All 13 people on board a helicopter which crashed near the Norwegian city of Bergen are presumed dead, rescuers say.
A mosque and a medical facility are reportedly targeted in Syria's second city of Aleppo, as the government announces a "regime of calm" in other regions.
The Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Switzerland is offline after suffering a short circuit - caused by a weasel.
President Jacob Zuma should face 783 corruption charges, the High Court rules, adding it was "irrational" of the state prosecutor to drop them in 2009.
President Kenyatta of Kenya urges action to end Africa's illegal trade in ivory as he prepares to host a summit on saving elephants from extinction.
A former Auschwitz Nazi death camp guard apologises at his trial in Germany to victims, saying he feels "ashamed" of his work at a "criminal organisation".
The Indiana governor backs Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, four days before a crucial primary contest there.
Russia summons the Polish ambassador in Moscow to protest against a ban on Russian bikers from entering Poland as part of World War Two commemorations.
The eurozone's economy grew by a faster-than-expected 0.6% in the first three months of the year, but deflation returns.
China denies permission for a US aircraft carrier to visit Hong Kong, the US state department says.
A UN expert warns that the estimated 10,000 people with albinism in Malawi face extinction if they continue to be killed for their body parts in witchcraft.
Plans to declare 26 May as John Wayne Day in California are rejected in a State Assembly vote over racist comments the actor made in a Playboy interview.
Construction workers laying pipes in a park in southern Spain unearth a 600kg trove of Roman coins, in what experts call a hugely important discovery.
People in Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent are mourning the end of the city's trams on social media, after local officials decided to take them out of service.
Conservationists say the legal trade in ivory on the domestic market in China and Hong Kong is just providing a cover for the illegal smuggling.
Caitlyn Jenner posts video of female toilet use after Donald Trump supported transgender right to choose which facility to use.
A two-year-old boy has accidentally shot and killed his mother in the US city of Milwaukee, as Andy Moore reports.
Rugby is banned by the South African government from hosting international tournaments for failing to create enough opportunities for black players.
Queuing in China is not for the faint-hearted - one photographer has been documenting the phenomenon through history.
Fans and mourners gather to welcome the body of Papa Wemba to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Concern over imprisoned teenager in Egypt
The Olympic flame is handed over to the Brazilian authorities, marking 100 days before the Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Killing of top Aleppo paediatrician touches a nerve
The ballet troupe started in a Nigerian garage
What is the most expensive object on Earth?
Have elephant rides and tiger selfies become taboo?
Some of Cruz's harshest critics are Republicans
Russia sends mixed messages on LGBT
A Snapchat journey in the Philippines begins
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he plans to sign a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2021.
Lewis Hamilton is fastest by a large margin as Mercedes' closest rivals Ferrari hit trouble in second practice at the Russian GP.
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel is handed a five-place grid penalty for Sunday's Russian Grand Prix owing to a gearbox change.
Alan McManus wins the last four frames to cut Ding Junhui's lead while Marco Fu is level with Mark Selby in the World Championship semi-finals.
Rob Andrew will step down as RFU director of professional rugby at the end of the season, to be replaced by Nigel Melville.
England's world number one Laura Massaro beats third seed Raneem El Welily to reach the final of the World Squash Championship.
Dylan Groenewegen claims the leader's blue jersey after stage one of the Tour de Yorkshire, as Sir Bradley Wiggins pulls out.
The FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace on 21 May, which will be shown live on BBC One, will kick-off at 17:30 BST.
British Cycling launches a review to uncover whether there are "fundamental behavioural issues" in its World Class Programme.
It's BBC Sport and A Question of Sport's weekly quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world of sport in the past week?
Manchester City midfielder David Silva will miss Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg at Real Madrid.
James DeGale faces Rogelio Medina in Washington DC on Saturday looking to defend his IBF super-middleweight title.
World number one Serena Williams withdraws from the Madrid Open with illness, with Agnieszka Radwanska becoming top seed.
