Obama unveils $500m plan to beat Ebola
US president to send 3,000 military personnel to West Africa for mission that will include training of health workers.
1 hour ago

Bangladesh commutes Jamaat leader's sentence
Nation's top court reduces Delwar Hossain Sayedee's death sentence for war crimes to "imprisonment till death".
23 minutes ago

Fijians vote in first polls since 2006 coup
Seven political parties in the fray in South Pacific nation's first elections after eight years of military rule.
2 hours ago

French government wins tight confidence vote
President Francois Hollande and government continue to lose support over failure to tackle country's economic crisis.
11 hours ago

Haftar's group claims Libya air raid
Aide of renegade general says their forces were behind the raid on ammunition depot controlled by rival fighters.
18 hours ago

S Africans killed in Nigeria church collapse
At least 67 killed after building in the compound of a Lagos church collapsed last week.
10 hours ago

Israel claims mortar fired from Gaza
Hamas questions whether the attack has in fact taken place and re-iterates its commitment to the truce.
11 hours ago

Russian billionaire placed under house arrest
Authorities say Vladimir Yevtushenkov, one of the richest men in Russia, is being held on charges of money-laundering.
9 hours ago

In Depth

Scotland's democratic revolution
Whatever the referendum's outcome, energy created by the grassroots independence campaign has changed Scottish politics.
13 hours ago

Sierra Leone economy hit by Ebola travel ban
Traders and farmers struggle to cope as restrictions on travel prevent them from doing business and attending to crops.
14 hours ago

Saving India's mothers through mobile phones
Unique mobile messaging service, mMitra, helps poor pregnant women in Mumbai fight against maternal mortality.
15 September 2014

Programme Highlights

Afghanistan: Drawdown
As the US draws back its combat forces from Afghanistan, what will they leave behind?
15 September 2014

Aliko Dangote: Africa's richest man
The continent's wealthiest businessman talks about job creation, success and the opportunities Africa provides.
13 September 2014

The New World
Retracing Marco Polo's journey through the heartland of China - from mighty Beijing to the City of Heaven.
12 September 2014

Laos: The legacy
A group of women risk life and limb to clear Laos of cluster bombs and make their country safe for future generations.
12 September 2014