Ansbach explosion: Bomber pledged allegiance to IS

Video showing the Syrian man who blew himself up in Ansbach, Germany, pledging allegiance to so-called Islamic State is found on his phone, officials say.

Posted by on 25 July 2016 | 3:55 pm

Cleared to start

Russian athletes are arriving in Rio for the Olympics Games, but how many will be cleared to compete?

Posted by on 25 July 2016 | 3:26 pm

Turkish coup probe turns sights on journalists

The BBC speaks to two of the 42 journalists facing arrest following the failed coup against Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Posted by on 25 July 2016 | 2:34 pm

'Strange times'

"These are strange times for Bavaria," Bethany Bell hears in Munich, following the spate of violence.

Posted by on 25 July 2016 | 2:31 pm

Spain registers first Zika microcephaly birth in Europe

A woman with the Zika virus gives birth in Spain to a baby with microcephaly, said to be the first such birth registered in Europe.

Posted by on 25 July 2016 | 12:50 pm

Defining terror

Counter-terror police are struggling to define a spate of recent attacks. Is there a common thread that can help prevent them in future, asks the BBC's Frank Gardner.

Posted by on 25 July 2016 | 12:03 pm

Rio ban for seven Russian swimmers

Fina says seven Russian swimmers will be ineligible for the Rio Olympic Games following last week's McLaren Report.

Posted by on 25 July 2016 | 11:53 am

Ansbach eyewitness: 'I was screaming my sister's name'

An eyewitness describes the panic after a failed Syrian asylum seeker blew himself up in the German town of Ansbach.

Posted by on 25 July 2016 | 11:41 am

Turkey coup attempt: 'Arrest warrants issued' for journalists

Turkey's authorities issue detention warrants for 42 journalists, local media say, as part of an investigation into a failed coup earlier this month.

Posted by on 25 July 2016 | 9:12 am

'We spent 18 hours in Dover queue'

Mother Amy Capron describes her family's "terrible" 18-hour-long wait in a queue at Dover.

Posted by on 25 July 2016 | 8:25 am

Moscow plans Pokemon Go-style app to 'catch' historic figures

Moscovites will soon be able to "catch" Russia's historic personalities and take a selfie with them using an app like Pokemon Go, authorities say.

Posted by on 25 July 2016 | 6:48 am

Munich shootings: Police arrest 16-year-old Afghan

A 16-year-old Afghan friend of David Ali Sonboly, who killed nine people on Friday, is arrested on suspicion of failing to report the attacker's plans.

Posted by on 25 July 2016 | 5:08 am

Germany machete attack: Syria migrant kills woman

A woman is killed and two other people injured in south-western Germany in a machete attack by a Syrian asylum seeker.

Posted by on 24 July 2016 | 7:49 pm

Rio Olympics 2016: Wada criticises IOC for failing to ban Russian team

The World Anti-Doping Agency is "disappointed" its recommendation to ban Russia from the Olympics has been rejected.

Posted by on 24 July 2016 | 6:30 pm

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome completes third race victory

Chris Froome reaches the finish line in Paris to become the first British rider to defend the title and win three Tours de France.

Posted by on 24 July 2016 | 3:03 pm

Nice attack: Cazeneuve denies policewoman 'harassed' over report

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says he will sue for libel after a police officer said she was harassed to change her report on the Nice attack.

Posted by on 24 July 2016 | 10:27 am

Lives lost

Who were the victims of the mass shooting in Munich carried out by David Ali Sonboly?

Posted by on 24 July 2016 | 9:38 am

Brexit heightens global economic risks, says G20

The UK's vote to leave the European Union adds to risks for the global economy, finance chiefs say at the G20 summit in China.

Posted by on 24 July 2016 | 6:38 am

Munich shooting: 'You can't put it into words'

Young people in Munich have given their reaction after Friday's mass shooting that left nine people dead, seven of then teenagers.

Posted by on 24 July 2016 | 3:10 am

Michelangelo's mountain

Diggers remove a million tonnes of stone a year from the place where Roman emperors, Michelangelo and Mussolini all went for their marble.

Posted by on 23 July 2016 | 7:13 pm

1966 and all that

England's victory in the 1966 World Cup is now a part of the national legend but the tournament had a lasting impact on the country itself.

Posted by on 23 July 2016 | 6:32 pm

Angela Merkel: 'We are in deep and profound mourning'

Angela Merkel says Germany is "in deep and profound mourning" after nine people were killed by a gunman in Munich.

Posted by on 23 July 2016 | 8:32 am

Russian balloonist 'breaks Fossett's round-the-world record'

A Russian balloonist has set a new record of 11 days for flying non-stop around the world, his support crew says.

Posted by on 23 July 2016 | 5:57 am

Sun, sea and Brexit

Cyprus is a divided island where EU law does not apply in full - a useful example for pro-EU Scotland, the BBC's Laurence Peter reports.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 7:42 pm

Will not be televised

The failed coup, Wikileaks and a State of Emergency; we take a look at Turkey's turbulent week as played out digitally.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 6:53 pm