Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

About 6,500 migrants are rescued in a series of 40 co-ordinated operations off the coast of Libya, the Italian coast guard says.

Mexico federal police chief Galindo fired over Michoacan ranch killings

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Mexico's federal police chief, Enrique Galindo, has been sacked following allegations police killed at least 22 suspected members of a drugs cartel.

Gene Wilder death: Star of Willy Wonka dies aged 83

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, dies aged 83, his family confirms.

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff defends record at impeachment trial

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff defends her record at her Senate impeachment trial and says accusations are "pretexts" for a "coup".

Apple facing record bill for Irish tax

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

Apple could be ordered to pay billions of euros in back taxes in the Republic of Ireland under a European Union ruling expected on Tuesday.

Aboriginal mum posts daughter's 'whiteface' photos

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

An Aboriginal mother has posted photos of her daughter dressed in 'whiteface' to highlight the "double standards" inflaming racial debates in Australia.

Anthony Weiner scandal: Huma Abedin splits from sexting husband

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton's personal aide, Huma Abedin, says she is separating from her husband, disgraced former politician Anthony Weiner, amid a new sexting scandal.

Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is "unacceptable" and must stop.

German plan to force mums to name lovers in paternity cases

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

Germany's justice ministry drafts a law requiring mothers in paternity disputes to reveal who they slept with when their child was conceived.

Early human ancestor Lucy 'died falling out of a tree'

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

New evidence suggests that the famous fossilised human ancestor dubbed 'Lucy' by scientists may have died falling from a great height - probably from a tree.

US rapper Rhymefest invites Donald Trump to Chicago

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

US rapper and activist Che "Rhymefest" Smith invites Donald Trump to Chicago to counter the Republican presidential nominee's bleak picture of the city.

John Lennon's killer Mark Chapman denied parole again

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

John Lennon's killer Mark Chapman is denied parole for a ninth time because of the "premeditated and celebrity seeking nature of the crime".

Yemen hit by suicide bombing 'carnage' in Aden

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

At least 60 people are now known to have been killed in Yemen by a suicide bomber, who drove a car into a military building in the city of Aden.

Reindeer killed in Norway lightning storm

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

More than 300 reindeer have been killed in a lightning storm on a mountain plateau in Norway.

A look back at actor Gene Wilder's life

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

The BBC's Nick Higham looks back at the career of actor Gene Wilder, who has died at the age of 83.

Drone reveals quake church interior

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

Drone footage from Italian firefighters shows the devastation in Accumoli, one of the towns hit by the earthquake on 24 August which left at least 290 dead.

New wind tunnel reveals bird flight secrets

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

Researchers at Stanford University have designed a unique bird tunnel to observe how tiny birds fly.

LAX Airport evacuated after 'loud noises' spark alert

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

Los Angeles International Airport was evacuated after reports of a shooter inside a terminal - but police later said it was a false alarm due to "loud noises" not gunfire.

Man arrested in China 'Ripper' case

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

A man has admitted to the rape and murder of 11 victims in northern China over more than a decade, officials say.

Bono and Africa's richest man visit Nigeria camp

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

Bono and Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, have visited a camp of 2.3 million displaced people in north-east Nigeria.