Getting trapped in a boy band reality TV contest was just the start of Lelush's unlikely journey.
The girl who was never meant to survive
A heartwarming story that turned out to be true
I met my boyfriend 12 years after giving birth to his child
The Aboriginal boy teaching Australia a lesson
By Vibeke Venema
A film about an Aboriginal boy's experience of school shines a light on Australia's failure to give all children a fair start.
16:01 5 May
The world number one who left Britain for Moldova
By Nick Hope
BBC Olympic sports reporter
Aaron Cook's path has been unique. An icon of taekwondo, the British-born fighter is still chasing his dream of Olympic gold - for Moldova.
0:12 3 May
The young woman trying to adopt her friend
By Zlata Onufrieva and Kateryna Khinkulova
Arina hopes to formally adopt her friend Nina, whom she looked after during the Covid pandemic.
16:01 28 Apr
He left his brain behind to save others from his fate
By Ben Wyatt
Zac Easter killed himself at the age of 24, having suffered for years from a debilitating disease caused by the sport he loved.
0:15 24 Apr
How the Bay of Pigs invasion began - and failed
The story of the attempted overthrow of Castro's regime in Cuba, as told by the men who were there.
16:01 21 Apr
Last person standing: The race with no finish line
By Justin Goulding
The format might be simple - winning this race is anything but. Big Dog's Backyard Ultra is an unusually punishing challenge.
16:56 17 Apr
The chef who will never eat again
By Kirstie Brewer
Loretta Harmes hasn't eaten or tasted food for six years, but she hasn't lost her passion for cooking.
1:45 16 Apr
Why are so many babies dying of Covid-19 in Brazil?
By Nathalia Passarinho and Luis Barrucho
As the pandemic rages in Brazil, hundreds of babies and young children are dying of Covid.
2:32 12 Apr
A turbulent childhood stalked by exile, illness and death
In marrying, Philip was able to regain the "simple pleasures" of family life he had lost aged eight.
16:14 3 Apr
'We found a baby on the subway - now he's our son'
By Lucy Wallis
BBC World Service
Danny Stewart saw something on the floor of an NY subway station - soon he would treasure it more than anything.
0:56 31 Mar
‘Don’t my birth children have a right to know I’m dying?'
Diagnosed with a terminal illness, Hanna wanted to tell the twins taken from her at 16 - but had no way of reaching them.
19:32 25 Mar
The UK professor and the fake Russian agent
By Chloe Hadjimatheou
An email exchange between a UK professor and a man called "Ivan" shows how intense the information war over Syria remains.
17:12 25 Mar
Why my Bangladeshi home could be lost forever
As Bangladesh turns 50, a UK-Bangladeshi reflects on how climate change affects his parents' country.
17:04 24 Mar
'My father, the killer'
Social Affairs correspondent, BBC World Service
Some of the children of men who helped to "disappear" thousands of Argentines in the 1970s and 80s are now speaking out - against their fathers.
7:21 24 Mar
How we linked this Nazi to a possible MI6 spy ring
A BBC News investigation has found that an alleged Nazi war criminal - who settled in the UK - could have worked for British intelligence during the Cold War.
Jewish leaders are calling for an inquiry into whether he, and others like him, were protected from prosecution because they spied for Britain.
17:17 20 Mar
North Korea’s ‘only openly gay defector’ finds love
By Julie Yoonnyung Lee
Jang Yeong-jin fled North Korea to escape a loveless marriage. Now he is engaged to his boyfriend.
17:24 19 Mar
The myth of the mutiny in space
By Kirstie Brewer
Did a crew sent to the US Skylab space station go on strike? The last surviving member says it's a myth that won't die.
16:59 13 Mar
The art dealer, the £10m bronze and the Holocaust
Western museums are under pressure to return looted treasure, but what of those in private collections?
22:04 10 Mar
She trained in secret - and became world champion
By Becky Grey
Muay Thai world champion. Dutiful daughter. Fastest girl in school. ME sufferer. Wife. Architect. It is difficult to categorise Ruqsana Begum.
13:21 10 Mar
Who truly was the most dishonest president?
By Jude Sheerin
Past US presidents have left a legacy of untruths ranging from the bizarre to the horrifying.
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