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Pistorius sentence: Jail or Olympic training?

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13 October 2014 Last updated at 00:19 South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has every reason to look uncertain as he returns to court this week in Pretoria. His future is about to be untangled – and there is a bewildering range of possibilities that must surely now be dancing before his eyes.Will he vanish into [...]

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Donors offer $5.4bn for Palestinians

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12 October 2014 Last updated at 23:44 The war in Gaza destroyed an estimated 18,000 homes and more than 100 schools International donors have pledged $5.4bn (£3.4bn) for the Palestinians at a conference in Cairo.The total, announced by the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Boerge Brende, exceeded the $4bn (£2.5bn) the Palestinian Authority had asked for.Half the [...]

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Azerbaijan targets pro-democracy groups

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13 October 2014 Last updated at 00:26 By Rayhan Demytrie BBC Central Asia correspondent Azerbaijan currently chairs the Council of Europe, a decision that has angered the country’s critics “We are the last of the Mohicans,” says Leila Alieva. “First the government weakened the opposition, then targeted independent media, and now us – the NGOs.”Her [...]

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Should spy-planes fight US crime?

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13 October 2014 Last updated at 00:41 By Ed Ram BBC News WATCH: How US surveillance planes are able to spot murders on the streetsA US company has developed a way to monitor entire neighbourhoods, using a technology originally developed for the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But while police forces are excited by [...]

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The First Spacewalk

13 October 2014 Last updated at 00:01 Continue reading the main story The First Spacewalk is an immersive story with text, images and video, best viewed on an up-to-date browser.Subscribe to the BBC News Magazine’s email newsletter to get articles sent to your inbox. View the original article here

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Hong Kong’s future?

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29 September 2014 Last updated at 08:35 Extraordinary scenes over the weekend showed the scale of protests in Hong Kong as students and the organisers of the Occupy movement called for democracy. Stocks are down in Hong Kong, but the last time I checked, other markets are largely unaffected.The incongruity between the tense scenes on [...]

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VIDEO: Fatal accident at ‘monster truck’ show

Three people including a child have been killed by a “monster truck” at a motor show in the east of the Netherlands.The truck veered off course and through a safety barrier at the event in Haaksbergen in Overijssel province.As well as the three people who died, another 18 were injured, five seriously.Lisa Hampele reports. View [...]

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VIDEO: Serbia’s Gay Pride march returns

A Gay Pride march has taken place in the Serbian capital Belgrade for the first time in four years. Water cannon, armoured vehicles and riot police blocked traffic on the route because of threats of attacks from extreme nationalists. Guy Delauney reports from Belgrade. View the original article here

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Boy, 15, guilty of shooting girl dead

29 September 2014 Last updated at 17:23 A 15-year-old boy is cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughterA teenage boy has been found guilty of shooting his 15-year-old girlfriend dead after she went to give him a birthday present.Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh died after a single bullet from a counterfeit 1930s Italian Beretta pistol struck [...]

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Brazil hotel hostage crisis ends

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29 September 2014 Last updated at 21:48 The man (C in shirt) who held a hotel employee hostage for hours was taken to a police station for interrogation. An armed man who held a hostage in a hotel in Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, for nearly seven hours has surrendered. About 300 people were in the Saint [...]

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