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North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:57:45 GMT

The US measures will target individuals and firms, including banks, that trade with North Korea.

Catalonia referendum: Madrid court fines organisers

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:20:11 GMT

Organisers of the 1 October referendum face daily fines of up to €12,000 (£10,600; $14,300).

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at 94

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:00:17 GMT

Liliane Bettencourt was suffering from dementia and died peacefully at home, her family say.

Hell in a bottle: I survived an acid attack

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:20:59 GMT

Acid attacks are on the rise. BBC Stories meets four survivors who have suffered as a result of this growing trend.

Hurricane Maria 'leaves 15 dead in Dominica'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:01:02 GMT

At least 15 people are dead and 20 are missing on Dominica after Hurricane Maria, the PM says.

Mexico earthquake: Race to save survivors under collapsed school

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:54:21 GMT

Rescuers step up efforts to find people trapped under rubble, including at a school in Mexico City.

Ancient DNA sheds light on African history

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:08:47 GMT

DNA from ancient remains is used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa.

Mass protest in Philippines over Duterte 'dictatorship'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:59:43 GMT

Thousands protest Philippine president's law-and-order policies, amid drug allegations against his son.

UK PM 'to offer 20bn euros' Brexit deal

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:13 GMT

Theresa May is expected to propose a two year transitional period in her big Brexit speech on Friday.

Spain's Gran Canaria battles forest fires

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:13:17 GMT

Spanish firefighters battle a huge forest fire on the island of Gran Canaria.

Parsons Green attack: Two men released without charge

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:59:59 GMT

Four others, aged 17 to 30, remain in custody in connection with Friday's explosion.

Emma Stone: I started therapy for anxiety when I was seven

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:27:38 GMT

The Oscar-winning actress talks about treatment for panic attacks and being an "anxious child".

US police shoot deaf man 'ignoring commands'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:33:23 GMT

Magdiel Sanchez, who is deaf, was shot despite witnesses telling police that he could not hear.

Children rescued from rubble of Mexico school

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:11:35 GMT

At least 21 children and five adults died as the building collapsed during Tuesday's earthquake.

'He was the man' - young artists on Basquiat

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:13:15 GMT

Young black artists celebrate Jean-Michel Basquiat's impact on art.

Where is 'Nambia'? President Trump 'invents' African country

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:20:52 GMT

Speaking at a UN conference, US President Donald Trump appears to invent a whole new African nation.

Mumbai train gets water ride

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:48:43 GMT

A video of a train speeding past a flooded station in Mumbai and splattering everyone on the platform has gone viral.

Bere Island buzzing over mystery lottery win

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:52:10 GMT

Only 180 people live on Bere Island, County Cork - and it seems one of them has won £450,000.

Die Urbane: How do you form a 'hip hop' political party?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:20:07 GMT

Raphael Hillebrand didn't feel represented by Germany's political parties. So he started his own.

Ethiopian artists create art from animal bones and bags

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:30:13 GMT

Two artists in Ethiopia hope to protect the environment by turning rubbish into art.

Rihanna on make-up: 'It's not rocket science'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:24:29 GMT

We spoke with Rihanna about the response to her new beauty brand Fenty Beauty.

Netflix pulls Maya the Bee episode after obscenity complaint

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:33:36 GMT

The streaming giant removes one of its cartoons after a viewer claims it shows a drawing of a penis.

The virtual reality that turns you into a black woman

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:16:50 GMT

How did designers craft a virtual world made up of women of colour?

Lucy Fizz: Transgender icon becomes face of Glitterbox

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:50:20 GMT

How transgender dancer Lucy Fizz is challenging society's view of the LGBT community.

Becoming a Snapchat celeb with StevoTheMadMan

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:05:09 GMT

StevoTheMadMan gets over 250,000 views on Snapchat a day. He told us about his journey to the top.