England opener Alex Hales says he has no regrets over resting from Nottinghamshire's first two matches of the season.
British cyclist Simon Yates will not be provisionally suspended despite failing an in-competition drugs test.
Vroum Vroum Mag proves an able replacement for Annie Power as she wins the Punchestown Champion Hurdle for Willie Mullins.
Laremy Tunsil is picked 13th in the NFL Draft - after a video appears seemingly showing him smoking marijuana while wearing a gas mask.
How a crush at a FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest developed, leading to the deaths of 96 football fans.
Formula 1 bosses agree a set of rules until 2020 aimed at reducing the cost of engines and ensuring their performance converges.
BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on comedian and Brentford fan Nathan Caton in this week's Premier League predictions.
In her latest column, England and Chelsea Ladies forward Eniola Aluko talks about pressure, psychology and 'doing a Leicester'.
BBC Radio 1Xtra's Nick Bright on his inspiring sporting journey with a group of Northern Irish teenagers.
BBC Sport assesses Burnley, Middlesbrough and Brighton - the three clubs chasing automatic promotion to the Premier League.
This week's sport on the BBC include the Snooker World Championship, Champions League semi-finals and the Russian Grand Prix.
Olympic sports news from the past week, plus the events coming up as the world's best athletes prepare for Rio.
The first six members of the athletics squad who will represent Team GB at the 2016 Olympics have been named by UK Athletics.
Britain's Tony Bellew will fight Ilunga Makubu at Everton's Goodison Park on 29 May for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title.
A Bangladeshi cricketer asks to be allowed to return to the sport after being charged with torturing his 11-year-old maid.
Lizzie Armitstead says riding through her home town of Otley as world champion in Saturday's Tour de Yorkshire will be "wonderful".
Sascha Kindred fails to make the Paralympic qualifying standard on the final day of the British Para-Swimming trials.
Ex-Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is to join Australian club Central Coast Mariners as a consultant.
Nico Rosberg outpaces Lewis Hamilton to head first practice at the Russian GP, as Red Bull run the 'aeroscreen' cockpit protection.
Tiger Woods plays his first stretch of holes since last August at the opening of Bluejack National, a course he helped design.
Racehorse trainer David "Dandy" Nicholls is to appear in court charged with sexually assaulting a woman.
British Cycling chief Ian Drake says his organisation is not in crisis, despite Shane Sutton's exit amid claims of sexism and discrimination.
Kevin Sinfield's return to Leeds Rhinos following his retirement as a player is being discussed by the Super League club.
Team news as Leicester host Worcester in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Welford Road (15:00 BST).
Latest scores, century breaks, results and schedule for the World Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
Tom Hamer sets a new British record as three more swimmers achieve Rio Paralympic qualifying standards at the British trials.
British number three Kyle Edmund is beaten by Benoit Paire in the second round of the Estoril Open.
An overtime goal from Robert Dowd gives Great Britain a 4-3 win over Estonia at their World Championship promotion group in Croatia.
Liverpool are told by a tribunal they must pay Burnley up to £8m for striker Danny Ings, who they signed in the summer.
Celtic can wrap up the title with a win at Hearts and departing manager Ronny Deila expects his team to rise to the occasion.
Team news and preview for Saturday's Pro12 Welsh derby at the Principality Stadium.
Ireland trio Andrew Trimble, Stuart McCloskey and Chris Henry start for Ulster in the crucial Pro12 clash with Leinster.
The Queen and Prince Harry have responded to Barack and Michelle Obama's Invictus Games challenge.
Thousands of people have sung the Liverpool FC anthem You'll Never Walk Alone at a vigil in memory of those who died in the Hillsborough disaster
Double-Oscar winning actor Emma Thompson has had liquid manure sprayed at her while taking part in an anti-fracking demonstration.
A pioneering new treatment is giving is new hope for those with macular degeneration, as Pallab Ghosh reports.
