Brazil's Dilma Rousseff defends record at impeachment trial

Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff defends her record before the impeachment trial in the Senate and says accusations are "pretexts" for a "coup".

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 12:48 pm

Dubai ruler's spot check finds empty desks

Red faces in the Dubai civil service as Sheikh Mohammed's early-morning tour finds nobody at work.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 12:27 pm

Plane makes emergency landing after tyre bursts on take off

A plane flying from Amsterdam to Manchester makes an emergency landing at Birmingham Airport after a tyre burst in flight.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 12:10 pm

Anthony Weiner scandal: Huma Abedin splits from sexting husband

Hillary Clinton's personal aide, Huma Abedin, says she is separating from her husband, disgraced former politician Anthony Weiner, amid a new sexting scandal.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 12:04 pm

German plan to force mums to name lovers in paternity cases

Germany's justice ministry drafts a law requiring mothers in paternity disputes to reveal who they slept with when their child was conceived.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 11:55 am

US Open 2016: Kyle Edmund thrashes 13th seed Richard Gasquet

Britain's Kyle Edmund beats 13th seed Richard Gasquet to claim the best win of his career and reach round two of the US Open.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 11:51 am

Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome third as Nairo Quintana wins stage 10

Chris Froome moves back into third in the Vuelta a Espana, 58 seconds behind Nairo Quintana, who wins stage 10 to regain the red jersey.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 11:37 am

County Cavan: Bodies of five members of family found

The bodies of five members of a family are found at a house in County Cavan in the Republic of Ireland.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 11:35 am

EpiPen maker to sell cheaper generic version

The maker of the EpiPen allergy drug will start selling a generic version in the wake of criticism about steep price increases.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 10:58 am

Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence

The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is "unacceptable" and must stop.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 10:33 am

Sergio Aguero: Argentina and Man City striker out of qualifiers

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is ruled out of Argentina's 2018 World Cup qualifiers because of a calf injury.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 9:56 am

Triathlon competitor collides with deer

Triathlons are tough at the best of times, but one competitor in the Dublin city event got more than he bargained for when he and a deer collided.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 9:54 am

Darrell Ward: TV's Ice Road Truckers driver dies in plane crash

Darrell Ward, one of the long-haul drivers made famous on TV's Ice Road Truckers, is killed in a plane crash at the age of 52.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 9:37 am

Man arrested in China 'Ripper' case

A man has admitted to the rape and murder of 11 victims in northern China over more than a decade, officials say.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 9:26 am

Brussels lab fire 'to destroy evidence'

Attackers ram a car through the gates of a Brussels crime laboratory before starting a fire to try and destroy forensic evidence, prosecutors say.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 9:17 am

Tashkent truth

Uzbekistan has never commented on the frequent rumours of its president's health, which makes the confirmation of his current illness all the more shocking.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 9:13 am

Lift police visible tattoo bans, says federation

Police officers should be allowed to have tattoos on their hands, neck and even faces, the Police Federation of England and Wales says.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 9:11 am

Reindeer killed in Norway lightning storm

More than 300 reindeer have been killed in a lightning storm on a mountain plateau in Norway.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 8:57 am

Calais chief wants new migrant border deal with UK

Migrants in Calais seeking asylum in the UK should be able to lodge their claim in France and not have to wait until they reach British soil, the region's president says.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 8:14 am

Man arrested in Redhill 'child abduction' report

A man is arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice following the reported abduction of a child in Surrey.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 7:52 am

Andrew Walker: Are US-Europe TTIP trade talks tanking?

Germany's economy minister claims that talks about the TTIP trade deal have failed highlight the uphill battle that negotiators are facing.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 7:07 am

'I am a gypsy. This is our Mecca'

As gypsies and travellers claim planning rules in England are threatening to destroy their way of life, Billy Welch explains the significance of Appleby, an important event in the Romany Gypsy calendar.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 6:30 am

New wind tunnel reveals bird flight secrets

Researchers at Stanford University have designed a unique bird tunnel to observe how tiny birds fly.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 6:24 am

Drone reveals quake church interior

Drone footage from Italian firefighters shows the devastation in Accumoli, one of the towns hit by the earthquake on 24 August which left at least 290 dead.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 6:10 am

Bono and Africa's richest man visit Nigeria camp

Bono and Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, have visited a camp of 2.3 million displaced people in north-east Nigeria.

Posted on: 29 August 2016 | 5:43 am