Snow emergency declared in US

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

An emergency has been declared in several US states as a storm bringing hurricane-force winds and 90cm (36ins) of snow barrels down on the north-east.

Fighter jet crash in Spain kills 10

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

Eight French people are among 10 killed when a Greek fighter jet crashes during take-off at a Nato air base in central Spain.

I'd probably cheat again - Armstrong

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

Lance Armstrong says the time is coming when he should be forgiven, and tells the BBC he would do it again under the same circumstances.

Radical left takes power in Greece

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

The head of Greece's far-left Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, is sworn in as prime minister and is set to lead an anti-austerity coalition.

Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane'

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from of Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.

FBI cracks 'Russian spy ring'

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

The FBI has arrested a man on charges he was spying for Russia and trying to recruit sources in New York City, announces US Attorney General Eric Holder.

Putin Ukraine remark nonsense - Nato

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

Nato's secretary-general dismisses as "nonsense" an accusation by Russia's Vladimir Putin that the Ukrainian army is a "foreign legion" of the alliance.

Device triggers White House alert

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

A flying device known as a "quad copter" triggered a security alert when it landed in the grounds of the White House, a US official says.

Greek singer Demis Roussos dies

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

Greek singer Demis Roussos, who sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, has died aged 68, an Athens hospital confirms to the BBC.

Facebook complies with Turkey block

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

Facebook has blocked a page which a Turkish court claimed was offensive to the Prophet Muhammad.

Obama attends India's Republic Day

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

President Barack Obama begins the second day of his visit to India by becoming the first US head of state to attend the Republic Day parade.

US Yemen embassy closes to public

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

The US embassy in Yemen is closed to the public until further notice because of security concerns, the state department says.

Bettencourt exploitation trial opens

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

A trial involving France's richest woman has begun in Bordeaux with a revelation that one of the key defendants tried to commit suicide

Obama push to expand Alaskan refuge

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

President Barack Obama is to propose setting aside the majority of Alaska's national wildlife refuge as a wilderness area.

Risk of extreme weather 'doubles'

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

Extreme weather arising from a climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean will get much worse as the world warms, according to climate modelling.

Indian cartoonist RK Laxman dies

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

Famous Indian cartoonist RK Laxman, who will be remembered for his Common Man sketches, dies in hospital aged 94.

Will the India-US nuclear deal work?

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

The India-US nuclear deal has received bipartisan support, but will it work with the suppliers?

Why aren't markets panicking about Greece?

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

Will Syriza succeed in persuading its eurozone and IMF creditors to write off some of their huge debts, or will it be forced to leave the currency union?

VIDEO: Alexis Tsipras: Profile in 45 seconds

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

Greece will have a new leader after radical left-wing party Syriza won the general election - but who is Alexis Tsipras?

VIDEO: Greek elections: What next?

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

A closer look at the Greek elections and what the result means for the country.