Ukraine rebels enter coastal town

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine push their way into the port of Novoazovsk, threatening to open up a new front in the war.

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.

US girl, nine, kills gun instructor

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

A nine-year-old girl kills her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi submachine gun at a firing range in Arizona.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nigeria closes schools over Ebola

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.

Jasper Johns aide in $6.5m art theft

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

The assistant of American painter Jasper Johns has pleaded guilty to selling artworks worth $6.5m (£3.9m) he stole from the artist's studio.

France's jobless total rises again

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

The number of people looking for work in France rises 0.8% in July, confirming a trend of high unemployment and slow growth.

IS accused of Syria mass atrocities

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report.

US F-15 jet crashes in Virginia

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Military officials confirm that a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 went down in a rural area in western Virginia but the status of the pilot is unknown.

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: 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: 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: One-minute World News

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

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VIDEO: India's iconic Ambassador car

Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Sanjoy Majumder reports on the passing of one of India's best known and trusted icons, the Ambassador.

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

VIDEO: Will China's yoghurt craze pay off?

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

With falling milk prices, companies are looking at other ways to make money, and Mengniu Dairy, China's biggest, has recently decided to venture into the yoghurt business.