The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 28 min 6 sec ago
A rights group says it has found possible mass graves in Burundi's capital, where security forces are accused of killing scores of people in December.
A court in Singapore has fined a local company 180,000 Singapore dollars ($125,700; £87,900) for facilitating a shipment of arms from Cuba to North Korea.
Sophisticated geometry - the branch of mathematics that deals with shapes - was being used at least 1,400 years earlier than previously thought, a study suggests.
The past 30 years in Europe have been the warmest in more than two millennia, according to new research.
Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza add the Australian Open to their list of women's doubles titles after beating Czech pair.
In a surprise move, the Bank of Japan introduces a negative interest rate to counter the ongoing economic slump in the world's third-largest economy.
Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, the Oregon militiaman killed by police on Tuesday, reached for a handgun before he was shot, according to the FBI.
Which Republicans emerged from Trump’s shadow in the last debate before the Iowa caucuses?
The widow of a British violinist is to receive UK royalty payments for his part on Michael Jackson's Billie Jean for the first time since it was released more than three decades ago.
US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has boycotted a major televised debate for Republican contenders.
Octopuses that stand tall, darken and spread their web in a "Nosferatu pose" are likely displaying complex social interactions, according to new research.
A brutal power struggle that left a dynamic city untouched
Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, the Oregon militiaman killed by police on Tuesday, reached for a handgun before he was shot, the FBI says.