A window cleaner who tied up an 88-year-old woman, threatened her into silence and stole £15 has his 10-year sentence increased.
On 7 May, the UK will go the polls in the general election. Here's how to vote.
The mayor of Baltimore has asked US investigators to see if the city's police department engages in routine discrimination or excessive force.
Hot Chocolate lead singer Errol Brown has died, his manager says
Sir Bradley Wiggins wants to put cycling's iconic hour track record "out of reach" when he rides in London this June.
Politics is awash with words and phrases that are beloved of commentators and politicians alike. Here is a guide to some of the key terms.
Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen told IMF managing director Christine Lagarde there are "potential dangers" in high stock market valuations.
One person is killed and several others injured in an attack on a school in a tribal area in western Pakistan, local media reports say.
Six cases identified by French investigators where airline pilots appear to have deliberately crashed, often resulting in many fatalities.
The BBC's Will Ross reports from inside a Nigerian camp where 300 freed Boko Haram captives are being cared for.
A Japanese zoo apologises for naming a baby monkey Charlotte in honour of Britain's newborn princess.
Riot police clash with thousands of protesters in Skopje after the opposition alleges a cover-up over the death of man in 2011.
A police ombudsman investigation into the use of Tasers fired by officers in Northern Ireland rules that their use was " lawful, proportionate and necessary".
Facebook's virtual reality division Oculus reveals when its much anticipated headset will go on sale to the public.
A head teacher is banned from the profession for changing answers on Year 6 pupils' SATs test.
A London couple "owned" a Nigerian man and controlled every aspect of his life for 24 years, a court hears.
Police confirm they are reviewing footage apparently showing a UKIP candidate threatening to shoot a Conservative rival.
Pope Francis shows off some smart basketball moves in his latest audience - with the Harlem Globetrotters.
A whistle-blower who revealed allegations of child sex abuse by French peacekeepers in the CAR should be re-instated immediately, a tribunal says.
How BBC election night coverage has changed