Israel calls up 16,000 reservists

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

Israel calls up 16,000 extra reserve soldiers as conflict in Gaza continues, amid criticism over a strike that killed 16 at a UN-run school.

Leaders meet to discuss MH17 access

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Malaysian and Dutch leaders to meet later to discuss securing full access to the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine, two weeks after the plane went down.

Race to find India landslide missing

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

Rescue workers in western India race to locate survivors of a landslide that has claimed at least 23 lives and buried up to 200 people.

Argentina defaults for second time

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years - after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders end in failure.

Liberia shuts schools over Ebola

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Liberia's government announced it is closing down all schools across the country and deploying troops to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.

Bathers drown off Karachi coast

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

At least 19 bathers celebrating the Muslim Eid festival drown in rough seas off the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.

Drug-resistant malaria 'widespread'

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study.

Shell sees 'robust' profits rise

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell describes its performance as "robust" after its second-quarter profits more than doubled.

NZ lawmakers back match-fixing bill

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

New Zealand lawmakers back a bill making match-fixing a crime punishable by up to seven years in prison, as it prepares to host major sporting events.

'Tape measure test' call on diabetes

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

People are being urged to take out the tape measure to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Flying axe near-miss on US motorway

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

A US vehicle passenger is "shaken up" after an axe flew off the back of a lorry on a motorway and crashed midway through a windshield, police say.

VIDEO: Mysterious miracle? Crop circle draws crowds

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

A giant crop circle which apparently appeared out of nowhere, has drawn crowds of people to a farmer's field in Bavaria, southern Germany.

VIDEO: Argentina defaults for second time

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years.

VIDEO: Star Wars comes to County Kerry

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Residents and tourists in Portmagee, County Kerry, are getting a taste of Hollywood as scenes for the new Star Wars film are shot on nearby island Skellig Michael.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

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VIDEO: Louvre rat infestation shocks tourists

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

The Louvre in Paris has called in pest controllers after an infestation of rats was spotted in the gallery's gardens.

VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed.

VIDEO: Sun bracelet measures UV exposure

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

The BBC's Dougal Shaw tests out a digital bracelet designed to help people avoid getting too much sun exposure.

VIDEO: Inside Gaza militants' tunnel

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Israel says its offensive in Gaza will continue until the extensive Hamas tunnel network is neutralised. The BBC's Orla Guerin was given access by the military to a recently discovered tunnel.