World NewsSource: BBC News - World
Mandela daughter recalls final hours
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:07:02 GMT
Nelson Mandela's daughter Makaziwe tells the BBC about the former president's "wonderful" final moments, with the whole family around him.
Police dismantle Kiev protest camps
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:21:02 GMT
Ukrainian police begin dismantling Kiev protest camps, in a stand-off following weeks of demonstrations over government dealings with the EU.
France begins to disarm CAR militias
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:33:10 GMT
French soldiers start taking weapons from fighters in the Central African Republic - and briefly trade fire with armed men unwilling to disarm.
Syria army holds Damascus-Homs road
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:02:02 GMT
Syrian government forces are reported to have taken control of the motorway linking Damascus with the city of Homs, as well as the nearby town of Nabak.
N Korea images show aide's removal
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 10:46:18 GMT
North Korea broadcasts dramatic images of the once powerful uncle of leader Kim Jong-un being removed from a party meeting, confirming reports of his dismissal.
Thai PM Yingluck calls election
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 09:33:34 GMT
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolves parliament and calls an election, after sustained protests in Bangkok.
Russian news agency closed down
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 10:49:50 GMT
President Vladimir Putin abolishes the country's state-owned news agency RIA Novosti in a surprise decree.
Singapore riot: PM urges restraint
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:43:20 GMT
Singapore leader Lee Hsien Loong urges the public not to "tarnish" their view of migrants after a rare riot sparked by the death of an Indian national.
Indonesia train in deadly collision
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:53:38 GMT
A commuter train collides with a vehicle in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, causing parts of the train to burst into flames.
Somalia aid bodies 'paid al-Shabab'
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:27:07 GMT
Aid agencies paid Somalia's al-Shabab militants for access to areas under their control during the 2011 famine, two think tanks say.
Kuwaitis cleared of parliament raid
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:17:31 GMT
Seventy opposition activists, including nine former MPs, are acquitted of storming the parliament building in the Gulf state of Kuwait two years ago.
DiCaprio in race for electric cars
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:12:57 GMT
Film star and "green" campaigner Leonardo DiCaprio is to enter a team in the new Formula E motor racing series, which aims to boost electric car sales.
Facebook develops 'sympathise' button
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:57:25 GMT
Facebook develops a "sympathise" button that users could click instead of the "like" button.
Mystery of bizarre mounds solved
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 05:40:32 GMT
The mystery of one of the strangest landscape features on the planet - Mima mounds - is solved, scientists say.
US citizen home after N Korea ordeal
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 19:16:10 GMT
US citizen Merrill Newman arrives in San Francisco after being released by North Korea after more than a month in detention there.
Tech firms seek surveillance reform
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:59:31 GMT
Eight leading technology firms including Google and Facebook call for "wide-scale changes" to US government surveillance.