Many missing as S Korea ferry sinks

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Several hundred people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank off South Korea, officials say.

Ukraine troops enter eastern town

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Ukrainian troops sent to reclaim locations seized by pro-Russia militia in recent days, have been seen in the centre of Kramatorsk.

Mini-sub continues search for plane

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

A robotic submarine continues its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean.

China's 7.4% growth beats forecast

Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.

Syria 'torture' photos shown to UN

Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

Members of the UN Security Council view graphic photographs of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.

NYPD disbands Muslim 'spying' unit

Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

The New York Police department shutters a secret programme designed to listen to and track Muslims in the city's neighbourhoods to identify threats.

MPs criticise UK over Afghan attack

Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

The UK bears "a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, MPs say.

Bid to extend Mid-East peace talks

Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are due to meet to try to extend faltering peace talks beyond a 29 April deadline, the US says.

Yahoo shares jump despite profit fall

Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

Shares in the struggling internet search giant Yahoo surge 9%, despite first-quarter profits falling 20%.

EU to back alien species blacklist

Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

The European Parliament is voting on a bill to draw up a blacklist to fight the spread of invasive alien species such as killer shrimp.

Australian NSW leader resigns

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell announces his resignation amid mounting evidence that he failed to declare a gift of $2,800 wine.

VIDEO: Could these vehicles find MH370?

Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

The Bluefin submarine is to start its second day searching for missing flight MH370. Richard Westcott reports.

VIDEO: Will Jelly repeat Twitter's success?

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Biz Stone discusses his new social app Jelly which he hopes will encourage people to help each other out.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

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VIDEO: How Gaultier chooses his models

Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier explains why he chooses to use unconventional looking models in his shows.

VIDEO: India's changing landscape

Posted on Monday April 14, 2014

BBC News visited one family of farmers living on the edge of an Indian city to see how the changing landscape is affecting their lives.

VIDEO: Sensors to prevent pain for amputees

Posted on Monday April 14, 2014

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed three-directional pressure sensors which they say could prevent dangerous sores for thousands of patients

VIDEO: A week through Google Glass

Posted on Monday April 14, 2014

The BBC's Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones tried out Google Glass for a week, documenting his work and home life.

VIDEO: Keeping a lonely panda amused

Posted on Monday April 14, 2014

A lonely giant panda who became depressed after her companion was sent to another zoo has had her own amusement park built in her cage at a China zoo.

Liam Neeson: Save our horse carriages

Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

What in the World: An actor stands up for Central Park carriage rides, Brazilian prostitutes anticipate World Cup surge, and Iranian media react to UN ambassador row.