Huge China parade marks WW2 victory

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

China has held a lavish parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two, showcasing its military might on an unprecedented scale.

Hungary PM in migrant crisis talks

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Hungary's PM is to meet European leaders in Brussels, with thousands of migrants still stranded outside a railway station in Budapest.

Separate trials in Freddie Gray case

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

A US judge rules that six Baltimore police officers accused of causing the death of a man in their custody will stand trial separately.

Video suggests slain US man was armed

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Texas authorities say a new video shows that a man killed by police officers was holding what appears to be a knife when he was shot.

Obama has enough support for Iran deal

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

US President Barack Obama secures enough support in the US Senate to ensure that the Iran nuclear deal will go into effect.

Chinese navy ships seen off US coast

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Five Chinese naval ships are spotted for the first time in the Bering Sea off the coast of the US state of Alaska, US defence officials say.

Earth's trees number 'three trillion'

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

A new report says there are three trillion trees on Earth, eight times more than the previous best estimate.

Arrest warrant for Guatemala leader

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

A detention order is issued for Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, the day after congress stripped him of immunity from prosecution.

Love Bug actor Dean Jones dies

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

The American actor Dean Jones, best known for starring in Disney's The Love Bug and That Darn Cat! dies at the age of 84.

Mid-East wars 'hit 13m schoolchildren'

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

The UN says conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa are depriving more then 13 million children of an education.

France drops Arafat poisoning probe

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

French judges say they have dropped an investigation into claims that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned.

Emissions 'far above' 2C target

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Researchers say that global efforts to cut carbon are far short of what's needed to avert dangerous climate change.

VIDEO: 'We need Europeans to save us'

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

In the Hungarian capital, Budapest, scuffles have broken out between migrants and the authorities outside Keleti station.

VIDEO: 'We walked through five countries'

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

The BBC's Jenny Hill speaks to a family from Syria who have travelled through five countries to flee the civil war there.

VIDEO: Who are Japan's Yakuza? In 60 secs

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Who are Japan's mysterious Yakuza gangsters? BBC News explains, in 60 seconds.

VIDEO: 'Picture perfect' scene for China parade

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

China prepares to stage a huge military parade on 3 September to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Asia.

VIDEO: Londongrad: TV show on expat Russians

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

The first Russian television series filmed almost entirely on location in London is about to air on the Russian commercial station STS.

VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal wows crowds in Venice

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal apparently found it difficult to tear himself away from adoring fans as he arrived for the 72nd Venice Film Festival.

US state executing killers faster than any other

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

The US state executing more killers than any other

Should flamethrowers be sold in the US?

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Anger as US firm markets "cool tool" flamethrower