The big duel

Posted on Sunday September 25, 2016

The first Trump-Clinton debate takes place on Monday night - this is why it matters, and what you need to look out for.

Murders, rapes and assaults rise in US, says FBI report

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Violent crime in the US increased last year, according to the FBI, with murders, rapes and assaults all edging up after decreasing for decades.

Europa moon 'spewing water jets'

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Further evidence has been obtained to show that Jupiter's icy moon Europa throws jets of water out into space.

Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Colombia's government and left-wing Farc rebels sign an agreement that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war.

Syria conflict: Obama 'deeply concerned' about Aleppo

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

US President Barack Obama expresses deep concern about the "sickening bloodshed" in rebel-held parts of Aleppo, amid an assault by Syrian government forces.

Houston gunman who injured nine in mall attack was 'disgruntled lawyer'

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Police says the gunman who was killed after randomly shooting at people outside a shopping centre in Houston was a "disgruntled lawyer".

Spain Bankia fraud trial for ex-IMF boss Rodrigo Rato

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato and 64 other bankers go on trial in Madrid over an alleged credit card racket at Spain's troubled Bankia bank.

Saudi women file petition to end male guardianship system

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Saudi activists are handing over a petition signed by more than 14,000 Saudi women calling for an end to the restrictive male guardianship system.

Tributes for US golf legend Arnold Palmer, who died aged 87

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Some of the biggest names in golf have paid tribute to the veteran superstar Arnold Palmer, who has died aged 87.

Petrobras scandal: Brazil ex-Minister Antonio Palocci arrested

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Brazil's former Finance Minister Antonio Palocci is the latest political figure to be arrested as part of investigations into the Petrobras inquiry.

Deutsche Bank shares sink 7.54% to a new low

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Shares in German banking giant Deutsche hit a new low amid concerns about its financial health and reports the government has ruled out state aid.

Paris St-Germain's Serge Aurier given two-month jail term

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Ivory Coast footballer Serge Aurier, who plays for Paris St-Germain, is sentenced to two months in jail for assaulting a police officer.

Canadian-Iranian academic Homa Hoodfar released by Iran

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Retired Canadian-Iranian lecturer Homa Hoodfar has been released from prison on "humanitarian grounds", Iranian state media report.

Syria conflict: One quiet moment tells of Aleppo's despair

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

As the fighting in Syria rages on, the BBC's Panorama has been following the lives of residents in Aleppo.

Houston shooter: 'Lawyer' gunman dead after opening fire at mall

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

A troubled lawyer who opened fire in a Houston mall has been shot dead by police.

Water spotted spurting from Jupiter's moon

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Nasa says jets of water spotted spurting from Jupiter's moon, Europa, take them a step closer to finding out if there is life in space.

US floods: San Antonio driver slips amid rescue

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Footage shows the moment firefighters rescue a driver in San Antonio, Texas, after his car was submerged by floods on Monday.

Turner Prize exhibition: Will Gompertz's essential rundown

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz gives an essential rundown of the Turner Prize exhibition.

Professor David Nutt developed 'hangover-free' alcohol

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

A scientist has developed a new type of alcohol which he claims will not damage the liver or leave you with a hangover.

African American History museum build - in 90 seconds

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Time-lapse footage shows the construction of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture - in 90 seconds.