How I saved big cats by introducing ‘magic dogs’
Amy Dickman has had some close shaves with big cats and humans while working with cheetahs and lions.
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?
'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.
Missing babies: Israel's Yemenite children affair
Leah Aharoni was told one of her twins died at birth – 50 years later, could her daughter still be alive?
Finsbury Park attack: Roses for Ramadan worshippers
Finsbury Park is home to a multitude of races and faiths, who have come together in the wake of Sunday night's attack.
Teenagers, students and graduates mostly voted Labour rather than Conservative in 2017 - but not all. Four young people explain how their choices evolved.
The woman helping Mongolians die with dignity
Fifteen years ago there was no such thing as palliative care - care for the dying - in Mongolia. Now there is, thanks to Odontuya Davaasuren.
How Helen Fawkes filled her years with life
The BBC's Helen Fawkes died last week from ovarian cancer, 16 years after her first diagnosis, but a "list for living" meant she never stopped having fun.
When a big night out is two hours' away
Meet three young women who live in Fort William as they reflect on life in the Scottish Highlands.
Return to Aleppo: The story of my home during the war
Zahed Tajeddin fulfilled his dream of buying a home in the old town of Aleppo but then the war came - and amid the bombs the old house was turned into a hospital.
Uncovering a story of ill-fated romance and tragic death
In a half-forgotten Jewish cemetery in the Indian city of Chennai stands the gravestone of a young woman whose romance ended in tragedy.
The country where tampons may cause a security alert
A woman travelling through Cairo airport may find her sanitary products confuse security staff.
How women are changing champagne
A new generation of women are making their mark on the champagne industry. Are they more attuned to the delicate flavours?
The 81-year-old woman inspiring a nation to recycle
A retired teacher who set up an all-woman rubbish collection team in her village in Lebanon is offering one solution to the country's rubbish crisis.
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.
Implicit bias: Is everyone racist?
Few people openly admit to holding racist beliefs but many psychologists claim most of us are nonetheless unintentionally racist. Are we?
I had to wait 11 days to be told of my daughter's death
When Sarah Jenkins saw pictures of distraught mothers appealing for information about missing children after the Manchester bombing, it reminded her of her own experience after the 7/7 attacks in London.
General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can't vote
Three million citizens of other European Union countries live in the UK. How do they feel about a general election dominated by Brexit, in which they cannot vote?
The British student who wants you to study in North Korea
North Korea frightens the world with its missile tests, so a British student thinks it's time to start getting to know the people who live there.
How an autistic child became world pinball champion
Pinball champion Robert Gagno says having autism has made him a better player. But it's also true that playing pinball has helped him live with autism.
Why I failed to catch Canada's worst serial killer
It still haunts Lorimer Shenher that red tape hindered his attempts to question a man who later confessed to nearly 50 murders.
The city in Pakistan that loves a British hairstyle
When BBC correspondent Secunder Kermani wanted a haircut in Pakistan he decided to head for the city known as Little England.
The sex slaves of al-Shabab
Last year Salama Ali uncovered a secret - that the al-Shabab militant group was seizing Kenyan woman and turning them into sex slaves.
When mum or dad is an alcoholic
What's it like to grow up with a parent who drinks? Four women share their stories.
The struggles of war babies fathered by black GIs
Many GIs had children with British women but under US laws black servicemen were usually refused permission to marry. So what happened to the children?
Treating children with electroconvulsive therapy
ECT has recently been used in some countries as a treatment for children who severely self injure.
Ringling Brothers circus: Inside the last performances
After 146 years, the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus is holding its final shows. What happens to the performers?
We should have listened to the broken teenagers
Child sexual abuse has never been a higher police priority. But too many rapists avoid justice, argues former detective Margaret Oliver.
I acted as a man to get work - until I was accused of rape
Pili Hussein wanted to make her fortune mining for gemstones in Tanzania, and wasn't put off by the fact that women weren't allowed in the mines
Let's talk about why I had to terminate my baby's life
Comedian Lou Conran talks about her experience of having to give birth to her daughter, Emma, at just over 20 weeks following a scan that indicated her baby wouldn't survive.
Spring-cleaning India's most magnificent tent
Rajasthan's Royal Red Tent is as tall as a double-decker bus - and it's getting its first proper clean in three centuries.
A Russian honeytrap for Gen Flynn? Not me...
When Svetlana Lokhova saw the internet light up with suggestions she was a Russian spy, she initially thought it was a joke.
Is my baby too big, or just big?
How big can a baby get and still be considered normal, asks Jordan Dunbar.
The day my child was killed by an elephant
Conflict between humans and elephants is more intense in Sri Lanka than anywhere else in the world. When one man was attacked he came round to find his daughter dead beside him.
Why were 101 Uzbeks killed in the Netherlands in 1942?
