'Russian troops deployed' in Ukraine

Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko cancels a foreign visit, citing "Russian troop deployments" in Ukraine, as rebels seize a town in the south.

IS 'kills dozens of Syrian soldiers'

Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Islamic State (IS) militants appear to have executed "dozens" of Syrian soldiers captured after they stormed the Tabqa airbase, activists say.

Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub

Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Nigeria confirms its first Ebola death outside Lagos, a doctor in oil hub Port Harcourt, as more than 1,500 deaths are confirmed.

Missing plane search area refined

Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Australia says the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the search area, after more data analysis.

Millions knocked offline in US

Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

A fault on Time Warner Cable's network left its 11.4 million broadband internet subscribers without a connection.

France urges special Libya support

Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

French President Francois Hollande calls for an "exceptional" UN intervention in Libya, warning of chaos unless action is taken.

Turkey's Erdogan to be inaugurated

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to be officially sworn in after winning the country's first ever popular vote for head of state.

Qantas reports record annual loss

Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - a record annual loss for the airline.

India launches bank accounts for all

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Indian PM Narendra Modi is due to launch a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.

'Deeply elitist UK locks out talent'

Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

The UK is "deeply elitist" according to an analysis of the backgrounds of more than 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders.

Tomatoes linked with fighting cancer

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer, research suggests.

Platini will not challenge Blatter

Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Uefa president Michel Platini announces he will not challenge Sepp Blatter by running for the leadership of Fifa.

VIDEO: 'White space' internet developed

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

David Grossman reports from the Isle of Wight, on the "white space" which could help remote areas access fast broadband.

VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle'

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.

VIDEO: Hamm on beards, baseball and moving on

Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

He's best known for his portrayal as the cool and commanding Don Draper in Mad Men - but actor Jon Hamm is keen to shake off his bad boy image.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

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

VIDEO: Banksy art sale saves Bristol boys' club

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

The elusive street artist Banksy has helped save a boys club in his home city of Bristol.

VIDEO: Eighty years married and still in love

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

A couple who met in 1928 are celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary today and tell the BBC why they're still in love.

VIDEO: Cheryl and Cowell back to take on Strictly

Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

The new series of the X Factor is back on television screens from Saturday. Colin Paterson looks at the new judging line-up and the future of the show

VIDEO: Chinese calligraphy: Thing of the past?

Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Many people in China are forgetting how to write their own language.