Taliban leader Mullah Omar 'dead'

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, Afghanistan's government and security services say.

Hunter bailed over Cecil the lion

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

A professional hunter accused of helping a US tourist kill Zimbabwe's most famous lion is released on $1,000 bail by a court.

Windows 10 launch is 'new era'

Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

Wednesday's global launch of Windows 10 marks a “new era” for personal computing, Microsoft’s chief executive tells the BBC.

US 911 dispatcher hangs up on caller

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

An emergency call handler in the US resigns after officials release the audio of him hanging up on a frantic caller after a shooting in New Mexico.

France boosts Calais tunnel security

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

France says it is sending 120 extra police officers to Calais, as migrants heading for Britain say they will keep trying to enter the Channel Tunnel.

Rare rhino death leaves just four

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

One of the last five Northern White Rhino left in the world has died.

Kurds decry Turkish 'safe zone' move

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

A "safe zone" Turkey and the US are creating in Syria is Ankara's attempt to stop Kurds from forming their own territory, a pro-Kurdish party leader says.

Banksy street art up for auction

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

Murals believed to have been left by elusive street artist Banksy on walls in Detroit and Bethlehem are to be auctioned in Los Angeles in September.

Brady accuses NFL over four-game ban

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady promises to "fight" the NFL over his four-game ban from the 'deflate-gate' scandal.

Pakistan Sunni militant chief killed

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

Pakistani police say they have shot dead Malik Ishaq, the leader of banned Sunni militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.

Breaking Bad fan guilty of ricin plot

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

A man is found guilty of trying to buy deadly ricin poison from the Dark Web after being inspired by the hit US television series Breaking Bad.

US campers injured by falling tree

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

Eight children are hurt after a large pine tree suddenly fell onto a group of youngsters at a California summer camp.

VIDEO: New CCTV released in Sandra Bland case

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

Texas police release video footage of Sandra Bland in custody, showing her movements before she was found dead in her cell.

VIDEO: Who is Turkey targeting with air strikes?

Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

Turkey has begun bombing targets in both Syria and Iraq, but they are not just bombing Islamic State fighters - they have also been targeting Kurdish militants.

VIDEO: Boy, 8, has double hand transplant

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

An eight-year-old boy in America becomes the youngest recipient of a double hand transplant.

VIDEO: How migrants enter tunnel site

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

The BBC's Peter Whittlesea explains the route migrants take to gain access to the railway tracks that run through the Channel Tunnel.

VIDEO: Rory gets a Windows 10 crash course

Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

Rory Cellan-Jones goes hands-on with Windows 10 and tries out some of the operating system's new features.

VIDEO: Human trafficking in 60 secs

Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

The BBC looks at the extent of human trafficking across the globe.

How the internet descended on the man who killed Cecil the lion

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

How the internet descended on the man who killed Cecil

Why is the US still using a Nazi tall ship?

Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

Why is the US still using a Nazi ship?