Hong Kong shares sink 4%

Hong Kong shares join the regional downward trend, falling 4%, as trading resumes after the Lunar New Year break.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 7:54 pm

Former Auschwitz guard faces trial

A 94-year former Nazi SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp in Poland is to go on trial in Germany over the murder of at least 170,000 people.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 7:47 pm

Can this replace black pepper?

Foodies are turning to this new type of pepper

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 7:34 pm

Aleppo fighting 'displaces 50,000'

Fighting in Syria's Aleppo province has displaced about 50,000 people and the humanitarian situation is deteriorating rapidly, the Red Cross says.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 7:29 pm

How IS's Libya foothold threatens UK

The Met Police is increasingly concerned that so-called Islamic State’s foothold in Libya could become a springboard for terrorist attacks on the UK, as Frank Gardner reports.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 7:10 pm

Ties warm between Pope and patriarch

Issues of mutual concern are propelling the leaders of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches towards dialogue, as Caroline Wyatt reports.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 7:09 pm

BBC's Tony Hall 'accountable to no-one'

The BBC's director general Tony Hall is "effectively accountable to no-one", says a new report by a group of MPs.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 7:08 pm

In pictures: Mumbai cabbies

London-based Glaswegian photographer Dougie Wallace spent four years documenting the black-and-yellow Premier Padmini taxis that have been a feature of Mumbai, India's financial capital, since the 1960s.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 7:07 pm

Universities to target poor white boys

More students from white working class backgrounds are to be targeted in a university recruitment drive

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 7:03 pm

Iranians speak out over sexual harassment scandal

Iran debates harassment after newsreader puts recording online

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 7:03 pm

China's curious cult of the mango

The Cultural Revolution and the cult of the mango

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 7:00 pm

Goal difference

Does the UK want different things from Europe?

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 6:57 pm

Pakistan's secretive bustard hunting scene

The shy rare birds hunted as aphrodisiacs

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 6:33 pm

VIDEO: Battle of Hong Kong's street food hawkers

The BBC talks to vendors in Mong Kok after clashes following an operation to clear unlicensed street food stalls.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 6:32 pm

Thailand's love of the supernatural

The history of Thailand's current craze

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 6:26 pm

VIDEO: An experiment in monastic life

Spending a year living a monastic life

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 6:09 pm

Is the tax tide beginning to turn?

Is it becoming harder for international firms to avoid tax?

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 6:01 pm

Valencia 1-1 Barcelona (Agg: 1-8)

Barcelona reach the Copa del Rey final as they beat Gary Neville's Valencia 8-1 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw on Wednesday.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 5:38 pm

LA to spend $1.9bn on homeless crisis

The US city of Los Angeles, known as the homeless capital of America, is passing a $1.87bn (£1.29bn) plan to help get 40,000 people off the streets.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 5:35 pm

Chris Christie ends White House bid

Republican Chris Christie drops out of the US presidential race after a disappointing finish in New Hampshire.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 5:35 pm

VIDEO: Syrian rebels: 'The West has abandoned us'

A senior Syrian rebel commander inside Aleppo tells the BBC that his fighters felt abandoned by countries such as Britain and the United States.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 5:31 pm

Twitter hit by slowing growth in users

Shares of Twitter fall in after-hours trading as the companies earnings announcement shows growth faltering.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 5:26 pm

'Mourinho is perfect for Man Utd'

Jose Mourinho is the "perfect man" to help Man Utd compete with Pep Guardiola's Man City, says ex-Porto striker Benni McCarthy.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 5:25 pm

Pope despatches 'super-confessors'

Pope Francis sends more than 1,000 priests on a global mission to forgive grave sins that normally only he, or a top Church official, may pardon.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 5:18 pm

US worried over 'Rwanda's Burundi role'

The US raises concerns with Rwandan officials over reports suggesting it is involved in "destabilising activities" in neighbouring Burundi.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 5:11 pm