Algerian jet missing on Sahara route

Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Algeria's national airline says contact has been lost with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso, with one official saying it has crashed.

Shelling 'kills 15 in Gaza shelter'

Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

At least 15 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza was shelled, the Gaza health ministry says.

Sudan 'apostasy' woman meets Pope

Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Inquiry urged into two-hour execution

Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Lawyers for a double murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona took nearly two hours to kill him have called for an independent review of the execution.

Fake wine merchant to be sentenced

Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

A California wine dealer found guilty in New York of manufacturing fake vintage bottles for illegal profit will be sentenced on Thursday.

More MH17 bodies leave Ukraine

Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Two planes carrying bodies of those killed on board flight MH17 land in the Netherlands, as UK experts start examining data from the two flight recorders.

Poland 'helped in CIA rendition'

Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds.

Deadly ambush on Iraq prison convoy

Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.

Norway in Syria-linked terror alert

Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Norway is boosting security because of an imminent threat from people linked to Islamist militants in Syria, Norway's intelligence chief says.

Europe lifts Tel Aviv flights ban

Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.

Taiwan plane crash toll reaches 48

Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.

Children dead in Indian train crash

Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

At least 18 children are killed along with their driver when a school bus is hit by a train in the Indian state of Telangana, police say.

VIDEO: 'Cheesegrater' construction complete

Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Building work is completed on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London.

VIDEO: How to build and fly your own drone

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Personal aerial drones that take pictures could soon become a lot more common, thanks to a new invention.

VIDEO: Olympic cauldron secrets revealed

Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron is going on display for the first time in a purpose-built gallery.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

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VIDEO: Aerial view of new Glasgow landscape

Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Glasgow has been getting ready for the Games and investing money in 13 sporting venues across the city for more than six years.

VIDEO: Mayfly swarm fools radar

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Millions of mayflies took to the air in Wisconsin, tricking radar into thinking it was raining

VIDEO: Games cyclists find Glasgow bearings

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Scotland Correspondent Lorna Gordon bumps into some of the team from Swaziland on the streets of Glasgow.

VIDEO: Pupils confuse Merkel with the Queen

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Indian and Kenyan school pupils explain what they understand about the Commonwealth Games and tried to identify the Royal family.