At least 16 people are killed and 30 others injured in a collision between a freight train and a bus at a level crossing in northern Mexico.
Steven Finn becomes the first England bowler to take a World Cup hat-trick as Australia post 342-9 in their opening game.
As Scotland and Wales prepare to do battle at Murrayfield in the 2015 Six Nations, BBC Sport looks back at some epic clashes between the two sides.
An international team of scientists is to try to develop a wholly artificial vaccine to finally eradicate polio.
A court in Senegal orders Chadian ex-President Hissene Habre to stand trial for war crimes, in Africa's first use of universal jurisdiction.
The son of Chile's President Michelle Bachelet resigns as head of a government charity after being accused of influence peddling.
Corey Anderson hits 75 as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 98 runs in the opening match of the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
Better economic news and high-profile diplomacy finally give France's embattled President Hollande a boost, Hugh Schofield writes.
A boy seriously wounded in a school massacre in Pakistan is to undergo surgery in Birmingham, after his country's government agrees to pay for his treatment.
Shakespeare in Love stars take a quiz to test their Bard knowledge
The row over the BBC's old studios at Alexandra Palace
Rescuers race against the clock to refloat about 90 stranded pilot whales after more than 100 die on a beach on New Zealand's South Island.
Why do politicians speak the way they do?
Scientists are to scan the Amazon forest with a drone-mounted laser to look for evidence of occupation by ancient civilisations.
When anonymous cards were hate mail
Could an algorithm help you find true love?
Wonderful winning photographs capturing the beauty of nature
President Poroshenko of Ukraine says a deal to end the war in the east is in "great danger" amid intense fighting ahead of Saturday night's ceasefire.
When Arvind Kejriwal tweeted a tribute to his wife with a picture of them hugging, he made a little history in India. The BBC's Rupa Jha reports.
US President Barack Obama has urged technology companies to give the government greater help to improve cyber security.