Russia pressed over Ukraine fighting

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Germany demands an explanation from Russia's Vladimir Putin amid reports that Russian troops launched an incursion into south-east Ukraine.

US hostage mother makes video plea

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

The mother of US journalist Steven Sotloff, held hostage by IS militants, pleads with his captors to release him in a video appeal.

Ebola outbreak 'will get worse'

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

A top US public health official says the Ebola outbreak is set to get worse before it gets better, as West African health ministers meet in Ghana.

Brazil pursues Amazon 'destroyers'

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Brazilian police say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest.

Millions knocked offline in US

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

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

Netanyahu declares 'victory' in Gaza

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the seven-week conflict in Gaza ended in "victory", a day after a ceasefire came into effect.

Qantas reports its biggest loss ever

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - the airline's biggest ever financial loss.

Landmark court cases deleted from net

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Numerous records relating to civil rights cases have disappeared from the US government's online legal archive.

Turkey's Erdogan to be inaugurated

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to be officially sworn in after winning the country's first ever popular vote for head of state.

UK Jews and Muslims issue peace call

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

The Jewish Board of Deputies and Muslim Council of Britain issue an unprecedented joint statement calling for peace and condemning prejudice.

US 'soccer moms' sue over concussion

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

A group of young American football players and their parents have sued Fifa and US football groups over the risks from concussions.

Chile navy's first openly-gay sailor

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

A sailor in Chile, Mauricio Ruiz, becomes the first serving member of the Chilean armed forces to announce he is gay, and gets full backing of the Chilean Navy.

VIDEO: 'White space' internet developed

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

David Grossman reports from the Isle of Wight, on the "white space" which could help remote areas access fast broadband.

VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle'

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.

VIDEO: Banksy art sale saves Bristol boys' club

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

The elusive street artist Banksy has helped save a boys club in his home city of Bristol.

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: 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: 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: 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