American Football player Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

American Football player Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem at a game in protest against what he sees as racial injustice.

Canadians switched at birth in second case at hospital

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

Two men in a remote indigenous community in Canada find out they were switched at birth in a government-run hospital 41 years ago.

Italy earthquake: Mass funeral for 35 victims

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

A mass funeral is held in Italy for 35 of the 290 people known to have died in the Italian earthquake on Wednesday.

Juno probe makes close pass of Jupiter

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

The US space agency’s Juno probe makes its first close approach to Jupiter since going into orbit in July.

Facebook overhauls Trending feature after bias claims

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

Social media giant Facebook makes its Trending feature more automated after criticism it was biased against conservative views.

Suspected rebels kill eight soldiers in ambush in Paraguay

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

Eight soldiers are killed in an ambush in northern Paraguay in an attack blamed on a Marxist rebel group.

Syrian war: Government regains Darayya after last rebels leave

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

The Syrian town of Darayya is back in government hands after the last rebels left under a deal to end a four-year siege.

Colombia peace deal: Farc to announce ceasefire on Sunday

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

The main leftist rebel group in Colombia, the Farc, is set to announce a ceasefire at midnight on Sunday after a peace deal with the government.

Micronesia: Couple rescued from desert island after SOS spotted in sand

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

Seven-day search ends when giant SOS sign is seen by helicopter on beach of uninhabited island.

Maine Governor Paul LePage criticised for 'racist' remarks

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

Republican governor caps controversial 72 hours by saying people of colour are "the enemy" of his state.

Donald Trump doctor admits writing health note in five minutes

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

Dr Harold Bornstein says he quickly wrote a letter saying Donald Trump would be the "healthiest individual ever" elected president so that the candidate "would be happy".

Turkey allows policewomen to wear Muslim headscarf

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

Turkey allows policewomen to wear the Islamic headscarf as part of their uniform.

Is Trump's pitch to black voters a lost cause?

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

For the first time, Donald Trump is making a direct pitch to African-American and Hispanic voters, but will it work?

Evacuation of Syrian city Darayya begins

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

The rebel-held city of Darayya is being evacuated by government forces after the last rebel fighters agreed to hand over their weapons and leave.

Why is Darayya important?

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

The evacuation of rebels from the town of Darayya holds strategic and symbolic significance for the Syrian conflict.

Funerals held in Italy as search for survivors continues

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

Funerals for some of the victims of Wednesday's earthquake are being held in Italy, while rescuers continue the search for more survivors.

Aleppo residents communicate with family

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

In Lebanon, Syrian refugee Fatima Tarasho communicates with her family in Aleppo through mobile messaging.

Ukraine's new hottest holiday location?

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

Can Odessa become Ukraine's new hot tourism ticket?

How is Halal changing the British high street?

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

London has just held the UK’s only Halal Food Festival. BBC News looks at how the so-called Muslim pound is changing the British high street.

Inside a Philippines prison drugs raid

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

The BBC witnesses a prison raid in one of Manila's biggest jails - the latest offensive in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.