BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 30 min 14 sec ago
Is shale gas really the answer to our energy needs?
Rail unions launch a legal battle over reprivatisation of the East Coast line, and challenge two other franchise extensions.
Barclays sells is retail banking business in the United Arab Emirates to Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank for £107m ($177m).
Premier League strugglers Norwich sack manager Chris Hughton and replace him with youth coach Neil Adams.
From one coffee bar to a 99-strong chain
Seventy-nine people are reportedly killed in northern Nigeria, in an attack blamed by police on gunmen from the Fulani community.
Indians are set to vote in the world's biggest general election, with the ruling Congress party pitted against the Hindu nationalist BJP opposition.
Hungary's conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban declares victory in parliamentary elections, winning a second consecutive term.
Lewis Hamilton says it felt "fantastic" to beat Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in their battle at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Kumar Sangakkara pays tribute to his team-mates after steering Sri Lanka to the World T20 title in his final game.
Oxford win the University boat race, beating Cambridge by 11 lengths, on the River Thames in London.