'Death Island': Britain's 'concentration camp' in Russia
British soldiers opened the first concentration camp in Russia in 1918, during World War One. To locals it was known as "Death Island".
Old banger v diesel: Which is more toxic?
Tom de Castella bet that his petrol-fuelled old banger was cleaner than his dad's 2009 diesel. The test showed some new cars are worse than either.
Can we teach robots ethics?
We are not used to the idea of machines making ethical decisions, but the day when they will routinely do this - by themselves - is fast approaching.
The UK city where sex work is banned, but hasn't stopped
Hull is the UK's only city to have banned sex workers from its red light district. The council says the policy is working. An ex-sex worker disagrees.
Baby loss: 'People sharing stories is the biggest comfort'
Stillbirths are rarely spoken about. But insights from those who have navigated the heartbreaking experience can help parents come to terms with their grief.
The Viking therapy club
Hundreds gather in Wolin, Poland, to recreate Viking culture and take part in fierce, competitive battles. For a significant number, it’s a way of escaping their past - a past scarred by violence.
The making of a male midwife
When a teenage boy in Birmingham said he wanted to become a midwife, he found himself swimming against the tide.
Why don't I want to have sex with the man I love?
At first Stacey thought she wasn't normal, then she thought she might be ill. Finally she discovered she was actually asexual.
The daydream that never stops
When does living in a fantasy world become a problem?
I should be home-schooled, but I spent 10 months on Xbox
After Mohammed was excluded for bad behaviour, he was home-schooled - but it didn't work out.
My work as a prostitute led me to oppose decriminalisation
Sabrinna Valisce worked as a prostitute for 25 years and long campaigned for decriminalisation. Now she describes herself as an "abolitionist".
Will my anorexia stop me going to university?
Every time Maya eats, she has to run off the calories - she's been ill for two years, but now she wants to go to university.
Is Europe's ghostliest train station about to rise again?
It was one of the world's most opulent railway stations. Then it fell into disrepair. Now the building is showing new signs of life.
'We're scared of our adopted son'
One couple says more need to be done to help parents struggling with children who exhibit violent behaviour.
The island where people eat puffins
In a remote corner of Iceland, the taste of the seabird is a reminder of home.
It took me 20 years to talk about my childhood
Claudio Yanez didn't talk about the terrible things that happened to him as a child in care, but eventually he decided it was time to confront his past.
Andy Murray: Tennis women make the same sacrifices as men
Andy Murray says he never set out to be a spokesperson for women's equality, but for BBC 100 Women, he writes about his hopes for a level playing field.
The island people with a climate change escape plan
The people of the Guna Yala archipelago, off the Panama coast, may be among the first island communities to leave their homes and move onshore.
The German schoolboy jailed for writing to the BBC
How the East German secret police caught a young man who wrote letters to the BBC during the Cold War.
My life on a plate
The revealing stories food bank meals tell
A 'goodbye kiss' to Cassini
Cassini's epic journey to the ringed planet, told by the people who helped make it happen
Starting from scratch in Uganda
Uganda took in more refugees than any other country last year and provided them all with land. But they have to clear it and build a home themselves.
100 Women: ‘I dye my hair brown to be taken more seriously at work’
A Silicon Valley CEO reveals her secret to getting ahead in business - darkening her blonde hair, wearing glasses and dressing in loose-fitting clothes.
The Liverpool app that sidesteps the banks
Israeli company Colu has launched a digital currency in Liverpool, which is only open to locally-owned and run businesses.
100 Women: 'I didn't mean to plead guilty'
As part of BBC 100 Women, one former inmate in Sierra Leone explains how she ended up in prison partly because she couldn't read.
I wish I'd told my son he could start again after dropping out
When Zoe's son went to university he stopped answering calls and eventually dropped out. A year later he was dead.
My brother’s killer is now my friend
Denise Taylor spent more than a decade trying to get her brother's killer out of prison.
How one girl's illness changed what a nation eats
How one child's illness led to a revolution in Dutch farming and dramatically reduced the use of antibiotic drugs.
G4S: 'What I saw when I went undercover'
Callum, 21, is a whistleblower. This is the story of how he exposed violence and abuse at an immigration detention centre.
I was a neo-Nazi. Then I fell in love with a black woman
She was a violent white supremacist. But an encounter in prison changed Angela King's life forever.
How the demand for sand is killing rivers
Demand for sand in Kenya is driving the illegal sand harvesting industry, causing loss of ecosystems and even deaths.
