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VIDEO: Colombia tower blocks demolished

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:27:21 GMT

Engineers in the Colombian city of Medellin have blown up four tower blocks at the Space apartment complex, which was deemed unsafe following a deadly collapse.

VIDEO: Alice: suspect's mother-in-law speaks

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:10:17 GMT

The mother-in-law of the main suspect in the disappearance of 14-year-old schoolgirl Alice Gross has told the BBC she hopes Arnis Zalkalns will be caught soon.

VIDEO: 'Top swap' scheme launched in Moscow

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:45:32 GMT

Steve Rosenberg reports on how Muscovites can swap their tops for more pro-Russian t-shirts.

VIDEO: Murray's regret over referendum tweet

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:24:09 GMT

Andy Murray has spoken publicly for the first time about comments he made on the eve of the Scottish independence referendum.

VIDEO: NHS staff to help in Ebola areas

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:55:51 GMT

The World Health Organization has warned the number of people with the Ebola virus could reach 20,000 by November if swift action is not taken now.

VIDEO: Syrian refugees need urgent care

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:45:57 GMT

The UN refugee agency says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border in recent days.

VIDEO: White House intruder 'had ammo'

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:16:56 GMT

US authorities say Omar Gonzalez, who broke into the White House on Friday evening, had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car.

VIDEO: Global push to tackle climate change

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:19:10 GMT

Leaders from 120 countries will meet in New York on Monday for a climate change summit called by the UN secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

VIDEO: Rockefellers to divest fossil fuels

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:20:36 GMT

The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to sell its investments in fossil fuels and put money into clean energy.

VIDEO: Tesco boss Dave Lewis: Full interview

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:57:02 GMT

Tesco's chief executive Dave Lewis has said there will be a "full and frank investigation" after the supermarket overstated its profits. Watch the full interview.

VIDEO: 'I met somebody called Elizabeth'

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:03:56 GMT

Ed Miliband's speech is peppered with references to people he has met recently, including apprentice Elizabeth.

VIDEO: Teenagers shy to talk about cancer

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:02:18 GMT

A leading cancer charity says it is concerned the disease is not being spotted early enough in young people because many are too embarrassed to talk to their GP.

VIDEO: Many Islamabad state schools closed

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:18:22 GMT

Weeks after the start of term, many state schools in the capital, Islamabad, are still closed, after being taken over by police drafted in to deal with ongoing political protests.

VIDEO: Who's afraid of video for theatre?

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:05:45 GMT

Movie style trailers are increasingly common for theatrical shows, but not everybody in the theatrical world thinks they are a good idea.

AUDIO: Space inflation and a physics bet

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:45:59 GMT

One of the biggest scientific claims of the year has received another set-back, putting the result of a bet between two significant physicists in jeopardy.

AUDIO: Manic Street Preachers music 'hard-wired'

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:54:28 GMT

The Manic Street Preachers have been talking to John Wilson for the new series of Mastertapes, to be broadcast on Radio 4 in November.

VIDEO: Ed Balls challenge injures reporter

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:15:36 GMT

Ed Balls left an opponent with a bloodied eye in the annual party conference football match between Labour and political journalists.

VIDEO: Alice police carry out water search

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:52:12 GMT

Detectives investigating the disappearance of the missing school girl Alice Gross have been searching the River Brent in West London, close to where she was last seen on 28 August.

VIDEO: Mars Maven mission arrives in orbit

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:25:52 GMT

The US space agency's (Nasa's) latest Mars satellite has arrived successfully in orbit around the planet.

VIDEO: 'Net cast wide' in Thai killer hunt

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:07:41 GMT

Thai police are expanding DNA testing on the island where two British tourists were murdered last week.

VIDEO: Thousands of Kurds flee Syria

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:19:34 GMT

Mark Lowen speaks to refugees on Turkey's border with Syria, as the Turkish government says more than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed over in the last three days to try to escape IS militants.

VIDEO: Tesco boss: Full and frank inquiry

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:48:57 GMT

Tesco's chief executive Dave Lewis has said there will be a "full and frank investigation" after the supermarket overstated its profits.

VIDEO: HK protests: 'We have to fight'

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:37:17 GMT

Thousands of students in Hong Kong have converged on a university campus to begin a week-long boycott of classes.

VIDEO: Alice Gross police search canal

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:26:50 GMT

Detectives investigating the disappearance of missing schoolgirl Alice Gross have been carrying out a fingertip search in the canal in West London near to where she was last seen.

AUDIO: 'I played for England while homeless'

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:07:56 GMT

Fara Williams, the most capped England footballer of all time, says she was homeless for six years of her career.

VIDEO: Would you take a pub breathalyser test?

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:43:11 GMT

A pilot scheme in Loughborough aims to cut down on alcohol fuelled violence by breathalysing people outside pubs and clubs

VIDEO: Are disability hate crimes ignored?

