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The Italian navy and coastguard say they have rescued about 4,500 migrants from dozens of small boats in the Mediterranean during the course of Thursday.
A Supreme Court deadlock over Barack Obama’s plan to shield people living illegally is a major blow to the president and denies access to work permits to millions.
Middlesex and England batsman Nick Compton will take a break from cricket, the club and the ECB have agreed.
Heavy rain and flooding overnight have caused disruption in London and the south-east of England.
US Democrats end their sit-in protest over gun control after more than 24 hours occupying the floor of the House.
Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson has been found not guilty in US trial for murder of black detainee Freddie Gray.
Wales' Gareth Bale says winning Euro 2016 is their "ultimate goal", while Kyle Lafferty insists Northern Ireland "can go all the way".
Timelapse video shows the five year construction of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York.
US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump touches down in Scotland, to open his revamped £200m golf resort.
There may be no music yet but Glastonbury has already kicked off in Somerset, with a muddy welcome awaiting festival-goers.
A man who tried to murder his pregnant girlfriend in a "horrifying" street attack is jailed for 18 years.
Volkswagen agrees to pay $10.2bn (£6.9bn) to settle some claims in the US from its emissions cheating scandal, according to reports.
A man who tried to murder his pregnant girlfriend in a "horrifying" street attack, has been jailed for 18 years.
Millions of voters are casting their ballots in a historic referendum on whether the UK should remain in or leave the European Union.
A man is jailed for life for plotting a street beheading inspired by so-called Islamic State around the time of Remembrance Sunday in 2014.
BBC News takes a closer look at the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) as the group moves closer to signing a final peace deal with the government.
Andy Murray's reunion with Ivan Lendl will help perfect the Briton's mental game, says his mother Judy Murray.
A masked man who reportedly fired shots in a cinema complex in western Germany has been shot dead by police.
Much of the UK has recently been hit by thunderstorms, but what is the best way to stay safe when thunder and lightning hits?
A masked man who reportedly fired shots in a cinema complex in western Germany has been shot dead by police, the state's interior minister says.