Syria conflict: Russia 'driving rebels into hands of extremists'

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

Russia's increasing military action in Syria is forcing moderate elements within the opposition into the hands of extremists, a US state department spokesman says.

Hurricane Matthew is strongest storm in Atlantic in nine years

Posted on Saturday October 01, 2016

The most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic for nine years moves towards Jamaica, with wind speeds strong enough to wreck houses and infrastructure.

Mexico: 'El Chapo' Guzman's sons accused of deadly attack

Posted on Saturday October 01, 2016

Members of a notorious Mexican drugs cartel have ambushed a military convoy, killing five soldiers and wounding at least 10 others, authorities say.

US election 2016: Trump berates Alicia Machado on Twitter

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

Donald Trump attacks a former beauty pageant winner who criticised him for alleged sexist and misogynistic remarks as "disgusting" in a Twitter outburst.

Kashmir tension: Pakistan cinemas ban Indian films

Posted on Saturday October 01, 2016

Major cinemas in Pakistan ban Indian films in what they call an act of solidarity with the armed forces as tension mounts over the Kashmir dispute.

Ryder Cup 2016: Europe fight to cut US lead to 5-3 at Hazeltine

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

Europe win three of the afternoon fourballs matches to cut the United States' lead on the first day of the Ryder Cup.

San Diego police release Alfred Olango shooting videos

Posted on Saturday October 01, 2016

Police in the US city of San Diego release video footage of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside a shopping centre on Tuesday.

Bid to block US net handover rejected

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

A judge rejects a last-ditch attempt to stop the handover of internet naming power from the US to a non-profit group.

Cause of US sisters' Seychelles deaths remains a mystery

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

Two US sisters found dead while on holiday in the Seychelles died of excess fluid in their lungs, according to police on the Indian Ocean island.

Boxer Towell dies after Glasgow bout

Posted on Saturday October 01, 2016

Scottish boxer Mike Towell dies in hospital after being seriously injured in a bout on Thursday, his management says.

US Election 2016: Meet the 'Trumpettes'

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

The self-described "support group" of female Trump voters in California tells the BBC why they are voting for the businessman.

Bill Clinton keeps Barack Obama grounded

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

Barack Obama had to hurry up former US President Bill Clinton as the pair left Israel after attending the funeral of Shimon Peres.

No kidding, goat yoga is a thing

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

Goat yoga's growing international popularity

Month-old baby girl pulled from rubble in Idlib

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

A rescuer sobs as he pulls out alive a month-old baby girl from what is reported to be the aftermath of an air strike in Idlib, Syria.

'Trust me, I'm a Soweto tattoo artist'

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

South African tattoo artist Sibusiso Nkabinde talks about the challenges he faced setting up his studio in Soweto.

Up close at the 'Olympics of Chinese food'

Posted on Saturday October 01, 2016

The BBC's The Food Chain visited Rotterdam for an event known as 'the Olympics of Chinese food'.

Ship carrying chemicals sinking off Japan coast

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

A tanker carrying 450 tonnes of a chemical used in cleaning products has foundered off the coast of Japan.

Angry man smashes Apple iPhones with a petanque ball

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

A man is caught on video destroying iPhones at an Apple Store in Dijon by whacking them with a heavy metal ball used for playing petanque.

Russia spends 'fortune' on bridge to Crimea

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

A massive construction project has begun in Russia to build a 19km bridge to its newest region, Crimea, after it was annexed from Ukraine.

Louis Theroux

Posted on Saturday October 01, 2016

Sixteen years after making a documentary with Jimmy Savile, Louis Theroux revisits his encounter.