23 Nov 2014 Last updated at 04:14 GMT


BBC News - World

Kenya bus gunmen 'want religious war'

The slaughter of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is an attempt to start a religious war, an adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta tells the BBC.

'Big gaps' hamper Iran nuclear talks

Important sticking points remain in talks with Iran, Western powers warn, as negotiations on Tehran's nuclear programme enter their final stages.

West 'seeks Russia regime change'

Western sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine are aimed at forcing regime change in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.

Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO

The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.

Iraq troops battle IS in Ramadi

Iraq's army launches an operation to retake parts of Ramadi in Anbar province, a major city largely controlled by Islamic State militants.

US 'to expand' Afghan combat role

US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say.

Thai king's absence sparks concern

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand fails to appear for a scheduled event, raising fresh concerns about his health.

Albania opens huge Cold War bunker

A secret five-storey bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb opens to the public for the first time.

Pilgrims flock to 16th-Century saint

Thousands of Catholic pilgrims are converging on Goa in India to see the relics of Saint Francis Xavier, a 16th Century Spanish missionary.

Colombia general 'free next week'

Colombia's Farc rebels will release five captives, including Gen Ruben Dario Alzate, next week, President Juan Manuel Santos says.

Bahrain holds disputed election

Voters have taken part in Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests in 2011, but many Shias had urged a boycott.

Barcelona 5-1 Sevilla

Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes the Spanish league's all-time top scorer with a hat-trick against Sevilla.

'Hitler' painting fetches $161,000

A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000).

Indonesian president flies economy

Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo takes an economy-class seat on the national carrier to go to Singapore for his son's high-school graduation.

Obama defends immigration reform

US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.


FSU gunman sent out 10 packages

The man identified as the gunman who wounded three people at Florida State University's library apparently sent packages to several acquaintances before the shooting, according to one of them.



Cop held in Mexico's missing 43 case

A top local police official in Mexico was arrested in connection with the disappearance of 43 college students, authorities said.



NYPD rookie kills unarmed man

A rookie police officer shot and killed an unarmed 28-year-old man in an unlit stairwell of a housing project in what New York's top cop said Friday was "a very unfortunate tragedy ... involving an accidental discharge."



Kids author: Sorry for 'racist' joke

Jacqueline Woodson's big win at the National Book Awards on Wednesday was briefly eclipsed by a racially charged joke.



Obama sounds a lot like Bush

President Obama's speech on immigration is very similar to the one President Bush gave in 2006



Obama responds to heckler

During his immigration speech at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, President Obama addresses a heckler in the crowd.



Mr. President, forget something?

He's got a lot on his mind -- can you blame him?



Why Vladimir Putin thinks it's still 1985

The first frosts of winter have already dusted the spectacular city of St. Petersburg with a powder of glistening ice. The air outside feels sharp and crisp. Russians hurry along the elegant boulevards, wrapped up tight against the biting cold. Russia's winter, its annual deep freeze, has begun.



GOP-led panel deflates Benghazi stories

An investigative report prepared by the House Intelligence Committee finds little to support questions raised about CIA actions on the ground in Benghazi, Libya, the night of a deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound.



Top 5 most dangerous jobs

Alexandra Field lists 5 of the most dangerous jobs in America.



Female sex desire found ... complicated

What makes a woman want to have sex isn't totally hormonal, as it can be with men. Happiness is key new study shows.



U.S. tracking mystery spacecraft

CNN's Chad Myers reports on a Russian object in space on a mission that remains unclear to the U.S.



'Mockingjay': What's the verdict?

"Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" has hit theaters, and critics seem divided on whether it's a strong offering.



CNN Hero of the Year is ...

Pen Farthing, who founded a nonprofit that reunites soldiers at home with stray dogs and cats they took in during combat, has been named the 2014 CNN Hero of the Year.



Flip phones are hip again

Hipsters, rejoice. Next time you ride your fixed-gear bicycle to the the thrift store, where you find a vintage, grease-stained mechanic's shirt that matches your Rollie Fingers mustache and Grizzly Adams beard, there's an edgy, if technologically sub-optimal, way to tell your friends about it.



Zombie apocalypse has silver lining

Even a zombie apocalypse has a silver lining.



Grand Jury Keeps Ferguson on Edge

Ferguson, Mo., grand jury investigating killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson not meeting this weekend and will reconvene Monday, sources told ABC News.



