Soldier killed in Canada shootings

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

A huge security operation is under way in Canada's capital Ottawa after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and shots were fired in the parliament building.

Four guilty of Blackwater killings

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.

U-boat found with ship it sank

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

The wrecks of a German U-boat and a merchant vessel it sank in the Battle of the Atlantic are found 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina.

Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.

DNA yields secrets of human pioneer

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.

Total plane crash driver 'got lost'

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie.

Sweden could use force in sub hunt

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Sweden could use weapons in the search for a suspected foreign submarine near the capital Stockholm, a senior naval official tells the BBC.

S Korea takes down 'Christmas tree'

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

South Korea takes down a "Christmas tree" tower on the border with North Korea, but says it was for safety reasons not to appease the North.

Mexico orders Iguala mayor's arrest

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Mexico orders the arrest of the mayor of the southern town of Iguala, where 43 students disappeared after clashing with police last month.

Energy crisis prompts palm tree sale

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Kiev's botanical gardens sell off exotic plants over Ukraine's heating worries.

Jerusalem car 'attack' kills baby

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

A baby girl is killed and eight others injured after a car hits pedestrians in Jerusalem, in what Israeli police describe as a "terrorist attack".

Somali teenager 'stoned to death'

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.

Hong Kong's political haircut

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Hong Kong politician get a dressing down in a hair salon.

Organic genderless gingerbread debated

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

A gender-neutral treat on sale in Australia has provoked an outcry online.

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: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.

VIDEO: Military reburials for WW1 soldiers

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

A reburial service has been taking place in northern France for 15 British World War One soldiers, exactly one hundred years after they were killed in battle.

VIDEO: Kurds' fury as Kobane battle rages on

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

The fighting in Kobane has pushed relations between the Turkish government and Turkey's Kurdish population to the lowest point for years

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Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

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VIDEO: Is it sinful to pet a dog?

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Many people in the Muslim-majority nation of Malaysia believe it's sinful to be in contact with a dog, but one man is trying to change that perception by putting on a canine event.