The National Crime Agency becomes fully operational in Northern Ireland.
Ten youths have been arrested by Canadian police on suspicion of planning to travel to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State.
The stained glass windows of Paris's Sainte-Chapelle have been painstakingly taken down and cleaned to remove centuries of dirt.
Japan's economy grew faster than expected between January and March, boosting hopes that the economy is recovering from last year's recession.
Hundreds of migrants are rescued by locals off Indonesia, as ministers from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia meet to discuss the crisis.
North Korea abruptly cancels a visit by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, one day before he was due in the border city of Kaesong.
What challenges does Education Secretary Nicky Morgan face?
The Conservatives do not have a majority in the House of Lords, so how much trouble could peers cause David Cameron?
Organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms, a study suggests.
California is in the midst of a long drought and it does not have enough water.
Increasing numbers of UK schoolchildren are choosing to read in their spare time, with six in 10 having a favourite work of fiction, research suggests.
There are calls in Argentina to sack two judges who reduced a paedophile's sentence on the grounds that his six-year-old victim was abused before.
"Visionary" Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai is announced as the winner of the sixth Man Booker International Prize.
If someone has been diagnosed with breast cancer, having a strong family history of the condition does not worsen their prognosis, say researchers.
The average age at which people in the UK first become overweight is decreasing, figures indicate.
In May 1977, Geert Kruit and 104 other Dutch schoolchildren were taken hostage by Indonesian separatists.
Former Salford and Eccles MP Hazel Blears lands a job as a £60,000 a year director of the Co-operative Group.
Why are some people so upset about women on bicycles?
BBC News explains the Rohingya migrant crisis in 90 seconds.
Latvians refuse to lift lid on KGB past