'Eight million' hit by Nepal quake

Eight million people were affected by the Nepal earthquake and 1.4m are in need of food aid, the UN says, as the death toll tops 4,000.

Baltimore emergency as riots erupt

A state of emergency is declared in the US city of Baltimore amid violent protests linked to the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody.

Child obesity may have 'two phases'

There may be two distinct child obesity epidemics - one among infants and one among adolescents - research suggests.

Bank fines to 'fund apprenticeships'

The Conservatives will use fines imposed on Deutsche Bank for its involvement in Libor rate-fixing to fund 50,000 apprenticeships, David Cameron will say.

Indonesia execution families mobbed

Distraught family members of two Australian drug smugglers are mobbed by reporters as they arrive in Indonesia ahead of expected executions.

Top teachers' pay freeze 'unfair'

Plans to freeze senior teachers' pay "arbitrarily discriminate" against school leaders, according to the head teachers' union ASCL.

Google offers cash to Europe's media

Google pledges €150m to support news organisations' efforts to earn money from their online coverage.

New York dims lights to save birds

State of New York to turn off non-essential lights to try and prevent migratory birds becoming confused and fatally crashing into buildings.

Apple returns more cash to investors

Technology giant Apple reports profits of $13.6bn for the first three months of 2015, and details plans to return more money to investors.

Vatican urges action on climate

The Vatican Science Academy will urge Christians to take action on climate change because it threatens the world's poor.

Israel struck Gaza shelters - UN

At least 44 Palestinians were killed by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at seven UN schools during last summer's war in Gaza, a UN inquiry finds.

Bournemouth 3-0 Bolton Wanderers

Bournemouth all but seal their Premier League place as they go three points and 19 goals clear of Middlesbrough with one game left.

Nepal's treasures: Before and after

Images of the destruction wreaked on Nepal's Kathmandu valley landmarks by Saturday's deadly earthquake.

Nepal aid and election manoeuvres

The aftermath of the Nepal earthquake disaster and the latest manoeuvres in the general election campaign are the main stories on the front pages.

Abe and Obama: Trade top of the agenda

As Shinzo Abe sets out on a week-long trip to the US, it will be the progress made by the Japanese PM and US President Barack Obama on a trade deal that is top of the agenda.

Labour upbeat over election ground war

Labour Party activists believe they have grounds for optimism in key marginal seats, Laura Kuenssberg writes.

Hong Kong electoral change explained

Why are people in Hong Kong protesting against proposed electoral changes?

Does digital mean the end of history?

Has the digital transformation of society put the future of recorded history in jeopardy? Could we be heading for a "digital dark age"?

China overtakes France in vineyards

China has become the second-largest wine-growing area in the world after Spain, pushing France into third place, figures show.

Rare Spitfire sale could fetch £2.5m

A rare RAF Spitfire once flown by a Great Escape veteran and painstakingly restored over five years could fetch millions of pounds for charity.

Cherries 'achieving the impossible'

Bournemouth will survive in the Premier League after effectively sealing promotion to the top flight, says chairman Jeff Mostyn.

O'Sullivan through to quarter-finals

Five-time winner Ronnie O'Sullivan reaches the quarter-finals of the World Championship by beating Matthew Stevens.

Rocky training pushed Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather says Rocky Balboa-style "throwback training" pushed him to the limit for his fight against Manny Pacquiao.

Bucket collections to Premier League

Bournemouth in the Premier League? We chart the remarkable rise of a club who were minutes from liquidation seven years ago.

Mertens in hospital after collapsing

Belgian footballer Gregory Mertens is in hospital after collapsing during a development game for his club.

BP sees profit fall sharply to $2.1bn

Oil giant BP reports a sharp fall in profit to $2.13bn (£1.39bn) for the first quarter as the dramatic fall in oil prices takes its toll.

The end of the 'bank' holiday?

They are the very definition of a public holiday. But the 144 year-old tradition of banks closing to guarantee everyone a day off may be on the way out.

Labour to pledge immigration action

A Labour government will set out the action it intends to take on immigration within 100 days of assuming office, Ed Miliband to say.

Education is 'red line' for Lib Dems

Nick Clegg says education funding guarantees for England will be a "deal breaker" in any coalition negotiations between the Lib Dems and the Conservatives or Labour.

HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK

The first HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a fast result at home has gone on sale in England, Scotland and Wales.

Midwife admits baby death 'mistakes'

A former midwife at Furness General Hospital in Cumbria admits "making mistakes" which contributed to the deaths of two babies.

Cooking 'top skill UK adults want'

Almost two-fifths of adults would like to be better cooks or bakers, according to a survey commissioned to launch a festival of learning.

A-level economics to include crash

Students will learn about the global financial crisis in a new economics A-level to be taught from September.

Smartphones pack huge batteries

New smartphones from Lenovo and Acer feature much bigger batteries than is the norm for a handset.

Valve boss responds on 'mod' row

Valve boss Gabe Newell has defended the company's decision to let developers of some game modifications or 'mods' charge for their creations.

Back pain link to chimpanzee spine

People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.

Nepal quake 'followed historic pattern'

Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, geologists working in the region say.

Penny Dreadful, Sherlock win Baftas

Supernatural horror Penny Dreadful wins three Bafta Television Craft Awards, while BBC One's Sherlock wins two and Mackenzie Crook wins his first Bafta.

Ofcom cracks down on hidden charges

Watchdog Ofcom reveals changes to charges for phone-in competitions and votes on TV and radio shows in "biggest overhaul of phone calls in more than a decade".

