US elections: Trump details plans to track illegal immigrants

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he will develop a "tracking system" to remove illegal immigrants who outstay their visas.

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.

First Turkish death in Syrian campaign

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

Turkey suffers its first loss of life in an intensifying campaign in northern Syria, when a soldier is killed in a Kurdish attack on a tank unit.

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.

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.

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.

Colombia peace deal: Farc to announce ceasefire on Sunday

Posted on Sunday August 28, 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.

Venezuela opposition leader Daniel Ceballos sent to prison again

Posted on Sunday August 28, 2016

A prominent opposition leader in Venezuela, Daniel Ceballos, is sent back to prison for allegedly planning political acts of violence.

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.

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?

Born a refugee: Syria's war babies

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

More than 300,000 babies have been born as refugees since the start of the Syrian civil war.

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.

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?

Mariachi's holiday snaps with a message

Posted on Saturday August 27, 2016

Karim Hauser's Instagram account, 'Mariachi in transit' sees him place himself as a mariachi in unexpected settings.

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.