22 Aug 2014 Last updated at 04:14 GMT


BBC News - World

Russian aid convoy 'invades Ukraine'

A senior official in Kiev accuses Russia of invading Ukraine after Russian humanitarian aid lorries cross the border without permission.

IS militants 'biggest threat' to US

Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, senior American officials warn.

Malaysia observes silence for MH17

Malaysians observe a moment of silence following the arrival of the bodies of 20 victims of Flight MH17 which crashed in Ukraine in July.

Syria death toll 'more than 191,000'

More than 191,000 people have been killed in the Syria conflict up to April, UN says.

Rain hampers Japan landslide rescue

Heavy rain hampers rescue operations in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a landslide killed at least 39 people, with 51 still missing.

Senegal closes border over Ebola

Senegal closes its border with Guinea because of the deadly Ebola outbreak, despite WHO warnings that such measures are counter-productive.

Tour buses collide near Egypt resort

Two tourist buses collide near Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, leaving 33 people dead and 41 injured, officials say.

India's Kerala to ban alcohol sales

Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala outline plans to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the state's drink problem.

Argentina debt plan ruled 'illegal'

Argentina's plan to ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt is ruled "illegal" by a US court.

India blocks Gandhi murder film

India blocks the release of a film on the assassination of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, after complaints it glorifies her killers.

NSA and GCHQ agents 'leak Tor bugs'

The Tor Project says it believes some NSA and GCHQ agents are surreptitiously leaking it information to protect anonymity on the net.

Venezuela 'to fingerprint shoppers'

Venezuela plans to fingerprint supermarket shoppers in a move to combat food shortages and smuggling.

VIDEO: Obama refuses ice bucket challenge

Barack Obama has said he will not be taking part in the ice bucket challenge, a fundraising stunt which involves people drenching themselves with cold water.

Stench of decay turns coral away

Baby coral and fish can smell the difference between good and bad reefs, say marine ecologists.

US Ebola patients out of hospital

One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.


Jennifer Hudson snaps on media



Feds rule on Beyonce-Jay Z Cuba trip

Beyonce and Jay Z don't have to be "On the Run" anymore.



Boris Becker: I burn like a volcano

As a player he was as fiery as his hair -- and as a coach, Boris Becker says he has to battle to keep his emotions in check as he tries to guide world No. 1 Novak Djokovic to more success.



Calif. patient tests negative for Ebola

A patient isolated in a California hospital after possible Ebola exposure does not have the virus, testing revealed.



Switzerland's 'suicide tourism' doubles

More than 600 people traveled to Switzerland for the "sole purpose of committing suicide" between 2008 and 2012.



Would Clinton = Obama 'third term'?

Very few confidants and former aides were frenzied when Hillary Clinton came under fire for questions about her age, health and wealth.



Sorority boots her after racial slur

A racial slur posted on Snapchat caused a student to get kicked out of her sorority. CNN affiliate WBRC reports.



Kids tap potential through boatbuilding

It started with a challenge Adam Green accepted almost 20 years ago.



Lightning strike shocks woman

A woman in Idaho says she was struck by lightning during a severe thunderstorm.



Baby chokes on wrapper, then ...

When a baby started choking on a plastic wrapper, a letter carrier used his training to help. CNN affiliate WYFF reports.



Keanu Reeves coming to small screen



This action figure is NOT for kids

Conan shows off actress Jessica Alba's sexy "Sin City 2" action figure.



Look at me! 20 selfies of the week



Best islands of the South Pacific

Palm tree-covered sandy atolls glistening green and white like jewels set in the azure seas may be the enduring image of the South Pacific.



125M-year-old dino tracks found

A new collection of footprints left behind 125 million years ago by a number of different dinosaurs has been discovered.



Skateboarder beats park ranger

One teen was arrested and another questioned in connection with the beating of a park ranger that was caught on camera.



Captured Journalist Noted for His Heartfelt War Reporting

As the world waits to see what the terrorist group ISIS will do to American journalist Steven Sotloff, held under threat of death unless the U.S. stops intervening in Iraq, Sotloff's family awaits his fate from their Florida home.



A Different Look at Michael Brown Days Before His Death

A different view of Michael Brown has emerged, starkly different from the image of the unarmed teenager shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri.



7 Ways Debt Is Bad for Your Health

Regardless of who you are—or why you owe money—science suggests that being in debt could be affecting your physical and mental health. Here are just some of the reasons to get back in the black.



