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It is the first such deployment since Japan expanded the role of its military.
Posted: May 1, 2017, 5:56 am
The French presidential front-runner speaks to the BBC at the start of the last week of campaigning.
Posted: May 1, 2017, 5:52 am
Landlords who fail to meet new minimum standards would face fines of up to £100,000.
Posted: May 1, 2017, 5:41 am
Some papers report that social media firms may be forced to pay the cost of policing the internet, while others focus on the PM's comments on tax.
Posted: May 1, 2017, 5:02 am
Turner Prize-nominated artist Cornelia Parker becomes the fifth official election artist.
Posted: May 1, 2017, 4:21 am
The typeface, available in both Latin and Arabic script, will be used for official state correspondence.
Posted: May 1, 2017, 4:05 am
The bipartisan agreement will keep the government running until 30 September, US media say.
Posted: May 1, 2017, 3:57 am
Social media giants are "shamefully far" from tackling illegal and dangerous content, say MPs.
Posted: May 1, 2017, 2:52 am
After some eggs were found at a kindergarten near Winchester, they set up a camera to watch them hatch.
Posted: May 1, 2017, 2:34 am
Olivia aspires to be just like her Nana, looking after the dead and their relatives in the family funeral home.
Posted: May 1, 2017, 2:07 am
High pressure tests narrow the curriculum in England and cause stress in pupils, say MPs.
Posted: May 1, 2017, 12:28 am
Tony Blair came to power 20 years ago - how did he change the UK and what is his lasting legacy?
Posted: April 30, 2017, 11:45 pm
The Greater Manchester mayor has the power to change an 'insane' bus system and put passengers first.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 11:31 pm
Abeer Sinder is Saudi Arabia's first black beauty vlogger. But sometimes, she says, the compliments she receives aren't flattering.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 11:29 pm
From Shirley Temple to Mara Wilson, six actors who took their careers in different directions in adulthood.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 11:29 pm
Guy Hedger, 61, is named as the victim of a shooting at a house in East Dorset.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 11:09 pm
The BBC's Paul Adams visits Qaraqosh, a once-thriving town of 50,000. It's still a shell, months after so-called Islamic State was pushed out.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 11:06 pm
Dog owners are turning to apps like FitBark to keep their pooches primed.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 11:01 pm
Aaron Simpson and his company Quintessentially, a concierge services provider, organise many aspects of its clients' lives.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 11:01 pm
Could batteries help solve the renewable power problem?
Posted: April 30, 2017, 11:01 pm
Drivers and couriers for companies like Uber and Deliveroo need full worker rights, MPs say.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 11:00 pm
Women at a mass wedding receive wooden paddles with messages such as "for use against drunkards".
Posted: April 30, 2017, 10:04 pm
Four-time winner John Higgins leads 2016 champion Mark Selby 10-7 after the first day of the World Championship final.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 9:39 pm
WBA and IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he is "not perfect" and is looking at improving his weaknesses following his defeat of Wladimir Klitschko.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 8:47 pm
Tottenham's victory over Arsenal means they can "put psychological pressure" on Chelsea, says manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 8:19 pm
Watch a compilation of the best goals from day one of the FA People's Cup finals in Birmingham.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 7:13 pm
Who do you want to see win BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2017? Vote here now.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 5:59 pm
Premier League leaders Chelsea take a big step towards clinching the title as three second-half goals see off Everton.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 5:25 pm
The former prime minister says he wants to use the shepherd's hut to write a book.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 2:16 pm
The Liberal Democrat leader is hoping his party can win votes from Remain supporters.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 1:10 pm
The actor talks about his "shocking" play... and does a pretty good Obama impression.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 11:44 am
Here's what Mr Trump missed by snubbing the White House press lobby's annual comedy roast.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 10:40 am
Tyson Fury says "let's dance" in response to being called out by world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 8:33 am
A rematch with Wladimir Klitschko? An all-British fight with Tyson Fury? Or a unification bout with American Deontay Wilder? BBC Sport examines Anthony Joshua's options.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 7:28 am
Mark Zuckerberg wins over an Ohio family after dropping in for dinner - at 15 minutes' notice.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 7:27 am
It's finally time to find out who Balaclava Man is in the police drama Line of Duty.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 12:21 am
Twenty-three years after his tragic death, legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna is still one of the most valuable brands in sport.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 12:07 am
Charlie, now eight, started losing his sight aged four, and has only been able to see close up until now.
Posted: April 29, 2017, 11:07 pm
Katie Falkenberg's photo feature on mothers caring for children damaged by the Zika virus in Brazil was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2017.
Posted: April 29, 2017, 11:06 pm
The food blogger and activist will fight for the Tory-held seat of Southend West.
Posted: April 29, 2017, 6:51 pm
Exactly what are the EU negotiators driving at with their guidelines on how to manage talks with the UK?
Posted: April 29, 2017, 6:38 pm
The UKIP leader will seek votes in the seat that recorded the highest Leave vote last year.
Posted: April 29, 2017, 1:03 pm
There is a stark difference between a strong leader and a strong leadership, says Archie Brown.
Posted: April 29, 2017, 12:52 am
UKIP and the Greens are making electoral pacts with rival parties - what's going on?
Posted: April 28, 2017, 1:02 pm
Election candidates are turning to crowdfunding sites to raise money for the snap general election.
Posted: April 28, 2017, 10:45 am
The Tories crammed 16 mentions of their election slogan into Prime Minister's Questions - does the tactic work?
Posted: April 27, 2017, 4:41 pm
Find out what President Trump has said about where you live since he was inaugurated in January.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 11:01 am
Ahead of the UK's general election, a look at where the parties stand on Brexit.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 5:56 am
Where do the Conservatives, Labour and the Lib Dems have to fight hardest to win the general election?
Posted: April 24, 2017, 1:36 pm
Government figures show it is young people dominating registrations ahead of the election on 8 June.
Posted: April 22, 2017, 3:00 pm
Don't get left outside on polling day - beat the deadline to have your say in the general election.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 2:48 am
BBC coverage of latest developments
Posted: February 17, 2017, 9:41 am
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