02 Sep 2014 Last updated at 04:14 GMT


BBC News - World

Islamic State 'kills US hostage'

An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released.

Million 'have fled Ukraine conflict'

The number of people who have fled the fighting in Ukraine has doubled in weeks, and the UN says more than a million have now been displaced.

Celebrity leaks 'no breach' - Apple

The leaking of intimate photos of celebrities from iCloud accounts was due to a theft of log-in information, not a security breach, says Apple.

Ebola response 'lethally inadequate'

A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.

US targets al-Shabab's leader

The US military says it has carried out air strikes in Somalia, targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, but it is unclear if he was killed.

Afghan militants 'may join IS'

Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State.

Nigeria militants 'seize' major town

Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC.

Gayet wins new French privacy case

Actress Julie Gayet, linked to President Hollande, wins a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car, which French law deems private space.

Halliburton agrees oil spill deal

US oilfield firm Halliburton says it has agreed a $1.1bn settlement to meet the majority of claims against it for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Terror suspects held in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's interior ministry says it has arrested 88 people suspected of plotting attacks inside and outside the country.

Golan UN captors 'issue demands'

The kidnappers of 44 UN peacekeepers from Fiji have given a list of demands for their release, the head of Fiji's military says.

'Cartel links' mayors to be charged

Police in Mexico are holding two serving mayors and one ex-mayor over allegations they have links to the Knights Templar drug cartel.

Mali landmine kills four UN soldiers

Four UN peacekeepers are killed and 15 injured by a landmine in northern Mali, amid what the UN calls a period of "increased attacks".

IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing

Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.

Justin Bieber charged with assault

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is charged with assault and dangerous driving after crashing his quad bike into a minivan.


Change of plans for Mars rover



Thousands of kids held in Thailand

Thousands of migrant children, including newborn babies, are being locked up in squalid and cramped detention facilities each year in Thailand, enduring serious physical and emotional harm, according to a new report.



Saudi Arabia seizes 88 terrorists

Saudi Arabia has arrested 88 men from 10 terror cells who were plotting attacks, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.



Tea Party to Cantor: We told you so

For former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's new gig on Wall Street, his pockets will be full, making more than $1 million per year. For those who played an instrumental role in his defeat, his Wall Street move justifies their complaints.



Book your holiday travel NOW

HLN's Jennifer Westhoven explains why people should be booking travel this week.



No charges for cancer patient's parents

The British couple arrested after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a hospital will not be charged, the Crown Prosecution Service told CNN on Tuesday.



Before the iWatch there was...

After years hovering in the vapor, little more than a dream for Apple fanatics everywhere, the elusive iWatch may be days away from becoming a reality.



Unexpected reveal of new iPhone 6

Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 6 on September 9. Tech journalist Jon Erlichman talks about the new features.



Fair workers do THIS as kids ride

KARE's A.J. Lagoe found some employees texting while operating the rides at the Minnesota State Fair.



What's gotten into Johnny Football?

This weeks must see videos include a human catapult and football player Johnny Manziel as "Johnny JamBoogie."



Landslide sends casket down hill

A small landslide causes a casket to slide about 12 feet down a hill in Spokane, Washington. CNN affiliate KREM has more.



Happy 50th birthday Keanu Reeves!



Canceled wedding becomes THIS

Rather than lament his canceled wedding, an ex-groom turns his reception into a charity ball that raised thousands.



CNN Iraqi photojournalist dies

CNN lost a much loved and respected colleague Monday with the sudden passing of photojournalist Sarmad Qaseera. A longtime member of CNN's Baghdad bureau, Sarmad had to flee his country in 2006 after death threats, eventually settling in the United States and continuing his work for CNN based out of Atlanta. He was 42.



Temples so gold your eyes will water

When it comes to India travel, the state of Punjab, which borders Pakistan, doesn't make it to the top of that many itineraries.



Top movie of the year so far is ...

The Star-Lord is officially the star of the box office.



Video Appears to Show ISIS Execution of Second American

A new video appears to show the execution of Steven Sotloff, the second American killed by a self-professed member of the Islamic terror group ISIS.



How Hackers Targeted Celeb Accounts

Hackers gained access to leaked nude photos purporting to be of dozens of A-list celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton by an "all too common" tactic, according to Apple.



Bieber Arrested for Dangerous Driving, Assault

The singer was with Selena Gomez at the time of the arrest.