Mission to Rescue US Hostages ‘Flawless,’ Except for Rescue

A large contingent of American special operations forces was able to sneak into an ISIS camp near the terror group’s stronghold in Syria in search of American hostages, but quickly withdrew when it became clear that while 100 or so armed terrorists were there, the hostages weren’t, according to a U.S. official with knowledge of the then-secret mission.



Ukraine: Russian Aid Convoy Is a 'Direct Invasion'

Russia sends aid trucks into Ukraine without Kiev's OK; Ukraine calls move a 'direct invasion'



Ebola Drug's Role in Americans' Recoveries Remains Unclear

American Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly credited doctors, God and an experimental drug for his recovery today. But experts say it’s unclear whether the drug, known as ZMapp, helped or hindered his recovery.



Why American Ebola Survivor Got So Many Hugs

Hospital staff hugged Dr. Kent Brantly to show public he's not contagious.



Tensions Subsiding as National Guard Ordered to Leave Ferguson

The streets of Ferguson were mostly peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions were subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.



Why Control of the Senate May Not Be Known Until December

It could all come down to Louisiana, where Sen. Mary Landrieu – the last Democrat holding a statewide office in the increasingly red Creole State – is making a bid for a fourth term, with polls showing her neck-and-neck with her leading Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy.



Couple Used Dog to Lure Amish Girls, Police Say

A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.



Hamas Kills 11 Suspected Informers for Israel

Hamas kills 11 alleged informers for Israel, day after Israel killed 3 top Hamas commanders



Vexed in the city: San Francisco strife spurs tech defectors elsewhere

As clashes mar tech's epicenter, entrepreneurs find that fleeing San Francisco for up-and-coming startup hubs can offer unique advantages.









​As security breach reports mount, experts fear alert fatigue

The geopolitical landscape is ripe for hacks, attacks, and exploits, but just because big breaches are being reported more often doesn't mean you should stop caring.









Twitter workers love the company's culture and values

The social network is No. 1 on Glassdoor's "Top 25 Companies for Culture and Values." Not far behind are Google, Facebook, and Apple.









Vexed in the city: Silicon Valley's invasion of San Francisco

A major migration is under way, with technology companies large and small setting up shop in San Francisco and bypassing the historic heart of the tech industry.









Metal-framed Galaxy Alpha is toughest Galaxy yet, says Samsung

Take a peek behind-the-scenes with a glimpse of the production process for the new mid-range Galaxy Alpha.









Aereo loses appeal to be recognized as cable operator

After a Supreme Court ruling, the streaming TV service changed its licensing model in an attempt to stay in business.









Tomorrow Daily 040: Netflix on Oculus Rift, cyborg moths, and hard drives in Minecraft

On today's show, Netflix works with Oculus Rift, scientists create cyborg-like moths, and two Minecraft players create working hard drives inside the game.









Crave giveaway: Zcan+ Scanner Mouse, a mouse that scans

This week's freebie, a Design to Innovation mouse with a built-in scanner, lets you scan information and directly import it into searchable, editable files.









The gorgeous computer interfaces of 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

The CG company responsible for the UIs in "Guardians of the Galaxy" has released a showreel highlighting its stunning work.









Flappy Bird follow-up Swing Copters will drive you to insanity

The Flappy Bird creator's next mobile game isn't just more difficult than its predecessor. It may just be one of the hardest smartphone games ever made.









Spielberg bringing 'Minority Report' to TV?

Steven Spielberg is reportedly developing a "Minority Report" pilot for Amblin Television. We can't wait for the PreCrime Unit to solve murders before they happen.









TARDIS Run board game is bigger on the inside

A 3D printed TARDIS opens up to reveal a board game based on Backgammon, Parcheesi and an Ancient Egyptian game called Senet.









Pebble smartwatches get loaded with ESPN Scores app

Basketball, baseball, football, and other sports scores can be seen in real-time with the native ESPN app.









Researchers find way to hack Gmail with 92 percent success rate

A weakness in Android, Windows, and iOS mobile operating systems could be used to obtain personal information.









Ouya teams with Xiaomi to bring video games to China

Hundreds of Ouya games could soon be available on Xiaomi's streaming boxes and smart TVs.









Google's Android search app adds multi-language voice feature

After a delay in rolling out the feature, the Internet giant makes it possible for people to switch languages on the fly when making voice searches.









Sacrebleu! Netflix expansion will boost Europe to a fifth of members?

Netflix is launching in six European countries in September, and researcher IHS estimates it will pad the company's 50 million subscribers with as many as 6 million new ones almost immediately.









Clamp-on exoskeleton turns you into your own chair

An ekoskelton-style device provides factory workers with a place to sit whenever they need it, no chair required.