Weather blights S Korea ferry search

Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for survivors of a stricken South Korean ferry, which had hundreds on board.

Deadly clashes at Ukraine port base

Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Three people are killed in a raid on a base in eastern Ukraine, the country's interior minister says, as the US, Russia, the EU and Ukraine hold crisis talks in Geneva.

Pistorius forensic tests challenged

Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

The tests carried out by a forensic expert for Oscar Pistorius' murder trial are being rigorously challenged by the state prosecutor in South Africa.

Girls missing since 1971 found dead

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

The human remains found in a car discovered in a drought-parched South Dakota creek last year were two girls who disappeared in 1971, officials say.

Mini-sub performs full MH370 search

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

A mini-sub searching for the missing Malaysian plane completes a full mission at its third attempt, after technical issues cut the first two short.

India votes on biggest polling day

Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.

Tencent brings Candy Crush to China

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.

US case against Abu Hamza to start

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Prosecutors in New York are due to start outlining their case against Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical cleric extradited from the UK in 2012.

First Heartbleed 'hacker' arrested

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

A 19-year-old Canadian is charged with hacking the Canada Revenue Agency's website, becoming the first arrest over the Heartbleed security breach.

Fate of Nigeria kidnap girls unclear

Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Mystery surrounds the fate of more than 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote north-east of Nigeria by suspected Islamist militants.

Argentina girl kept years in garage

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Police in Argentina say they have rescued a teenage girl who had been starved, beaten and kept in a garage for nine years by her foster parents.

Birth of 'new Saturn moon' witnessed

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn.

VIDEO: Confidence returns to Kashmir

Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

As Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

VIDEO: William and Kate visit Blue Mountains

Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited an area of the Blue Mountains n Australia devastated by bush-fires six months ago.

VIDEO: Hunt for 100 abducted girls in Nigeria

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for dozens of teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

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VIDEO: Helmet cam captures Chile blaze

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

New footage captured on firefighter helmet cameras has emerged showing the full extent of the deadly fires that swept through a town in western Chile.

VIDEO: CCTV reveals dog as hunted car vandal

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

A vandal responsible for puncturing more than two dozen vehicle tyres in a quiet Cumbrian village has been unmasked as a dog.

VIDEO: NYPD shuts down Muslim 'spying' unit

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

A secret New York Police Department programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats has been disbanded.

VIDEO: UB40 gig 'made fan's ears bleed'

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

UB40 has denied causing a fan's ears to bleed at a gig in Cambridge on Monday.