Syria Nusra chief 'killed in strike'

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

The military commander of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group, Abu Homam al-Shami, is reportedly killed in an air strike.

President Obama urged to arm Ukraine

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Senior figures in Congress urge the US president to send lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russian rebels.

Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

US actor Harrison Ford is expected to make a full recovery from injuries suffered when crashing his plane on to a golf course in Los Angeles.

Charges sought over US envoy attack

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

South Korean police say they are seeking a detention warrant for a man who slashed the US ambassador to South Korea on charges of attempted murder.

Argentina prosecutor 'was murdered'

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Independent tests show that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was deliberately killed, his family says, ruling out accident or suicide.

Boston victim 'spotted bomber’

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings told the court that he locked eyes with one of the bombers just before the attack.

'Boko Haram' kill dozens in Nigeria

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 64 people in a raid on a remote village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses say.

Plane skids off New York runway

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

A passenger plane has skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York City amid snowy conditions.

Nuclear deal 'very bad for Iranians'

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Israel's prime minister warns the people of Iran that the nuclear deal being negotiated by their government and world powers is "very bad" for them.

Top US circus to end elephant act

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it plans to stop using the animals by 2018.

Victim's family to sue Ferguson city

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

The parents of an unarmed black teenager shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, are to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Film-maker defends India rape film

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

A British film-maker defends her documentary about the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, hours after Indian authorities launch a slew of legal action.

#Besomebody backfires at Texas school

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

The chief executive of a Texas start-up company gets caught up in online back and forth with students who weren't impressed by his speech.

The 'baby rappers' of the banlieues

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

A video showing children singing about guns, women and violence caused a huge controversy on French social media.

Why migration is changing almost everything

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

What's the message in experimental figures on the true shape of migration in England?

Fears over UK Sunni-Shia divide

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Sunni and Shia Muslims have co-existed in peace in the UK in the past, says Caroline Wyatt - but there are concerns about growing tensions.

LHC restart: 'We want to break physics'

Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

The Large Hadron Collider is gearing up for its revamped second run, and its physicists want this next round of collisions to shake their discipline to its core.

VIDEO: Ukraine's deadly mines - in 90 secs

Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

Ukraine's latest mining disaster in Donetsk has claimed dozens of lives. But why are the country's mines so dangerous?

Could Clinton emails shake up 2016 race?

Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

Hillary Clinton relied exclusively on a personal email account during her time as secretary of state. Is this the kind of "unforced error" that could puncture her air of inevitability?

VIDEO: Inside Mexican drug lord's cave hideout

Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015

The leader of the Zetas drugs cartel, notorious for its violence, has been arrested in Mexico by security forces.