10 things we didn't know last week

The taste of shipwrecked champagne, and other news nuggets.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

The week's big numbers, visualised.

UK aid leaves for Nepal on RAF plane

An RAF flight carrying UK aid and British army troops, including Gurkhas, is flying to Nepal, where many British and Irish nationals are missing.

Murder charge over station attack

A man is charged with the murder of a 20-year-old student found with severe head injuries near Leeds railway station.

Funeral for murdered Cork student

A funeral for Irish student Karen Buckley, who was murdered in Glasgow earlier this month, is to be held in County Cork later.

Pupils prepare to sit new Highers

Thousands of pupils are preparing to sit the new look Higher qualifications as the exams period gets under way in Scottish schools.

Army at scene of explosion in Derry

Police and Army bomb experts are at the scene of an explosion at Crawford Square in Londonderry.

Three rescued from fire at flats

Three people are rescued from a fire at flats in Knocknagoney in east Belfast.

Plaid call for 'truly national NHS'

Plaid Cymru pledges to end the postcode lottery that it says patients in Wales can face in getting new medicines on the NHS.

Mine resort plan decision delayed

Plans for a country park, lake and resort on an opencast mine site, which have been recommended for approval, are delayed.

Burundi police battle protesters

Police in Burundi clash with thousands of protesters angered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office.

Ugandan youths 'to tackle al-Shabab'

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni orders security agencies to re-introduce military training for civilians to counter the threat from al-Shabab.

Sewol captain sentenced for murder

An appeals court in South Korea finds the captain of the sunken Sewol ferry guilty of homicide and increases his sentence to life in jail.

Nepal earthquake: Before and after

Satellite images and maps showing the devastation caused by the earthquake in Nepal that struck on Saturday 25 April.

Bosnia gunman 'kills police officer'

A gunman attacks a police station in Bosnia, killing an officer and injuring two others before being shot dead, officials say.

Russia unveils new tank for parade

Russia shows off a new-generation tank called Armata T-14 ahead of World War Two Victory Day celebrations on 9 May.

Brazilian torture survivor dies

The sole political prisoner to survive a notorious torture centre in Brazil, whose testimony exposed abuses there, dies aged 72.

Chile town covered by volcanic ash

Residents of the Chilean town of Ensenada are trying to save their livestock and their homes after tonnes of ash from the Calbuco volcano rained down.

Israel 'kills militants' in Golan

An Israeli air strike has killed four militants armed with a bomb along the Israeli-Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military says.

Syrian dissident flees to Spain

Prominent Syrian dissident Louay Hussein evades a travel ban and flees to Spain before the end of his trial for "weakening national sentiment".

Colorado cinema gunman 'was sane'

A man who shot and killed 12 people in a cinema in 2012 was found sane by two experts immediately following the attack, prosecutors say.

Pepsi to ditch artificial sweetener

A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US following consumer concerns about its safety.

Heavily loaded

Queuing for the journey from Italy to Tunisia

The race to cover a mosque in mud

Thousands race to replaster a massive mosque in a day

In pictures: Nepal earthquake aftermath

Images from Nepal as it struggles to cope with devastating earthquake

Election 2015 in pictures: 27 April

Images from the campaign trail: 27 April

In pictures: London Marathon runners

Unique fashions at the 35th London Marathon

How Baltimore differs from Ferguson

How do last week's Baltimore protests compare to those in Ferguson?

Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2015

Ebola, Molotov cocktails and prom night feature in winning images

VIDEO: Finance Bill second reading

MPs pass the Finance Bill at second reading.

VIDEO: BBC crew travels to quake epicentre

The epicentre of the earthquake which devastated Nepal, in the district of Gorkha, has suffered "terrible destruction".

VIDEO: Nepal hospitals struggling to cope

Hospitals in Nepal are struggling to cope with the huge numbers of victims following the massive earthquake at the weekend.

VIDEO: Rescue effort gathers pace after quake

International aid supplies are being distributed in Nepal after the earthquake struck four days ago.

VIDEO: Nate Silver's election forecast

Statistician Nate Silver tells Panorama reporter Richard Bacon about his prediction for the General Election.

VIDEO: Police and protesters clash in Baltimore

The US city of Baltimore has declared a state of emergency amid violent protests over the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody.

VIDEO: Chernobyl fox makes sandwich

A fox in Chernobyl has made a large sandwich using cold meats and bread fed to him by a radio crew in the area.

VIDEO: Day 28: First-time buyers and entrepreneurs

A promise for first-time buyers and a boost from small businesses on campaign day 28.

VIDEO: 'Constant fighting every single day'

A resident of an apartment block on the edge of Donetsk, which has been heavily shelled, says there is "constant fighting, every single day".

The rise and fall of the Bombshell Bandit

The short but surprising career of the Bombshell Bandit

The moment Nepal's earthquake hit my home

The moment the Nepali earthquake hit my home

People in dark corners

What are the people like in the dark corners of the web?

How do you memorise an entire symphony?

How difficult is it to memorise 42 minutes of music?

Alcohol detox centre 'saves NHS millions'

The unit pioneering a different way of dealing with alcoholics

VIDEO: How to be poor

One teen's guide to having fun on the bread line

VIDEO: North America by rail and sea

Picturing North America through its railways and coasts

The mothers being criminalised in El Salvador

The mothers being criminalised in El Salvador

Okinawa wants US military far away

Why Americans are so unpopular on this tiny Japanese island