Mubarak cleared over protest deaths

Posted on Saturday November 29, 2014

A court in Cairo clears former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak of conspiring to kill protesters during the 2011 uprising in which he was ousted.

Nigeria leader condemns mosque raid

Posted on Saturday November 29, 2014

Nigeria's president vows to "leave no stone unturned" in tracking down the perpetrators of a mosque attack that left at least 81 people dead.

Test delayed after Hughes death

Posted on Saturday November 29, 2014

The first Test between Australia and India is delayed following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes.

'Anti-government' gun attack in Texas

Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

A gunman who attacked downtown buildings and the Mexican Consulate in Austin, Texas, before being shot may have had political reasons, say police.

Air strikes 'failed to weaken' IS

Posted on Saturday November 29, 2014

Two months of US-led air strikes have failed to weaken Islamic State militants, Syria's foreign minister says, urging Turkey to tighten its border.

'Up to 13,000 slaves' working in UK

Posted on Saturday November 29, 2014

There could be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK, far more than previous estimates, analysis for the Home Office suggests.

Pope in symbolic Istanbul visit

Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

Pope Francis is due to meet Muslim and Christian leaders in Istanbul on the second day of his three-day highly symbolic visit to Turkey.

Elysee shakeup over Hollande photos

Posted on Saturday November 29, 2014

Five members of the French president's staff are reassigned as police investigate photos taken of Francois Hollande with an actress inside the Elysee Palace.

Taiwan holds biggest local elections

Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

Taiwan is holding its biggest local elections, widely seen as a referendum on the China policy of the governing party.

Venezuela jail overdose kills 35

Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

Thirty-five Venezuelan inmates are reported to have died after overdosing on the contents of a prison infirmary they stormed.

Mexican comic actor Chespirito dies

Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

One of Latin America's most beloved comic actors, the Mexican Roberto Gomez Bolanos, or "Chespirito", dies at the age of 85.

Rice wins appeal against suspension

Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice can play again after winning his appeal against an indefinite ban issued for hitting his wife.

Will Moldova choose EU or Putin?

Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

Moldova's general election takes on a geopolitical edge in the shadow of the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine.

VIDEO: How to avoid out-of-battery rage

Posted on Thursday November 27, 2014

Silicon Valley start-ups come up with new ways to prevent smartphones from running out of power before the end of the day.

World still learning from Ethiopia famine

Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

Mike Wooldridge returns to Ethiopia 30 years after the famine and sees much change but fears some lessons have gone unlearned.

Cameron, migration and the Germans

Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

In an anticipated speech on migration, British Prime Minister David Cameron set out proposals aimed at keeping both his countrymen and the continent happy.

Filipina maid rescued after video plea

Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

A domestic worker from the Philippines who posted an emotional video about being beaten by her Saudi employer is on her way home.

Islamist online call for protests

Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

Social media campaign run by a group called Muslim Youth Uprising urges followers to defy national ban on demonstrations.

Did prosecutors focus unduly on marijuana?

Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

Details emerge of the lengthy testimony during grand jury hearings about Michael Brown's marijuana use before he was shot by Darren Wilson. Did prosecutors put the drug on trial?

VIDEO: New Star Wars trailer causes a storm

Posted on Friday November 28, 2014

The teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just been released and is already being dissected by fans and trending on social media.