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:19:57 GMT

A former director of prosecutions has said victims of disability hate crime are being failed by the police and the courts.

VIDEO: US launches air strikes on Syria

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:13:18 GMT

The US and allied nations have launched a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says.

VIDEO: Andrew Marr's Gordon Brown impression

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:40:23 GMT

Andrew Marr amused Labour's Ed Miliband when he did an impression of Gordon Brown, as part of a question about whether he might return to front line politics.

VIDEO: At scene of Cairo bomb blast

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:54:28 GMT

A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo has killed at least two police officers, security officials say.

VIDEO: Climate change in global spotlight

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:36:18 GMT

Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide.

VIDEO: Fire engulfs Russian tower block

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:39:54 GMT

Firefighters are trying to contain a fire that has engulfed a residential building in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk, according to Russian media.

VIDEO: Walliams joins SwimBritain relay

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:26:07 GMT

A series of swimming relays is taking place across Britain this summer, in an initiative to get more people enjoying the fun and fitness benefits of the sport.

VIDEO: Turkey fires tear gas to repel Kurds

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:54:17 GMT

Turkish security forces have fired water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees on the border.

VIDEO: London marks global climate protest

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:26:35 GMT

Protests in many countries to demand urgent action on climate change have kicked off, with over 2,000 marches taking place around the world.

VIDEO: Malta lights up for Prince William

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:24:10 GMT

Prince William speaks of the Queen's fondness for Malta in a speech marking the island's 50th anniversary of independence.

VIDEO: UK hostage's wife in plea to IS

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:55:12 GMT

The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) has pleaded with the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.

VIDEO: SpaceX lifts off for ISS with supplies

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:28:13 GMT

A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3D printer for astronauts in orbit.

VIDEO: Wreaths to mark Westgate mall attack

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:44:36 GMT

Kenya is marking a year since the attack on Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre, in which at least 67 people were killed.

VIDEO: Yemen in UN truce with Shia Houthi

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:30:48 GMT

Yemen has agreed to a UN-brokered truce with a Shia Houthi group after a week of mounting clashes in the capital Sanaa raised fears of a sectarian war.

VIDEO: Asthma stigma in some Asian families

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:09:30 GMT

Asian children with asthma are five times more likely to end up with serious health problems than white children according to new research.

VIDEO: 66,000 cross from Syria into Turkey

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:57:12 GMT

Since parts of the border were opened 66,000 people have crossed from Syria into Turkey in just 24 hours, a Turkish government official tells the BBC.

VIDEO: Labour 'vows £8 minimum wage'

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:10:57 GMT

The minimum wage would rise to £8 an hour over the course of the next parliament if Labour wins the general election, the party's leader Ed Miliband has pledged.

VIDEO: Base jumpers leap from 370m bridge

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:39:20 GMT

Base jumpers from around the world have been competing in Anshun city in China's Guizhou province.

VIDEO: Turkish IS hostages return home

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:15:53 GMT

Dozens of hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) from the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have been freed and are back in Turkey.

VIDEO: Ukraine deal with eastern rebels

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:39:17 GMT

Ukraine's government and pro-Russia rebels have agreed a memorandum on a peace plan for the eastern conflict.

VIDEO: Silent streets amid Ebola lockdown

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:05:16 GMT

More than 6,000,000 people are spending a second day under curfew as the country struggles to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

VIDEO: NZ's John Key celebrates poll win

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:39:40 GMT

New Zealand's governing National Party has won an emphatic victory in general elections, near-complete results show.

VIDEO: Tourists stranded by Hurricane Odile

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:57:45 GMT

Tens of thousands of tourists remain stranded after Hurricane Odile swept through western Mexico, devastating resorts and destroying transport hubs.

VIDEO: William takes Kate's place in Malta

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:39:47 GMT

Prince William is to visit Malta to mark the 50th anniversary of the country's independence from British rule.

VIDEO: Devastating floods hit Philippines

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:07:52 GMT

Rains and floods from tropical storm Fung-Wong have left at least five dead in Philippines, and more than 200,000 people displaced.

VIDEO: Guilty pleas in US embassy bombings

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:45:59 GMT

An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania has pleaded guilty in federal court in New York.

VIDEO: Imams in hostage video appeal to IS

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:13:12 GMT

Two high-profile imams in the UK make a direct appeal to the Islamic State militant group to free British hostage Alan Henning.

VIDEO: Obama: We must stop sexual assault

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:36:05 GMT

US President Barack Obama launches the new 'It's on Us' campaign, which aims to prevent sexual assault at American universities.

VIDEO: Nicola Sturgeon steps into spotlight

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:57:46 GMT

Politicians in England and Scotland are set to consider how the UK will be governed in the future after voters rejected Scottish independence.

VIDEO: Guinea Ebola team found killed

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:21:27 GMT

Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea, officials say.