China throws weight behind HK leader

Posted on Thursday October 02, 2014

China's state media strongly back Hong Kong's embattled leader CY Leung, while condemning democracy protests as "chaos".

Rebel push to take Donetsk airport

Posted on Thursday October 02, 2014

Rebel forces in eastern Ukraine begin an offensive to capture the government-held airport in Donetsk, Ukrainian officials say.

Turkey debates joining war on IS

Posted on Thursday October 02, 2014

The Turkish parliament is to vote on a motion to deploy the military in Iraq and Syria and allow foreign troops to use its territory.

Five Ebola cases per hour in S Leone

Posted on Thursday October 02, 2014

Save the Children says healthcare demands are far outstripping supply in Sierra Leone and warns that the Ebola outbreak there is getting worse.

Head of US Secret Service resigns

Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

The head of the US Secret Service, tasked with guarding US President Barack Obama, resigns following recent high-profile security lapses.

EU commissioner: Nude celebs 'dumb'

Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Celebrities who had intimate pictures of themselves leaked onto the internet were "dumb" for taking them, the EU's new digital commissioner says.

Mexico arrests drug syndicate leader

Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

The Mexican authorities say they have captured the head of a notorious drug crime syndicate, Hector Beltran Leyva.

Venezuelan lawmaker Serra shot dead

Posted on Thursday October 02, 2014

A young politician with Venezuela's governing PSUV party, Robert Serra, is found shot dead at his home in Caracas alongside his partner.

Bulgaria blast may have killed 15

Posted on Thursday October 02, 2014

As many as 15 people are feared dead after a blast at an explosives factory north of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia.

Moon's hidden valley system revealed

Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Scientists identify a huge rectangular feature on the Moon that is probably the buried remains of an ancient rift valley system.

NFL rocked by fresh assault probe

Posted on Thursday October 02, 2014

American football player CJ Spillman is being investigated over an alleged sexual assault, police say, the latest such case to rock the NFL.

Horowitz to write new Bond novel

Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Anthony Horowitz, best-selling author of the Alex Rider teenage spy adventures, becomes the latest writer invited to pen a new James Bond novel.

Ebola: The hour America knew

Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

How Americans on social media responded as they learnt about the first confirmed case on US soil.

The Iraqis who laugh at Islamic State

Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

A TV comedy in the war torn country is proving popular online.

Obama and Modi talk Mars

Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

US and Indian leaders talk space exploration in the Washington Post, echoes of Tiananmen in Hong Kong, and Malaysia looks to the New York Police Department.

VIDEO: From Amazon jungle to presidential palace

Posted on Thursday October 02, 2014

Ahead of Sunday's presidential election, Wyre Davis travels to the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil to hear voters' views on the presidential candidates.

VIDEO: 'Our houses are being destroyed'

Posted on Thursday October 02, 2014

Rengin Arslan reports from the Turkey-Syria border, where strangers are helping families fleeing attacks by Islamic State.

VIDEO: Iraq PM: No bricks unturned in IS fight

Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has told the BBC he welcomes Western efforts to fight Islamic State in his country.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Thursday October 02, 2014

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

VIDEO: Gun battle spills on to Rio street

Posted on Thursday October 02, 2014

A busy road in Rio de Janeiro is brought to a halt by a gun battle between soldiers and gang members.