Italy earthquake: Search for survivors as death toll tops 160

Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

Thousands of rescuers search through the night for survivors following Wednesday's deadly earthquake in a mountainous area of central Italy.

Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement

Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

Colombia's government and the Farc rebel group sign a historic peace agreement after nearly four years of negotiations.

Pneumatic octopus is a first for soft robotics

Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

Engineers in the US have built a self-contained, entirely soft robot - in the shape of a 7cm octopus.

Get campaigning, UKIP's Farage tells Donald Trump rally

Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

Outgoing UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage tells supporters of Donald Trump to get out and campaign for the Republican presidential candidate.

Five die in sea off UK beach

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Two more bodies are pulled from the sea at Camber Sands in East Sussex, hours after three men were recovered from the water on the hottest day of the year.

Earth-sized planet orbits closest star

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Scientists identify a planet only slightly larger than Earth that is orbiting Proxima Centauri - the closest star to our Solar System.

Protests over huge N Dakota oil pipeline

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Dozens of protesters gather in Washington DC to express their fears about a huge oil pipeline which will cross four states in the US Midwest.

IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels 'take Jarablus'

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish forces and US air cover, say they have taken the Syrian town of Jarablus from jihadists of so-called Islamic State.

Kabul raid: Security forces shoot dead university attackers

Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

Afghan police shoot dead two gunmen whose attack on the American University in Kabul killed at least one person and injured more than 20.

Vietnam woman 'cuts off limbs for insurance payout'

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

A Vietnamese woman admits to paying for her left hand and foot to be severed to defraud her insurance firm with a rail accident claim, police say.

Fish killer closes Yellowstone River

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Montana officials indefinitely close the Yellowstone River over concerns of a deadly parasite that has killed off thousands of fish.

France 'burkini ban': Images of police on beach fuel debate

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Images of French police appearing to fine a woman on a beach in Nice fuel the debate over a controversial "burkini ban".

Syrian conjoined twins die awaiting transfer abroad

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

One-month-old conjoined twins who were evacuated from a besieged rebel-held suburb of Syria's capital Damascus die while awaiting transfer abroad.

Airlander 10: Longest aircraft damaged during flight

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

The world's longest aircraft - the Airlander 10 - is damaged when it takes a nosedive on landing during its second test flight.

Myanmar earthquake: One dead and temples damaged

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes central Myanmar, damaging ancient temples and leaving at least one person dead.

Why Trump voters wish it was the 1950s

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

A survey by Pew Research found that supporters of Trump and Clinton have very different opinions about America's past.

Pulled from the wreckage of her convent in Amatrice

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

At least 120 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday.

Earthquake causes houses to crash down hillside in Italy village

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

In Pescara del Tronto, all the houses have collapsed so that the village no longer exists. Damian Grammaticas reports.

The gems in America's jewel box: US National Park Service turns 100

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

The National Park Service was established 100 years ago, and a new photo exhibit in Washington DC to mark the occasion highlights some of the nation's natural treasures.

'Terrible to see 'burkini' confrontation'

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Mathilde Cousin describes what happened on a Nice beach when French police appeared to make a woman remove clothing under a "burkini ban".