US cartoon attack suspects 'named'

Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

US officials reportedly identify the gunmen who are said to have attacked a Texas event exhibiting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

Boston bomber breaks down in court

Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has maintained a stoic demeanour throughout the court proceedings, cries as an aunt testifies.

VIDEO: Nepal trekking village Langtang wiped out

Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

BBC South Asia Correspondent Justin Rowlatt is the first reporter to visit what is thought to be the worst-affected village of Langtang.

Silicon Valley executive died at gym

Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

The Silicon Valley entrepreneur and SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Dave Goldberg died of severe head trauma, according to local officials.

McDonald's announces shake-up plans

Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

Fast-food chain McDonald's announces plans to restructure its business and increase its number of franchised restaurants globally.

Canada contests war criminal's bail

Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

The Canadian government tries to block the release of an ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate as he appeals against his war crimes conviction in a US court.

Royal princess named Charlotte

Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace says.

NY policeman dies from gunshot wound

Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

A plainclothes policeman dies two days after he was shot in the head while attempting to question a man in the New York borough of Queens.

Peru investigates tribal attack

Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

The Peruvian government sends indigenous culture specialists to help a community in the Amazon rainforest after a man was killed by a member of an isolated tribe.

Merkel pressed on German spy scandal

Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

Chancellor Angela Merkel comes under pressure inside her government to disclose a list of spying targets handed to German intelligence by the US.

Israel must eliminate racism - PM

Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says racism in Israel must be eliminated, after protests by Ethiopian Israelis against alleged discrimination.

Fiorina and Carson join 2016 race

Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard boss, and neurosurgeon Ben Carson join the growing Republican field for the White House.

Troll or hero? The sex blogger who's offending Muslims

Posted on Sunday May 03, 2015

One of Malaysia's most infamous bloggers has irritated many with a video mocking the Islamic call to prayer.

Make-up memes mock Russian bikers

Posted on Friday May 01, 2015

A pro-Putin motorcycle club have found themselves the subject of online jokes after mentioning their "make-up bags" in a TV interview.

How prepared are we for the next health crisis?

Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

It is over a year since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported, but how prepared are we for the next global health crisis?

Greece's undeclared domestic default

Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

Greece has paid wages and pensions and is in talks with the eurozone for more bailout money, but for many Greeks the government is already out of cash.

Do fascist links discredit Le Corbusier?

Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

As a new exhibition of the work of modernist architect Le Corbusier opens in Paris, controversy swirls around his alleged links to fascism, writes Lucy Williamson.

Indian media facing a backlash in Nepal

Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

Many in Nepal feel Indian media's coverage of the earthquake has been insensitive and jingoistic, writes Soutik Biswas.

Rand Paul's Texas tech play at SXSW

Posted on Monday March 16, 2015

What is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul doing in Austin, Texas, at the South by Southwest interactive conference?

VIDEO: Two killed at US cartoon conference

Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

Two gunmen have been shot dead after they opened fire outside a conference on cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a suburb of Dallas, US police say.