Canada 'not intimidated' by attacks

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Canada "will never be intimidated", PM Stephen Harper says after two deadly attacks on soldiers - including one that ends in a shootout inside parliament.

Coalition Syria strikes 'kill 553'

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.

Boko Haram 'abducts more women'

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Dozens of women and girls are abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants, despite an alleged truce, residents say.

Nato jets 'intercept Russian plane'

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Nato warplanes have intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia.

Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.

Netanyahu blames Abbas over attack

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the Palestinian president of incitement, after an attack which killed a baby in Jerusalem.

White House fence jumper arrested

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the president's residence in Washington.

Military heads admit Afghan mistakes

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.

Japan minister in sex bar funds row

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Japan's new trade minister Yoichi Miyazawa is forced to defend himself after it emerged support staff spent office money at a sex club.

Air chiefs quit over Total boss death

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

The chief executive of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy resign after a plane crash this week that killed the head of France's Total, Christophe de Margerie.

EU eyes new green energy targets

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

An EU summit gets under way shortly in Brussels seeking agreement on carbon emission cuts that could make Europe a global leader again in climate policy.

India's Modi visits Siachen glacier

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Indian PM Narendra Modi makes a brief visit to the Siachen glacier on his way to Indian-administered Kashmir to spend the Diwali festival looking at the damage caused by last month's floods.

Sgt-at-arms hailed as Canadian hero

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

After Canadian House of Commons Sgt-at-arms Kevin Vickers reportedly shot a gunman in a parliament building in Ottawa, he was hailed on Twitter as Canada's hero.

Hong Kong's political haircut

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Hong Kong politician get a dressing down in a hair salon.

Ebola, race and fear

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Are portrayals of Ebola as a "black" disease fueling existing Western racism - or are claims of prejudice distracting from efforts to control the outbreak?

VIDEO: 'Britain will support IS strategy'

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

The US envoy tasked by President Obama with leading the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria tells BBC Newsnight says Britain will "support us".

VIDEO: Ukraine elections: 'We've had enough of looking east'

Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Ukrainians go to the polls this weekend in a key parliamentary election. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg is reporting from across the country.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

VIDEO: Can King Khan top Diwali box office?

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Farah Khan's much-anticipated new film, Happy New Year, is released for Diwali.

VIDEO: Trapped in toys: Toddler's arcade adventure

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Firefighters had to free 18-month-old Colin Lambert after the toddler climbed inside an arcade game in Maryville, Tennessee.