Iran translator defends Trump speech omissions

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:49:48 GMT

Nima Chitsaz misinterpreted parts of Trump's UN speech which he said were "untrue" and "against Iran"

Russia turns on Morgan Freeman over election 'war' video

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:52:27 GMT

Russian media attack the actor for appearing in a video accusing Moscow of waging "war" on the US.

Why is a condom advert with Sunny Leone angering Indians?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:36:50 GMT

Billboards featuring a former porn star advise safe sex during a Hindu festival, upsetting conservatives.

Living with Alzheimer's disease

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:22:56 GMT

Meeting the Kenyans affected by the illness.

The place that banned the term grilled cheese and cocktail

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:20:42 GMT

The Office québécois de la langue française has eased up on dozens of English language words.

How do you like your wine – with a cork or screw-cap?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:09:40 GMT

As an increasing number of vineyards and wineries seal their bottles with screw-caps, the natural cork industry is fighting back.

The adventure that didn't quite go to plan

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:41:20 GMT

Mary Russell, a black woman with dwarfism, set off on a 900-mile journey through Vietnam with five other disabled people but quickly learned they were far from like-minded.

Angola's state hospital poor people assume is private

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:42:25 GMT

Angola has publicly funded healthcare with state-of-the-art clinics. So why are some hospitals running out of drugs? The BBC's Mayeni Jones investigates.

Trump and Rouhani trade insults in UN podium duel

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:08:25 GMT

Tough-talking President Donald Trump may have met his match in Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.

Diego Costa: Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid to sell striker

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:28:02 GMT

Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker Diego Costa back to the Spanish club.

Scottish League Cup: Motherwell 3-0 Aberdeen

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:37:34 GMT

Dominant Motherwell see off Aberdeen to reach their first League Cup semi-final since January 2011.

Hughie Fury's hardcore training regime in the Lake District

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:06:57 GMT

BBC Sport talks to Hughie Fury in the Lake District about his hardcore training regime before his fight with Joseph Parker.

Andre Ward: American two-weight world champion retires from boxing

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:57:56 GMT

American two-weight world champion Andre Ward retires from boxing because his body "cannot put up with the rigors" of the sport.

Man Utd chief predicts Facebook and Amazon Premier League interest

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:09:54 GMT

Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward expects Facebook and Amazon to "enter the mix" for Premier League rights

Super 8s: Salford Red Devils 4-30 St Helens

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:11:31 GMT

St Helens all but seal a place in the play-offs with victory at 12-man Salford in their final Super 8s match.

Who are Los Topos, Mexico's volunteer rescuers?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:59:02 GMT

The Topos - or Moles - were formed after the massive 1985 earthquake to find life under rubble.

Mexico earthquake: The neighbourhood where one house survived

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:57:43 GMT

Hortensia Navarro's home withstood the earthquake, but all her neighbours have been left homeless.

Where is the worst damage?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:03:27 GMT

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and bringing down buildings in Mexico City.

The moment the quake struck

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:04:27 GMT

A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 220 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City.

How earthquake rescue works

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:18:57 GMT

People are still trapped among collapsed buildings in the aftermath of the earthquake in Mexico. This is how rescuers are trying to save them.

Mexico's earthquake at street level: What one man saw

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:19:18 GMT

In this photo essay, photographer Clayton Conn shares his experience of the Mexico City earthquake.

Why some buildings collapsed and others did not

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:00:02 GMT

Some buildings are still standing - is it down to architecture or geology?

In pictures: Buildings toppled

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:58:28 GMT

Images from Mexico where a 7.1 magnitude earthquake south of the capital has toppled buildings.

Social media voices 'Strength to Mexico' message

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:58:09 GMT

People across the world have taken to social media to share information and express solidarity

Buildings evacuated

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:33:43 GMT

Buildings have been evacuated in the capital, Mexico City, after a strong earthquake.

Phone footage shows quake damage

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:06:00 GMT

Video shows buildings toppled fire in Mexico City.

History of deadly earthquakes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:55:41 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives to earthquakes in the last 100 years and improvements in technology have only slightly reduced the death toll.