IS 'destroyed aircraft' at Syria base

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a major airbase in Syria used by Russia after an attack by Islamic State militants.

Facebook to revamp Trending Topics

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

Facebook has announced changes to the way it runs its Trending Topics feed, following an internal investigation.

Bourdain and Obama: Six things about the $6 meal

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

Obama shares Vietnamese food with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain in Hanoi

VIDEO: IS 'destroyed Syria airbase' used by Russia

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

A strategically significant Syrian airbase, used by Russia, appears to have been almost completely destroyed - according to new satellite imagery exclusively seen by the BBC. Stratfor analyst Sim Tack explains.

VIDEO: Gay refugees 'bullied' in Dutch camps

Posted on Monday May 23, 2016

Gay refugees from the Middle East have faced abuse and harassment in Dutch camps - but now LGBT charities have begun to step in.

VIDEO: 'Scary but beautiful' lightning on film

Posted on Monday May 23, 2016

Darren Soh, a landscape photographer, creates a composite image that captures the beauty of Singapore's lightning storms.

VIDEO: 'Vietnam and the US are partners'

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

US President Barack Obama sets out his plan for a stronger relationship with Vietnam, a day after lifting a ban on arms sales.

VIDEO: Why IS is striking in unexpected places

Posted on Monday May 23, 2016

Security correspondent Frank Gardner explains why so-called Islamic State (IS) is striking in unexpected places, after a series of car bombings in two coastal cities in Syria.

VIDEO: How a pig helped this man to see again

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig's cornea into his eye.

Strike hits all French oil refineries

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

A strike over new labour laws spreads to all of France's eight oil refineries, the CGT union says, in an escalating dispute with the government.

McCartney 'was depressed after Beatles'

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

Sir Paul McCartney talks candidly about the depression he suffered after The Beatles broke up, and says he turned to alcohol to escape.

EgyptAir explosion claims disputed

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

Officials in Egypt dispute a claim that human remains found from an EgyptAir crash are so small it suggests an explosion was responsible.

Greece moves migrants from Idomeni camp

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

Greece has begun evacuating thousands of migrants from the makeshift Idomeni camp on its northern border with Macedonia.

Iran hardliner to lead top clerical body

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

Hardline conservative Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati is elected chairman of the Assembly of Experts, which selects Iran's supreme leader.

N Koreans defect from overseas restaurant

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

A group of North Koreans working at a state-run restaurant overseas have defected, South Korea confirms, the second such case since April.

Swiss criminal probe into BSI bank

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

Swiss financial regulators open criminal proceedings against the country's BSI bank over links to the corruption investigation into Malaysia's 1MDB fund.

Mexico begins exhumation at mass grave

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

Family members of missing people attend as experts begin to remove bodies from an illegal grave site in the state of Morelos.

Iraqi civilians 'at great risk' in Falluja

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

The UN is very concerned about the fate of some 50,000 civilians still in Falluja, as Iraqi forces battle Islamic State militants near the city.

Australia to deport mother of five to UK

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

A mother, who has lived in Australia most of her life, fears ending up on the streets if she is deported to the UK after her release from prison.

Myanmar man guilty of 'penis tattoo' post

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

A Burmese man who posted a poem on Facebook about having the ex-president's image tattooed on his penis is found guilty of online defamation.