UK won't work with Assad - Hammond

Britain will not work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the battle against Islamic State extremists, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 8:37 am

Woman 'saw Congo colonel order rape'

A woman who was gang-raped and burned in her house tells a DR Congo war crimes trial she saw an army colonel give the orders.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 8:36 am

Russian aid convoy 'invades Ukraine'

Ukraine's President Poroshenko accuses Russia of a "flagrant violation of international law" after Russian humanitarian aid lorries crossed the border without permission.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 8:25 am

VIDEO: Malaysia's day of mourning for MH17

Malaysians are marking the return of the remains of the first 20 victims from the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine in July.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 8:21 am

PCC chosen in 10.4% turnout election

Labour's David Jamieson is elected as the new West Midlands police and crime commissioner as it emerges the turnout was 10.4%.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 8:13 am

Gas water leak repairs to take days

It will take several days to fix gas supplies to hundreds of properties in Blaenau Gwent after a burst main leaked into gas pipes, Wales and West Utilities says.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 8:10 am

VIDEO: Blast off for sat-nav satellites

A Soyuz rocket carrying two satellites which will make up part of a new European sat-nav system, blasts off from French Guiana.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 8:09 am

IS militants 'biggest threat' to US

Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, senior American officials warn.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 8:05 am

Adams to miss World Championships

Olympic and Commonwealth champion Nicola Adams pulls out of the Women's World Championships with a shoulder injury.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 8:00 am

Cardiff want LMA chief to resign

Cardiff call for League Managers' Association chief Richard Bevan to resign over its "reprehensible" statement on Malky Mackay.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 7:52 am

Bergdahl prisoner swap 'illegal'

The exchange of five Taliban fighters held at Guantanamo Bay for a captive US soldier violated the law, a US government watchdog agency finds.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 7:51 am

Officer admits selling model story

An ex-Met Police community support officer could face prison after admitting selling a story to the Sun about a supermodel facing an assault allegation.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 7:51 am

M25 delays after fire damages road

A section of the M25 in Essex was closed and there were "severe" delays, following a lorry fire which damaged the surface of the carriageway.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 7:42 am

The backlash against banter

Why 'banter' is experiencing a backlash

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 7:33 am

Irishman did not have Ebola virus

An Irishman who died after recently returning from Sierra Leone did not have the Ebola virus, health authorities confirm.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 7:25 am

Four white lion cubs born in Germany

Four rare white lion cubs - three males and one female - are born at a circus on tour in eastern Germany.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 7:23 am

Man killed as car plunges into lake

A driver dies when his car plunges into the largest natural lake in south-west England.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 6:57 am

Gaza: Suspected informants executed

Hamas says 18 people suspected of collaborating with Israel have been executed, as two Palestinians are killed by Israeli air strikes on Gaza.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 6:49 am

Liverpool medical for £16m Balotelli

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli is flying to England for a medical as talks continue over a £16m move to Liverpool.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 6:47 am

Senegal closes border over Ebola

Senegal closes its border with Guinea because of the deadly Ebola outbreak, despite WHO warnings that such measures are counter-productive.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 6:46 am

Researchers hack into Gmail app

US researchers say they have been able to hack into Gmail accounts with a 92% success rate by exploiting a weakness in smartphone software.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 6:41 am

Four bids received for bust shipyard

Administrators receive four bids for Ferguson Shipbuilders in Port Glasgow, which went bust last week with the loss of 70 jobs.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 6:39 am

VIDEO: Ecclestone 'not scared of anything'

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone tells the BBC's Dan Roan he wants to run Formula 1 for as long as he can after paying £60m to end his three-month bribery trial.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 6:31 am

VIDEO: Apology over 'banter' statement

The League Managers' Association has apologised after describing offensive text messages sent by Malky Mackay as "friendly banter".

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 6:30 am

Man jailed for filming in cinema

A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in the West Midlands town of Walsall.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 6:19 am