Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor tells the story of electing Pope Benedict in April 2005
BBC World Service Online
Forty years ago, American Indian activists staged a protest against the US authorities.
How Islamic extremists tried to blow up the Twin Towers eight years before 9/11.
In 1994 Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream was stolen from a Norwegian art museum.
Betty Friedan's book kickstarted the modern women's movement.
How four days of huge protests brought down Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos in 1986.
Seventy years ago, three German students were executed for protesting against Hitler.
In 1963 Welsh nationalists took up arms against the construction of a controversial dam
In 1995, archaeologists in Egypt's Valley of the Kings made a remarkable discovery
In the 1990s, the Algerian military was locked in a brutal struggle with radical Islamists
The British bus driver who took peace campaigners to Iraq ahead of the 2003 invasion
In February 1942 Britain's stronghold in South East Asia fell to the Japanese.
The killing of a toddler in Liverpool 20 years ago that shocked Britain
It is fifty years since the suicide of American poet Sylvia Plath
In February 1992 a group of Venezuelan army officers staged a coup, among them Hugo Chavez
In 2008 the Australian Prime Minister apologised for the treatment of Aborigines
It is 30 years since the Derby winner was abducted from a stud farm in Ireland.
The great French writer remembered by one of his friends and by his faithful maid.
Thirty years ago, Nigeria expelled up to 2 million African migrants. Most were Ghanaian
Survivors relive the tragedy of the arms dump explosion in Lagos, Nigeria, 2002
How the young Tsar's visit to 17th Century England inspired him to modernise Russia
It is 70 years since German troops lost their battle to take the Soviet industrial city.