IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.

VIDEO: Iraq grannies 'take on IS in Amerli’

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Residents and fighters in Amerli are celebrating the end of a two-month siege and the withdrawal of IS militants from around the town.

Ukraine in 'great war' with Russia

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid a rebel offensive.

FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.

Boris Island airport plan rejected

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", is rejected by the commission looking into the UK's airport needs.

Falcao caps record summer spending

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Radamel Falcao's loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m.

British activist in Thailand trial

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.

US works to free trio in N Korea

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.

US attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

The US military says it carried out a military operation against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in Somalia.

Pakistan MPs hold emergency session

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

A joint session of parliament is to be held in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation.

Japan tackles dengue fever outbreak

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.

China accuses MPs of 'interference'

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Chinese authorities accuse British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, BBC Newsnight learns.

VIDEO: Footage of powerful solar flares

Posted on Sunday August 31, 2014

The US Space Agency Nasa has released new footage showing a series of powerful solar flares.

VIDEO: Embracing animation in Africa

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

There are already animation studios in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, but only a very limited number of good schools teach art and animation techniques on the African continent.

VIDEO: Could Horseball gain Olympic glory?

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Horseball, a mix of rugby and basketball, was invented in France in the 1970s, and now there are attempts to get it into the Olympics, as the BBC's Ollie Williams reports.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

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

VIDEO: Wedgwood pottery loss 'hammer blow'

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

A public appeal has been launched to try to save the Wedgwood museum pottery collection which is being sold to pay off the firm's pension bill

VIDEO: China's museum of roast duck

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

In 2013 China had a new museum open almost every day of the year on average, resulting in some slightly bizarre attractions

VIDEO: Eat, sleep, code: Ten-year-old's routine

Posted on Sunday August 31, 2014

Max started writing code when he was six. He told BBC News why he thought more children being taught how to program in schools was a good idea.

VIDEO: 'Hero' cat saves owner from fire

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

A tabby cat has been hailed a hero after she woke up her owner to alert him to a fire which destroyed his home in Melbourne, Australia.