Canada parliament sits after attacks

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

The parliament in Ottawa returns to work and gives a hero's welcome to the sergeant-at-arms who shot a gunman dead the day before.

Nato jets 'intercept Russian plane'

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Nato warplanes have intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia.

Boko Haram 'abducts more women'

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.

Injured Schumacher makes 'progress'

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after his brain injury in a skiing accident says the F1 champion has made "some progress".

US-led Syria strikes 'kill hundreds'

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.

Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.

Netanyahu blames Abbas over attack

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the Palestinian president of incitement, after an attack which killed a baby in Jerusalem.

White House fence jumper arrested

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home.

Military heads admit Afghan mistakes

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.

Japan minister in sex bar funds row

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Japan's new trade minister Yoichi Miyazawa is forced to defend himself after it emerged support staff spent office money at a sex club.

Air chiefs quit over Total boss death

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

The chief executive of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy resign after a plane crash this week that killed the head of France's Total, Christophe de Margerie.

India's Modi visits Siachen glacier

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Indian PM Narendra Modi makes a brief visit to the Siachen glacier on his way to Indian-administered Kashmir to spend the Diwali festival looking at the damage caused by last month's floods.

The truth about teens and 'sexting'

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Author Hanna Rosin discusses why teens consider sending photos 'safe sex'.

'I am not a virus'

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

The movement against being stigmatized for having Ebola has now spread to chat apps.

Ebola, race and fear

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Are portrayals of Ebola as a "black" disease fueling existing Western racism - or are claims of prejudice distracting from efforts to control the outbreak?

VIDEO: Egypt's battle to end FGM

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

A court date is set for a verdict in Egypt's landmark trial in a case of female genital mutilation (FGM).

VIDEO: Future-gazing at TechCrunch London

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

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

VIDEO: Ukraine elections: 'We've had enough of looking east'

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Ukrainians go to the polls this weekend in a key parliamentary election. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg is reporting from across the country.

VIDEO: Meet your virtual girlfriend

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Spencer Kelly discovers how technology can ensure you don't have to be alone in a city full of strangers.