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Crowds flock to leftist Madrid rally 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:39:49 GMT 
    Tens of thousands of people attend a rally in central Madrid by radical leftists Podemos, as they look to build on Syriza's recent victory in Greece.


Merkel rules out Greek debt relief 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:05:39 GMT 
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.


Balloonists complete Pacific journey 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:59:21 GMT 
    Two pilots in a helium balloon complete their crossing of the Pacific with a sea-landing off Mexico, setting two new milestones on a six-day trip.


German ex-President Weizsaecker dies 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:00:24 GMT 
    German former President Richard von Weizsaecker, whose two terms in office spanned reunification, dies at the age of 94.


'Dozens killed' in Ukraine fighting 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:02:50 GMT 
    At least 40 people, including soldiers and civiliains, are reported to have died in eastern Ukraine as ceasefire talks begin in the capital of Belarus.


IS 'chemical weapons expert killed' 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:50:06 GMT 
    A chemical weapons expert working with Islamic State in Iraq has been killed in a coalition air strike, the US military says.


Funerals for Pakistan mosque victims 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:11:37 GMT 
    Funerals take place in Pakistan for the victims of a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers which killed at least 60 people.


Cumberbatch calls for gay pardons 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:17:48 GMT 
    Benedict Cumberbatch and other campaigners call for thousands of Britons who were prosecuted for being gay to be pardoned, like codebreaker Alan Turing.


Italy MPs elect judge as president 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:39:56 GMT 
    Italy's parliament elects judge Sergio Mattarella as the country's president, on a third day of voting for the largely ceremonial post.


Prince's household 'like Wolf Hall' 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:14:55 GMT 
    Clarence House is fraught with rivalries that have led to it being compared to the court of Henry VIII, according to a new biography of the Prince of Wales.


Williams wins sixth Australian Open 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:37:58 GMT 
    World number one Serena Williams overcomes illness to win her 19th Grand Slam title with a 16th successive victory over Maria Sharapova.


VIDEO: Afghan cricket team heads to World Cup 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:49:05 GMT 
    The Afghan cricket team, which is less than two years old, is on its way to Australia to play in their first World Cup.


VIDEO: Tattoo expo: What is 'body modification'? 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:07:24 GMT 
    A look at different types of "body modification" as tattoo artists from around the world gathered in Caracas for the 2015 Venezuela Tattoo Expo this weekend.


VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:02:43 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


AUDIO: 'I lost £18m lottery win by 7 seconds' 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:25:22 GMT 
    A Canadian man has lost a seven-year legal battle to claim half of a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot after the Supreme Court ruled he had bought the winning ticket a few seconds too late for it to qualify.
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