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Suspected gunman barricaded in LA shop

Police surround the supermarket, with US media saying it is a possible hostage situation. READ MORE

Israel and Arabic: Where else do language and politics collide?

Israel has downgraded the status of Arabic, but there is controversy over language choice elsewhere, too. READ MORE

Opioids: Why 'dangerous' drugs are still being used to treat pain

Despite links to UK hospital deaths and a US addiction crisis, opioids remain the painkiller of choice. READ MORE

Atlanta's Paper Boi on race and rap stardom in the USA

Newsbeat speaks to Paper Boi - aka Brian Tyree Henry - the breakout star of Donald Glover's satire on life as a black American. READ MORE

The National Science and Maths Quiz has kept Ghanaians thrilled for 25 years

A TV school quiz show has Ghana gripped. We meet one of the contestants and follow him on the road to victory. But did he get there? READ MORE

'I was trapped in my mind for a decade, now I'm going to be a dad'

Martin Pistorius had locked-in syndrome for more than a decade. Now he's about to become a father. READ MORE

The mafia murders that brought down Slovakia's government

Before his death, Jan Kuciak uncovered the presence of an Italian organised crime group in Slovakia. READ MORE

Pakistan election: Who's who and why it matters

The lead-up to the vote has been dramatic, with an ex-PM arrested and several deadly militant attacks. READ MORE

A 'legendary' mermaid still swimming at 78

Vicki Smith, 78, performs underwater as a mermaid at an iconic Florida park READ MORE

'Trade war a reality', French finance minister warns

Bruno Le Maire accuses the US of using "the law of the jungle" with unilateral tariffs. READ MORE

Austria ditches Turkish language driving theory tests

The change to the theory test comes amid a souring of relations between Austria and Turkey. READ MORE

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss 'doesn't care' about transfer criticism

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp "doesn't care" about allegations of hypocrisy over his transfer spending. READ MORE