US steps up sanctions over Iran

The US has imposed fresh sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 10:54 am

Rwanda murder plotters found guilty

Four men are found guilty of trying to murder Rwanda's former army chief, Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, in South Africa in June 2010.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 10:52 am

Senegal confirms first Ebola case

Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth west African country now affected by the outbreak.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 10:50 am

Tesco shares drop on profit warning

Shares in the struggling supermarket Tesco fall to an 11-year low after the group cut its profit forecast and dividend.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 10:50 am

Eurozone economy to dominate EU summit

Why deciding top jobs is not key to the EU summit

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 10:48 am

UK's terror threat level raised

The UK's terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 10:38 am

Scientists solve 'sliding rocks' puzzle

Scientists have finally worked out how rocks on a dry lake bed in California move across the ground.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 10:26 am

Kurds 'take Iraq oilfields from IS'

Kurdish forces say they have retaken oilfields near Mosul in north Iraq from Islamic State, but retreating militants blow up three installations.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 10:07 am

Abuse force failings 'laid bare'

The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal admits a report has laid bare its failings over a number of years.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 9:58 am

More defectors to UKIP 'odds on'

Further Conservative MPs are "more likely than not" to defect to UKIP, says the party's treasurer Stuart Wheeler.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 9:57 am

Missing boy's 'life is in danger'

The health of a five-year-old boy taken from hospital by his parents against medical advice will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on his feeding system runs out later, police say.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 9:53 am

Day in pictures: 29 August 2014

Images shot around the world over the past 24 hours

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 9:20 am

Nato accuses Russia over Ukraine

Nato accuses Russia of a "blatant violation" of Ukraine's sovereignty, saying it is engaged in direct military operations to support rebels.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 9:06 am

Brazil's economy enters recession

A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, has pushed the country into recession, latest figures show.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 8:54 am

Rosberg punished for Hamilton crash

Mercedes discipline Nico Rosberg following his collision with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 8:07 am

Everton handed tough European draw

Everton play Lille and Wolfsburg, Tottenham face Besiktas, and Celtic take on Salzburg in the Europa League group stages.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 7:29 am

Russia warns of Ukraine gas shortage

Russia sees a risk that winter gas shortages could force Ukraine to divert supplies of Russian gas meant for EU customers.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 7:22 am

Iceland lowers volcano ash alert

The Icelandic Met Office lowers its aviation warning from red to orange near the Bardarbunga volcano, which saw an eruption begin overnight.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 7:03 am

Pakistan army to mediate in protest

Pakistan's powerful army chief to mediate in deadlock between PM and two opposition figures leading huge anti-government rallies in Islamabad.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 6:21 am

Euro inflation nears five-year low

The eurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3% in August, near a five-year low, adding to fears of a deflationary spiral in the region.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 5:53 am

Biggest Japan defence budget sought

Japan's defence ministry has requested its biggest ever budget amid severe tensions with China over a maritime dispute in the East China Sea.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 5:45 am

Has the humble password had its day?

What new techs can reliably establish our identities?

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 5:33 am

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff

Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two air disasters this year.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 5:31 am

Robot printer 'comes to your desk'

Fuji Xerox develops robotic printer that can move around a lounge or office to bring documents to the person who printed them.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 5:30 am

Legal challenge to badger cull fails

A High Court bid to halt this year's badger culling, which will take place without independent monitoring, fails.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 5:29 am