My partner vanished without warning. I had to find him
Kirsty and Zack had just celebrated the birth of their son when Zack vanished. Kirsty was determined to track him down.
Inside the bridal store for refugees
Meet the woman who dresses refugee brides
Why I became a jihadist poetry critic
Osama bin Laden, like other jihadists, wrote poems. These might not win any literary prizes, but Elisabeth Kendall believes they could help fight extremism.
The city that just can't stop growing
Thirty years from now the population of Nigeria will have doubled. How can Lagos - Africa's largest city - cope with its spiralling numbers?
Does the world need polymaths?
Is there a role in today's world for the polymath - someone who knows a lot about a lot of things?
The brainwashed teens fleeing to Europe
On the streets of Europe, we meet teenage boys trained by IS. Their testimony reveals wide-ranging plans to turn children into killers.
Saudi Arabia's missing princes
In the last two years, three Saudi princes living in Europe have disappeared. All were critical of the Saudi government.
'Upskirting': It happened to me
After Gina Martin took a stand against 'upskirting', we asked if readers had ever experienced it. They had.
Invasion of the jellyfish: Is it time to get frying?
With jellyfish numbers increasing rapidly in the Mediterranean, one biologist says if we can't beat them we should eat them.
Me and my scar: It took me 45 years to love my body
Sylvia Mac spent most of her life trying to hide the scars which cover her body - the legacy of a childhood accident. But at the age of 48, she decided it was time to stop hiding.
The Italian highlanders who may have Scottish roots
Legend has it that a group of Scots settled in the Italian Alps in 1525 and never left. Could it possibly be true?
Cam-girls: Inside the Romanian sexcam industry
In Romania, thousands of women work as "cam-girls", earning money by undressing and talking to clients on the other side of the world.
Upskirting - how one victim is fighting back
Gina Martin explains what happened after she had a photograph taken up her skirt without her consent.
Walls of water: Hokusai and the Great Wave of Camberwell
A London mural of Hokusai's Great Wave was nearly destroyed when a drug lab exploded next door, but there are many more on walls around the world.
Feeling 1% more 'Elvis' in a little town in Germany
Bad Nauheim is very proud of its connection to the King of Rock of Roll.
Kenya election: The men of violence making a fresh start
Ten years after a contested election led to 1,500 deaths in Kenya, two perpetrators of that violence are trying to prevent a repetition.
How one man built a $51m theme park for his daughter
Gordon Hartman realised there were no parks where his daughter Morgan, who is disabled, could play. So he decided to build one.
She rang me as bombs fell... Then she vanished
A mother pleaded for help from an air raid shelter. A BBC reporter then tried to track her down.
The man who has focused on one word for 23 years
For the last 23 years, US diplomat Matthew Nimetz has been trying to resolve the dispute over Macedonia's name.
A country divided: How it affected me
Personal stories from the time when British colonial India became two new countries - India and Pakistan.
Beaten up for being gay
Six people affected by homophobic hate crimes share their stories.
Calling your husband by name for the first time
Millions of Indian women have never used their husband's name - it's a way of showing respect for him. But campaigners are now urging some of them to change their ways.
Did antidepressants help make this man a mass-murderer?
Did the antidepressant sertraline help make Batman Killer James Holmes a mass-murderer?
The extraordinary life of a 91-year-old beauty queen
Krystyna Farley is a pageant star in the US state of Connecticut, but her life was not always this glamorous.
Norway: The country where no salaries are secret
In Norway, anyone can find out how much anyone else is paid, and it rarely causes problems, writes Lars Bevanger.
Defeating 'the most dangerous threat'
Lt Jamie Robertson had just weeks to prepare Kurdish recruits to fight so-called Islamic State militants
The gardeners of Kabul
Mr and Mrs Omari braved bombs and gunfire to tend to their beloved garden.
The skills calculator closing the gender pay gap
How Iceland is trying to bridge its gender pay gap
Murdered by her stalker
Are the police failing to keep victims safe?
Separated from my family for 60 years
Mohamed came to Sheffield from Yemen in the 1960s and is desperate to be reunited with his family.
Why can mornings be so difficult?
Like Minds: Why it can feel impossible to get out of bed.
The gardener of Kabul
Eighteen-year-old Hamidullah finds refuge in his garden amidst the daily dangers of living in Kabul.
'I want to get rid of my Polish accent'
Kasha lives in the UK but has found some people are hostile because of her Polish accent.
Hell in a bottle: I survived an acid attack
Acid attacks are on the rise. BBC Stories meets four survivors who have suffered as a result of this growing trend.
