Russia restricts Nemtsov mourners

Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

Several EU politicians and Russia's opposition leader are barred from attending the funeral of murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

Obama seeks long Iran nuclear freeze

Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

The US president says Iran should freeze nuclear activity for 10 years, ahead of a controversial Washington speech by Israel's prime minister.

Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries

Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.

Emwazi tape: I'm no extremist

Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

A recording emerges in which the Islamic State fighter Mohammed Emwazi, known as Jihadi John, denied being an extremist.

Chile's Villarica volcano erupts

Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

The Villarica volcano, one of the most active in South America, erupts in southern Chile, spewing ash and lava into the air.

'Cloudy' drug halts US execution

Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

The execution of the first woman in Georgia in 70 years is postponed because the drug that was to be used appeared "cloudy", US officials say.

Canadian 'missing in North Korea'

Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

A pastor from a Canadian church has failed to return from a humanitarian visit to North Korea, an official from his church says.

'Attractive jihadists lure UK girls'

Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

"Attractive" jihadist fighters can be "eye candy" to lure in British Muslim girls, a woman who was radicalised online tells BBC Newsnight.

'Monitoring deal' on Ukraine truce

Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

Ukrainian, Russian, French and German leaders agree to send observers to areas of Ukraine where truce violations are reported, Kiev says.

$80m for Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

The International Monetary Fund says Sierra Leone is to receive more than $80m (£52m) immediately to help the country overcome the Ebola outbreak.

Homeless man 'reached for LAPD gun'

Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

The Los Angeles police chief says a homeless man shot dead by police had reached for an officer's weapon before being killed.

US told to cut 80 Caracas diplomats

Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

Venezuela orders the United States to cut more than 80 staff from its diplomatic mission in the next two weeks.

Campaignspotting: BBC's 2016 blog

Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

Rand Paul has topped a straw poll of Republican 2016 contenders but perhaps of more interest is who finished second.

Jeb Bush survives grassroots gauntlet

Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush runs the conservative grassroots gauntlet at the CPAC gathering in Washington, DC.

Can regional force defeat Boko Haram?

Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

Thomas Fessy looks at whether the regional task force has a fighting chance against Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group.

'Signs of strain' for European Union

Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

Our new Europe editor on strains showing inside the EU

The Sikh boy labelled a 'terrorist' by his classmates

Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

Cameraphone footage shot by an Asian schoolboy in America has outraged many online.

Millions share new Chinese character

Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

More about the strange new word that has taken the internet by storm in China.

What next for Russia's opposition?

Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

It is time for the Kremlin's opponents to stop jostling for primacy and let the Russian people take the lead, writes Konstantin von Eggert.

VIDEO: How strong is Iraq's army?

Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

Iraq's army is battling an jihadist insurgency - but how strong is the force?