Mayor defends New York snow warnings

Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

New York's mayor rebuffs suggestions that city officials overreacted to the threat of a heavy winter snow storm, saying "we dodged a bullet"

Auschwitz survivors appeal to world

Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

Auschwitz survivors urge the world not to allow a repeat of the crimes of the Holocaust as they mark 70 years since the death camp's liberation.

Militants attack top Libya hotel

Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

Militants attack a hotel popular with foreigners in Libya's capital Tripoli, killing at least three people and injuring 12 others, officials say.

Litvinenko 'perhaps poisoned twice'

Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been poisoned with polonium "not once but twice", the public inquiry into his death has heard.

Planet hosts giant ring system

Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.

China probes 'salamander banquet'

Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

China investigates allegations that officials ate a rare giant salamander at a lavish banquet, and that journalists who took photos were beaten up.

Greece debt repayment 'unrealistic'

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, a spokesman for Syriza - which won Sunday's election - tells the BBC.

Obama visits new Saudi King Salman

Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.

Argentina to disband intelligence body

Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

The Argentine president announces plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency after the mysterious death of a prosecutor.

Police raid Amazon's Tokyo offices

Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

Japanese police have raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.

AirAsia recovery operation suspended

Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

The Indonesian military suspends recovery operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift the fuselage.

Fidel Castro reacts to US-Cuba thaw

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.

Auschwitz message still resonates today

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

The recent attacks in Paris underline the continuing relevance of the symbolism of Auschwitz, says Caroline Wyatt.

Where next for the eurozone?

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

Syriza's election victory in Greece raises some difficult questions for the other countries using the currency and for the European institutions.

Seventy years since Auschwitz liberated

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

Following the liberation of Auschwitz 70 years ago, BBC News explores what the Allies discovered at the camps and what remains of the site today.

Uncanny political parallels with 1974

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

Much uncertainty surrounds the coming General Election - just as it did in February 1974, says Julia Langdon.

Arrested for tweeting: Your reactions #FreeSpeechStories

Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

Reaction to the story of the arrest of the Kenyan blogger Abraham Mutai

#FreeSpeechStories: Why was one death singled out in Egypt?

Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

The killing of a liberal protester caught the attention of social media after a day of bloodshed.

Abortion fight: House Republicans accused of 'incompetence'

Posted on Friday January 23, 2015

Speaker John Boehner is attacked from the left and the right after a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks is derailed.

VIDEO: 'I was just a number': Survivor's story

Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

Arek Hersh is returning to Auschwitz, where he was imprisoned as a boy, 70 years after it was liberated.