Theresa May tells ministers UK must make success of Brexit

Theresa May says the UK must focus on the opportunities on offer outside the EU as she meets ministers at Chequers to discuss the UK's strategy on Brexit.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 9:01 am

Refugee elephants

Elephants used to roam between borders of southern- African countries but threatened with poaching, the animals are now seeking refuge in Botswana which has strict conservation laws.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 9:01 am

Australian Aboriginal MP Linda Burney vows to fight for change

The first Aboriginal woman elected to Australia's lower house of parliament promises to bring the "fighting spirit of her clan" to political life.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 8:40 am

Nigerian economy slips into recession

Nigeria has slipped into recession, with the latest growth figures showing the economy contracted by 2.06% between April and June.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 8:38 am

Diggers demolish overpass in China in one night

Dozens of diggers have been used in a marathon project to demolish an overpass in China's Jiangxi Province.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 8:35 am

Will Abu Muhammad al-Adnani's death weaken IS?

Frank Gardner considers what difference the death of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani will make to so-called Islamic State.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 8:13 am

Security warning for UK churches after French priest murder

New security guidance is being sent to every church in the UK following the murder of a French priest by suspected Islamist militant in northern France.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 7:54 am

UK girls becoming more unhappy - study

Girls in Britain are becoming more unhappy with some saying they feel ugly and worthless, says the Children's Society annual report.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 7:47 am

Letter gets there by hand-drawn map

Icelandic postal service becomes viral hit after correctly delivering letter using map scrawled on envelope.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 7:32 am

Burning issue

When American football player Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, he unleashed a storm of controversy that shows no sign of dying down.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 7:19 am

Joe Hart: Man City & England keeper joins Torino on loan

Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart signs for Italian side Torino on loan for the rest of the season.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 7:12 am

Mussolini message to future revealed under Rome obelisk

Two scholars reveal the text of a parchment hidden in 1932 beneath a Rome obelisk eulogising Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 7:10 am

Wilfried Bony: Stoke City sign Man City striker on loan

Stoke City sign striker Wilfried Bony on a season-long loan deal from Premier League rivals Manchester City.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 7:08 am

Cocaine 'worth €50m' discovered at Coca-Cola plant

Cocaine with a street value of up to 50 million euros is discovered at a Coca-Cola plant in southern France.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 7:05 am

Syria war: Turkey hits out at US over Kurds comments

Turkey hits out at the United States over criticism of its ongoing role in the conflict in Syria.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 6:52 am

Shannon Airport emergency landing: 12 taken to hospital

Twelve people are taken to hospital after transatlantic turbulence prompts an emergency landing at Shannon Airport.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 6:47 am

Rescued migrants arrive at Sicily port

Many of the 6,500 people rescued in the Mediterranean earlier this week have started arriving at ports in Sicily, as Ed Thomas reports.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 5:12 am

Sean Coughlan: Agonising wait for migrants' families

Human rights researchers warn of a "devastating" lack of information for families of migrants who might have drowned in the Mediterranean.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 4:56 am

Rape, drugs and one big wall: Trump on Mexicans

A look back at some of the things US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has said about Mexico during his election campaign.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 4:55 am

US Open 2016: Serena Williams eases past Ekaterina Makarova in New York

Serena Williams shows no sign of her shoulder injury as she beats Russia's Ekaterina Makarova at the US Open.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 2:28 am

Stuntman rides unicycle on massive chimney in Romania.

A unicyclist has been performing stunts on top of a chimney in Romania that is 250m high - one of the tallest structures in the city of Targu Jiu.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 2:20 am

'You're expected to do well, look good, have friends ...'

As a Children's Society report suggests girls are becoming more miserable, one group of girls at a dance school talk about the pressure to look good on social media.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 1:59 am

North Korea executed top minister, South Korea says

South Korean officials say Pyongyang executed one of its highest ranking ministers, Kim Yong-jin, last month, without giving further details.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 1:15 am

US election 2016: Donald Trump to visit Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto

Donald Trump announces he will visit Mexico on Wednesday, after repeatedly disparaging it during his campaign for the US presidency.

Posted on: 31 August 2016 | 12:54 am

Police at singer Chris Brown's LA home

Police in Los Angeles have arrested the US singer, Chris Brown, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Posted on: 30 August 2016 | 10:29 pm