Saudi oil attacks: US says intelligence shows Iran involved

US officials quote intelligence and show satellite images, but Iran denies involvement.

Kashmir: The controversial deaths causing tension

Conflicting narratives around controversial deaths have raised tensions further in the region.

Jojo Rabbit: Nazi satire wins top Toronto film award

Jojo Rabbit tells the story of a young boy in 1940s Germany whose mother is hiding a Jewish girl.

New Zealand: Man brings clown to redundancy meeting

Josh Thompson took a clown to a work meeting as a "support person" when he was about to lose his job.

Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, dies aged 75

The Cars were one of the biggest bands of the 1980s and the front-runner of the new wave movement.

Nightmare causes sleeping California woman to swallow wedding ring

A nightmare causes the California woman to gulp down the diamond ring to "protect it from bad guys".

Brett Kavanaugh: Trump defends judge amid new misconduct claims

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is facing fresh allegations of sexual misconduct.

Magpie attack: Australian cyclist dies while fleeing swooping bird

The man suffered head injuries after swerving his bicycle in a bid to avoid the aggressive bird.

Dozens feared dead in DR Congo boat accident

The boat was carrying at least 110 passengers, 76 of whom were rescued.

Hong Kong protests: Petrol bombs and water cannon used in clashes

Violence breaks out between police and rival protesters after thousands defy authorities to join a march.

Casey Viner: Teenage US gamer jailed over deadly 911 hoax

Casey Viner, 19, ordered the prank call after an argument while playing Call of Duty.

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy in the US

The drug maker, accused of fuelling the opioid crisis, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Israel election a referendum on Netanyahu

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen looks at the election campaign of Israel's longest-serving prime minister.

Indonesia haze: Why do forests keep burning?

A smoky haze has blanketed the region, an annual phenomenon that affects millions of people.

Israa Ghrayeb: Palestinian woman's death prompts soul-searching

Israa Ghrayeb's story led protesters to urge greater protection of women from gender-based violence.

Sex workers in Malawi deal with HIV, contraception and violence

Malawian sex workers share the stories of their struggles to access healthcare.

Shinjiro Koizumi: A rising star in Japanese politics

Shinjiro Koizumi, 38, keeps grabbing the headlines. Does he have his eyes on the country's top job?

Robert Mugabe's death: What next for Grace Mugabe?

The grieving widow's fortunes have always revealed much about how power really works in Zimbabwe.

Obituary: Joan Johnson, black hair care pioneer

Joan Johnson created a business empire that used hair to champion African American identity.

Which countries have banned pesticides used in suicide?

Pesticide self-poisoning is one of the leading causes of suicide in Asia.

Battling for survival on the frontier of climate change

How farmers in Jamaica are using smart technology to cope with more unpredictable weather patterns.

Sexual violence in South Africa: 'I was raped, now I fear for my daughters'

South Africans have been outraged by a spate of rapes and murders, prompting demands for a return of the death penalty.

The Tokyo rugby club keeping elderly players healthy

Tokyo's Fuwaku rugby club has three players over the age of 90.

Storm Area 51: The joke that became a ‘possible humanitarian disaster’

A hoax rallying cry to storm a US Air Force base in Nevada has left two towns fearing catastrophe.