Afghan contenders sign unity deal

Posted on Sunday September 21, 2014

A deal to form a unity government in Afghanistan has been signed at a televised ceremony in Kabul, ending months of political wrangling.

Pope celebrates Mass in Albania

Posted on Sunday September 21, 2014

Tens of thousands of people are attending a mass by Pope Francis in Tirana, as the pontiff hails religious coexistence in Albania.

Kenya marks Westgate mall attack

Posted on Sunday September 21, 2014

Kenya is marking a year since the attack by Islamist militants on Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre, in which at least 67 people were killed.

Turkish troops clear border Kurds

Posted on Sunday September 21, 2014

Turkish troops fire water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered at the border in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees.

UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS

Posted on Sunday September 21, 2014

The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.

Deadly bomb blast in central Cairo

Posted on Sunday September 21, 2014

A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo kills at least two police officers, security officials say.

Yemen clashes cast doubt on 'truce'

Posted on Sunday September 21, 2014

Fighting continues in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, despite an announcement that the government and Shia Houthi rebels have agreed to sign a truce.

More celeb 'naked pictures' leaked

Posted on Sunday September 21, 2014

Kim Kardashian, Mary-Kate Olsen and Vanessa Hudgens seem to be some of the latest victims.

Nato: Ukraine truce 'in name only'

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

A two-week-old ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists in the east is a truce "in name only", says Nato top commander Philip Breedlove.

Miliband: 'No ifs' on Scots pledge

Posted on Sunday September 21, 2014

Ed Miliband says a pledge of further devolution to Scotland will be fulfilled "no ifs, no buts" amid a row with David Cameron over how to implement it.

UN chief on streets for climate deal

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in a protest march this weekend to highlight global inaction on climate change.

Parenting divide: Religion v tolerance

Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

A Pew survey shows that ideology influences parenting values, Germany's crumbling infrastructure, and moving Argentina's capital.

How to go viral at Fashion Week

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

Naked Justin Bieber and Instagram-ready backdrops helped fashion's elite make a statement

The minute Scotland knew

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

60 seconds of joy and despair, as news of the 'No' vote broke on social media

VIDEO: Base jumpers leap from 370m bridge

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

Base jumpers from around the world have been competing in Anshun city in China's Guizhou province.

VIDEO: Cheetah cubs unveiled in San Diego

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

A pair of three-week-old cheetah cubs are unveiled at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park.

VIDEO: Singing the Western Sahara blues

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

Aziza Brahim, a singer from the disputed territory of Western Sahara, uses haunting melodies to draw attention to the plight of her people.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

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VIDEO: River dwellers fear for their future

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

A government immigration census in Cambodia has members of the ethnic Vietnamese community living on the Tonlé Sap river fearing for their future.

VIDEO: Metal ballet meets Games of Thrones

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

Brutal Ballet performed a Games of Thrones inspired piece at TitanCon, a science fiction and fantasy convention in Belfast.