Ex-Colombia spy chief appears in court

Ex-Colombian intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado appears in court in Bogota charged with spying on politicians, judges and journalists.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 6:08 pm

The Swedish Schindler who disappeared

The man who saved thousands of Jews then disappeared

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 6:00 pm

The great Kuwaiti cat-meat scandal

The great Kuwaiti cat-meat scandal

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 6:00 pm

Phoenix Nights actor Robbins 'stable'

Phoenix Nights comedian Ted Robbins is in a stable condition in hospital after collapsing on stage during a show at Manchester Arena, the venue says.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 5:48 pm

Japan hostage Goto 'killed' - video

A video is released online purporting to show the beheading by Islamic State militants of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 5:47 pm

Stamp was not on purpose - Costa

Chelsea striker Diego Costa says there was no malicious intent behind his stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 5:30 pm

Chile proposes to end abortion ban

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announces plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 5:01 pm

'Dozens killed' in Ukraine fighting

At least 40 people, including soldiers and civilians, are reported to have died in eastern Ukraine as ceasefire talks end without progress.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 4:30 pm

Tunisia 1-2 Equatorial Guinea (aet)

Equatorial Guinea beat Tunisia in controversial circumstances to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 4:26 pm

Greek PM offers olive branch on debt

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 4:20 pm

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 3:41 pm

Actress Geraldine McEwan dies

Actress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on ITV, has died aged 82, her family says.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 3:09 pm

Whitney's daughter 'found in bath'

Bobbi Kristina Brown. daughter of late American singer Whitney Houston, is found unresponsive in a bathtub in a home in Georgia, US police say.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 1:43 pm

Victim fund tops £160k in three days

Well-wishers donate more than £160,000 in three days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 1:19 pm

Crowds flock to leftist Madrid rally

Tens of thousands of people attend a rally in central Madrid by radical leftists Podemos, as they look to build on Syriza's recent victory in Greece.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 12:42 pm

Bangladesh factory fire kills 13

At least 13 people died and dozens more were injured when a fire swept through a plastics factory in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, officials say.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 11:45 am

Egypt leader warns of 'long battle'

Egypt faces a long and difficult battle with militants, the country's president says, in his first remarks since a deadly attack in the Sinai region.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 11:10 am

Abbott suffers Queensland poll blow

Australian PM Tony Abbott's coalition seems to be heading for a dramatic defeat in elections in the north-eastern state of Queensland.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 11:00 am

Bahrain strips 72 of citizenship

The government of Bahrain revokes the nationalities of 72 citizens for damaging national security, the state BNA news agency has reported.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 10:30 am

Tasers 'needed for all police'

All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 10:08 am

Balloonists complete Pacific journey

Two pilots in a helium balloon complete their Pacific crossing with a sea-landing off Mexico, setting two new milestones on a six-day trip.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 9:59 am

Funerals for Pakistan mosque victims

Funerals take place in Pakistan for the victims of a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers which killed at least 60 people.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 8:11 am

Merkel rules out Greek debt relief

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 8:05 am

Prince's household 'like Wolf Hall'

Clarence House is fraught with rivalries that have led to it being compared to the court of Henry VIII, according to a new biography of the Prince of Wales.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 7:14 am

VIDEO: Guitar 'that changed world' up for auction

A pioneering Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar, the Black Beauty, is to be auctioned in New York in February.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 7:04 am