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?
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.
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.
Trying the Hadza hunter-gatherer berry and porcupine diet
The Hadza are one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes in the world. Could their diet hold lessons for everyone?
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.
Watching Russia's Syrian build-up from central Istanbul
Russian warships sailing from the Black Sea to Syria pass through the centre of one of Europe's biggest cities - where amateur ship spotters watch their every move.
Suited and booted: Mods today
London-based photographer Owen Harvey has been documenting the style and community of the contemporary Mod scene since 2012.
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.
Tales from the new Silk Road
China calls it the project of the century but is it a power grab or an opportunity for all?
Is my tower block safe?
After the Grenfell disaster, ex-firefighter Phil Murphy checked his tower block's safety - and was horrified at what he found.
Pakistan’s secret atheists
How do non-believers get together in a nation where blasphemy carries a death sentence?
The painstaking task of naming Grenfell's victims
Relatives are angry at the time it's taking to identify victims. But experts say the process is a highly complicated one.
For Sale: Wedding Dress. Never worn.
10 dresses that never made it to the big day.
Purged: The officers who cannot go home to Turkey
After last year's botched coup in Turkey, thousands were arrested or fired in a far-reaching purge - including some Turkish military officers and their families stationed abroad.
London's defiant market
Open for business - the sights, sounds, tastes and smells at Borough Market one month on from the London Bridge attack.
Rocking the Stasi
When music captures the spirit of freedom it can cross any border. It crossed the Berlin Wall and eventually helped to bring it down.
Terry Gobanga: 'I was gang-raped on my wedding day'
On the day a Nairobi pastor was due to get married a gang of men raped her, stabbed her and left her for dead. But Terry Gobanga is a survivor.
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.
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.
Views from the streets of Britain's most average city
The views from the streets of Britain's most average constituency.
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.
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
Cartoon alien helps children in Mexico deal with trauma
In Mexico a psychologist has come up with an unusual way of getting children, dealing with trauma, to open up about their experiences.
'If skin goes over my trousers, I feel that's fat'
25-year-old James has been struggling with anorexia for over five years. He shares how the anorexia took over his life and the challenges he faces.
Should people with a mental illness be helped to die?
Adam Maier-Clayton had a condition which caused his body to feel severe physical pain. He fought for the right to die in Canada.
Turning to strangers for public therapy
A clinical psychologist is experimenting with 'problem solving booths', staffed by strangers.
The killing of Qandeel Baloch: One year on
The story of Qandeel Baloch's murder by her brother began with selfies with a prominent Muslim cleric.
Cancer MOT: Mechanic taking on prostate cancer
Errol McKellar, a garage owner from Hackney, is raising awareness of prostate cancer by offering 20% discounts to any customer willing to get tested for the disease.
How we found a way to cope with my granddad's dementia
Dominic Sivyer filmed his family's struggle to cope when his granddad was diagnosed with dementia.
The Swedish maternity hospital with no babies
Swedish women in rural Solleftea have to drive for hours to give birth after the closure of their maternity ward.
People call me racist for shooting grey squirrels
Andrew and Julie are killing grey squirrels to help the UK's native red squirrels.
My big fake straight wedding
Why young gay Asians are hiding their sexuality by entering into fake marriages
The 78-day stand-off over a golf course
The land dispute between Canada's indigenous people, also known as Mohawks, and the country's military.
The beef farmer rescuing his cows from the slaughterhouse
For years beef farmer Jay Wilde has been concerned about the welfare of his cows and the environmental impact of beef farming. Today he’s doing something about it.
Why coders are battling to be the... worst
A jokey competition on Reddit is encouraging enthusiasts to make volume controls that are as bad as possible.
Unleashing the power of moss to clean cities
A team of German designers has reinvented the tree to clean up urban air pollution. Using the natural power of moss, they hope to make city air safer to breathe.
Indianapolis 500: Racing into the history books
Janet Guthrie speaks to Witness about her pioneering racing career
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.
7 days quiz: Which ice cream flavour is under threat?
A weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
10 things we didn't know last week
Some people think cat's eyes on roads are made from real cats - and other news nuggets.
Darkened skylines and ribbons: Solidarity for Barcelona
Aside from the gruesome images of the Barcelona attack, a sense of peace and solidarity emerge online
Afghan female singer's video draws threats and praise
Aryana Sayeed will perform at a concert for Afghan Independence Day, but not everyone is happy.
Canadian cop's lack of French cancels speeding ticket
Driver won't have to face court because a police officer only spoke to him in English.
Belarus minister wants ex-prisoners to work on farms
Interior minister suggests prisoners work on farms as form of rehabilitation.
'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 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?
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?
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.
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?