Iraq forces push against jihadists

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Iraqi Shia and Kurdish forces capture an Islamic State stronghold, as a BBC team enters Amerli the day after a two-month siege ends.

Ukraine in 'great war' with Russia

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid rebel offensive.

FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.

PM outlines new anti-terror plans

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

New powers are needed to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK, David Cameron says.

Spain returns Colombian treasure

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Spain returns to Colombia hundreds of smuggled indigenous artefacts seized from drug gangs in 2003.

Pakistan MPs hold emergency session

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

A joint session of parliament is to be held in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation.

Nigeria militants 'suffer losses'

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

The Nigerian army claims to have repelled an attack by Islamist militants Boko Haram on the town of Bama in the country's north-east.

China accuses MPs of 'interference'

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Chinese authorities accuse British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, BBC Newsnight learns.

Obama renews minimum wage push

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.

British activist in Thailand trial

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is set to go on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.

Boris Island airport plan 'rejected'

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.

Arsenal sign Welbeck from Man Utd

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Arsenal sign Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck on a "long-term" deal for £16m.

VIDEO: Footage of powerful solar flares

Posted on Sunday August 31, 2014

The US Space Agency Nasa has released new footage showing a series of powerful solar flares.

VIDEO: Embracing animation in Africa

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

There are already animation studios in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, but only a very limited number of good schools teach art and animation techniques on the African continent.

VIDEO: Could Horseball gain Olympic glory?

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Horseball, a mix of rugby and basketball, was invented in France in the 1970s, and now there are attempts to get it into the Olympics, as the BBC's Ollie Williams reports.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

VIDEO: Wedgwood pottery loss 'hammer blow'

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

A public appeal has been launched to try to save the Wedgwood museum pottery collection which is being sold to pay off the firm's pension bill

VIDEO: China's museum of roast duck

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

In 2013 China had a new museum open almost every day of the year on average, resulting in some slightly bizarre attractions

VIDEO: Eat, sleep, code: Ten-year-old's routine

Posted on Sunday August 31, 2014

Max started writing code when he was six. He told BBC News why he thought more children being taught how to program in schools was a good idea.

VIDEO: 'Hero' cat saves owner from fire

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

A tabby cat has been hailed a hero after she woke up her owner to alert him to a fire which destroyed his home in Melbourne, Australia.