Fresh Gaza strikes amid soldier hunt

Posted on Saturday August 02, 2014

Israel carries out fresh strikes on Gaza and militants launch more rockets into Israel, as a hunt continues for a missing Israeli soldier.

China factory blast kills dozens

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

An explosion at a factory in eastern China has killed at least 65 people and left scores injured, according to Chinese state media.

Australian pair abandon Down's baby

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

An online campaign for a baby with Down's Syndrome left with his surrogate Thai mother by an Australian couple has raised over $120,000 (£70,000).

Massive landslide near Nepal capital

Posted on Saturday August 02, 2014

A massive landslide on a river near the Nepalese capital Kathmandu buries dozens of homes, with six people so far confirmed dead.

Americans in N Korea plead for help

Posted on Saturday August 02, 2014

Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea have appealed for the US government to help secure their release.

UK suspends Tripoli embassy services

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

The Foreign Office says operations at the UK embassy in Tripoli are to be temporarily suspended as violence worsens in Libya.

Cameron urges Russia-Nato rethink

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

Nato needs to rethink its long-term relationship with Russia following its "illegal" actions in Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron warns.

Judge urges Argentina default talks

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

In the first hearing since Argentina defaulted on its debts, US judge Thomas Griesa calls for negotiations to be resumed urgently.

Obama defends under-fire CIA director

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

President Barack Obama has defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the US tortured prisoners after 9/11.

Mexican media denounces 'gag law'

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

Mexican journalists denounce a new law that introduces a number of restrictions on crime reporting in north-eastern Sinaloa state.

Police 'chokehold' caused NYC death

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

A medical examiner has ruled that a police officer's "chokehold" caused the death of a man in New York.

Foreigners 'owe millions in fines'

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

Councils are missing out on millions of pounds every year because foreign drivers are not paying parking fines, the Local Government Association says.

VIDEO: Germany's only WW1 exhibition

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

The Berlin Historical Museum is holding the only exhibition in Germany to look at the war and its European and global implications.

VIDEO: Rare contact with remote Amazon tribe

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

A group of previously isolated indigenous people from the Amazon has come face to face with a settled community of villagers for the first time in the Brazilian state of Acre, according to authorities.

VIDEO: Last of the scissor makers

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

Eric Stones has been making scissors by hand for 58 years.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

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

VIDEO: New York's 21st Century artisans

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

Members of the "millennial generation" are finding ways build businesses selling items that are handmade.

VIDEO: Poodling along in the gymnasium

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

A new gymnasium exclusively for dogs has opened up in Alexandria, Virginia.

VIDEO: Axe crashes through windscreen

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

A car passenger had a lucky escape after an axe flew off the back of a lorry and through the windscreen of the vehicle travelling behind it.

VIDEO: Immersive cinema: Is this the future?

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

Newsnight reports on the growing popularity of immersive entertainment.