouraging a boycott of Indiana after the US state enacted a "religious freedom" law which they say discriminates against gay people.
Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown
The authorities in Sierra Leone enforce a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray.
Several missing after NYC blast
At least two people are missing and one other is unaccounted for after an explosion caused three Manhattan buildings to collapse.
Israel to resume tax transfers to PA
Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy.
VIDEO: Who is behind the 'perfect boyfriend'?
Why do people exchange texts with imaginary partners?
VIDEO: BBC man gets personal with Clarke
Australia captain Michael Clarke is asked about enjoying 'tremendous sex' by a tongue-tied BBC Sport journalist.
US charges in beating of Indian man
Federal officials have charged a former Alabama police officer with violating the civil rights of an Indian man.
US gives permit to rhino hunter
A man who won an auction to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia has been given a US permit to import the trophy if he kills one.
Brazil's economy grew 0.1% in 2014
Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year.
Argentine president's case dismissed
A court of appeals in Argentina has upheld a decision to throw out controversial allegations against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
US issues Uganda attack warning
The US embassy in Uganda warns that Westerners - including Americans - may be targeted for terror attacks in the capital, Kampala.
Charles Taylor to stay in UK jail
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is ordered to serve the rest of his jail term in the UK, after losing a request to be transferred to Rwanda.
Bangladesh pilgrims die in stampede
At least 10 Hindu pilgrims are killed in a stampede during a bathing ritual at a holy site in Narayanganj, Bangladesh, police say.
Singapore advises against Lee queues
Singapore urges people not to join the queue to view Lee Kuan Yew lying in state, while India declares a day of national mourning for the statesman.
Russia keeper Akinfeev hit by flare
Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is struck by a flare as their Euro 2016 qualifier with Montenegro is abandoned.
Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer dies
Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, dies at the age of 83.
Shia militia 'in Tikrit pullback'
A US general says Iranian-backed Shia militia in Iraq are no longer leading the battle to recapture Tikrit from Islamic State.
Hamas rocket attacks 'war crimes'
Rocket and mortar attacks by Palestinian militant groups during last summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says.
PM to pledge 'seven-day NHS'
Hospital services will be available seven days a week by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron is to pledge.
Banned girls from Syria trio's school
Four girls barred from travelling abroad attend the same east London school as three teenagers feared to already be in Syria, it is revealed.
Apple boss criticises 'anti-gay' law
Tim Cook criticises a 'religious freedom law' in the US state of Indiana, which it is argued could allow companies to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers.
Japan economy at brink of deflation
Annual core consumer inflation in Japan, the world's third-largest economy, stopped rising for the first time in nearly two years in February.
Blackberry posts profit for quarter
Canadian mobile phone firm Blackberry posts better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings. but its revenues showed a larger-than-expected drop.
England 4-0 Lithuania
Harry Kane scores on his international debut as England beat Lithuania 4-0 for their fifth Euro 2016 qualifying win.
Hamilton left 'heavily compromised'
Lewis Hamilton says his preparations for the Malaysian Grand Prix have been "heavily compromised" by reliability problems.
Cancellara breaks back in Belgium
Fabian Cancellara is ruled out of the spring classics after breaking two vertebrae his lower back in the E3 Harelbeke.
Top Gear: Tymon 'won't press charges'
Oisin Tymon, the Top Gear producer physically and verbally attacked by Jeremy Clarkson, tells police he does not want to press charges.
Dermot O'Leary leaves The X Factor
Presenter and broadcaster Dermot O'Leary will no longer host ITV's The X Factor after eight years on the programme.
Tate seeks rethink over 'looted' art
Tate Gallery says "new information" has emerged over a John Constable painting in its collection thought to have been stolen by the Nazis.
VIDEO: Boko Haram Nigeria HQ 'retaken'
Nigeria's army says it has recaptured Islamist group Boko Haram's headquarters in the town of Gwoza.
VIDEO: Knox's lawyer: Amanda 'is very happy'
One of Amanda Knox's defence lawyers, Carlo Dalla Vedova has told the press she is very happy and has been crying with happiness.
VIDEO: Yemen: Houthi heartlands targeted
A Saudi-led coalition has carried out further bombing raids against Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, hitting their northern heartland.
VIDEO: Eels journey from Bermuda and back
Millions of eels have been arriving in the south-west of England having travelled thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda.
VIDEO: Ebola lockdown in Sierra Leone
The authorities in Sierra Leone are enforcing a three-day lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, with the entire population ordered to stay at home
VIDEO: Ghana’s burgeoning tech start-ups
Inside the Ghanaian school for tech start-ups with big ambitions.
VIDEO: Rugby's popularity in Rwanda grows
Rugby is the fastest growing sport in Rwanda a country not usually synonymous with the discipline
VIDEO: Would you buy a phone made of grass?
BBC News talks to designer Sean Miles of Design Works, who has moulded a phone from recycled parts and natural materials, including grass.
Singapore in a post-LKY future
Where will Singapore go after Lee Kuan Yew?
The colourful street art lighting up Nepal’s walls
What drives people to murder-suicide?
What drives people to murder-suicide?
From Liverpool to Bollywood
British teenager who became an unlikely Indian movie star
10 things we didn't know last week
What kitchen strategy makes rice less fattening?
Week in pictures: 21-27 March 2015
Selection of the best news photographs around the world