UK and France seek EU help over Calais

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

The UK home secretary and her French counterpart urge other EU nations to act to help address the root causes of the Calais migrant crisis.

IAAF files show 'extent of cheating'

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Anti-doping data, leaked to the Sunday Times and seen by the BBC, shows an "extraordinary extent of cheating" in elite athletics.

Canada sees topless rights rally

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Hundreds of Canadian woman join a topless protest march after three sisters were allegedly stopped by police for cycling without shirts.

Iraqi Kurds issue warning to PKK

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Iraqi Kurdish authorities urge Turkish Kurd separatist forces to leave civilian areas, as Turkey continues its air strikes.

New US rights march starts in Selma

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Civil rights campaigners in the US begin a 40-day march to highlight what they say is a fresh attack on equal rights for African Americans.

Snoop Dogg cash seized in Italy

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Rap star Snoop Dogg is stopped by police at an Italian airport for carrying more cash than allowed, with half of his $422,000 seized.

Dozens die as rains lash SE Asia

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

As torrential rain continues, dozens die in eastern India and neighbouring Myanmar, where disaster zones have been declared.

New Taliban leader calls for unity

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

The new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, calls for unity and says the group will continue fighting.

Outburst mars Bobbi Brown memorial

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

The Georgia memorial service for Bobbi Kristina Brown, only child of late singer Whitney Houston, is marred by an outburst from her aunt.

Gunman injured by armadillo ricochet

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

A man in East Texas is wounded after a bullet he fired at an armadillo ricocheted and hit him, the local sheriff says.

VIDEO: Myanmar journalist braves floodwaters

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

A journalist for the Democratic Voice of Burma files a report on the country's floods whilst chest-deep in water.

VIDEO: 'Why can't we get married?'

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Two men attending the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast explain why they believe they should be able to get married.

VIDEO: Skydivers set 'giant flower' record

Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

A new record for the largest ever vertical skydiving formation has been set in Ottawa, Illinois, by 164 flyers who formed the shape of a flower in the sky.

VIDEO: 'Blue moon' as seen around the world

Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

There has been a rare opportunity to witness a unique lunar event in the night sky; a so-called "blue moon".

VIDEO: Volcano erupts on Reunion

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

A volcano on the French island of Reunion - where debris believed to be from missing flight MH370 was found - has erupted.

VIDEO: More people 'disappearing' in Egypt

Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

There has been a rise in the number of people going missing at the hand of the security services in Egypt, according to human rights activists in the country.

Ottawa: Canada's cheating capital?

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Is Ottawa really Canada's hotbed of infidelity?

The troubleshooting teddies of Tirana

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Why Albanians are hanging cuddly toys from their rooftops

Phoneless in Paris

Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

'I lost my iPhone in Paris - and learned a surprising lesson'

How many people have gone to Syria to fight?

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

How many people have gone to Syria to join Islamic State?