Why are the men of Bukom in Accra so good at boxing?
A young Londoner traces her roots back to her family's homeland in Uzbekistan.
How the body copes with extremely high temperatures currently occurring in Australia
John Laurenson reports on the role of religion in Western Europe’s biggest shantytown.
Marseilles in southern France is one of the European Capitals of Culture for 2013.
Can you turn a dirty Mafia firm into a clean business? Plus, counting your online Klout.
'I have never experienced terror like that again' - Hilary Mantel
Mayor Abdullah Demirbas on family and political struggles as a Turkish Kurd
Kasha Nabagesera on the threats she receives over fighting for gay rights in Uganda
Coverage of the Inauguration of the US President, from Washington DC
Live coverage of the Inauguration of the US President, from Washington DC.
Can Barack Obama use his second term to finally lift America out of its economic malaise?
Adam Rutherford reports on the recent discovery that much of our DNA is not useless junk.
Listeners choose the songs that conjure up the feel, sound and spirit of their country
The latest business and finance news from around the world, on the BBC.
Tuesday 22 January 2013