As various parts of the UK experience snow and hail storms, the BBC's John Maguire reports on the holidaymakers not afraid to brave the cold.
A new report, Degree of Debt, looks at where in the English-speaking world students can rack up the highest amount of debt, and BBC News asks: "Is it worth it?"
The Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, David Crompton, has been suspended after the force was heavily criticised for its role in the Hillsborough disaster 27 years ago.
Smokers should be encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit, says Dr Nick Hopkinson of the Royal College of Physicians.
The former editor of The Sun Kelvin MacKenzie tells the BBC's Richard Lister he was "completely duped" over the facts about the Hillsborough disaster.
After the Hillsborough inquest found that the 96 people who died in the Hillsborough disaster died unlawfully, BBC News asked people in Liverpool what the decision meant for them and the city.
An eight-year-old girl from Luton has amassed thousands of Facebook followers after memorising the entire Koran in Arabic.
Marcus Thompson speaks to Olympic and Paralympic rowers and trainers to see how Team GB is preparing for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
The Labour Party has suspended Ken Livingstone in a row over remarks made by the MP Naz Shah.
Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham says that "real justice" had been delivered, but that "those responsible must be held to account".
A runner surprised his girlfriend during the London marathon when he pretended to stop to tie up his shoe laces, then proposed to her.
A sheepdog originally from a farm in Ceredigion appears to have made the 240-mile solo journey back to its birthplace from its new home in Cumbria.
MoD refuses to reinstate widow's pension
The steelworks in Port Talbot face an uncertain future. What do the town's children think about the future if the Port Talbot steelworks were to close?
Some of our the UK's best known and most talented actors took to the stage on Saturday at the end a day of events to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.
The BBC Business series My Shop visits a shop in Coventry where a local painter makes artworks with remote-controlled cars.
A group of local authorities have warned that government plans to make all schools in England academies could fail to raise standards.
The leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage, has criticised comments made by US President Barack Obama over Britain's future in the EU.
Shoppers in Leeds react to fears retailer BHS could file for administration as early at Monday, threatening 11,000 jobs.
A group of MPs has called on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to pilot the use of a new NHS contract in a bid to end the ongoing row with junior doctors.
The Ministry of Defence should be liable for prosecution over deaths of members of the armed forces during training, according to MPs.
Speaking exclusively to the BBC, US President Barack Obama speaks about Brexit, Syria and his wife, Michelle.
Student Maria Munir challenged President Obama on gender issues at an event in London.
Prince Charles joined some of the greats of British theatre on stage as they marked 400 years since William Shakespeare's death.
Pearl Mackie has been named as the new Doctor Who companion alongside Peter Capaldi's Time Lord in the Tardis.
Barack Obama has said it could take up to 10 years to negotiate a new trade deal with the United States, if UK voters decided to leave the EU.
Celebrations have taken place in Stratford-upon-Avon to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
Over 100,000 patients are likely to be affected by the latest strike action being taken by junior doctors in England, according to NHS England.
David Cameron told a news conference that "our collective power and reach is amplified by membership of the EU".
London Mayor Boris Johnson has said that he finds the US's "lectures" on EU referendum "paradoxical [and] very odd"
The first national research centre dedicated to understanding miscarriage in pregnancy is opening in the UK
Watch a skilful three-point turn by US President Barack Obama's armoured limousine, nicknamed The Beast, during his visit to Downing Street, London.
Four bicycle couriers are taking their companies to an employment tribunal in a case that could impact on the working lives of as many as half a million people.
A mother and daughter trapped on the Alton Towers Smiler crash have spoken for the first time about their ordeal after the theme park admitted responsibility.
Blind runner Rachel Mentiply and her sighted running partner Rob Harris are taking part in the London Marathon.
The original classroom where William Shakespeare is believed to have studied and seen his first plays opens to the public for the first time this weekend.
Stage actor Simon Russell Beale shares his favourite Shakespeare roles.
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