Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

A pilot is killed and another is injured as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.

Power struggle in Burkina Faso

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

A split emerges within Burkina Faso's armed forces over who is leading the country following the resignation of President Blaise Campaore.

Quarantine victory for US Ebola nurse

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

A judge in the US has ruled in favour of a nurse fighting a state quarantine order issued because she treated Ebola patients in West Africa.

Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.

Uruguay registers cannabis growers

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

The Uruguayan government announces the start of registration for licensed cannabis growers as part of its plan to legalise the drug.

Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS'

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.

Meyiwa suspect in court in S Africa

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa during an alleged robbery.

US shares close at record levels

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels, helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures.

Mexico orders release of US marine

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

A US marine imprisoned in Mexico for driving a vehicle loaded with firearms across the border is released after eight months.

China makes 'biggest cash haul'

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.

Key Jerusalem holy site reopens

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.

Kenyan Jeptoo fails doping test

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo becomes the latest athlete from Kenya to fail a doping test, the country's athletics body confirm.

Judges for sale?

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

Millions of dollars are being spent this year on US judicial elections. Some critics worry that all this money is going to corrupt the legal process.

How much can UK campaign hurt IS?

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

The UK has signed up to limited strategic military action in Iraq against Islamic State - and there are questions over its ability to do much more, says Jonathan Marcus.

Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit?

The price of peace in Colombia

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like.

VIDEO: What happened to TV cameras in court?

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates.

Radio host abuse claims ignite debate

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Fresh allegations that radio host Jian Ghomeshi abused women have sparked intense online discussion about sexual violence.

Africans reject Jamie's Jollof recipe

Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

West Africans voice their anger at TV chef's version of a much-loved recipe

VIDEO: Hello Kitty shrine in Singapore

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014

The BBC's Lucas de Jong found one place in Singapore where interior designer Terry Goh has spent seven years making Hello Kitty the centre of attention.