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VIDEO: Afghan stowaways seeking UK asylum

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 22:02
A group of people from Afghanistan rescued from a shipping container in Essex are claiming asylum in the UK, the Home Office has said.

VIDEO: The battle for Mosul dam

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:51
There are conflicting reports about whether Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have fully retaken Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) militants.

VIDEO: PM: 'Age ratings for online videos'

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:37
Online music videos could soon be given cinema-style age ratings, in a move to protect children from inappropriate content, David Cameron has said.

VIDEO: Russian cosmonauts go on spacewalk

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:01
Two Russian cosmonauts set off on a spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS) to launch a nano-satellite.

VIDEO: The debate over competition in the NHS

BBC Health - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:40
Recent large contracts are fuelling the debate over competition for services within the NHS.

VIDEO: The debate over competition in the NHS

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:40
Recent large contracts are fuelling the debate over competition for services within the NHS.

VIDEO: Inside Liberia Ebola treatment centre

BBC Health - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:21
Following earlier denials, Liberia has admitted that 17 suspected Ebola patients are "missing" after a health centre in the capital was looted.

VIDEO: 'Unprepared' climbers criticised

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:59
Climbers want a long-term plan to cut the number of preventable accidents on Snowdon as visitor numbers boom.

VIDEO: Birthday girl an 'unintended target'

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:37
Sabrina Moss became the unintended victim of a battle between drug gangs when she was shot dead on her birthday.

VIDEO: Abseilers clean Big Ben's clock face

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:32
The clock face of the Elizabeth Tower, which houses the famous Big Ben bell, is being cleaned, with the hands frozen at 12 o'clock.

VIDEO: Hotel trials 'robot butler' service

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:28
A California hotel is testing a new system for making deliveries to guests' rooms - a robot butler.

AUDIO: Ex-Speaker unhappy with clerk candidate

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:58
A former Speaker of the Commons, Baroness Boothroyd, has told the BBC the potential frontrunner to take up the role of Commons Clerk is "completely out of her depth".

VIDEO: Inside Mogadishu's khat market

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:43
Khat - a plant used as a stimulant - was banned as a class C drug in the UK earlier this year. This has meant that its mainly Kenyan producers and exporters have been forced to direct their supplies closer to home, to Somalia.

VIDEO: Cheesed-off Russia turns to Switzerland

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:17
Non EU member Switzerland has not imposed sanctions on Russia - a situation that does not please its biggest trading partner, the European Union.

AUDIO: Jupiter and Venus light up morning sky

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:38
The two brightest planets, Jupiter and Venus, are currently aligned in the sky, forming a spectacular "double star" in their closest conjunction since 2000.

VIDEO: Timelapse shows 'Big Ben' clock cleaning

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:34
Cleaners have been working on the clock face on the Elizabeth Tower for the first time in since 2010.

AUDIO: Bovis Homes sees 'sharp rise' in profits

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:54
David Ritchie, chief executive of Bovis Homes, discusses the company's half yearly results.

VIDEO: National Guard called to Ferguson

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:53
The US state of Missouri is deploying the National Guard to Ferguson as protests escalate over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

VIDEO: 'UK won't be involved in an Iraq war'

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:12
David Cameron says the UK will not be involved in another war in Iraq after it was confirmed that the UK is stepping up its role in the country beyond a humanitarian mission.

VIDEO: The 'house of hacking horrors'

BBC News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:52
A suburban house has been transformed to help specialists find security flaws in smart devices and stop hackers taking control.
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