Apple facing record bill for Irish tax

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Apple could be ordered to pay billions of euros in back taxes in the Republic of Ireland under a European Union ruling expected on Tuesday.

Chinese embassy blast: Car bomb attack in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

A car driven by a suicide bomber explodes after ramming the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, officials say.

Kim Dotcom wins right to livestream extradition appeal

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

A New Zealand judge allows internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom to livestream his appeal against extradition to the US on YouTube.

Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

About 6,500 migrants are rescued in a series of 40 co-ordinated operations off the coast of Libya, the Italian coast guard says.

Australia hostel knife attack: Thomas Jackson dies

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

A British man who was injured trying to save a fellow backpacker as she was stabbed to death in Australia has died, Queensland Police says.

Gene Wilder death: Star of Willy Wonka dies aged 83

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, dies aged 83, his family confirms.

Mexico federal police chief Galindo fired over Michoacan ranch killings

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Mexico's federal police chief, Enrique Galindo, has been sacked following allegations police killed at least 22 suspected members of a drugs cartel.

UK and France to hold migration talks

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Home Secretary Amber Rudd is due to meet her French counterpart in Paris later, amid calls for British border controls in Calais to be reviewed.

Aboriginal mum posts daughter's 'whiteface' photos

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

An Aboriginal mother has posted photos of her daughter dressed in 'whiteface' to highlight the "double standards" inflaming racial debates in Australia.

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff defends record at impeachment trial

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff defends her record at her Senate impeachment trial and says accusations are "pretexts" for a "coup".

India Ganges floods 'break previous records'

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Monsoon floods in the Ganges river have broken previous records in four locations in northern India, officials tell the BBC

Taylor Swift dismissed from jury duty in the US

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Is the real reason Taylor Swift wasn't at the MTV Video Music Awards because she was called up for jury duty in Nashville?

'I didn't know drinking would harm my child'

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

South Africa has the highest reported rate of babies born with foetal alcohol syndrome - Nomsa Maseko reports from the Western Cape.

Yemen hit by suicide bombing 'carnage' in Aden

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

At least 60 people are now known to have been killed in Yemen by a suicide bomber, who drove a car into a military building in the city of Aden.

Migrant crisis: 'They couldn't wait ... they threw themselves into the water'

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Laura Lanuza, from charity Proactiva Open Arms, describes the scene as thousands of migrants were rescued from boats near the Libyan coast.

A look back at actor Gene Wilder's life

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

The BBC's Nick Higham looks back at the career of actor Gene Wilder, who has died at the age of 83.

The Apple tax battle explained

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

A guide to how Apple could be ordered to pay billions of euros in back taxes.

Driverless Roborace car speeds around Donington

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

A prototype racing car, testing self-driving technology for the forthcoming Roborace contest, takes a lap around Donington Park's circuit.

Drone reveals quake church interior

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

Drone footage from Italian firefighters shows the devastation in Accumoli, one of the towns hit by the earthquake on 24 August which left at least 290 dead.

Reindeer killed in Norway lightning storm

Posted on Monday August 29, 2016

More than 300 reindeer have been killed in a lightning storm on a mountain plateau in Norway.