Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt

Posted on Sunday February 01, 2015

Australian al-Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste is deported from Egypt after 400 days in prison and is reportedly flying to Cyprus.

Jordan vow after hostage beheading

Posted on Sunday February 01, 2015

Jordan vows to do all it can to secure the release of a pilot captured by IS, after a video appears to show the beheading of a Japanese hostage.

Djokovic beats Murray in Melbourne

Posted on Sunday February 01, 2015

British number one Andy Murray is beaten in four sets as Novak Djokovic wins a fifth Australian Open title.

Nigeria 'repels' Boko Haram attack

Posted on Sunday February 01, 2015

The Nigerian army says it has repelled a new assault by Boko Haram Islamist militants on the strategic north-eastern city of Maiduguri.

Greece minister in key France talks

Posted on Sunday February 01, 2015

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is holding talks in France, as Greece begins its drive in Europe to renegotiate the country's huge debt.

Protesters back on Hong Kong streets

Posted on Sunday February 01, 2015

Pro-democracy protesters return to Hong Kong's streets for the first time since mass demonstrations last year, but their numbers are far lower.

Abbott pledge after Queensland rout

Posted on Sunday February 01, 2015

Australian PM Tony Abbott vows he will learn the lessons of an election rout in Queensland but insists government is not a "popularity contest".

Damascus bus bomb blast kills four

Posted on Sunday February 01, 2015

A bomb explodes on a bus in Syria's capital Damascus, killing at least four people and injuring dozens more, activists and media reports say.

Mosque open days to ease 'tensions'

Posted on Sunday February 01, 2015

Mosques across the UK have been opened the public later in a bid to "reach out to fellow Britons following tensions around terrorism".

US boy, three, shoots both parents

Posted on Sunday February 01, 2015

A three-year-old US boy shoots and injures his mother and father with the same bullet after pulling a gun from her handbag in a New Mexico motel.

Man scattering ashes swept into sea

Posted on Sunday February 01, 2015

A 51-year-old man is missing after being swept out to sea while scattering his sister's ashes in North Cornwall.

Ghana 3-0 Guinea

Posted on Sunday February 01, 2015

Ghana ease into their fifth consecutive Africa Cup of Nations semi-final by comfortably beating Guinea in Malabo.

A new war over political correctness

Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

Jonathan Chait's New York magazine essay prompts a sharp debate over free speech, inclusiveness and liberalism in the age of social media

Greece: The dangerous game

Posted on Sunday February 01, 2015

The BBC's Europe editor Gavin Hewitt says European officials and governments are much more anxious about the Greek drama than they are letting on.

Traumatic times for Jordan pilot's family

Posted on Sunday February 01, 2015

Jordan is rallying around the family of captured pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh, held for more than 40 days by Islamic State jihadists, Yolande Knell reports.

Patients 'back three-person babies"

Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

The head of a team of scientists behind a technique to create "three-person babies" - preventing mitochondrial disease - tells the BBC why MPs should allow it.

Islamic State eyes al-Qaeda lands

Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

The Islamic State group is forging links with militants across North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, challenging its al-Qaeda rivals.

Preacher v selfies, 'Frozen' parody, a lip-synch sensation: Trending's videos of the week

Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

Interesting tales from social media curated by the BBC Trending team.

Democracy without women? Spanish women angry about Greek cabinet

Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

The new Greek government's relative lack of women has been noticed - on the other side of Europe.

VIDEO: Music's role in surviving Holocaust

Posted on Sunday February 01, 2015

A service at Westminster Abbey on Sunday will honour work written by prisoners during the Holocaust - and the role that music played in helping some survive