MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

The first two planes carrying victims of crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 land in the Netherlands where a day of mourning has been declared.

UN warns of Israel Gaza 'war crimes'

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says Israel may have committed war crimes in the Gaza Strip, while also condemning Hamas rocket attacks.

Scores killed in Taiwan plane crash

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

More than 40 people were killed when a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed after making a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, local officials say.

Last victim of US mudslide found

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Searchers in the US state of Washington locate what they believe to be the final missing body following a deadly mudslide in March.

White flags stump New York police

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.

Costa Concordia heads for scrapyard

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed away for scrap, in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever staged.

Geldof died of heroin overdose

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

TV presenter Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose after relapsing from a period of abstinence, a coroner rules.

Adele wins damages over photos of son

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Lawyers representing Adele's two-year old son, Angelo Adkins, accept a five-figure sum in damages to settle a privacy case over paparazzi photos marking his "milestone moments".

China detains five over meat scandal

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.

Polar bear 'too old' for Canada move

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

An elderly, "depressed" polar bear is to stay in Argentina because he is too old, a zoo decides, rejecting a petition to move him to Canada.

Quarantine over China plague death

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

Loud welcome for loud US tourists

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

The business community in a County Kerry village hits back at a cafe owner who has refused to serve "loud Americans".

VIDEO: Time-lapse shows Costa on move

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Time-lapse footage shows the wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, being towed on its final journey to the port of Genoa for scrapping.

VIDEO: Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, a coroner rules.

VIDEO: Pupils confuse Merkel with the Queen

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Indian and Kenyan school pupils explain what they understand about the Commonwealth Games and tried to identify the Royal family.

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Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

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VIDEO: Rodriguez hugs fan who invades pitch

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Colombian football star James Rodriguez hugged a fan who invaded the pitch as he was presented as a new player for Real Madrid.

VIDEO: Drones overhead on streets of Gaza

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

The United Nations says about 102,000 displaced people are now using shelters across Gaza as the Israeli offensive continues. Those who have stayed are adjusting to the sounds and sights of conflict, as Yolande Knell reports from Gaza.

VIDEO: Relatives mourn Israeli soldier deaths

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

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: Amur leopards born at zoo

Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

A pair of Amur leopards, which are said to be the rarest big cats in the world, have been born in Leicestershire.