Hamas vows to continue Gaza battle

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

A reclusive Hamas military leader rules out a ceasefire with Israel to end Gaza violence, as 32 Palestinians are reported dead in overnight shelling.

US and EU expand sanctions on Russia

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

President Barack Obama says new, co-ordinated sanctions from the US and EU will continue to make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".

Ebola virus 'potential threat' to UK

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, are a "potential major threat" to Britain, the government's chief scientific adviser warns.

Khmer Rouge duo begin genocide trial

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

The last two surviving leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime are to begin their second trial, this time for genocide, in Phnom Penh.

Guinea concert stampede kills 24

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

At least 24 people have died after a stampede at a beach concert in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, with dozens reported injured.

Ten convicted for India school fire

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

A court in India finds 10 people guilty for a school fire in which 94 children were burnt alive in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in 2004.

Barclays sees profits fall by 7%

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Barclays' half yearly profits fall 7% to £3.35bn, following a fall in revenue at its investment bank.

More than five-a-day 'no effect'

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits.

Los Angeles flood hits university

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

A burst water main causes flooding along Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard at the University of California, Los Angeles, officials say.

Deadly violence hits China's Xinjiang

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Dozens of people have been killed or injured in violence in China's troubled western region of Xinjiang, state media say.

'Quantum Cheshire Cat' observed

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Scientists have separated a particle from one of its physical properties - proving a theory known as the "quantum Cheshire Cat".

Last Hiroshima bomb crew member dies

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

The last surviving member of the team which dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Theodore Van Kirk, has died aged 93.

VIDEO: Harding's 'lusty' letters published

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Almost 1,000 letters of Warren Harding, the 29th US president, have been published.

VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.

VIDEO: Confetti harvest time in Shropshire

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

A natural confetti farm is harvesting and drying its crop, in a harvest that lasts only ten days.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

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AUDIO: Fifty shades of red face: Is it a 'date' film?

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Diana Mather and Rosamund Urwin discuss who it is appropriate to invite to the cinema to watch Fifty Shades of Grey.

VIDEO: Star Trek star Takei's life on film

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Star Trek star George Takei talks about being his childhood experience of living in an internment camp during World War Two.

VIDEO: Turkish PM scores football hat-trick

Posted on Monday July 28, 2014

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has scored three goals in an exhibition match to open a new stadium in Istanbul.

VIDEO: Trying to return MH17 victims home

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

A team of Dutch forensic investigators will again try to access the Malaysia Airlines wreckage site in eastern Ukraine.