Space project will go on - Branson

Posted on Saturday November 01, 2014

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson vows to continue his space tourism venture despite the SpaceShipTwo craft crashing in the US, killing a pilot.

Power struggle in Burkina Faso

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

A split emerges within Burkina Faso's armed forces over who is leading the country following the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.

Funeral of murdered SA footballer

Posted on Saturday November 01, 2014

Tens of thousands of mourners are attending the funeral of murdered South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa.

Egypt jails 'gay wedding video' men

Posted on Saturday November 01, 2014

Egypt court sentences eight men to three years in prison for appearing in a video alleged to be of a gay marriage.

No Canada visas for Ebola countries

Posted on Saturday November 01, 2014

Canada suspends visa applications from countries in the grip of the Ebola outbreak, in a move similar to a much-criticised Australian plan.

Bangladesh hit by major blackouts

Posted on Saturday November 01, 2014

Bangladesh is hit by major power blackouts after a power line connecting the country to India's electricity grid failed, reports say.

Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.

Australia marks Anzac centenary

Posted on Saturday November 01, 2014

Thousands gather in the Australian town of Albany to mark the centenary of the departure of the first Anzac troops in World War One.

Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS'

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.

Uruguay registers cannabis growers

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

The Uruguayan government announces the start of registration for licensed cannabis growers as part of its plan to legalise the drug.

Reduced EU sea mission set to go

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from North Africa.

Kenyan Jeptoo fails doping test

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo becomes the latest athlete from Kenya to fail a doping test, the country's athletics body confirm.

Judges for sale?

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

Millions of dollars are being spent this year on US judicial elections. Some critics worry that all this money is going to corrupt the legal process.

Questions remain over Afghanistan

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

No clear verdict can be made about the military campaign in Afghanistan, says Nick Childs.

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.

Radio host abuse claims ignite debate

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Fresh allegations that radio host Jian Ghomeshi abused women have sparked intense online discussion about sexual violence.

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

VIDEO: Hello Kitty shrine in Singapore

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

The BBC's Lucas de Jong found one place in Singapore where interior designer Terry Goh has spent seven years making Hello Kitty the centre of attention.