'No new grand jury' in Ferguson case

Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Missouri's governor reportedly rejects calls for a new grand jury to decide if a white police officer who killed a black teenager should be charged.

Ebola vaccine trial 'promising'

Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

The first human trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola suggests that it is safe and may help the immune system to combat the virus.

Australia batsman Phillip Hughes dies

Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes dies in hospital, two days after being hit on the neck by a ball during a match in Sydney.

Indian girls 'killed themselves'

Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Two Indian teenagers found hanged in May took their own lives, federal investigators say, contradicting reports they were gang-raped and murdered.

European MPs want Google break-up

Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

A landmark vote at the European Parliament has called for Google's search business to be separated from its other businesses.

Afghan attack hits UK embassy car

Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

A suicide bomber strikes a UK embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, with a British worker and an Afghan staff member among those killed.

Kim sister given senior N Korea role

Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

The younger sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is referred to as a senior official for the first time by state media.

Spain is not corrupt, says PM Rajoy

Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Spanish leader Mariano Rajoy tells MPs that most politicians are not corrupt, a day after his health minister stepped down over a kick-back scandal.

Malaysia PM reverses sedition pledge

Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Malaysian PM Najib Razak goes back on a pledge to repeal a controversial sedition law, saying it will instead be strengthened.

Thai elections 'could be delayed'

Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Thailand's finance minister tells the BBC that elections to end military rule might now not take place until 2016.

UK net migration rises to 260,000

Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

The government is set to miss its immigration targets as net migration to the UK reaches its highest level since the 2010 general election.

TV host sells 'sexism suit' for £3,500

Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

A TV presenter from Australia has sold the suit he wore everyday for a year to highlight sexism for £3,500

The trouble with the timing of Ferguson decision

Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

The grand jury looking into the shooting death of Michael Brown had reached their decision by mid-afternoon. Why did St Louis County authorities decide to make their announcement at night?

Lewis Hamilton: A photographer's view

Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Press Association photographer David Davies looks back at the race that clinched the Formula 1 title for Lewis Hamilton.

VIDEO: What is Opec? In 60 seconds

Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

The challenges facing oil exporters as prices slump - in 60 seconds

Whatever happened to the Brics?

Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Great things were predicted for the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - but they haven't totally lived up to the hype, says Andrew Walker.

Potent and provocative symbol of the flag

Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Flags can convey powerful - and often very unpalatable - messages, says Mark Mardell,

Rapping for Putin

Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

A pro-Putin hip-hop track by two African immigrants is an online hit.

Legendary London lamb chop enters stratosphere

Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

A novelist launched a lamb chop on a rocket to promote his new book. What does the man with the chop's special recipe think?

VIDEO: Parrots find home in Caracas

Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, is notorious for its crime and pollution, but it also, somewhat strangely for a city, has a thriving population of macaws.