US threatens more Russia sanctions

Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington will impose further sanctions on Russia if it does not de-escalate tensions in east Ukraine.

Survivor's regret over ferry students

Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

A survivor of the South Korean ferry that capsized last week says he saw students trapped inside the vessel's cafeteria as it capsized.

Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes

Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Violent protests break out in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police.

US president embarks on Asia tour

Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

US President Barack Obama departs for a tour of Asia aimed at reassuring allies of his commitment to the region, amid rumbling tensions.

Future of the net debated in Brazil

Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.

Blair warns West over radical Islam

Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

Tony Blair will warn Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.

Mali group says French hostage dead

Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Islamist militants in Mali say French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal, who was kidnapped in 2012, is dead.

'A third' can't afford healthy food

Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.

Brazil ex-president 'not murdered'

Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Brazil's National Truth Commission says the death of ex-President Juscelino Kubitschek was an accident, despite claims he was murdered.

GM seeks to bar some ignition cases

Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

General Motors asks a US court to bar some lawsuits relating to its recall over faulty ignition switches.

Brunei delays tough new Islamic law

Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

The South east Asian nation of Brunei postpones the introduction of tough Sharia criminal punishments that were due to begin on Tuesday.

US abduction 'targeted wrong person'

Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

A US prosecutor was the original target of a kidnapping plot that ended with her father being held captive for five days, officials say.

VIDEO: 'We just want to live normally'

Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

The BBC meets a pro-Russian family living in a rural area of Ukraine, who say their support for Moscow does not mean they are separatists.

VIDEO: China's growing naval power obsession

Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

US President Barack Obama has left Washington for a week-long tour of Asia as part of what the White House is calling an "eastward rebalancing" of US foreign policy.

VIDEO: Hands-on with Microsoft's Cortana

Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Microsoft's natural language expert explains how he breathed life into the firm's Halo-inspired virtual assistant Cortana.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

VIDEO: Libya's youth driven out by fear

Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

The growing number of armed groups in Libya is causing many of its younger people to leave, out of fear of kidnap.

VIDEO: Political prisoners still suffering

Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Former political prisoners in Myanmar say they are still being "treated like criminals" and need more support from the state to reintegrate into society.

VIDEO: In 60 secs: Who are Boko Haram?

Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

BBC News outlines the background, leadership and activities of the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram.

AUDIO: How did stowaway survive flight?

Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

A 16-year-old from California survived a five-hour flight in the wheel well of a Boeing 767. An expert in neurology explains how he might have survived.