Blatter denies scandal responsibility

Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he cannot be held responsible for the current corruption scandal but vows to work to earn back trust.

Putin makes troop deaths state secret

Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

President Vladimir Putin declares Russian troop losses in peacetime a state secret as the Kremlin continues to deny sending troops to Ukraine.

US charges Chinese in testing scam

Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

The US Department of Justice has charged 15 Chinese nationals with developing a scheme to have imposters take university entrance exams.

'New species' of ancient human found

Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report.

IS 'kills 20 men at Palmyra site'

Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Islamic State militants killed 20 men at the ancient theatre at the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra, central Syria, a monitoring group says.

Tracy Morgan settles crash lawsuit

Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Comedian and 30 Rock actor Tracy Morgan settles his legal action against Walmart over the car crash which left him seriously injured and killed his friend.

Google to add 'buy button'

Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Google has confirmed that it is to introduce a "buy button" to its search results imminently.

Pataki launches US presidential bid

Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Former New York Governor George Pataki has entered contest for the Republican presidential nomination.

US military shipped anthrax to labs

Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

The US military accidentally sent live anthrax samples to labs across the country and a US military base in South Korea, the Pentagon says.

Al-Nusra 'told not to attack West'

Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Al-Qaeda has ordered its affiliate in Syria not to use the country to launch attacks on the West, the leader of al-Nusra Front says.

Malaysian police probed over graves

Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Malaysia detains 12 policemen suspected of human trafficking, two of whom are said to be connected to recently discovered jungle graves.

Pakistan plane hijackers hanged

Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Three Pakistani insurgents are hanged by the authorities, 17 years after they hijacked a passenger plane and tried to fly it to India.

The funny side of getting to America

Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

A parody video mocks the way immigrants from Central America are portrayed on American TV screens.

Tiger Mum or Cat Dad? Claws out over parenting styles

Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

There's a challenger to the super-strict high-achieving Tiger Mother - he's been dubbed 'Cat Dad' and is the subject of a hit Chinese TV programme.

EU reform: What's in it for the others?

Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

How open is the rest of Europe to David Cameron's EU reform plans and can he win their support? The BBC's Laurence Peter examines the diplomatic battle.

Android app age ratings grow up

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

Later this week Google will hand over control of its Play store's Android app ratings to a third-party.

Hillary's 'everyday pantsuit tee'

Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

Campaign-themed products aren't limited to bumper stickers and yard signs any more. But is there a secret strategy behind Rand Paul's "filibuster starter pack" and Hillary Clinton's pantsuit t-shirt?

A football drama fans could do without

Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

The BBC's North American editor Jon Sopel says Fifa head Sepp Blatter is a known quantity for all the wrong reasons.

Rand Paul's Texas tech play at SXSW

Posted on Monday March 16, 2015

What is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul doing in Austin, Texas, at the South by Southwest interactive conference?

VIDEO: Putin shows his support for Blatter

Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the US of trying to block Sepp Blatter from being re-elected as Fifa president.