The making of a YouTube star
An exceptionally bright supernova that baffled scientists has been explained - its light is amplified by another galaxy acting as a "lens".
Kenyan MPs propose making it a criminal offence to address an official incorrectly, the latest move in a status struggle with newly created governors.
Chelsea midfielder Ramires will miss the rest of the Premier League season after accepting an FA charge of violent conduct.
A set of 74 antique prosthetic human glass eyes is auctioned in Lichfield.
A mother is charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at a house in south-west London.
Director Peter Jackson reveals he has changed the title of the final film in his Hobbit trilogy from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies.
A Syrian government airstrike on a market in a rebel-held town in Aleppo kills more than 20 people, activist groups say.
The French government has moved to quell growing tensions between the taxi industry and private car-sharing rivals.
Sky divers Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen have set a new world record by base jumping from a platform on top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
A 21-year old man has been crushed to death by a crucifix erected in honour of Pope John Paul II in northern Italy.
Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume.
Skin grown in the laboratory could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, according to UK scientists.
Nigerian Twitter plea to save abducted schoolgirls
The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.
Environmental campaigners in Sudan are promoting the country as a tourist destination for bird watchers in a bid to boost revenue, which could then be used to protect nesting sites and rare birds from extinction.
A Moscow court extends the house arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by another six months for violating its conditions.
Israel has suspended peace talks with the Palestinians in response to a unity deal between the rival Hamas and Fatah factions.
The South Sudanese government withdraws the case against four top politicians accused of treason, the country's justice minister says.
An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.