Italy holds day of mourning for quake dead

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

Italy begins a day of national mourning for the 278 people known to have died in Wednesday's powerful earthquake.

Bangladesh 'cafe attack planner killed' in police raid

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

Bangladesh security forces storm a hideout killing several militants including the suspected mastermind of a deadly cafe attack, police say.

Canadian couple forced to live apart after 62 years

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

An elderly Canadian couple who have been married for 62 years are forced to live in separate care homes.

France 'burkini': Mayors urged to heed court's ruling

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

French mayors are warned they must heed a court ruling suspending a ban on the controversial full-body "burkini" swimsuit, as some say they will oppose it.

'British' boy in Islamic State group execution video

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

The Islamic State group in Syria releases a video featuring five boys, including one the militants identify as British, carrying out the killing of prisoners.

Sarah Palin warns Donald Trump on deportation U-turn

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin warns Republican Donald Trump of "massive disappointment" if he backs down on his plan to deport undocumented immigrants.

Czechs and Hungarians call for EU army amid security worries

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

The leaders of the Czech Republic and Hungary say a "joint European army" is needed to bolster security in the EU.

North Carolina transgender students win toilet access ruling

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

The University of North Carolina must allow transgender students and staff to use toilets that match their gender identity, a judge rules.

Syrian war: US and Russia 'achieve clarity on path forward'

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov are closer to an agreement on Syria. following talks in Geneva.

China joins UN in condemning North Korea ballistic missile tests

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

China joins the 14 other members of the UN Security Council in strongly condemning North Korea's recent missile tests.

World's largest marine reserve created off Hawaii

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

US President Barack Obama expands a national monument off Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine reserve.

Nazi prank taints Argentina German school

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

Boys from an Argentine German school are being made to visit a Holocaust museum after a brawl with Jewish students over Nazi symbols.

Is Trump's pitch to black voters a lost cause?

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

For the first time, Donald Trump is making a direct pitch to African-American and Hispanic voters, but will it work?

Evacuation of Syrian city Darayya begins

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

The rebel-held city of Darayya is being evacuated by government forces after the last rebel fighters agreed to hand over their weapons and leave.

Aleppo residents communicate with family

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

In Lebanon, Syrian refugee Fatima Tarasho communicates with her family in Aleppo through mobile messaging.

Inside a Philippines prison drugs raid

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

The BBC witnesses a prison raid in one of Manila's biggest jails - the latest offensive in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

How is Halal changing the British high street?

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

London has just held the UK’s only Halal Food Festival. BBC News looks at how the so-called Muslim pound is changing the British high street.

Calais people-smugglers use tree to board lorries

Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

Footage has been recorded by the BBC showing the extreme lengths a group of armed people-smugglers were prepared to go to to get migrants in Calais across the Channel to Kent.

Ultra marathon runner's reunion with stray dog

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

Their story had already captured hearts across the world - the marathon runner and the stray dog that stuck by his side through a gruelling desert race in China.

Inside Manila's drug war: Female assassin's story

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

A violent crackdown on illegal drugs in the Philippines has left more than 1,900 people dead. The BBC spoke to two people in the middle of the drug war.