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
On 19 August 1987, gunman Michael Ryan went on the rampage in the small British town of Hungerford. Thirty years later, the events of that day are rarely discussed by those affected.
Three young ISIS militants lie dead on the banks of the River Tigris. They left behind personal photos and documents which reveal the extraordinary story of their private lives.
Up until now, the living had two ways to deal with the dead: bury them or burn them. Now, more and more are turning to a third option: dissoliution.
In the remote far west of Nepal, women are forced to move out of home when they have their periods
Landslides have killed at least 154 people in south-west Colombia and left many more injured, says President Juan Manuel Santos. Hours of heavy rains overnight caused rivers to burst their banks, flooding homes with mud in Putumayo province. An unknown number of people are missing.
A story of 23 Syrian footballers, 23m Syrian people, 4.9m refugees, six years of war and one president.