WHO seeks to allay Zika Olympics fears

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

The World Health Organization plays down concerns that the Rio Olympics will spread the Zika virus, amid calls for the Games to be postponed.

Several hurt by lightning in W Europe

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

More than 40 people, most of them children, have been injured by lightning strikes, at a park in Paris and a football match in Germany.

Chinese theme park 'to take on Disney'

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

China's richest man opens a huge entertainment complex in the city of Nanchang to compete with Disney, which is launching its own theme park next month.

VIDEO: Onboard camera captures rocket landing

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

An onboard camera has captured the successful landing of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, returning from space after launching an Asian communications satellite.

VIDEO: The religious sites closed to women

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

BBC News takes a look at sacred sites around the world where women are banned.

VIDEO: Protests over Brazil's 'culture of rape'

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

Brazil's interim president calls an emergency meeting of state security ministers after a sex attack on a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro prompted widespread anger.

VIDEO: Plane crashes into New York river

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

A small plane crashes in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey.

VIDEO: Estonian triplets run for Olympic glory

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

A set of identical triplets will make history as they compete against each other at the summer Olympics in Rio.

VIDEO: The artist subverting the selfie

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

David Henry Brown Jr, an artist based in New York City, says the punk ethic in his bizarre self-portraits mocks "the representation of every cliche, trope and stereotype on Instagram".

Pakistan bans TV contraceptive adverts

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

Pakistan's media regulator bans commercials for family planning products after complaints that they prompted curiosity in "innocent children".

Putin visits all-male Orthodox enclave

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin joins celebrations to mark 1,000 years of Russian monks at the monastic enclave of Mount Athos in Greece.

Rival Australian groups clash on race

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

Australian police use pepper spray to break up clashes between two rival groups battling over race and immigration in Melbourne.

WW2 plane crashes into New York river

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

A World War Two vintage aircraft crashes into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, reportedly killing the pilot.

US curfew on Okinawa after death

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

The US military base on Japan's island of Okinawa imposes a curfew after the arrest of an ex-Marine suspected of killing a woman.

Depp ordered to stay away from wife

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

A US judge orders actor Johnny Depp to stay away from his estranged wife, actress Amber Heard, after an alleged assault.

Ex-Argentine junta leader jailed

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

Former Argentine junta leader Reynaldo Bignone is sentenced to 20 years in prison over Operation Condor killing of left-wing activists.

IS 'attacks rebel-held Syria town'

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

Heavy fighting is reported in northern Syria as so-called Islamic State tries to capture the key rebel-held town of Marea.

Clashes at Trump San Diego rally

Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

Skirmishes flare between supporters and opponents of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as he visits the city of San Diego in California.

The most Canadian band in the world

Posted on Friday May 27, 2016

Are Tragically Hip the most Canadian band in the world?

VIDEO: Washington gets a mural makeover

Posted on Friday May 27, 2016

Washington's walls have a new splash of colour