Million 'have fled Ukraine conflict'

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

The number of people who have fled the fighting in Ukraine has doubled in weeks, and the UN says more than a million have now been displaced.

FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

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

Sentinel system pictures Napa quake

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

Europe's new multi-billion-euro Sentinel programme returns its first earthquake analysis - of the Magnitude 6.0 tremor that hit California's wine-producing Napa region last month.

Mass escape from juvenile US prison

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

More than 30 teenagers held at a juvenile detention centre in Tennessee escape by crawling through a fence and 17 are still being sought.

Uber banned across Germany by court

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.

US 'targets al-Shabab's leader'

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

The US military carries out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, though it is unclear if he was hit.

Afghan militants 'may join IS'

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State.

Halliburton agrees oil spill deal

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

US oilfield firm Halliburton agrees a $1.1bn settlement to meet the majority of claims against it for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Dethroned beauty queen seeks apology

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

A dethroned Burmese beauty queen is refusing to hand back her crown until she receives an apology from South Korean organisers.

CPS withdraws Ashya parents warrant

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

UK prosecutors seek to withdraw the arrest warrant that enabled Spanish police to hold the parents who took their ill son from a British hospital.

Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.

Chris Brown pleads guilty over punch

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

Rapper Chris Brown admits punching a man in October last year but walks free from court because of time already served.

VIDEO: Uganda's Ghetto Kids: 'Dance changed my life'

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

Children in Uganda working in a pioneering dance group, Ghetto Kids, have been describing how it has changed their lives for the better.

VIDEO: Beauty queen refuses to return crown

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

Myanmar's first ever beauty queen has refused to give back her $100,000 (£60,300) crown after being dethroned.

VIDEO: The most future-proof profession?

Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

BBC News talks to Ian Lowe, a blacksmith who teaches other people an ancient art he believes to be future-proof.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

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

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: 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: 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: '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.