MH17 dead to be flown to Netherlands

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

The first bodies from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine are due to be flown to the Netherlands, which is holding a day of mourning.

Lift Gaza 'siege' - Palestinian PM

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

The Palestinian PM calls for the Gaza blockade to be lifted as part of a ceasefire deal, as diplomatic efforts continue to end the conflict.

Costa Concordia begins final journey

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed away for scrap, in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever staged.

Rival to challenge Indonesia result

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says.

Quarantine over China plague death

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

Suicide car bomb kills 21 in Iraq

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

A suicide car bomb has killed at least 21 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraqi police say.

Airlines suspend flights into Israel

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away.

US court allows Arizona execution

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.

Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.

Tajik spy charge academic freed

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

An academic working for a British university has been freed after being held for over a month in Tajikistan on suspicion of spying.

Microsoft profit falls on Nokia loss

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Technology giant Microsoft reports a 7% fall in profits to $4.6bn in the second quarter, hit by a $692m loss at its newly-acquired Nokia handset division.

White flags stump New York police

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.

Booker longlist set to be revealed

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

The longlist for the Man Booker Prize is set to be unveiled, with titles from around the world eligible for contention for the first time in its history.

Glasgow ready for 2014 Games opening

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park.

VIDEO: Relatives mourn Israeli soldier deaths

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Relatives of soldiers killed in Israel in the on-going fighting with Palestinians have spoken to the BBC as the UN secretary-general calls for an end to the conflict.

VIDEO: Goodluck Jonathan meets girls' parents

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has had his first meeting with the parents of the 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist extremists.

VIDEO: Rodriguez hugs fan who invades pitch

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Colombian football star James Rodriguez hugged a fan who invaded the pitch as he was presented as a new player for Real Madrid.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

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VIDEO: Norway: 20-hour Ramadan fast ‘tough’

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

In Norway, where the days can be 20 hours long in the summer, fasting during Ramadan is a particular challenge.

VIDEO: Concordia to be towed to Genoa

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

The wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia will be towed to its home port Genoa, where it will then be scrapped.