Doubts on Iran deal as deadline looms

Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Doubts grow that Monday's deadline for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme will be met at talks in Vienna, as negotiators admit "big gaps" remain.

Ex-Washington Mayor Marion Barry dies

Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

Marion Barry, ex-Washington DC mayor who won re-election after a drug arrest, dies at 78.

Hamilton eyes 'biggest day of life'

Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Lewis Hamilton says Sunday's F1 title showdown with Nico Rosberg in Abu Dhabi will be "the biggest day of my life".

Obama defends immigration reform

Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.

Kenya bus gunmen 'want religious war'

Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The slaughter of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is an attempt to start a religious war, an adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta tells the BBC.

Tunisia in landmark presidency poll

Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

Tunisians vote in the country's first presidential election since the 2011 "Arab Spring" revolution that triggered uprisings across the region.

Flood warnings for US snowmelt

Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Snowfall in the north-eastern US subsides, but there are now warnings of serious flooding from melting snow as temperatures rise.

Albania opens huge Cold War bunker

Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

A secret five-storey bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb opens to the public for the first time.

Philippines remembers 2009 massacre

Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The Philippines marks the fifth anniversary of its worst political massacre, as Amnesty warns the trials risk becoming "a mockery of justice".

Foreign Office 'fails bereaved Britons'

Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The consular service provided by the UK Foreign Office sometimes falls short of what the public "can legitimately expect", a report by MPs says.

Pilgrims flock to 16th-Century saint

Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

Thousands of Catholic pilgrims are converging on Goa in India to see the relics of Saint Francis Xavier, a 16th Century Spanish missionary.

New web data powers plan for police

Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

A law forcing communications firms to keep details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary.

Home is where the edge is

Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

The New York Mets join a long line of teams using schemes and strategies - amid occasional allegations of chicanery - to enjoy a winning advantage at home.

Who will be Tunisia's next president?

Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

Tunisians go to the polls on 23 November to choose a new leader in what is hoped to be the first genuinely free presidential election in the country's history. The BBC explains the background to the election.

Bahrain: Will polls fuel unrest?

Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

The people of the island kingdom of Bahrain go to the polls on 22 November in the first general election since the Arab Spring protests of 2011.

Military force: Not the way to win?

Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

The nature of war has changed, says Jonathan Marcus, and military might is no longer a guarantee of success.

The Rotting West

Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

Ironic photos of life in the West have been making Russians laugh online. But whose joke is this really?

The minute after Obama announced his immigration plan

Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

Immediately after US President Obama announced his reform package thousands tweeted their thoughts.

VIDEO: Ukraine uprising: One year on

Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

Services have been held in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall of former president Viktor Yanukovych.

VIDEO: 100-year-old sees ocean for first time

Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

The moment a 100-year-old American woman, Ruby Holt, sees the ocean for the first time.