Italy holds day of mourning for quake dead

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

A mass funeral is held in Italy for 35 of the 290 people known to have died in the Italian earthquake on Wednesday.

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 planner of a deadly cafe attack, police say.

Donald Trump doctor admits writing health note in five minutes

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

Dr Harold Bornstein says he quickly wrote a letter saying Donald Trump would be the "healthiest individual ever" elected president so that the candidate "would be happy".

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

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

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

Micronesia: Couple rescued from desert island after SOS spotted in sand

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

Seven-day search ends when giant SOS sign is seen by helicopter on beach of uninhabited island.

'British' boy in Islamic State group execution video

Posted on Friday August 26, 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.

North Carolina transgender students win toilet access ruling

Posted on Friday August 26, 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 Friday August 26, 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 Friday August 26, 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.

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.

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.

Why is Darayya important?

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

The evacuation of rebels from the town of Darayya holds strategic and symbolic significance for the Syrian conflict.

Funerals held in Italy as search for survivors continues

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

Funerals for some of the victims of Wednesday's earthquake are being held in Italy, while rescuers continue the search for more survivors.

Aleppo residents communicate with family

Posted on Friday August 26, 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 Friday August 26, 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.