Ukraine's simmering war with Russian-backed fighters has an inevitable civilian cost — people are caught in crossfire or step on mines. But a surprising number die in a more unexpected way — collapsing in the queues at the front line.
For a short time in the early 1990s, Amar Kanim was famous. His scarred face and desperate story featured on newspaper front pages around the world. He was known as the little boy who had lost everything in a napalm attack.
Tynemouth has produced some well known British surfers, including four-time British surf champion Gabe Davies and Nigel Veitch, the original North East pro surfer. The special thing about Tynemouth is the mix of people, of all abilities, using the same beach.
When Haven Shepherd was a baby her father detonated a suicide bomb intended to kill the whole family. This is the story of her extraordinary survival and her dreams for the future.
He tried to fake his way to fame and got caught red-handed. Or did he?
How the Islamic State group destroyed a mosque but revealed a 3,000-year old palace.
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986 left a ring of ghost villages as residents fled, fearing radiation poisoning. But now people are choosing to live in the crumbling houses on the edge of the exclusion zone.
The mystery of why six people admitted to roles in two murders, when they couldn't remember anything about the crimes.
I've been on a diet since I was 12. I was fat, with a round face and soft, thick thighs which spread and spilled over the sides of chairs when I sat down. From the moment I became fully aware of it, my body — like most fat bodies at the time — was a problem.
A decade ago the global financial crisis saw plunging markets and collapsing banks. The human cost was profound — 10 years of low wages, public sector cuts and hard times. Here's why it still matters.
A barefoot farmer is making his way through a forest. The rusty machete he holds isn’t for cutting down vines or chopping away stubborn branches — it is a defense against thieves.
The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people but it is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. If this goes unchecked, parts of the megacity could be entirely submerged by 2050, say researchers. Is it too late?
I've had this since I was eight years old, and I was always told I'd have two years to live.
The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed and sold.
Lev Yashin revolutionized his position and became a hero of the Soviet Union.
Relatives pay tribute to "passionate, articulate and charismatic" Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison.
Inside one of America's most corrupt police squads.
Kate Leaver is a diagnosed insomniac. Here, she spends an entire month trying to find relief.
When a young Nicaraguan woman became mentally ill, the pastor in her village decided to carry out an exorcism to expel her "demons." Soon, she was dead.
Cassini's epic journey to the ringed planet, told by the people who helped make it happen