Bafta nominee Eddie Redmayne tells BBC Breakfast about his delight at playing the role of Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
The Taliban have been offered posts in Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's new government but have turned them down, the BBC understands.
Waiting times in A&E units in England have got even worse in the New Year, figures show.
Stephen Fry and Sam Clafin announce the Bafta film award nominations.
The company which became the first private firm to manage an NHS hospital says it is looking to "withdraw from its current contract".
Reports of shots fired in France as police pursue two suspected Paris gunmen in stolen car.
An elastic implant that moves with the spinal cord can restore the ability to walk in paralysed rats, say scientists.
Jaycee Chan, the son of action film star Jackie Chan, has been jailed for six months for a drug offence.
Gordon Taylor must apologise for his "crass and inappropriate" comments about the Ched Evans case, says a Hillsborough expert.
With no government in sight more than a fortnight after elections in Kashmir, is the region headed for elections?
Drinks giant Coca-Cola is set to cut up to 1,800 jobs worldwide as it continues cost-cutting efforts.
Soulful synth-pop trio Years & Years have come top of the BBC Sound Of 2015 list, which highlights the best new artists for the year ahead.
Bill Cosby is heckled by a man who shouts "you are a rapist" during a show in London, Ontario.
Patrick Lyttle, a 31-year-old man from Northern Ireland, has come out of a coma after allegedly being knocked unconscious by his brother in Sydney.
Rapper 50 Cent was at the Consumer Electronics Show with his new range of headphones, which double up as health monitors.
The BBC has gained access to training camps inside Russia where fighters talk openly about taking on the Ukrainian army, despite official Russian denials of their involvement.
A huge manhunt near Paris will intensify at dawn for two suspected gunmen in Wednesday's deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine.
'Pings' detected in Java Sea which could be from the black box of AirAsia flight QZ8501, officials tell the BBC
The son of Chinese film star Jackie Chan, Jaycee, pleads guilty in China to a charge of "sheltering others to use drugs".
Reuters photographer Dimitar Dilkoff on how he captured a picture of celebrations to mark Epiphany in Bulgaria.