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Syria rebels 'in push to break Aleppo siege'
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:07:35 GMT
Rebels in Syria announce an offensive aimed at breaking the government's siege of eastern Aleppo.

Oregon stand-off: Wildlife refuge occupiers in shock acquittal
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:12:26 GMT
Leaders of a militia who took over a wildlife refuge in Oregon are cleared, in a surprise verdict.

Philippines Duterte: God told me to stop swearing
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:53:55 GMT
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he will clean up his language after God gave him an ultimatum.

Mosul Iraq battle: 'Tens of thousands of civilians' used as IS human shields
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:26:23 GMT
So-called Islamic State is using thousands of civilians as human shields in Mosul, the UN says.

Nato chief says alliance 'does not want new Cold War'
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 03:59:52 GMT
Nato is not seeking confrontation with Russia despite deploying 4,000 troops to eastern Europe, the alliance's chief tells the BBC.

Brisbane bus driver dies after being set on fire by passenger
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:45:02 GMT
A bus driver has died in Brisbane, Australia, after a passenger threw an "item" which set him on fire, say police.

US election 2016: Trump running mate Mike Pence's plane skids off runway
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:15:31 GMT
Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence's plane skids off a runway on landing in New York.

Rio 2016: Wada publishes report highlighting 'serious failings' at Olympic Games
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:06:40 GMT
A Wada report on the anti-doping methods employed at Rio 2016 highlights "serious failings" at this summer's Olympic Games.

Venezuela: General strike staged against Nicolas Maduro
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:15:23 GMT
A general strike is staged in Venezuela over calls for a referendum to remove the president from power.

Big stores in Germany stop selling 'creepy clown' masks
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:06:47 GMT
German department stores stop selling "creepy clown" masks ahead of Halloween after a spate of ambushes.

Celebgate hack: Collins sentenced over nude photos theft
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:42:56 GMT
A Pennsylvania man is sentenced to 18 months in jail for hacking celebrity accounts.

Topless selfie student crashes into Texas police car
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:13:39 GMT
A US student crashes into a police car while taking a topless selfie behind the wheel, Texas law enforcement officials say.

Is two-child policy changing China?
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:21:22 GMT
One year on from the relaxation of China's one child policy, what impact has it had?

Battle for Mosul: With Kurdish fighters as they seize a village from IS
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:05:40 GMT
The BBC's Orla Guerin was with Kurdish fighters in the village of Fazliya as it was seized from IS.

Living in the ruins of the Calais 'Jungle'
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:55:30 GMT
The BBC finds young people still living among the fires in the Calais migrant camp known as the 'Jungle'.

Michelle Obama campaigns with Clinton in North Carolina
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:03:40 GMT
US first lady Michelle Obama has appeared for the first time during the presidential election race with Hillary Clinton.

Syrian family granted asylum in UK stuck in Lebanon
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 03:23:19 GMT
A Syrian family accepted for asylum in the UK have their relocation plans cancelled twice.

Mosul: IS goes on propaganda offensive
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:46:16 GMT
Mosul battle: IS goes on propaganda offensive

Brazil boy regains smile after losing all his teeth
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:26:31 GMT
Boy who lost all his teeth at the age of three regains smile and story goes viral in Brazil.

Japan etiquette video discourages applying make-up on trains
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:16:02 GMT
A Japanese rail company causes anger by telling commuters that doing make-up on the train is "ugly to see".

Italy police recover stolen manuscript after 30 years
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:15:49 GMT
Italian art police recover a priceless manuscript after spotting it for sale online.

Chechnya 'morality police' to stop wedding misbehaviour
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:07:39 GMT
Monitors will attend Chechen weddings in order to enforce traditions.

Software tracks down online 'Polish death camp' slurs
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:42:48 GMT
Civic group tracks online phrases implying Poland ran Nazi death camps.

How 'Jungle' was torn down
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:58:33 GMT
Dramatic images of the operation to clear the Calais 'Jungle' camp, which saw nearly 6,000 migrants evacuated.

Propaganda offensive
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:31:05 GMT
So-called Islamic State (IS) has gone on a propaganda offensive as its enemies close in on its Iraqi stronghold, Mosul.

Show me the money
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:34:43 GMT
Ukraine's anti-corruption drive reveals that some top politicians, including the prime minister, have huge wealth, Tom Burridge reports.

'We need progress'
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:08:44 GMT
Russia's high-speed trains have revolutionised rail travel - but life by the tracks has much less glamour, Seva Boiko reports.

Blinded at 14
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:39:31 GMT
Photographer Abid Bhat documents the story of 14-year-old Insha Mushtaq, who lost vision in both her eyes after being hit by pellets in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Forbidden babies
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:23:34 GMT
John Sudworth investigates the role of the state in China's family policy a year on from the end of the one-child rule.

In pictures
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:45:41 GMT
Rare 19th century photographs of Shanghai by English photographer William Saunders go on show in London in first public exhibition devoted to his work.

Lost riches
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:07:39 GMT
Can Brazil's "oil capital", Macae, bounce back after the Petrobras scandal?

Murder hot spot no longer
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:11:47 GMT
The BBC's Katy Watson reports on how investing in CCTV and deploying the army may have helped reduce the crime rate in Honduras, once the murder hot spot of the world.

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