Ferguson jury rules on Brown death

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

A grand jury reaches a decision over whether to charge a police officer who killed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, says his family.

US defence secretary to step down

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

Chuck Hagel has resigned as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.

Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

The deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran is extended to the end of June after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.

Ukraine 'will hold Nato referendum'

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

Ukraine's president says he intends to hold a referendum on joining Nato, in a move likely to anger Russia.

Google case over web abuse settled

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

The case of a businessman who wants to stop malicious web postings about him appearing in Google searches is settled at the High Court.

Mother of baby left in drain charged

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

Police charge a 30-year-old woman with attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby boy in a drain in western Sydney.

Swiss museum to accept 'Nazi art'

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

Switzerland's Bern Art Museum says it will accept hundreds of works of art bequeathed by German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt.

US death sparks replica gun law call

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

The fatal shooting by US police of a 12-year-old boy brandishing a replica gun in a playground prompts calls for the guns to be more clearly marked.

Women not equal to men, says Erdogan

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says women cannot be treated as equal to men, and accuses feminists of rejecting motherhood.

Falling oil price costs Russia $100bn

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

The falling oil price is costing Russia up to $100bn a year, while Western sanctions have hit the country by a further $40bn, its finance minister says.

Band Aid single storms to number one

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

Band Aid 30's Do They Know It's Christmas? debuts at number one in the UK singles chart after selling more than 312,000 copies last week.

Katy Perry to play Super Bowl show

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

Singer Katy Perry is to headline the NFL Super Bowl half-time show next February.

'Rape culture' investigation shocks Virginia university

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

A Rolling Stone magazine article alleges the University of Virginia is turning a blind eye to sexual assault on campus, raising new questions about college party culture, fraternities and higher education.

US-Iran relations: A brief guide

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

From the 1953 CIA-orchestrated overthrow of Iran's prime minister to a phone call between Presidents Obama and Rouhani and possible direct talks on Iraq, BBC News looks at more than 60 years of tricky US-Iran relations.

VIDEO: Why does the rouble keep sliding?

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

Russia's president has warned of "catastrophic consequences" if the rouble continues to slide. The BBC examines how we got here.

Where did Chuck Hagel go wrong?

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

Mr Hagel may not have been fired from his top military post but he appears to have been pushed, says the BBC's Jonathan Marcus

French fight for economic reputation

Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

Stung by criticism from abroad, leading figures in the French government have launched a PR blitz in defence of their country, says Hugh Schofield.

The BBC Trending Podcast

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

On our radio show: Africa’s own song to educate about Ebola, and a fight for justice in Kerala.

Video of nanny abusing toddler shocks Uganda

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

Hidden camera footage that reveals a housekeeper abusing a young child is shared millions of times on Facebook

VIDEO: 1D top American Music Awards

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

One Direction are celebrating three prizes and topping the winners list at the American Music Awards