| Share
 

World News

From BBC News

MH17 dead to be flown to Netherlands
The first bodies from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine are due to be flown to the Netherlands for identification.
UN chief: 'Start talking' over Gaza
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pushes for an end to the Gaza conflict with a call in Israel for both sides to "start talking".
Airlines halt flights into Israel
US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away.
Suicide car bomb kills 21 in Iraq
A suicide car bomb has killed at least 21 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraqi police say.
US court allows Arizona execution
The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.
Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan
EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.
Joko Widodo wins Indonesia poll
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly-contested presidential election.
Nigerian leader vows to free girls
Nigeria's president tells parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists that the government is doing everything to secure their release.
Attack on Congo barracks 'repulsed'
An attack on the military barracks of the presidential guards in Kinshasa has been repulsed, the DR Congo government says.
Tajik spy charge academic freed
An academic working for a British university has been freed after being held for over a month in Tajikistan on suspicion of spying.
Mass eviction of Venezuela squatters
Venezuelan soldiers remove hundreds of families from a notorious 45-storey Caracas skyscraper that dominates the city skyline.
Real Madrid seal 71m Rodriguez deal
Real Madrid sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco for a fee that could rise to 71m.
White flags stump New York police
Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.
Video teasing North Korean leader goes viral
Millions watch video poking fun at Kim Jong-un.
US courts conflict on Obamacare law
Two US appeals courts give conflicting rulings regarding a federal regulation implementing key subsidies of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
US hospital in $190m 'abuse' payout
Johns Hopkins Hospital agrees to pay $190m to thousands of women who joined a legal case claiming a gynaecologist secretly recorded them.
Non-stop Argentina debt talks demand
A US judge orders Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts later this month.
Dunga is named new Brazil coach
Dunga, captain of Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning side, becomes the national team's coach for the second time.
Human body parts dumped in Tanzania
Eight people from a Tanzanian medical institute are arrested after 85 bags containing human body parts are found in the city of Dar es Salaam.
'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV
Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its hiding places in the body.
Typhoon Rammasun strikes Vietnam
Typhoon Rammasun has killed at least 11 people in Vietnam and several people remain missing, according to local media.
S Korea ferry boss death confirmed
Police in South Korea say a body they found in June is that of the fugitive boss of the operator of a ferry that sank in April killing 300 people.
EU to widen Russia sanctions
The EU will widen sanctions against Russia to include more individuals and consider targeting the defence sector, the Dutch foreign minister says.
Children dead in French bus crash
Five children and an adult are killed in a minibus crash near the French city of Troyes, south-east of Paris, officials say.
Iraq monastery 'seized by militants'
Islamist militants who control the Iraqi city of Mosul are reported to have seized a nearby ancient monastery and ordered the monks to leave.
France condemns 'anti-Semitic' riot
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls attacks "anti-Semitic" violence that broke out during a protest against Israel's action in Gaza.
UK 'still exporting arms' to Russia
The UK is still exporting millions of pounds worth of arms and other military equipment to Russia., despite concerns over its links to separatist rebels, say MPs.
Lib Dem MP criticised for Gaza tweet
Lib Dem MP David Ward is accused of making "vile comments" on social media about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Microsoft profit falls on Nokia loss
Technology giant Microsoft reports a 7% fall in profits to $4.6bn in the second quarter, hit by a $692m loss at its newly-acquired Nokia handset division.
Apple earnings up on iPhone sales
Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.
Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%
US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.
Boxer Evans out of Glasgow Games
Gold medal hope Fred Evans is out of Glasgow 2014 as Team Wales suffer yet another major setback in the build-up.
Celtic 4-0 KR Reykjavik (agg 5-0)
Virgil van Dijk and Teemu Pukki both hit doubles as Celtic outclass KR Reykjavik at Murrayfield in the Champions League.
Glasgow set for opening ceremony
Athletes from 71 nations will compete in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, which get under way with the opening ceremony on Wednesday.
Reporter 'made error' at crash site
Sky News reporter Colin Brazier admits he was wrong to handle victims' belongings at the MH17 crash site in Ukraine.
British films to premiere at Toronto
A trio of major British films are to receive their world premieres at this year's Toronto Film Festival, including Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.
YouTube star sued in copyright case
The entrepreneur is being taken to court for alleged copyright infringement by a record label whose own artist Kaskade has come forward to defend her.
VIDEO: On the ground in 'devastated' Gaza
The BBC's Paul Adams reports from Gaza City where rescue workers try to retrieve bodies from buildings brought down by missile strikes.
VIDEO: Relatives mourn Israeli soldier deaths
Relatives of soldiers killed in Israel in the on-going fighting with Palestinians have spoken to the BBC as the UN secretary-general calls for an end to the conflict.
VIDEO: Gaza: Why Rafah crossing matters
Lyse Doucet reports on the hardship of life in Gaza and the importance of Rafah Crossing, on the Gaza Egypt border.
VIDEO: Norway: 20-hour Ramadan fast ?tough?
In Norway, where the days can be 20 hours long in the summer, fasting during Ramadan is a particular challenge.
VIDEO: Concordia to be towed to Genoa
The wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia will be towed to its home port Genoa, where it will then be scrapped.
VIDEO: Madrid fans joy at Rodriguez signing
Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French league club Monaco.
VIDEO: Joko Widodo wins Indonesia election
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly-contested presidential election.
VIDEO: Floral tributes for MH17 victims
Hundreds of flowers have been laid outside Schiphol airport in Amsterdam in remembrance of the victims of the Malaysian airliner which crashed in Ukraine.
Which sport are you made for? Take our test
Take our test to see which Commonwealth Games events match your abilities.
In pictures: Life in denuded India villages
Life in Indian villages denuded by deforestation
Will MH17 air disaster damage Putin?
Whether MH17 disaster can tarnish Putin's reputation
The deaths uniting women across the world
The deaths that unite women across the world
Will Libya's militias defeat democracy?
Will Libya's militias defeat democracy?
VIDEO: When Britain ruled India
Living in India during the dying days of the British Raj
From an orphanage to entrepreneur
From living in an orphanage to becoming a self-made millionaire
Gaza: How Hamas tunnel network grew
How Hamas spawned network of 'Viet Cong' tunnels

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring