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Mattis: US national security focus no longer terrorism

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:11:36 GMT

The defence secretary points to "growing threats" from Russia and China.

Pope Francis 'slander' comment angers Chile abuse victims

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:14:22 GMT

Francis said there was no evidence a Chilean bishop had covered up another priest's actions.

Data-stealing spyware 'traced to Lebanon'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:09:01 GMT

Nation-state malware dubbed Dark Caracal uncovered by security researchers.

Larry Nassar case: Olympic champ Jordyn Wieber reveals abuse

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:04:00 GMT

Jordyn Wieber and teammate Aly Raisman tell the child abuser: "The tables have turned, Larry."

Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:22:28 GMT

Jeanette Epps would have been the first African-American astronaut on the space station crew.

President Putin plunges into icy water to mark Epiphany

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:17:35 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken part in a traditional Orthodox ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany.

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was 'innocent'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:40:44 GMT

DNA tests suggest the real killer could be linked to several other killings - and still at large.

Kenya investigates 'sex attacks' on new mothers at hospital

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:17:31 GMT

The facility says claims new mothers were attacked on their way to feed their babies are "untrue".

US shutdown: Senate bill on verge of collapse amid rancour

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:14:31 GMT

President Trump invites the Democratic Senate leader to the White House for last-ditch talks.

British 'extreme kayaker' sets 128ft waterfall record

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:26:11 GMT

Bren Orton plunged down the Big Banana falls in Mexico, setting a British record.

'Ooh-ee!' says Texas Tourniquet Killer in lethal injection

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:16:15 GMT

The Tourniquet Killer apologised to victims before complaining of a burning sensation from the jab.

Sex and the City - Cattrall's casting tips

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:12:13 GMT

The actress says she'd like Sofia Vergara or Tiffany Haddish to play Samantha in Sex and the City 3.

Turkey steps up Syria shelling as invasion of Afrin looms

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:12:34 GMT

It says it marks the start of a planned invasion of northern Syria to wipe out Kurdish fighters.

Russian social media defends air cadets dancing in underwear

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:34:14 GMT

Would-be pilots saved from expulsion after social media steps in to defend their 'fooling around'.

The future of high-speed travel?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:45:22 GMT

Virgin's Hyperloop One plans to get passengers to their destination in minutes rather than hours.

Fishermen escape crash by split-second

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:16:39 GMT

Watch how fishermen in Oregon react as a boat speeds straight towards them.

Jacinda Ardern: Working mums on how to survive a short maternity leave

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:33:51 GMT

The New Zealand prime minister will be taking six weeks maternity leave before returning to her job.

Meghan Markle: Why people love Prince Harry's fiancee

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:35:27 GMT

Fans of Meghan Markle describe what they like so much about the future wife of Prince Harry.

London is lit up by Lumiere festival

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:42:56 GMT

The four-night festival is illuminating landmarks across the city.

Australia's Channel 9 news promo looks like BBC's version

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:47:22 GMT

Channel 9's promo for its Today show was copied, at moments, word for word from the BBC's promo video.

Cosmetic firms 'need to do more for women of colour'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:57:11 GMT

Beauty blogger Jackie Aina wants the cosmetic industry to do more for women of colour.

'Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:21:49 GMT

Delayed marriage and parenthood has pushed back perceptions of when adulthood starts.

How to survive in Moscow without sunshine

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:15:00 GMT

Moscow endured a December without sunshine - Oleg Boldyrev describes a hundred shades of grey.

US government shutdown: How did we get here again?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:36:58 GMT

The US is days away from a potential government shutdown. It's happened before. What is going on?

North Korean skiers dream of Paralympic success

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:10:45 GMT

Two novice skiers are set to represent their country for the first time at the Winter Paralympics.

What happened to worries about Trump's business?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:03:16 GMT

What happened to worries about President Trump's potential conflicts of interest?

Israel's Indian Jews and their lives in the 'promised land'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:12:10 GMT

Indian-origin Jews moved to Israel soon after its creation, but their lives have not been easy.

Cancer in a country with no radiotherapy machine

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:31:27 GMT

Uganda's only machine broke in 2016, leaving hundreds of patients without adequate care.

Will we ever be able to trust driverless cars?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:46:35 GMT

As cars become more automated, some experts worry that we are becoming complacent drivers.

Bollywood film breaks the taboo around periods

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:05:37 GMT

The story of one man's quest to make cheap sanitary pads has been made into a comedy.

I begged social services to take my children away

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:10:35 GMT

Sam spent more than 20 years as an addict before overcoming a cycle of trauma and abusive relationships.

Australia v England: Tourists hold nerve to take 2-0 series lead

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:50:40 GMT

England hold their nerve to take a 2-0 lead in the one-day international series with a four-wicket victory over Australia at Brisbane.

Pele resting at home as hospital reports are denied by spokesperson

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:29:47 GMT

Brazil legend Pele is resting at home, says his spokesperson, who has dismissed reports he was taken to hospital with exhaustion.

Masters 2018: Judd Trump beats Shaun Murphy in quarter-finals

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:02:42 GMT

Judd Trump held off a comeback from Shaun Murphy to win 6-4 and move into the Masters semi-finals.

Alexis Sanchez: Gossip column extra on a possible move to Manchester United from to Arsenal

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:21:47 GMT

BBC Sport's David Ornstein and Simon Stone discuss the details of the imminent transfer of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal to Manchester United.