Burkina Faso leader 'to stay on'

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, despite violent protests.

Russia-Ukraine deals secures EU gas

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.

Charity warns US on Ebola quarantine

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Charity Doctors Without Borders warns some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures are having a "chilling effect" on its work.

Key Jerusalem holy site 'to reopen'

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Israel promises to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site after closing it following the shooting of a Jewish activist.

Myanmar in rare multi-party talks

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

Myanmar's president is holding rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.

US police killing suspect captured

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.

Drones buzz French nuclear plants

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants.

Mass graves found in western Iraq

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.

Four dead in Kansas airport crash

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials say.

Australia ends sanctions on Fiji

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is committed to "normalising" relations between Australia and Fiji after the nation's elections last month.

Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.

Evacuations amid Costa Rica eruption

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.

How much can UK campaign hurt IS?

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

The UK has signed up to limited strategic military action in Iraq against Islamic State - and there are questions over its ability to do much more, says Jonathan Marcus.

Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit?

The price of peace in Colombia

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like.

VIDEO: What happened to TV cameras in court?

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates.

Africans reject Jamie's Jollof recipe

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

West Africans voice their anger at TV chef's version of a much-loved recipe

Arab Spring rapper says Tunisia now worse off

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

YouTube rapper taps into young Tunisians' post-revolutionary angst.

Money in politics: More than a game

Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

This year's mid-term elections are set to become the most expensive in US history. Where is this money coming from and what is it doing to campaigns, candidates and the political process?

VIDEO: Why is the US election so costly?

Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014

The US mid-term election is projected to be the most expensive ever, and the BBC takes a look at where the millions of dollars comes from.