India and US seal nuclear deal

India and the US announce a breakthrough on a deal for supplying civilian nuclear technology, on the first day of President Barack Obama's visit.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 10:03 am

Tories 'close to TV debates deal'

The Conservatives are close to agreeing to new plans for pre-election television debates, the party's chairman Grant Shapps says.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 10:01 am

At least 10 killed in Egypt protests

At least 10 people are killed in Cairo during street protests marking the fourth anniversary of the start Egypt's 2011 uprising.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 9:53 am

Boko Haram attacks key Nigeria city

Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram launch an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 9:49 am

Ukraine vows to 'calm' fighting

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vows to "calm" fighting with pro-Russia rebels in east Ukraine, a day after 30 people were killed in shelling in Mariupol.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 9:45 am

Probe into care home minibus death

An investigation has been launched after an elderly woman was crushed by a runaway minibus in the car park of her care home.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 9:42 am

Cruise ship hit by engine room fire

A cruise ship with more than 1,000 people on board was left temporarily without power off the coast of Morocco after a fire in the engine room.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 9:28 am

Farage hits back at defecting MEP

An MEP who has defected to the Conservatives had "reached the end of the road" with UKIP, party leader Nigel Farage says.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 9:25 am

Hlatshwayo not fit to face Ghana

South Africa defender Thulani Hlatshwayo is ruled out of Tuesday's Africa Cup of Nations match against Ghana.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 9:21 am

Sharapova and Nadal reach last-eight

Maria Sharapova will face Eugenie Bouchard, and Rafael Nadal makes the Australian Open quarter-finals - plus round-up.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 9:16 am

Vexed Mexes: Europe's angriest footballer?

AC Milan's Philippe Mexes grabs the throats of two Lazio players after being sent off in fiery Serie A clash.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 9:10 am

Murphy: Scrapping Trident 'wrong'

Jim Murphy says it would be "wrong" to advocate scrapping Trident as Nicola Sturgeon calls on Labour to rethink its support for nuclear weapons.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 9:07 am

WHO vows reform after Ebola 'shocks'

The World Health Organization sets out plans for reform, admitting it was too slow to respond to the "horrific" Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 9:01 am

Teens 'use machete' in hijacking bid

Police arrest a boy aged 16 and an 18-year-old man after an attempt was made to force a taxi driver from his vehicle using a machete.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 8:51 am

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

A round-up of social media trends from across the world

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 8:42 am

Murray beats Dimitrov in epic

Andy Murray wins a gruelling late-night contest with Grigor Dimitrov to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 7:59 am

'No veto' on Scots benefit changes

Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael says the UK government will not be able to stop Scotland from making changes to welfare benefits when they are devolved.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 7:57 am

Gatland praises Jones' 'huge' impact

Warren Gatland, Graham Price and Shane Williams join those praising Adam Jones following his international retirement.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 7:53 am

'100mph drink-drive' man arrested

A suspected drink-driver is arrested after his vehicle is spotted travelling at about 100mph on a 30mph-limit road.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 7:24 am

Bradford boss snubs Mourinho gesture

Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson refused Jose Mourinho's handshake before full-time in the FA Cup win over Chelsea.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 7:01 am

US talk show pioneer Franklin dies

Joe Franklin, who was a New York TV host for 43 years and is credited by some as having invented the talk show format, dies at the age of 88.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 6:54 am

Aer Lingus 'to accept' new IAG bid

Irish airline Aer Lingus is set to approve a takeover bid by British Airways owner IAG, the BBC understands.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 6:47 am

VIDEO: Colin Firth on being an unlikely villain

Actor Colin Firth has said the director of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Matthew Vaughn, cast him in the film because he was so unlikely to be seen as a villain.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 6:42 am

Arrest over 'guns and bomb parts'

Guns, ammunition and suspected pipe bomb parts had been found during an overnight search of a house in west Belfast, police say.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 6:41 am

Sniper film 'stoking Islamophobia'

The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, an Arab-American civil rights group says.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 6:21 am