IS accused of Syria mass atrocities

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report.

Ukraine rebels enter coastal town

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine push their way into the port of Novoazovsk, threatening to open up a new front in the war.

US girl, nine, kills gun instructor

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

A nine-year-old girl kills her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi submachine gun at a firing range in Arizona.

Millions knocked offline in US

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

A fault on Time Warner Cable's network has left its 11.4 million broadband internet subscribers without a connection.

Freed Syria hostage 'overwhelmed'

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

US journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after two years in captivity in Syria, says he is "overwhelmed by emotion" at how many people helped his release.

Call for Facebook beheadings rethink

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Controversial beheading photo posts from Syria spur one of Facebook's safety advisers to call for pictures to have warnings.

American 'fighter' dies in Syria battle

Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

An American man, believed to be fighting alongside militants in Syria, has been killed, the White House has confirmed.

Nigeria closes schools over Ebola

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.

IMF's Lagarde under investigation

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case but has not been charged.

US F-15 jet crashes in Virginia

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Military officials confirm that a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 went down in a rural area in western Virginia but the status of the pilot is unknown.

Lockheed Martin in space junk deal

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.

Afghan election audit restarts

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential election restarts, but without observers from the camps of either candidate.

VIDEO: Eighty years married and still in love

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

A couple who met in 1928 are celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary today and tell the BBC why they're still in love.

VIDEO: India's iconic Ambassador car

Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Sanjoy Majumder reports on the passing of one of India's best known and trusted icons, the Ambassador.

VIDEO: Cheryl and Cowell back to take on Strictly

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

The new series of the X Factor is back on television screens from Saturday. Colin Paterson looks at the new judging line-up and the future of the show

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

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

VIDEO: Chinese calligraphy: Thing of the past?

Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Many people in China are forgetting how to write their own language.

VIDEO: What goes into a fake cigarette?

Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

The BBC's Tom Brown finds out what is in a fake cigarette

VIDEO: Will China's yoghurt craze pay off?

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

With falling milk prices, companies are looking at other ways to make money, and Mengniu Dairy, China's biggest, has recently decided to venture into the yoghurt business.

VIDEO: Microsoft's 3D holograph project

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Microsoft's Holograph project is aimed at visualising information on a screen which feels genuinely three-dimensional.