Trader jailed over Libor rate-rigging

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

Former City trader Tom Hayes is found guilty at a London court of rigging global Libor interest rates, and sentenced to 14 years in jail, in the first trial of its kind.

Obama unveils clean energy plan

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

US President Barack Obama unveils what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.

Cranes collapse on Dutch buildings

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

Two cranes restoring a bridge in the central Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn collapse on to buildings, with rescuers searching for victims.

Aurora gunman nears death sentence

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

Convicted mass killer James Holmes has moved one step closer to the death penalty as jurors rejected leniency in deaths of 12 people at Colorado cinema.

Air strikes defend US-trained Syrians

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

US air power has been used for the first time to defend US-trained rebel fighters in Syria, the Pentagon confirms.

Morocco migrant dies in suitcase

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

A Moroccan man suffocates to death in a suitcase as his brother tries to smuggle him into Spain in the boot of his car, Spain says.

'Harsh methods' for Israel militants

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

Israel says it could use harsh interrogation techniques against Jewish militants, after the death of a young Palestinian child in an arson attack.

Police in Rio 'killed hundreds'

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

Amnesty International says that military police in the Brazilian city of Rio have killed more than 1,500 people in the last five years.

UK 'has a grip on migrant crisis'

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

The UK has "got a grip" on the migrant crisis in Calais, the foreign secretary says, as he confirmed 100 more guards would be deployed in its Eurotunnel terminal.

Greek shares plunge as market reopens

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

The main Athens stock index, the Athex, falls 16% on Monday, its first day of trading after a five-week closure.

Syrian plane crashes in bomb raids

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

A Syrian warplane crashes in a marketplace in the north-western town of Ariha amid bombing raids, killing at least 27 people, activists say.

India in peace deal with Naga rebels

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

India's government signs a peace deal with a leading Naga separatist group, bringing to an end one of the country's oldest insurgencies.

VIDEO: Dutch cranes collapse on buildings

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

Two cranes employed to restore a bridge in the Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn collapse on to buildings.

VIDEO: CIA 'torture': Inside the 'blackout box'

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

BBC reporter Hilary Andersson finds out what it is like to be inside a "blackout box" used in so-called "enhanced interrogation".

VIDEO: Roof ripped off London tour bus

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

Four people were taken to hospital after the roof was ripped off a double-decker bus in central London.

VIDEO: 'England to blame for Calais crisis'

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

The Deputy Mayor of Calais says migrants choose the UK because it is easy to get black market jobs

VIDEO: Taliban 'allegiance' to new leader

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

The Afghan Taliban has released a video showing hundreds of people apparently declaring their allegiance to their new leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour.

VIDEO: Public beach closed for king reopens

Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

A French beach which was closed for the king of Saudi Arabia reopens to the public, after he cut his holiday short.

Atari's boss on why life is 'a game'

Posted on Sunday August 02, 2015

Atari's founder on treating business like a game

How a group of grannies got their first holiday

Posted on Sunday August 02, 2015

How a group of grannies funded their first trip to the sea