Bangladesh forces clear Dhaka cafe and rescue hostages

Posted on Saturday July 02, 2016

Bangladeshi troops clear a cafe in the capital Dhaka, killing six gunmen and rescuing 13 hostages, but the fate of other captives remains unclear.

Australia votes in federal election

Posted on Saturday July 02, 2016

Australians are voting in the country's federal election, where the conservative coalition government is widely expected to hold power.

Islamic State group: Two senior leaders 'killed in US-led air strike'

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016

Two senior military leaders of so-called Islamic State (IS) were killed by a US-led coalition air strike in Iraq, the Pentagon says.

Mexico teachers protest: Food airlifts to blockade-hit areas

Posted on Saturday July 02, 2016

Mexico's air force flies grain into southern Oaxaca state to deal with dwindling food supplies there caused by roadblocks set up by protesting teachers.

US air and drone strikes 'killed up to 116 civilians'

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016

US drone and air strikes killed between 64 and 116 civilians outside war zones between 2009 and 2015, the White House says.

French poet Yves Bonnefoy dies

Posted on Saturday July 02, 2016

The French poet, translator and art critique Yves Bonnefoy dies, aged 93, according to media reports.

BHP fights Brazil claim over iron mine collapse

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016

Mining giant BHP Billiton says it will fight the suspension by the Brazilian Supreme Court of a settlement for damages caused by a dam burst at an iron ore mine.

Syria: Rebels say pilot killed after plane shot down

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016

Syrian rebels say they shot down a Syrian air force jet and blamed an al-Qaeda-linked group for killing the pilot.

Israel and Palestinians: Powers warn of 'perpetual conflict'

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016

World powers warn of "perpetual occupation and conflict" between Israel and Palestinian unless both sides take positive action.

Battle of the Somme: Royals at Somme centenary commemoration

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016

Thousands of people, including members of the Royal Family, attend a ceremony in France marking 100 years since the start of the World War One Battle of the Somme.

Sierra Leonean diplomat kidnapped in Kaduna, Nigeria

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016

Sierra Leone's former army chief, Major-General Nelson Williams, is kidnapped in Nigeria, reportedly while on his way to an event in Kaduna state.

Judge blocks Mississippi anti-LGBT 'religious freedom' law

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016

A US judge blocks a Mississippi law protecting religious objections to same-sex marriage a day before it was due to take effect.

Ceremony in France to mark Battle of the Somme centenary

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016

Commemorations have been held in France to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

Investigation into first self-drive fatal crash

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016

An investigation is under way into what could be the first death caused by self-driving technology.

BBC presenter's tears over racist abuse

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016

Trish Adudu is moved to tears as she describes the racist tirade she faced in Coventry city centre.

Have Leave campaigners broken their referendum pledges?

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016

Leave campaigners spoke a lot about NHS spending and immigration before the EU referendum. Here's what they're saying now.

Beating the summer heat at US iceberg exhibit

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016

The National Building Museum's new exhibit features a "glacial ice field" - giant sculptures representing icebergs, as an alternative to Washington DC's summer heat.

Orangutans return home after Indonesia forest fires

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016

Three orangutans rescued from forest fires in Indonesia are returned to the wild by International Animal Rescue workers.

Feeling betrayed? Any regrets, Mr Johnson?

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016

Boris Johnson makes his first public comments since pulling out of the Tory leadership race, saying he wishes Michael Gove "every possible success".

$24m found in Miami attic drugs raid

Posted on Thursday June 30, 2016

More than $24 million (£18m) had been found in a Miami attic during a drugs raid, police say.