Nepal quake relief drive intensifies

Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Rescue efforts in Nepal intensify after more than 1,800 people were killed in the country's worst earthquake in more than 80 years.

Baltimore protest turns violent

Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

A protest march in Baltimore a week after Freddie Gray, a black man, died in police custody, turns violent with at least a dozen arrests.

Russians 'accessed Obama's emails'

Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Russian hackers who gained access to the White House computer system last year were able to read President Obama's unclassified emails, reports say.

Vault owner 'not contacted by police'

Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

The director of the Hatton Garden Safety Deposit vault tells the BBC he has not been contacted by police investigating the heist.

Putin-backed bikers head for Berlin

Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

An ultra-patriotic Russian bike club begins a controversial ride to Berlin, despite Polish warnings that it will not allow them across the border.

Kazakh leader seeks five more years

Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Kazakhstan votes in elections likely to extend the 26-year rule of President Nursultan Nazarbayev for another five years.

Indonesia issues execution orders

Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

At least three of 10 people on death row in Indonesia for drug smuggling are given formal notice of their imminent execution.

VW chairman resigns in power struggle

Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Ferdinand Piech, the chairman of VW, Europe's biggest carmaker, resigns after a power struggle with his chief executive.

Syria Islamists take northern town

Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.

Arrest over Japan radioactive drone

Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

A man who flew a drone carrying radioactive sand on to the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office has been arrested, Tokyo police say.

Iceland's Facebook war over sex education

Posted on Friday April 24, 2015

A prominent Icelandic musician started a social media storm by attacking a new sex education curriculum.

China buzzing over president's first 'selfie'

Posted on Friday April 24, 2015

Chinese internet users are going gaga over their president's first "selfie" - even though it's pretty clear that Xi Jinping didn't actually take the photo himself.

Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes

Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.

How do drone strikes go wrong?

Posted on Friday April 24, 2015

After two individuals, Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, are killed in a raid, questions are raised about US counterterrorism.

Kazakhs find uneven playing field in Russia's trading bloc

Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Only months after its launch, the new Russian-sponsored Eurasian Economic Union is not going as planned in Kazakhstan. The BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov finds out why.

Justice for historical crimes

Posted on Friday April 24, 2015

The trial of Oskar Groening raises the question of whether it is always necessary and right to prosecute such crimes after so many years.

Rand Paul's Texas tech play at SXSW

Posted on Monday March 16, 2015

What is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul doing in Austin, Texas, at the South by Southwest interactive conference?

VIDEO: Moment Nepal earthquake struck

Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

More than 1,500 people are believed to have died in a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal, wrecking many historic buildings.

VIDEO: Kazakhs vote to elect president

Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

Kazakhstan is holding an early presidential election, with the state of the economy posing a major challenge to the incumbent, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

VIDEO: Pinhead-sized Bible goes on show

Posted on Saturday April 25, 2015

A copy of the Hebrew Bible the size of a pinhead has gone on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.