Israel and Hamas agree 12-hour truce

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Israel and Hamas agree to a 12-hour humanitarian window in Gaza on Saturday, as international efforts continue to negotiate a seven-day ceasefire.

US 'will send migrant youths home'

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

President Obama says undocumented immigrant children without legal claims to be in the US will be sent home, as he meets Central American leaders.

'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.

Russia angry at US 'smear campaign'

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Russia's foreign ministry rejects accusations from the US that its troops have been firing on Ukrainian soldiers from within Russia.

S Leone hunts seized Ebola patient

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

A hunt is launched in Sierra Leone's capital for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital, as Nigeria registers its first case.

CAR rebel leader rejects ceasefire

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic reject a ceasefire deal and demand the country be partitioned between Muslims and Christians.

Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have overrun a large Syrian military base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa.

McDonald's in Russian court case

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Russia's main consumer watchdog takes McDonald's to court, accusing the restaurant chain of quality infringements.

UK economy back at pre-crisis level

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.

American reporter held in Iran

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists have been detained in Tehran, an Iranian official confirms.

Thousands welcome Giants to city

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

An estimated 100,000 people lined Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes which tell the story of the city during World War One.

Peru to auction Montesinos jewels

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos.

VIDEO: Thunderstorms on Air Algerie route

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

BBC Weather's Tomasz Schafernaker says there were thunderstorms in the area where Air Algerie flight AH5017 was flying before it crashed.

VIDEO: Peru to auction ex-spy chief jewels

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos.

VIDEO: Honour for 101-year-old weatherman

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

America's longest serving volunteer weather observer, 101-year-old Richard G Hendrickson, will be honoured on Sunday for 84 years service.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

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

VIDEO: Gillan denies Star Wars wig claims

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has denied rumours that her hair was donated to the new Star Wars film.

VIDEO: Is Ramadan too commercial?

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Many Pakistanis are complaining that Ramadan has become too commercial over the last few years, and is losing its true spirit.

VIDEO: Yoga all at sea

Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.

VIDEO: Secrets of royal childhoods revealed

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

A new exhibition at Buckingham Palace is revealing what is is like to grow up in the Royal Family.