Fifa re-elects Blatter president

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

Fifa re-elects Sepp Blatter president as his rival withdraws after the first round of a vote dominated by allegations of corruption in football.

US discovers more anthrax shipments

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

The US military orders a review into how it handles anthrax, after discovering more cases of live anthrax sent to laboratories, including one in Australia.

Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone'

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a major trial shows.

Sarkozy renames French opposition

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

France's main opposition party, led by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, has changed its name from UMP to The Republicans, despite fierce opposition from critics.

US removes Cuba from terror list

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terror, allowing the country to conduct banking in the United States, among other activities.

US gunman deemed 'legally sane'

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

A court-appointed psychiatrist has testified the gunman who carried out a 2012 attack on a Colorado cinema was mentally ill but "legally sane" when it happened.

Silk Road drug site founder jailed

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

Ross Ulbricht, the founder of online illegal drug marketplace the Silk Road, is sentenced to life in prison.

Gunmen kill 19 in Pakistan bus raids

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

Gunmen in Pakistan's Balochistan province kill at least 19 passengers after taking over two Karachi-bound buses, officials say.

Transplant man meets donor's sister

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

A woman, whose brother was killed in a car accident, has met the man who was given his face in a pioneering transplant operation.

Bomb attack at Saudi Arabia mosque

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

At least four people die in a bomb attack outside a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, only a week after more than 20 people were killed in a similar bombing.

Italy rescues 3,300 boat migrants

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

Italy rescued a total of more than 3,300 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean on Friday, the country's coastguard says.

Mine clearance starts in Colombia

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

The Colombian government and Farc guerrillas begin working together to clear landmines sown during 50 years of war.

The battle between the veil and the miniskirt

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

Two opposing campaigns about women wear are spreading across the Arab world.

When lawmakers were caught napping

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

Journalists were temporarily banned from Myanmar's parliament after they took pictures of sleeping lawmakers.

How Fifa makes and spends its money

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

How much money does Fifa make from running the World Cup and where does the money go?

Q&A: World Heritage In Danger List

Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

What is Unesco's World Heritage In Danger List and why should we care about it?

Is O'Malley just a Clinton back-up plan?

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is set to announce a presidential bid on Saturday. Could he challenge Hillary Clinton, or is he consigned to being his party's unlikely plan B.

Business interests propel change in China's global role

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

The rising number of Chinese nationals working abroad is causing Beijing to adapt its foreign policy in order to protect them, says Jonathan Marcus.

Rand Paul's Texas tech play at SXSW

Posted on Monday March 16, 2015

What is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul doing in Austin, Texas, at the South by Southwest interactive conference?

VIDEO: Inside Malaysia's migrant jungle camps

Posted on Friday May 29, 2015

Ian Pannell and cameraman Darren Conway went to migrant camps on Malaysia's border, where traffickers abused and killed Rohingya Muslims.