Archaeologists and officials express outrage about the reported bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants.
Images from around the world: 6 March
BBC Scotland weather presenter Judith Ralston explains why the west will be hammered by heavy rain while the east stays dry and warm.
A woman who admitted downloading and possessing more than 600 images of child pornography, as well as extreme images of animals, is given a suspended sentence.
Funding has been cut from a charity that distributes free books for pre-school children in Northern Ireland, to encourage families to read together.
Two hundred tourists have had a dramatic rescue from stranded cable cars at a ski resort in northern Italy.
Actor Harrison Ford has been injured in a small plane crash in Los Angeles, according to US media reports.
A former Merthyr Tydfil primary school head teacher is struck off for two years after bullying charges against her are upheld by a professional watchdog.
Sir John Major says it is "shameful" Labour has not ruled out a coalition with the SNP in the event of a hung Parliament.
Microsoft issues a security warning about a bug that could let attackers spy on supposedly secure communications.
Pakistani authorities rename 107 schools in honour of the victims of last year's massacre of children and teachers at a school in Peshawar.
The new pension freedoms will be an 'open season' for fraudsters trying to steal people's savings, according to industry experts.
Senior officers from Police Scotland are to return to Holyrood for further questions over armed police attending routine incidents.
A Tajik opposition leader is shot dead by an unknown attacker in Istanbul, opposition sources tell the BBC.
A mother and her lover are jailed for the manslaughter of her eight-year-old daughter, Ayesha Ali, in east London.
The migrant population of England has risen by 565,000 since 2011, with two-thirds coming from the EU, analysis by the University of Oxford estimates.
The head of the Revolutionary Guards' elite Quds Force has emerged from a lifetime in the shadows to achieve almost celebrity status in Iran, reports BBC Persian's Bozorgmehr Sharafedin.
Nicola Scholes, the mother of a boy excluded from school for dressing as character from Fifty Shades of Grey for World Book Day, says she and her son have no regrets.
An 18-year-old who attempted to murder three women in revenge for the fact he was still a virgin is jailed for 21 years.
A group of Afghan men have worn burkas during a march through capital Kabul to draw attention to women's rights. BBC News looks at the issues since the fall of the Taliban.