Deadly storms hit Mexico and Texas

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

At least 13 people die as a tornado strikes Mexico's Ciudad Acuna, with flooding over the border in the United States leaving at least eight dead and 12 missing.

BB King's death to be investigated

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

The death of blues legend BB King is investigated after his daughters claim he was deliberately given medication to induce diabetic shock.

Volcano erupts on Galapagos island

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

A volcanic eruption on one of the Galapagos Islands potentially puts Charles Darwin's evolution ecosystem at risk.

Iraq starts anti-IS Anbar offensive

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

Iraqi government forces formally launch an operation to drive Islamic State (IS) out of the western province of Anbar, days after the fall of Ramadi.

US-bound flights targeted by threats

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

Fighter jets escort a New York-bound Air France airliner, one of several commercial planes flying to the US subjected to anonymous threats.

Chinese navy to focus on 'open seas'

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

China announces its strategy to focus the navy beyond its borders into open water, in a military strategy document.

Charter to buy Time Warner Cable

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

Charter Communications agrees to buy media giant Time Warner Cable in a cash and shares deal worth $78.7bn.

Malaysia exhumes mass 'migrant' graves

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

Malaysia exhumes bodies suspected to be migrants buried in 139 grave sites as fresh details of alleged human trafficking camps emerge.

Boy guilty of Austrian terror plot

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

A 14-year-old boy is convicted of terrorism offences in Austria, including a bomb plot potentially targeting a railway station in Vienna.

Iran trial begins for US reporter

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

The trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include espionage opens behind closed doors in Tehran.

Australia tampon tax under fire

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

An online petition calling for the scrapping of Australian states' taxation of tampons is backed by Treasurer Joe Hockey.

Kenya police clash with al-Shabab

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

Kenyan police have been involved in a fierce battle with militant Islamists in the north-east, leaving one officer wounded, a government spokesman tells the BBC.

A channel that's young, British, witty and black

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

An alternative YouTube channel for black British audiences is finding a growing audience.

'A tale of two skirts'

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

One was short, the other was long - how skirt length has been causing controversy online

Solar Impulse awaits 'moment of truth'

Posted on Monday May 25, 2015

In what will be its greatest challenge yet, the zero-fuel aeroplane Solar Impulse will soon try to fly non-stop from China to Hawaii - a journey of more than 8,000km across the Pacific Ocean.

Nash's ground-breaking ideas

Posted on Sunday May 24, 2015

John Nash, the US mathematician who has died aged 86, made an enduring contribution to his field, writes maths lecturer John Moriarty.

Islamic State PR gloss masks Iraqi forces' gains

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

John Simpson: Fear and PR jihadists' strongest card

Should animals be given human rights?

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

A New York court is considering whether chimps are legal persons - and whether animals should be granted the same rights as humans?

Rand Paul's Texas tech play at SXSW

Posted on Monday March 16, 2015

What is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul doing in Austin, Texas, at the South by Southwest interactive conference?

VIDEO: Meet the militias battling IS in Iraq

Posted on Monday May 25, 2015

Earlier this month militants from Islamic State seized the Iraqi city of Ramadi, with its fall seen as a major capitulation by the Iraqi Army.