White goods dominate e-waste items

Old kitchen, bathroom and laundry equipment made up 60% of the 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste thrown away in 2014, suggests a report.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 9:35 pm

Kenya failings drive al-Shabab recruitment

The attack on the University in Garissa has deepened ordinary Kenyans' dissatisfaction with their government's inability to tackle Islamists, says Karen Allen.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 9:03 pm

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

And other trends of the week in 60 seconds

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 8:55 pm

How the selfie stick was invented twice

Two men on opposite sides of the world invented the selfie stick - and first of them did it way back in the early 1980s.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 8:32 pm

Breathing poison in the world's most polluted city

When Delhi was named as the world's most polluted city, it came as a shock to most residents. For many, that has now given way to a persistent, nagging anxiety.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 8:27 pm

Tories plan Lloyds shares public sale

Up to £4bn worth of Lloyds Bank shares would be offered to the general public if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron is to announce.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 7:25 pm

Scarlett O'Hara outfit auctioned

An outfit worn by actress Vivien Leigh in the film Gone with the Wind sells for $137,000 (£91,000) at an auction in California.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 7:15 pm

Cuban dissidents stand in local vote

For the first time in Cuba, at least two government opponents will be standing on Sunday in municipal elections in Havana.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 7:03 pm

Labour warns of fewer nurses in NHS

There will be 2,000 fewer NHS nurses in England over the next four years according to projections, Labour says, but the Conservatives say the figures are old.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 6:54 pm

VIDEO: Ukraine condemns Moscow war exhibit

An interactive exhibition in Moscow about the conflict in eastern Ukraine has been criticised by the Ukrainian presidential administration as "propaganda".

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 6:38 pm

VIDEO: Against austerity in Ireland

An Irish teacher turned to political activism after austerity measures were introduced in Ireland.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 6:33 pm

VIDEO: Russian opposition unite against Putin

Russia's fragmented opposition agrees to join forces and put forward joint candidates ahead of next year's parliamentary elections.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 6:29 pm

UK archbishop visits Egyptian leaders

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby travels to Egypt for a "visit of condolence" following the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya earlier this year.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 5:15 pm

Nigeria 'mystery disease' kills 18

A "mysterious" disease has killed at least 18 people in the past several days in south-eastern Nigeria, local officials say.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 5:08 pm

The wedding photos that captivated China

Tibetan couple's wedding snaps captivate China

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 2:30 pm

Zuma vows to end xenophobic attacks

President Jacob Zuma visits migrant workers who have fled xenophobic attacks, saying the violence goes against South African values and must end.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 2:29 pm

Reading 1-2 Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez scores twice as FA Cup holders Arsenal move into the 2014-15 final by beating Reading after extra time.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 2:22 pm

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United

Chelsea will be Premier League champions if they win their next two matches after victory over Manchester United.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 2:06 pm

Son sought over double family murder

Police investigating the murders of a mother and her daughter in Merseyside urgently want to trace one of their relatives.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 2:01 pm

Six released in Syria 'terror' probe

Six people arrested by UK police over alleged terror offences after a group was stopped at the Turkey-Syria border are released without charge.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 1:54 pm

Pope calls for more help on migrants

Pope Francis urges the EU and international community to do more to tackle the rising number of migrants making desperate journeys across the Med.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 11:41 am

VIDEO: Johannesburg shop owners tell of attack

Two shop owners who hid in the back of their shop in Johannesburg as it was attacked by a mob have been speaking about their fears.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 11:22 am

VIDEO: Afghanistan blast leaves many dead

At least 33 people have been killed and 100 injured in a suicide bomb attack in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 10:53 am

Australia PM downs beer in seconds

Footage has emerged of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott downing a large glass of beer in only seconds.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 10:44 am

UK monitoring French nuclear issue

Britain's nuclear safety regulator says it expects lessons to be learned from problems with a French reactor that is very similar to one planned in the UK.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 10:01 am