They left their homes in Central Asia to fight against the German army. Why were they taken to Amersfoort before being starved or shot?
The Falklands penguins that would not explode
The minefields laid in the Falkland Islands 35 years ago have been a blessing for penguins, which are not big enough to trigger explosions. But now the time has come for their home to be demined.
Was the Soviet James Bond Vladimir Putin's role model?
While the West had James Bond, the USSR had its own favourite spy - Stierlitz. And it could have been Stierlitz who prompted Vladimir Putin to join the KGB.
The midwife who saved intersex babies
Five years ago a midwife in Kenya delivered a child with male and female sexual organs. The father told her to kill it, but instead she hid it and raised it as her own.
The women banished to a hut during their periods
An ancient Hindu tradition meaning menstruating women are banished to an outhouse is still alive in western Nepal.
Why the NHS can't pay for all of Glendon's cancer drugs
Glendon has a brain tumour - there are drugs that might extend his life but he must pay for them.
From child drug dealer to gang campaigner
"When we talk about gangs, let’s talk about rejection, let's talk about loneliness."
The small-town drag queen
25-year-old Grant is boldly bringing drag to his small seaside town in Northern Ireland.
Gay in Northern Ireland: 'He spat in my face'
Josh felt he had to leave Northern Ireland because of homophobia.
How the Beatles broadcast love to the world
In June 1967, the Beatles starred in the first live global TV broadcast.
Here's why they call him Mr Condom
Amelia Martyn-Hemphill meets the man behind Thailand's safe sex revolution
The homeless men building their homes from shipping containers
Paul was sleeping rough for 17 years. Then he met Jasper. Together they've been converting shipping containers into homes for the homeless.
Allowing mums in jail to hug their children
How two women in the US state of Minnesota are transforming the lives of mothers in jail.
Manhood Academy: Turning boys into men
Davis Williams set up the academy to provide positive male role models to support boys' passage into adulthood.
The vicar, the imam and their life behind bars
How chaplains from different faiths are working together to help inmates cope with prison.
Meet the eight-year-old who's after David Attenborough's job
A young Florida zoologist who makes nature videos has taken Twitter by storm.
'I feel an awful lot of guilt as a mother': Life as a 'Jam'
Every month is a huge financial squeeze for Mel and her husband. This is what life is like for one of the millions of UK families dubbed "just about managing" by politicians.
Watching my son become my daughter
Llyr grew up in Wales as a farmer's son in a close knit community and is transgender. We spoke to Llyr's parents and asked them how they dealt with this transitioning process.
The capital city banishing cars
Main roads through the centre of Santiago are closed to motor vehicles every Sunday so people can use them to ride their bikes. The idea has spread to other South American cities.
Intersex: Doctors hid secret from me
Jeanette was 50 when she discovered the truth about her own body.
A music producer helps his son tackle his exams
How one man used hip-hop to help his son study for his physics exam.
'Dying taught me how to live'
Lisa, Jolene and Kevin share how they make the most of life and enjoy every moment after a terminal cancer diagnosis.
Filming beneath the rubble
When this man's house collapsed on top of him, he turned on the camera.
The musician who taught three-year-olds to master the violin
In post-WW2 Japan, Shinichi Suzuki devised a new method of teaching the violin.
The Jewish refugees the US turned away
In 1939 the SS St Louis, carrying Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis, was refused entry to the US.
7 days quiz: What caused a titter before the Queen's Speech?
7 days quiz: What one-liner was caused a titter before the Queen's Speech?
10 things we didn't know last week
Brian Cant sat in a cardboard box during his Play School audition - and other news nuggets.
Rihanna tweets world leaders and Justin Trudeau is the latest to respond
Global pop star tweets world leaders to commit to educating young people in developing countries and Canada's Justin Trudeau is in.
Fans on social media mark 20 years of Harry Potter
Twenty years since the publication of the first Harry Potter book, people are sharing their tributes
Algerians champion traditional dress for Eid al-Fitr
An online campaign is urging Algerians to promote local fashion to mark the end of Ramadan.
Nigerian president's Eid speech in Hausa criticised
Greetings in a regional language have stirred rather than quelled rumours over the president's health.
Dissolving the dead: An alternative to burial or cremation
Are we about to start dissolving our loved-ones in an alkaline solution after they die?
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 an American went to Cuba for cancer care
Judy Ingels is defying the embargo by flying to Havana for treatment.
My son died in 1994 but his heart only stopped beating this year
On the night of 29 September 1994, seven-year-old Nicholas Green was fatally shot on holiday in Italy in a suspected case of mistaken identity.
Living with the dead
What is it like when the dead are a constant part of day-to-day life?
I was blinded by my contact lens
A rare infection left Irenie Ekkeshis blind in one eye - and it seems she may have caught it simply by handling her contact lenses with wet fingers.
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?