Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.

Iran hangs woman despite campaign

Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

Iran defies an international campaign and hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.

Google boss sets new skydive record

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.

Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence'

Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.

New York axe attack 'terrorist act'

Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert.

Vietnam tycoon arrested for 'fraud'

Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

One of Vietnam's richest men, Ha Van Tham, is arrested by police on suspicion of lending fraud, authorities say.

Life terms for Argentina jail crimes

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister are among 15 people given life sentences for involvement in a torture centre in the 1970s.

Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP

Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.

Malaysia envoy appears in NZ court

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

A Malaysian diplomat appears briefly in court on charges of attempted rape in the New Zealand city of Wellington after being extradited.

US judge sentences Farc commander

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

A US judge has sentenced an ex-Colombian rebel to 27 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping of three American citizens in 2003.

One killed in US school shooting

Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

One student is shot dead and four wounded in a school by a classmate who then took his own life, police in the US state of Washington say.

US golf boss sacked in Poulter row

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Ted Bishop, president of the PGA of America, is sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media.

Camel abuse sparks outcry in China

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Pictures showing mutilated camels being used by beggars have angered many online.

Toilets and free speech in Texas

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

A legal battle about who can use men and women's toilets has led to a surge of social media support for five pastors in Houston.

Ukraine voters to pass verdict on pro-Europe politics

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Polls indicate that Sunday's parliamentary elections could be a big win for President Petro Poroshenko and his West-first orientation.

VIDEO: Paris's Picasso museum reopens

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Paris's world-renowned Picasso museum is reopening after being closed for five years.

VIDEO: Using Facebook to get a pay rise

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

BBC News speaks to the creators of Smarpshare, who want employees to become brand ambassadors for their firms.

VIDEO: Brazil's 'tightest' presidential vote

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Sunday's presidential run-off vote in Brazil is too close to call and the election battle has centred on the pivotal home state of both candidates, Minas Gerais.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

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

VIDEO: Security for polio workers in Pakistan

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.