Afghan contenders sign unity deal

Posted on Sunday September 21, 2014

A deal to form a unity government in Afghanistan has been signed at a televised ceremony in Kabul, ending months of political wrangling.

UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.

Kenya marks Westgate mall attack

Posted on Sunday September 21, 2014

Kenya is marking a year since the attack by Islamist militants on Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre, in which at least 67 people were killed.

Deadly bomb blast in central Cairo

Posted on Sunday September 21, 2014

A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo kills at least two police officers, security officials say.

Yemen clashes cast doubt on 'truce'

Posted on Sunday September 21, 2014

Fighting continues in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, despite an announcement that the government and Shia Houthi rebels have agreed to sign a truce.

Nato: Ukraine truce 'in name only'

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

A two-week-old ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists in the east is a truce "in name only", says Nato top commander Philip Breedlove.

Salmond: 'No' voters were 'tricked'

Posted on Sunday September 21, 2014

Scotland's first minister says "No" voters in last week's independence referendum were "tricked" by UK politicians' late vow of more devolved powers.

UN chief on streets for climate deal

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in a protest march this weekend to highlight global inaction on climate change.

White House security stepped up

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

The US Secret Service says it has launched a comprehensive review of security at the White House after two attempted breaches in 24 hours.

66,000 Syrians flee into Turkey

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

Turkey says at least 66,000 Syrians have crossed the border in 24 hours, as the UN warns hundreds of thousands more may flee an Islamic State advance.

Boko Haram 'kills dozens' at market

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

Islamist militants from Boko Haram attack a rural market in the Nigerian state of Borno, killing dozens, security officials and witnesses say.

Blast hits Hezbollah checkpoint

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

A suicide blast has targeted a checkpoint manned by the Shia Hezbollah group in eastern Lebanon, killing three people, state media says.

Parenting divide: Religion v tolerance

Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

A Pew survey shows that ideology influences parenting values, Germany's crumbling infrastructure, and moving Argentina's capital.

How to go viral at Fashion Week

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

Naked Justin Bieber and Instagram-ready backdrops helped fashion's elite make a statement

The minute Scotland knew

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

60 seconds of joy and despair, as news of the 'No' vote broke on social media

VIDEO: Base jumpers leap from 370m bridge

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

Base jumpers from around the world have been competing in Anshun city in China's Guizhou province.

VIDEO: Cheetah cubs unveiled in San Diego

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

A pair of three-week-old cheetah cubs are unveiled at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park.

VIDEO: Singing the Western Sahara blues

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

Aziza Brahim, a singer from the disputed territory of Western Sahara, uses haunting melodies to draw attention to the plight of her people.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014

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VIDEO: River dwellers fear for their future

Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

A government immigration census in Cambodia has members of the ethnic Vietnamese community living on the Tonlé Sap river fearing for their future.