Ukraine hit by military setbacks

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Ukraine suffers a series of military setbacks, as hundreds of troops are taken prisoner and its forces withdraw from a key airport.

PM outlines new anti-terror plans

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

New powers are needed to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK, David Cameron says.

'Cloud' concerns after celeb leaks

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Experts have raised concerns over the security of "cloud" storage sites following the leak of intimate pictures of celebrities.

Ferguson police wear body cameras

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, are now using body cameras, three weeks after a white officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager leading to weeks of violent unrest.

Iraq crimes 'on unimaginable scale'

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

The UN says reports from Iraq "reveal acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale", as the Human Rights Council debates agrees to send a fact-finding mission.

Cuba introduces new customs limits

Posted on Sunday August 31, 2014

Cuba restricts the amount of foreign goods that travellers can bring into the country, where locally-made items are scarce and expensive.

Shot TV host was to face grand jury

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

A British talk show host who was shot dead in the United States was due to appear before a grand jury on the day he was killed, it is revealed.

Joan Rivers' family remain hopeful

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

The daughter of comedian and TV presenter Joan Rivers says they have their "fingers crossed" as she recovers in hospital from a cardiac arrest.

Ashya parents fight extradition

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

The parents of a five-year-old British boy who was taken from hospital against medical advice arrive at Spain's High Court for an extradition hearing.

Dad jailed for killing son's mugger

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

A man who admitted killing a knife-wielding robber who took his son's iPhone is jailed for six years.

Seven dead in Paris flats explosion

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

A seventh body is recovered after a residential block of flats in Paris was destroyed by an explosion linked to gas and electricity cabling work.

VIDEO: Embracing animation in Africa

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

There are already animation studios in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, but only a very limited number of good schools teach art and animation techniques on the African continent.

VIDEO: Could Horseball gain Olympic glory?

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Horseball, a mix of rugby and basketball, was invented in France in the 1970s, and now there are attempts to get it into the Olympics, as the BBC's Ollie Williams reports.

VIDEO: Wedgwood pottery loss 'hammer blow'

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

A public appeal has been launched to try to save the Wedgwood museum pottery collection which is being sold to pay off the firm's pension bill

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

VIDEO: Eat, sleep, code: Ten-year-old's routine

Posted on Sunday August 31, 2014

Max started writing code when he was six. He told BBC News why he thought more children being taught how to program in schools was a good idea.

VIDEO: 'Emotional journey' WW1 cavalry ride

Posted on Sunday August 31, 2014

A musician from the Household Division tells the BBC about the riding the route taken by a British cavalry unit who held the line against the German advance early in World War One.

VIDEO: Greenhouse gas fear over meat production

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Global consumption of meat needs to fall to ensure future demand for food can be met and to help protect the environment, a study says.

VIDEO: 'Hero' cat saves owner from fire

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

A tabby cat has been hailed a hero after she woke up her owner to alert him to a fire which destroyed his home in Melbourne, Australia.

Armagayddon: Gay marriage in Ireland

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Parody video about gay marriage in Ireland sparks debate online.