IS 'blows up' major Palmyra temple

The Islamic State group has destroyed part of the world-famous Temple of Bel at the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra, reports say.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 3:36 am

EU calls crisis talks on migration

The EU announces emergency talks on the migrant crisis, as Austria reimposes border checks on lorries to stop people-smuggling.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 3:34 am

Boko Haram 'spreads to Lagos'

Boko Haram is trying to expand its activities to southern Nigeria, include the commercial capital Lagos, as well as other parts of the country, officials say.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 3:31 am

Chinese shares lead Asia lower

Chinese shares are lower on fears of further market volatility and ahead of economic data expected to point to a further economic slowdown.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 3:15 am

ICYMI: Gunshot broadcast live online

A round-up of interesting technology-related links you may have missed over the past weekend.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 3:12 am

Kanye to 'run for president'

He was given the lifetime achievement award and the other big winner winner was Taylor Swift.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 3:00 am

Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali

After decades of controversy, the name of Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, is changed back to its original native Alaskan, Denali.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 2:37 am

Major gas field given green light

Production on the largest new oil and gas field to have been discovered in the North Sea for a decade is approved.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 2:33 am

Australia denies migrant deal collapse

Australia's government says a deal under which Cambodia agreed to take in refugees in exchange for aid is on track, despite reports to the contrary.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 2:19 am

Amal Clooney's dilemma over al-Jazeera trial

Lyse Doucet speaks to Amal Clooney and examines the dilemma over how to get al-Jazeera's imprisoned journalists in Egypt freed.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 2:18 am

India lifts ban on Jain fast to death

India's Supreme Court suspends an order of the Rajasthan high court banning santhara - the controversial Jain ritual of fasting unto death.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 1:59 am

VIDEO: Abbey Road Studios 'to expand'

Abbey Road's famous recording studios has been given planning permission for a multi-million pound expansion.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 1:46 am

Dyson Heydon will not step down

The head of an Australian Royal Commission into union corruption will not step down amid allegations of bias.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 1:42 am

Who killed Dr Malleshappa Kalburgi?

Could caste be behind murder of radical Indian thinker?

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 1:35 am

Hope for slower-melting ice cream

A new ingredient developed by scientists in Scotland could mean that ice cream fans can enjoy their treats before they melt.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 1:33 am

Boeckmans set to wake up from coma

Kris Boeckmans is expected to wake up from an induced coma within 48 hours following an accident at the Vuelta a Espana.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 1:24 am

'Bomb material' found in Bangkok

Thai police say bomb-making materials have been found in a second apartment, and issue two new arrests warrants over the Erawan Shrine bombing.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 12:44 am

VIDEO: Calais ferry 'lifeboat blockade' lifted

Ferry services have resumed at the Port of Calais following a fresh protest by former workers of dissolved operator MyFerryLink which caused a night of long delays.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 12:37 am

Fish and snake battle caught on film

An Australian spear fisherman captures one of the world's most venomous fish and a deadly snake in the middle of a fight for life.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 12:21 am

Egypt row over Facebook Muezzin call

A muezzin in Egypt faces disciplinary action for changing the traditional call to prayer to "praying is better than spending time on Facebook".

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 11:22 pm

US horror filmmaker Wes Craven dies

US horror film director Wes Craven, creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, has died aged 76, US media say.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 10:45 pm

Malaysia's Najib calls for unity

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak refuses to resign after mass protests against him at the weekend, and calls for national unity.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 9:23 pm

VIDEO: IS militants 'blow up' Palmyra temple

The Islamic State group is reported to have destroyed part of another temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 8:46 pm

VIDEO: Zambia's copper market hit by China

The repercussions of China's recent market turmoil are being felt around the world, and especially in countries that produce commodities such as Zambia.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 8:12 pm

VIDEO: Al-Jazeera trial: Lawyer urges pardon

Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste were each jailed for three years on Saturday for "spreading false news".

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 8:11 pm