Deadline day for Iran nuclear deal

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

Diplomats in Vienna are to make a final push for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme ahead of a 23:00 GMT deadline, amid talk of a possible extension.

Banker ruled fit for HK murder trial

Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

British banker Rurik Jutting is ruled fit to stand trial for the murder of two women in Hong Kong, after undergoing psychiatric assessments.

US police kill boy over replica gun

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

Police in the US city of Cleveland shoot and kill a 12-year-old boy who had been waving what turned out to be a replica gun.

New computer spying bug discovered

Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

Computer security firm Symantec discovers what it says is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.

Mother of baby left in drain charged

Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

Police charge a 30-year-old woman with attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby boy in a drain in western Sydney.

Obama praise for 'President Clinton'

Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

Hillary Clinton would be a "great president" if she decided to run for the White House in 2016, President Barack Obama says.

Business confidence at five-year low

Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

Global business confidence slipped to five-year low in October, according to a survey of 6,100 companies from Markit Economics.

Ex-Washington Mayor Marion Barry dies

Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

Marion Barry, ex-Washington DC mayor who won re-election after a drug arrest, dies at 78.

Dewani judge asked to throw out case

Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

The trial of businessman Shrien Dewani on charges of plotting his wife's murder should be halted and the case thrown out, the judge will be told later.

UK fighters in Syria 'not mercenaries'

Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

A British man fighting with Kurdish troops against Islamic State militants in Syria tells the BBC he is not a mercenary.

Peru probes 500 sea lion deaths

Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.

Obama defends immigration reform

Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.

Home is where the edge is

Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

The New York Mets join a long line of teams using schemes and strategies - amid occasional allegations of chicanery - to enjoy a winning advantage at home.

Who will be Tunisia's next president?

Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

Tunisians go to the polls on 23 November to choose a new leader in what is hoped to be the first genuinely free presidential election in the country's history. The BBC explains the background to the election.

Bahrain: Will polls fuel unrest?

Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

The people of the island kingdom of Bahrain go to the polls on 22 November in the first general election since the Arab Spring protests of 2011.

French fight for economic reputation

Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

Stung by criticism from abroad, leading figures in the French government have launched a PR blitz in defence of their country, says Hugh Schofield.

Military force: Not the way to win?

Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

The nature of war has changed, says Jonathan Marcus, and military might is no longer a guarantee of success.

The Rotting West

Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

Ironic photos of life in the West have been making Russians laugh online. But whose joke is this really?

The minute after Obama announced his immigration plan

Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

Immediately after US President Obama announced his reform package thousands tweeted their thoughts.

VIDEO: Travelling through the Ebola heartland

Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar has been on a trip across two West African nations affected by Ebola to see how the authorities are dealing with the virus.