Gaza truce fails as Israeli 'seized'

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

Israeli forces search for a soldier believed captured in fighting that ended a short-lived truce in Gaza.

Ebola spreading too fast - WHO

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders.

Police 'chokehold' caused NYC death

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

A medical examiner has ruled that a police officer's "chokehold" caused the death of a man in New York.

Arson fear over Eastbourne Pier fire

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

A fire that ripped through Eastbourne Pier is now feared to have been started deliberately.

Obama defends under-fire CIA director

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

President Barack Obama has defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the US tortured prisoners after 9/11.

MH17 crash team finds human remains

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts find human remains at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine as fighting continues.

Uganda court annuls anti-gay law

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.

Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 25 people and injures about 267 others.

Republicans inch towards border deal

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

A bill to strengthen the US border with Mexico amid a surge in arrivals from Central America clears its first hurdle in the House of Representatives.

US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, adding to optimism that the US economy is roaring once more.

Xinjiang imam murder 'suspects shot'

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say.

India hires mimics to scare monkeys

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

Forty men have been hired in India to impersonate monkeys, and scare away thousands of real monkeys causing havoc around Delhi's parliament.

VIDEO: Rare contact with remote Amazon tribe

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

A group of previously isolated indigenous people from the Amazon has come face to face with a settled community of villagers for the first time in the Brazilian state of Acre, according to authorities.

VIDEO: Last of the scissor makers

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

Eric Stones has been making scissors by hand for 58 years.

VIDEO: Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

Taiwan gas blasts in Kaohsiung kill at least 24

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

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VIDEO: New York's 21st Century artisans

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

Members of the "millennial generation" are finding ways build businesses selling items that are handmade.

VIDEO: Poodling along in the gymnasium

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

A new gymnasium exclusively for dogs has opened up in Alexandria, Virginia.

VIDEO: Axe crashes through windscreen

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

A car passenger had a lucky escape after an axe flew off the back of a lorry and through the windscreen of the vehicle travelling behind it.

VIDEO: Immersive cinema: Is this the future?

Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

Newsnight reports on the growing popularity of immersive entertainment.