Results from Italy's local elections show right-wing gains and some erosion of support for Matteo Renzi's ruling centre-left.
European researchers have been working on underwater robots that aim to mimic the behaviour of animals and fish.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants the country's island communities to have more devolved powers to "grow their economies".
The prospect of a free 30-hours-a-week of childcare sounds like a fantastic offer - but what will it achieve?
A zero-fuel solar-powered plane's first attempt to fly around the world has been postponed due to bad weather. Peter Gibbs explains.
Forecasters are warning of an unseasonable spell of severe weather affecting large parts of Scotland.
A new BBC TV show, The Truth About Your Teeth, aims to examine the state of people in the UK's teeth and discover if we are storing up problems for the future.
Malaysia Airlines is "technically bankrupt", its chief executive says, as he announces a restructuring programme and plans to cut around 6,000 jobs.
Poor weather forces solar-powered plane Solar Impulse to make unscheduled stop in Japan en route from China to Hawaii.
A group of women in Uganda made headlines by stripping before government ministers in a protest over land rights.
Thirteen people are arrested after a meeting at a community centre in Leeds turns into a mass brawl.
Why did a jockstrap revolutionise women's sport and who can train a donkey to do anything?
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence publishes its first guidelines on the menopause to doctors.
The leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats says scrapping Wales' health watchdog should be considered. following a damning report into a Denbighshire mental health ward.
The government extends its plan to sell off shares in Lloyds Banking Group to the end of the year.
A 20-year-old woman is charged with murdering a man who was found dead at a house in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
Dog trainer Jules O'Dwyer and her dog Matisse win Britain's Got Talent.
US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says the US will continue to play a "pivotal" role in Asia, amid fresh tensions over China's maritime claims.
Police investigating the murder of professional boxer Eamonn Magee Jr are granted more time to question a 32-year-old man.
Former Real Madrid assistant Paul Clement signs a three-year contract to become Derby County head coach.