Remembering anti-apartheid legend Steve Biko
The funeral of South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko was held in September 1977.
Lele Tao: The 'online goddess' who earns $450k a year
24-year-old live streamer Lele Tao has one million fans, mostly young men. The first of a three-part series.
What's so special about Eric?
Eric is a therapy dog transforming lives in his community and helping Karen recover from a stroke.
My dad jokes about my first period
Comedian Gary Meikle is a single dad - when his daughter got her first period she turned to him.
The women who fed the UK in World War Two
During World War Two, women and girls volunteered for farm work to produce vital food supplies.
'It's OK to make mayonnaise while on your period'
No more myths: Lahatra, a scoutmaster and science teacher, tells boys the truth about periods.
The first men to walk the Great Wall of China
Three friends finished their epic trek along the Great Wall of China in September 1985.
The wedding that broke centuries of tradition
In 1959, Japan's Crown Prince Akihito married a non-royal bride.
Bristol mum: 'I had to go without food so the children could eat'
Toni's children live below the poverty line, so summer lunch club is a lifeline.
'I was groomed and sexually abused by 30 or 40 men'
From the age of 13, 'Ben' was abused by older men but says he was ignored by the authorities.
'The greatest gift you can give is forgiveness': Growing up a sex worker’s daughter
Laal Batti Express explores how the daughters of Mumbai's red light district found power in forgiveness.
How PrEP changed Matt's life
How taking pre-exposure drugs revolutionised one gay man's relationship with sex.
Silk Road: Google search unmasked Dread Pirate Roberts
The man who beat the FBI to identify the mastermind of global online drugs market Silk Road.
Canvey Island is at high-risk of flooding. Experts say rising sea levels mean one day it will be underwater.
There are some parts of Essex which are low lying which are bordering close to the ocean. Experts say rising sea levels mean one day it will be underwater
The palace in India where time stood still
The Raja of Mahmudabad speaks to Witness about the effects of partition on his family
The birth of the water baby
In 1977 a state hospital near Paris began changing the way women gave birth.
The call centre for ex-gangsters
Chris, who spent years in a US prison, has restarted his life in Mexico in the most unexpected place
7 days quiz: What is Dolly's latest venture for kids?
7 days quiz: It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?
7 days quiz: Which renowned thinker is connected to Victoria Beckham?
7 days quiz: It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?
Publisher apologises for 'racist' text in medical book
A book detailing how to deliver pain relief to ethnic groups has been removed after criticism on social media
The good dog who is bad at sniffing out bombs
US agency posts a series of tweets explaining why a four-legged operative was relieved from duty
New Zealand town funds its own petrol station
Residents fed up with a two-hour drive to buy fuel decide to take matters into their own hands.
Japanese zoo mourns anime-loving celebrity penguin
Grape the penguin became an online star after he "fell in love" with a cardboard cut-out in his enclosure.
The female psychologist running Risley men's prison
When 44-year-old Pia Sinha became governor of Risley prison, she needed to adapt quickly to its overwhelmingly male culture.
Two days in an underwater cave running out of oxygen
Xisco Gràcia experienced a diver's worst nightmare after finding himself without oxygen in an underwater cave beneath Mallorca.
'I kept my daughter's body at home for three weeks'
When her daughter died, Gilli Davidson wanted to keep her at home - the funeral director made that possible.
The National Front member who fell in love with Calais Jungle migrant
Béatrice Huret once delivered pamphlets for France's National Front, but then she met an Iranian migrant. After falling in love she helped him set off on a dangerous journey to the UK.
The secret photo stash of a young IS fighter
Three young IS militants lay dead on the banks of the river Tigris. Who were they and what were they doing in Iraq?
Eddie Maher: How I took my family on the run for 19 years
Eddie Maher went on the run after driving off with £1.2m in a Securicor van. Remarkably, he kept it up for 19 years taking a wife and children from one US city to another.
Fighting for equality in big-wave surfing
Female surfers were banned from taking part in a major surf competition. But a small group of determined women changed that.
Why do people swear?
If you see the F-word spelled out with all four letters, are you more offended than when you read F with asterisks? And if so, why?
How do you build a runway over a motorway?
Heathrow's third runway could involve planes taking off from a "ramp" over a motorway. How would this work, asks Harry Low.
What happens if you drink five litres of undiluted squash?
A gorilla that escaped its enclosure at London Zoo drank five litres of blackcurrant squash before being tranquillised. What impact would this have had?