Thousands more migrants reach Athens

Boats carrying thousands of migrants arrive overnight in mainland Greece, as the EU struggles to cope with an unprecedented influx.

Posted by on 2 September 2015 | 12:59 am

Turks question escalation in Kurdish tensions

Turks voice anger as blood is being shed in Kurdish conflict

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 8:14 pm

The last woman who makes sea silk

The last woman who makes sea silk, a cloth that cannot be sold

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 7:19 pm

Polar bears trap Arctic scientists

Pictures show how researchers at a remote Russian weather station have become trapped by a hungry pack of polar bears.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 5:52 pm

VIDEO: Anger as Budapest station shuts

Hundreds of migrants have been protesting outside a major railway station in the Hungarian capital after police sealed off the terminal to stop them travelling through the EU.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 4:38 pm

Global markets hit by weak Chinese data

Renewed fears over growth in China hit global markets, with the Dow Jones closing down 468 points.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 4:29 pm

Man charged over pianist murder

A man is charged with murder after concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko was found with fatal injuries at a house in Manchester.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 12:34 pm

From Turkey to Sweden: Syrian migrant's perilous journey

Syrian migrant's perilous journey from Turkey to Sweden

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 12:05 pm

Man Utd complete £36m Martial deal

Manchester United complete the £36m signing of Monaco's France Under-21 forward Anthony Martial.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 11:58 am

VIDEO: From Syria to Sweden: A migrant's story

The BBC's James Reynolds follows the trail of a Syrian migrant called Nour, as she travels 2,000 miles through nine countries to fulfil her dream of applying for asylum in Sweden.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 11:00 am

Third death after Ukraine protests

A third member of Ukraine's national guard dies from injuries after Monday's violent anti-autonomy protests outside parliament in Kiev.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 10:53 am

Portugal bank sell-off hits snag

Portugal's central bank misses its deadline to sell Novo Banco, a bank created after the collapse of one of the country's second-biggest lender.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 10:52 am

Pope makes forgiving abortion easier

In a temporary relaxation of the rules, Pope Francis allows all priests to forgive abortion.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 10:35 am

EU vote question 'should be changed'

The Electoral Commission recommends changing the question for the EU referendum, saying the existing wording could be seen as biased.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 10:08 am

Woman 'teleported' inside toilet

A woman who was using a portable toilet was carried across a festival site when it is picked up by a forklift truck, organisers say.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 8:39 am

Leading journalist jailed in Azerbaijan

Investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova is sentenced to seven and a half years in jail by a court in Azerbaijan for embezzlement and tax evasion.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 8:34 am

Ismayilova: Giving the Azeri government a headache

Azerbaijan jails journalist famed for giving government a headache

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 7:07 am

Guinea migrant hides behind car engine

A West African migrant enters the Spanish enclave of Ceuta curled up next to a car engine and another is found behind the back seat.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 7:06 am

Six dead in Spanish fireworks blast

The bodies of six people are recovered from the ruins of a fireworks factory after it was destroyed by a blast near Zaragoza in north-east Spain.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 6:15 am

Farage: Migration key to EU campaign

Nigel Farage says immigration will be central to the EU referendum as he insists UKIP will launch its own No campaign instead of joining other groups.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 4:50 am

Eurozone jobless rate lowest since 2012

Unemployment in the eurozone fell to its lowest rate in July for more than three years, official figures show.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 4:49 am

VIDEO: 'Refugees should be divided across EU'

Angela Merkel says the EU needs a "unified European migration policy", and that refugees should be fairly divided.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 4:43 am

VIDEO: 'River of humanity' on Hungary border

The UN says the number of migrants arriving in Hungary is increasing every day.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 2:15 am

VIDEO: Migrants breach razor wire fence in Hungary

The BBC's Damian Grammaticas reports from Hungary, where thousands of people have crossed the border in recent weeks, despite the construction of a 100-mile razor wire fence.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 5:05 pm

VIDEO: Russian zoo bears stranded by flood

A flood in a zoo in Russia's far eastern city of Ussuriysk has left 14 brown bears waiting for rescue in their half-submerged cages.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 4:08 pm