Executed Journalist Noted for His Heartfelt War Reporting

ISIS cruelly executed American journalist Steven Sotloff just one week after his mother pleaded with the group's leader to "be merciful" and spare her son.



Another American Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

The doctor with SIM Missionary worked at the same hospital as Dr. Kent Brantly.



Obama, in New Video, Speaks to Africans About Ebola Outbreak

Obama urged the people of West Africa to get the facts about the virus.



Cantor's Defeat Pays Off With $1.4M Wall St. Signing Bonus

Cantor is riding his unexpected primary defeat straight to the bank.



What to Watch as Obama Heads to Estonia, NATO Summit

Obama continues coalition-building, diplomacy despite little to show for it.



US Strike Targets Leader of Somali Extremist Group

US airstrikes may have killed leader of Somali extremist group al-Shabab; 6 militants dead



Teen Sues DMV After Being Told to Remove Makeup

Teen sues South Carolina DMV after being told to remove makeup for driver's license photo



Flyer Demands Plane Land Over Reclining Seat Spat

A Florida woman aboard a Delta flight flipped out after another passenger reclined her seat, apparently smacking her in the head, and demanded the airline immediately land the plane so she could get off, police said.



Celebs, beware: Those nude selfies will be hacked and shared

Celebrities will continue to take nude photos of themselves and certain hackers will try their damnedest to uncover the goodies. All the more reason, say security experts, to fix bad habits. Here's how.









Revamped Google for Work puts new spin on courting businesses

Ten years after the search giant started eyeing business customers, it's doing some rebranding to catch the eye of people bringing their devices to work.









The new price of celebrity: Careful before taking that nudie selfie

Celebrities will continue to take nude photos of themselves and certain hackers will try their damnedest to uncover the goodies. All the more reason, say security experts, to fix bad habits. Here's how.









Apple: Celeb photo attack was targeted, not widespread breach

Hackers accessed celebrities' iCloud accounts through targeted attacks on usernames, passwords, and security questions -- something Apple says is "all too common on the Internet."









Boost Mobile cuts prices, doubles data in limited offer

The offer, which is valid between Wednesday and November 3, is available to both new and existing customers.









How to guard your iCloud from hackers

Hackers attacked the iCloud accounts of some celebrities, so it's time to boost your own cloud-security awareness. CNET's Bridget Carey offers tips on keeping your account secure and explains why deleting a photo doesn't always truly delete it.









The 404 Show 1,544: iCloud leak investigation, Sony's QX1 pro lenses for your smartphone (podcast)

Today we'll discuss what the celebrity photo leak has taught the world, why you can't use only emojis to communicate and Sony's QX1 pro lenses that can fit your smartphone.









Google says Android Wear about to get even smarter (Q&A)

The search giant hasn't said much about its OS for wearable devices since a demo in June. CNET sat down with two of the project's head engineers to find out what's new.









Unlike Siri, Cortana plays well with others

Commentary: Microsoft's virtual assistant has the ability to hand off voice commands to mobile apps, a welcome compromise that could benefit users and developers.




This is what caffeine does to your brain

Why do regular coffee drinkers seem to need more and more coffee to maintain the buzz? Can coffee actually kill you? An AsapSCIENCE video has answers.









Google's Android Wear team: We'll update early and often

The tech titan has "several" updates to the Android Wear OS coming by year's end, with the first due this week. Here's a hint of what to expect.









Toilet seat with built-in fan sucks out the stench

Bad bathroom odors are conquered by Fresh Air Plus, a toilet seat with a fan and exhaust pipe that banishes smells to the outside.









Heated smart insoles keep your tootsies toasty

Digitsole connected insoles let you control the temperature of your feet through an app while also tracking distance and calories.









Open WebOS reborn as LuneOS for mobile devices

The operating system is an open-source alternative to Android and the many other operating systems available on mobile devices right now.









Woman impaled while texting and driving

A Colorado woman says she looked down at her phone for just a moment. Her truck struck metal railing, which pierced her vehicle -- and then her.









4D Batman roller coaster tosses you to Gotham and back

A new ride coming to the Six Flags theme park in Fiesta, Texas, will have you gliding around like the Caped Crusader. Those with weak stomachs need not apply.









Russian space-sex gecko experiment fails

A mission to learn about the sex life of geckos in orbit took a bad turn when what should have been heaven in space turned into a reptilian tragedy.









Sonos adds full Wi-Fi compatibility with latest software update

A free software upgrade finally allows Sonos streaming music systems to connect directly to home Wi-Fi networks.