Wives wanted in the Faroe Islands
There's a shortage of women in the Faroe Islands. So men are increasingly seeking wives from Thailand and the Philippines.
Meeting an organ trafficker who preys on Syrian refugees
Abu Jaafar's job is to find people desperate enough to give up parts of their body for money.
Joshua v Klitschko: Why Mihai Nistor won't cash in on beating a champion
Mihai Nistor was the last fighter to stop Anthony Joshua - but while Joshua earns millions, Nistor remains an amateur on a modest income. Why?
Why an American went to Cuba for cancer care
Judy Ingels is defying the embargo by flying to Havana for treatment.
Living with the dead
What is it like when the dead are a constant part of day-to-day life?
The city where children fend for themselves
In 1937, Jorge Amado published Captains of the Sands, a novel about a gang of orphans living in Salvador, Brazil. Eighty years on, little has changed.
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.
In pictures: How one woman cycled from London to Iran
Rebecca Lowe tells the story of her one-woman journey in photographs.
'My Airbnb flat was turned into a pop-up brothel'
A landlord who discovered unusual goings on in his holiday let tells his story.
The jockey who raced again after reading his own obituary
When jockey Declan Murphy suffered a disastrous fall, his death was reported in the Racing Post. But 18 months later he raced again - and won.
Jeff De Young: The dog who saved my life and came to live with me
Jeff De Young served in Afghanistan with a bomb-detection dog named Cena N641, a black Labrador. In the intense atmosphere of war they developed an unbreakable bond.
One man's hunt for his brothers' killers
Eighteen years after three young Albanian-Americans were tortured and killed, a family's fight for justice goes on.
Dying in prison: Two women's stories
The number of women who died in prison in England and Wales reached a record 22 last year. Here are two of them.
'I was sterilised against my will'
Victoria Vigo woke from an emergency caesarean to find she had been sterilised - without her consent. Now she is demanding justice.
Cherry Healey: 'How being a single mum shattered my prejudices'
Single mothers have often been stigmatised and denounced. Cherry Healey explains why she's proud to be one.
Jenna Cook: The adopted girl claimed by 50 birth families
When Jenna Cook returned from the US to China to search for her birth family, more than 50 candidates came forward - but were any of them a match?
Andiamo: How a boy died and his parents had a medical brainwave
A couple who struggled for years to get the braces their disabled child needed to sit in a chair have found a way to make them in hours rather than months.
Why I bought my daughter heroin
What would you do if your child was a heroin addict suffering from acute withdrawal symptoms?
'A lovely man': The woman who dated the Man on the Moor
One of the few people with any insight into the puzzle behind the man's death was Maureen Toogood.
A charity providing sex services for disabled people
A charity in Taiwan has volunteers who provide sexual "help" for a small number of disabled people.
Terracotta Army: The greatest archaeological find of the 20th Century
In March 1974, Chinese farmers unearthed the greatest archaeological find of the century, the Terracotta Army. Archaeologist Li Xiuzhen has worked on the site since the 1980s.
My dad, Charlie Chaplin
The world’s most iconic silent movie star was accused of communist sympathies and refused re-entry into the USA. He spent 20 years in exile, before eventually returning in April 1972 to receive a special Oscar award. Chaplin’s son Eugene spoke to Witness about his father.
Small island's postal service takes on a global problem
Could postal workers help solve the social care crisis?
Labia stretching: Why some British girls are told to do it
There's evidence that it's happening to children in the UK, even though it's illegal.
How Princess Diana changed attitudes to Aids
In April 1987, Princess Diana opened the UK’s first purpose built HIV/Aids unit. John O’Reilly was a nurse on the ward at the time.
'You just never know if you'll make it back'
Michelle was just 13 when she first volunteered as a paramedic in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.
Why things really are more fun when you're a teenager
An experiment involving teenager Matt reveals why young people really do have more fun than adults.
Why this girl didn't speak at school until she was seven
Could music therapy help some children with selective mutism?
Selling my fertility changed the law in Britain
In 1985, Kim Cotton became Britain's first commercial surrogate mother
Could this be Britain's cheapest supermarket?
The average price of an item at Nifties in Dover is 60p.
Richard Nixon’s historic visit to Communist China
In 1972, President Nixon became the first president to visit China in 22 years. Winston Lord was there
How did a 13-year-old boy become a murderer?
When he was still a child Jeremiah Hill shot a man in Florida, killing him.
The parents who created a drug to save their daughters
When their twins were diagnosed with a fatal illness Chris and Hugh Hempel developed a new medicine.
7 days quiz: Where did this iceberg get stuck?
7 days quiz: Where did this iceberg get stuck?
10 things we didn't know last week
Everything you know about your memory may be wrong, and more news nuggets.
Six years on people are still celebrating Ed Balls Day
Ed Balls Day is the social media mishap which has been celebrated on 28 April for the past six years
Mugwump mania and memes take over Twitter
Find out what's buzzing in the social media world today.
Ivan the Terrible statue goes missing after one hour
Local authority confiscates monument after it is installed "too soon".
Tajik leader's 'full title' rule comes into force
All media must now refer to President Emomali Rahmon by his not insubstantial official title.
The window cleaner who fell from a skyscraper and lived
The story of window cleaner Alcides Moreno who survived a 47-storey fall from a New York skyscraper
How India's 'Real Marigold Hotel' changed my life
Sheila Ferguson joined a group of celebrities in Kerala to see what it would be like to retire there.
The family that wouldn't let PTSD drive them apart
Keith Collard's wife and daughter were determined that his post-combat trauma wouldn't destroy them as a family.
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?
Who, What, Why: What's the worst place to be bitten by a spider?
A man has been bitten by a spider on the penis for a second time. Which part of the body do you most want to avoid getting bitten or stung?