Apple should repay Ireland 13bn euros, European Commission rules

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Ireland should recover up to €13bn (£11bn) from Apple in back taxes, the European Commission rules, but both parties say they will appeal.

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.

Topless Marianne remark by PM Manuel Valls stirs French row

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Prime Minister Manuel Valls angers political rivals by invoking the symbol of the French republic, Marianne, in the row over "burkini" beach bans.

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.

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.

Australia hostel knife attack: Thomas Jackson dies

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

A "selfless" backpacker who was injured trying to save another traveller as she was stabbed to death in Australia has died, police say.

Mel Brooks leads tributes to Gene Wilder

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Actor and director Mel Brooks leads an outpouring of tributes from entertainment figures to actor Gene Wilder, who has died aged 83.

Nepal bans Indian police pair for 'fake' Everest climb

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Nepal imposes a 10-year mountaineering ban on two climbers who claimed to be the first Indian couple to have climbed Everest, officials say.

California closes legal loophole after Stanford assault

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

California legislators close a loophole in sexual assault cases allowing for more lenient sentences where no force is used, after a high-profile Stanford case.

Baby sea lion dies after possible 4,000km wrong turn

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

A baby sea lion that turned up in French Polynesia, possibly 4,000km (2,500 miles) from home, dies despite a week-long battle to save it.

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?

Clowns trying to lure children into woods, locals in South Carolina say

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

People dressed as clowns are trying to lure children into the woods, locals in a South Carolina town are reporting.

TTIP in further doubt as Hollande questions timing

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

The TTIP trade deal is dealt another blow as French President Francois Hollande casts doubt on when an agreement will be reached.

Drone captures stunning view of Uluru

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

One of Australia's best-known landmarks, Uluru, has been filmed from a new perspective.

Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea meets Koko the gorilla

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea says meeting Koko the gorilla was an experience he will never forget.

US Election: Battleground state Ohio voters share their views

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

The BBC's Nick Bryant speaks to voters in Ohio, one of nine key US battleground states in the US presidential election.

'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.

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.

Apple tax move praised by Nobel winner

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz praises the EU on Apple's tax bill

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.