Outcry as IS 'wrecks' Assyrian site

Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

Archaeologists and officials express outrage about the reported bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Doctor feared Harrison Ford fireball

Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

A US doctor describes the rescue of actor Harrison Ford, saying that he feared a fireball from the aircraft's leaking fuel.

Dawn probe achieves Ceres orbit

Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

Nasa confirms that its Dawn probe has gone into orbit around Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

EU chief seeks Ukraine truce push

Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini calls for international efforts to make a fragile ceasefire for eastern Ukraine stick.

Palestinian driver attacks Israelis

Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

A Palestinian man drives into a group of pedestrians in Jerusalem, injuring six Israeli policewomen in what police say was a "terrorist attack"

Millions at risk from 'Freak' bug

Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

Microsoft issues a security warning about a bug that could let attackers spy on supposedly secure communications.

Police criticised over Syria girls

Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

The parents of three girls feared to be in Syria say police failed to tell them they spoke to the trio weeks ago when another girl went missing, reports say.

Taiwan train stabber gets death

Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

A Taiwanese court sentences a 21-year-old man to death for killing four people and injuring 22 in a knife attack in the underground last year.

Kremlin critic Navalny out of prison

Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

Alexei Navalny vows not to "step back" as he is released from prison a week after the killing of fellow opposition figure, Boris Nemtsov.

Alps murders motorcyclist ruled out

Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

A motorcyclist who was being sought over the murders of four members of a Surrey family in the French Alps is ruled out of the investigation.

S Sudan talks failure 'unacceptable'

Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

Mediators in peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels have said the sides' failure to reach a deal is morally and politically "unacceptable".

Berlusconi ends community service

Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi completes his final hours of a community service sentence for tax fraud.

#Besomebody backfires at Texas school

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

The chief executive of a Texas start-up company gets caught up in online back and forth with students who weren't impressed by his speech.

The 'baby rappers' of the banlieues

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

A video showing children singing about guns, women and violence caused a huge controversy on French social media.

Why migration is changing almost everything

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

What's the message in experimental figures on the true shape of migration in England?

Fears over UK Sunni-Shia divide

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Sunni and Shia Muslims have co-existed in peace in the UK in the past, says Caroline Wyatt - but there are concerns about growing tensions.

Gen Soleimani: Iran’s rising star

Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

The head of the Revolutionary Guards' elite Quds Force has emerged from a lifetime in the shadows to achieve almost celebrity status in Iran, reports BBC Persian's Bozorgmehr Sharafedin.

VIDEO: Why did men wear burkas in Kabul?

Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

A group of Afghan men have worn burkas during a march through capital Kabul to draw attention to women's rights. BBC News looks at the issues since the fall of the Taliban.

Could Clinton emails shake up 2016 race?

Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

Hillary Clinton relied exclusively on a personal email account during her time as secretary of state. Is this the kind of "unforced error" that could puncture her air of inevitability?

VIDEO: More women in German boardrooms

Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

A law passed in Germany will see 100 of the country's largest businesses appointing more women on their supervisory boards to meet the newly set quota of 30%.