Anger mounts as Gaza toll rises

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

The US and UN condemn the shelling of a UN school housing civilians in Gaza, as Palestinians say Israeli attacks kill more than 100 in the day.

G7 says Russia faces more sanctions

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

The G7 group of economic powers warns President Putin of further sanctions after Russia called new US and EU penalties "destructive and short-sighted".

US economic growth surges by 4%

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

The US economy grew by 4% in the second quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations.

House to vote to sue President Obama

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

The US House of Representatives is set to pass a resolution authorising a lawsuit against the president for alleged overreach of his authority.

Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

A devastating fire has torn through Eastbourne Pier, leaving the structure an "absolute red, molten, mess of flame and smoke".

Ebola: Liberia shuts all schools

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Liberia's government announced it is closing down all schools across the country and deploying troops to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

US bridge to get anti-suicide fence

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

A major span between New York City and New Jersey will be getting safety fence designed to prevent suicides, after an increase in deaths this year.

Somali 'killed for not wearing veil'

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.

Argentina hours away from default

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

No deal is in prospect in Argentina's debt talks in New York as Wednesday night's default deadline approaches.

Los Angeles flood hits university

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

A burst water main causes flooding along Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard at the University of California, Los Angeles, officials say.

Broody octopus keeps four-year vigil

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

A deep-sea octopus has been observed nursing her eggs for more than four years - the longest brooding time seen in any animal.

Star Wars name passport rejected

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

A woman who added "Skywalker" as a middle name is told by passport officials that her signature infringes a trademark.

VIDEO: Inside a laboratory battling Ebola

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Global Health Correspondent Tulip Mazumdar takes a look around a makeshift laboratory trying to battle the Ebola outbreak in Guinea.

VIDEO: Sun bracelet measures UV exposure

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

The BBC's Dougal Shaw tests out a digital bracelet designed to help people avoid getting too much sun exposure.

VIDEO: UK to allow driverless cars on roads

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

The UK government will shortly outline measures to permit driverless cars to use public roads by next year.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

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

VIDEO: Inside Gaza militants' tunnel

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Israel says its offensive in Gaza will continue until the extensive Hamas tunnel network is neutralised. The BBC's Orla Guerin was given access by the military to a recently discovered tunnel.

VIDEO: Harding's 'lusty' letters published

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Almost 1,000 letters of Warren Harding, the 29th US president, have been published.

VIDEO: Confetti harvest time in Shropshire

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

A natural confetti farm is harvesting and drying its crop, in a harvest that lasts only ten days.

VIDEO: New tech opens doors for jobseekers

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

New technology is opening up whole new careers to young jobseekers who may be having difficulty getting into more established professions.