Quake-hit Nepal 'on war footing'

Nepal is on a "war footing" as it struggles to meet the overwhelming need following Saturday's earthquake, its prime minister says.

UK economic growth slows to 0.3%

The rate of economic growth halved in the three months to the end of March, official figures show, continuing a slowdown that began six months ago.

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.

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 says.

Clegg outlines budget 'red line'

The Liberal Democrats will not enter into another coalition government unless an emergency "stability budget" is held within 50 days of the 7 May election, Nick Clegg has said.

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.

Child obesity may have 'two phases'

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

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.

Bomb warning 'inadequate' say police

Police say they were given an "inadequate" warning before a bomb exploded in Londonderry.

Google offers cash to Europe's media

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

Toksvig steps down from News Quiz

Comedian Sandi Toksvig is to leave BBC Radio 4's comedy show The News Quiz after nine years and 28 series.

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?

Nepal earthquake: How does the search and rescue operation work?

As countries around the world send manpower and resources to Nepal, we look at how an earthquake search and rescue operation is carried out.

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.

Rocky training pushed Mayweather

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

Collapsed player needs 'miracle'

Belgian defender Gregory Mertens needs a "miracle" after collapsing on the pitch with a heart-related illness.

VIDEO: Cheeky Chapman lob keeps Chelsea top

Watch a round-up of the best of the action from week four of the Women's Super League One.

Bosnich pleads guilty to charge

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich appears in a Sydney court to plead guilty to reckless driving.

BP profit hit by oil price fall

Oil giant BP has reported a sharp fall in profit for the three months to the end of March as the dramatic fall in oil prices takes its toll.

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.

Miliband visits Brand 'for interview'

Labour says leader Ed Miliband was interviewed by Russell Brand - after he was spotted visiting the comedian and political campaigner's home.

Sturgeon: 'Tories bullied Miliband'

Nicola Sturgeon tells the BBC that Labour leader Ed Miliband has been bullied by the Conservatives to rule out a deal with her SNP party after the general election.

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.

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.

Valve shuts down paid 'mod' system

Angry gamers have forced Valve to end an initiative that let people who make modifications or "mods" for games get paid for their work.

EU set to back crash alert for cars

A new EU-wide alert system to deal with road accidents, called eCall, is expected to get the go-ahead from Euro MPs.

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.

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.

Rings cinematographer Lesnie dies

Andrew Lesnie, Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, has died at the age of 59.

Gallery's 'fake' painting revealed

The identity of a replica painting, which was hung at Dulwich Picture Gallery as a challenge to visitors, is revealed.

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 student 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.

Scots man wins £7.8m lottery jackpot

A Bo'ness man is celebrating after winning a jackpot of more than £7.8m in Saturday's National Lottery draw.

Three rescued from fire at flats

Three people are rescued from a fire at flats in Knocknagoney in east Belfast after they were trapped on balconies.

Irish woman describes Nepal 'chaos'

An Irishwoman caught up in the Nepal earthquake describes harrowing scenes at Kathmandu airport as thousands struggled to escape.

Gay marriage remark 'misinterpreted'

A general election candidate says he is is sorry if a remark he made about being against gay marriage was misinterpreted.

Jobs warning over mine plan delay

Delays to approving plans for a country park, lake and resort on an opencast mine site could lead to 70 job losses, bosses warn.

Burundi rocked by new protests

Burundi is hit by a new wave of protests as opposition to President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term spreads beyond the capital.

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.

'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.

In pictures: After the Everest avalanche

Pictures emerge showing Everest Base Camp on the day after Nepal's earthquake triggered an avalanche which swept away many tents, killing 18 people.

Greek PM sees EU deal by next week

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Greece is in the final stretch of talks with the EU and that he believes an interim deal will by in place by 9 May.

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 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.

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.

Fan struck by flying baseball bat

A baseball fan was struck in the face by a flying bat and carried from the stands on a stretcher on Monday night.

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

Nepal earthquake: Before and after

Before and after satellite images and maps

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.

VIDEO: Finance Bill second reading

MPs pass the Finance Bill at second reading.

VIDEO: Video shows moment quake hit Tibet

Footage of the moment a massive earthquake struck Nepal and the Himalayas has emerged - filmed by a survivor in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

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: Tiny village becomes Everest rescue hub

The small village of Lukla at the base of Mount Everest has become the centre for the rescue effort, following avalanches after the massive Nepal earthquake.

VIDEO: New York turns lights off for birds

The state of New York is to turn off non-essential lights in state-run buildings to help migrating birds navigate routes in spring and autumn.

VIDEO: Live: Nigel Farage campaign speech

UKIP leader Nigel Farage gives a campaign speech in Hartlepool in which he is expected to make an appeal to Labour voters.

VIDEO: The $50,000 a night Las Vegas hotel room

The richest fight in the history of boxing takes place on Saturday in Las Vegas.

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.

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 day my generation will talk about for the rest of our lives

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

Bucket collections to Premier League

Remarkable rise of club who were minutes from liquidation

VIDEO: North America by rail and sea

Picturing North America through its railways and coasts

Okinawa wants US military far away

Why Americans are so unpopular on this tiny Japanese island