A mass immunisation programme to protect children against meningitis starts in Niger, as the death toll rises from 85 to 129.
Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola will return to a very different Barcelona in the Champions League semis to the one he left.
A 70-year-old man who skippered a yacht across the Atlantic in a £150m cocaine smuggling operation is jailed for 10 years.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho plays down rivalry with Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger before Sunday's derby.
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with an injection of your comments.
A UKIP parliamentary candidate, who made headlines after dishing out sausage rolls at a party event, quotes Hitler at a hustings.
After two individuals, Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, are killed in a raid, questions are raised about US counterterrorism.
Defending champion Mark Selby trails Anthony McGill 10-6 in the best-of-25 frame second round at the World Championship.
Professor John Curtice on why voting intention polls suggest the potential for a revolution in Scottish representation at Westminster.
A Chinese court gives a two-year reprieve to a woman sentenced to death for murdering her abusive husband.
Student posters calling MPs who broke their 2010 tuition fee promise "liars" have been removed from railway stations across England.
Police investigating the suspicious death of a 49-year-old man issue an appeal to find his car.
A Stoke-on-Trent man is jailed for life for murdering a student.
Suspected al-Shabab militants have abducted and killed a traditional chief in northern Kenya, according to a local elder.
Rotherham are deducted three points and fined £30,000 by a disciplinary commission for fielding an ineligible player.
A geoforensics expert is enlisted to help find the remains of Lanarkshire schoolgirl Moira Anderson who has been missing since 1957.
Game maker Valve has expanded its online store to let players who make 'mods' for games sell their creations.
Chinese internet abuzz about photo of president
Leaders from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey and Britain's Prince Charles are attending a ceremony marking 100 years since the campaign of Gallipoli.
Police in Italy arrest 20 people suspected of having links to al-Qaeda amid fears of a possible plot to attack the Vatican.