Darayya siege: Residents and fighters ready to evacuate Syrian town

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

Civilians and rebel fighters are expected to begin evacuating from the Syrian town of Darayya under a deal to end a government siege begun in 2012.

Italy quake: Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

Italy declares a state of emergency in the regions worst hit by Wednesday's earthquake, in which at least 268 people died, as hopes fade of finding survivors.

Czech hiker describes 'harrowing' 30-day ordeal in NZ

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

A Czech hiker who went missing a month ago in the snowy mountains of New Zealand describes the "harrowing" 30-day ordeal in which her partner died.

Bolivia minister killed by protesting miners

Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

Bolivian authorities say the deputy interior minister has been kidnapped and killed by striking miners.

Turkey PKK conflict: Cizre bomb kills 11 policemen

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

A car bomb explodes hits a police checkpoint in Cizre, south-east Turkey, killing 11 policemen and wounding 78, reports say.

Stanford sexual assault: Judge to stop hearing criminal cases

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

A judge criticised for giving a short jail term to a Stanford University student over sexual assault is to stop hearing criminal cases.

Zimbabwe anti-Mugabe protest: Police fire tear gas

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

Police in Zimbabwe fire tear gas and water cannon at opposition supporters gathered for a protest march in the capital Harare.

Concerns raised over teenage pregnancy 'magic dolls'

Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

Teenage pregnancy prevention programmes which use 'magic dolls' to simulate the needs of a new baby do not work, according to a study in The Lancet.

Apple tackles iPhone one-tap spyware flaws

Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

Three flaws in Apple's iOS operating system are found that meant spyware could be installed with a single tap.

Brazil police charge Lochte over robbery claim

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

Brazil police charge US swimmer Ryan Lochte with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Top South Korea executive found dead

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

The vice chairman of South Korea's Lotte conglomerate is found dead just hours before being questioned over corruption allegations.

US authorities investigate cyber-attack against Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security says it's looking into a cyber-attack on Leslie Jones' website and iCloud account.

Drone footage reveals quake destruction

Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

Drone footage shows extent of Italy quake destruction in Pescara del Tronto

Close-up: 98 aftershocks in 36 hours

Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

How 98 aftershocks rocked devastated areas of central Italy in the first 36 hours after the earthquake.

Syria chemical attack: Family recounts 2013 horrors

Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

The BBC's Quentin Sommerville speaks to the surviving members of a family caught up in Ghouta's 2013 chemical attack which left hundreds of Syrians dead.

Inside Manila's drug war: Female assassin's story

Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

A violent crackdown on illegal drugs in the Philippines has left more than 1,900 people dead. The BBC spoke to two people in the middle of the drug war.

Why India's two medal Olympic success is significant

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

The world's second most populous nation sent more than a hundred athletes to the Games but only two of them won medals, a silver and a bronze.

What happens when you let a dog in the studio...

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

James Davidson, co-founder of pet food company Tails.com, talks to Business Live - but his dog Monty steals the show.

UN envoy: How the world failed Syria

Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

The UN's humanitarian envoy to Syria says people could have been spared the brutality of the past five years.

Hiker describes 30-day ordeal lost in NZ mountains

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

Czech hiker, Pavlina Pizova, who went missing a month ago in the snowy mountains of New Zealand has described the "harrowing" ordeal in which her partner died.