Why You Should Start Black Friday Shopping Today

Mark Ellwood provided his tips for cashing in on Black Friday deals days before Black Friday actually arrives.



Climate Change, Evolution: Here's Why We Disagree

A growing body of evidence suggests that the passionate debate over public issues ranging from climate change to evolution has little to do with the facts.



Cleanup on, Flood Threat Looms After Huge NY Snow

Western New York residents help each other dig out from massive snowfall as flood threat looms



Ferguson Grand Jury Unusual in Many Ways

Missouri grand jury proceedings in Michael Brown shooting unusual in a variety of ways



2 in Missouri Charged With Lying on Forms to Buy Guns Ahead of Grand Jury Decision

Federal authorities in Missouri arrested two men who they believed tried acquiring ready-made explosives ahead of the grand jury decision in Michael Brown case.



Man Sets House on Fire, Kills Responding Deputy

Authorities: Man sets house on fire, then fatally shoots responding officer, wounds another



NJ Couple's Deaths Lead to Investigation by State Attorney General

The New Jersey attorney general's office is launching an investigation into the mysterious deaths of a couple who were close friends with Gov. Chris Christie.



Somalia's Al-Shabab Kills 28 Non-Muslims in Kenya

Somalia's al-Shabab Islamic extremist rebels kill 28 non-Muslims on bus in Kenya



Japan Earthquake Collapses Homes, Causes Injuries

Strong earthquake strikes central Japan; at least 10 homes collapse, more than 20 people hurt



U.S. Broadens Military Mission for Afghanistan Next Year

President Obama has authorized the military in Afghanistan to continue to target Taliban fighters next year, broadening the scope of the training mission.



Need a laugh? 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' outtakes make it so

Geordi has a giggle fit, Picard gets trampled by Bev Crusher, and Riker chases a shipmate in the most hilarious way possible in a new blooper reel.









In new ad, Microsoft insists Siri is incompetent

What good is a digital assistant if she can't tell you to leave early because of traffic reports? That's a question asked by Microsoft at any rate.









Checking out Photoshop for Chromebooks: Network-computing revived

Adobe Photoshop Streaming runs on a Google server instead of your PC. Remember Sun Microsystems' motto "the network is the computer"? CNET's Stephen Shankland takes a look.









Behind the scenes of a drone orchestra

New mini-documentary shows how launching a squadron of costumed drones over the heads of a live audience "was like a military operation."









Ex-BlackBerry CEO Heins: 'I have no regrets' (Q&A)

A year after exiting BlackBerry, Thorsten Heins weighs in on his time at the smartphone maker and dishes on his current phone.









Artist imagines Hogwarts in a galaxy far, far away

What if your favorite "Star Wars" characters went to Hogwarts? Artist James Hance is back with his fantastic mashups, and shows us what "Star Wars" characters would look like in the Potterverse.









George Lucas trades sci-fi for fantasy in 'Strange Magic' musical trailer

Who says all quests worth watching happen in space? Filmmaker George Lucas brings the hero's journey into the forest with his madcap musical fairy adventure, due out in January 2015.









Does Flywheel exec shakeup spell trouble? CEO says no

With new leadership and a $12 million funding round, the taxi-hailing app guns for ride-sharing rivals like Uber and Lyft.









Candy Crush is taking over your Facebook feed -- again

The latest puzzle game from King.com is making waves on mobile devices, and its advertising campaign on Facebook has reached millions of people.









Can bitcoins catch on with consumers? This VC's betting on it

Silicon Valley investor Adam Draper is refocusing his accelerator program solely on bitcoin, in hopes of taking the currency mainstream.









Crave Ep. 184: Watch Tony Hawk do endless 360s on a hoverboard

Tony Hawk visited the Arx Pax labs in Los Gatos, Calif., to take a spin on the Hendo hoverboard.









European Parliament to call for breakup of Google, report says

The Internet giant faces yet another tussle with European officials, who want Google to split off its search business.









Jupiter's moon Europa looks embryonic in 'remastered' NASA photo

NASA has also released a brand-new video that describes why the icy moon's vast sea might just be the perfect place to find life beyond Earth.









Hate ads? Pay Google to block them for you

Google is testing an ad-blocker service, Amazon may be inserting ads into streaming video, and Comcast lets you track the cable guy.









The 404 Show 1,584: Google Contributor, JFK has a drone problem, San Francisco's poo map (podcast)

We're back in the studio today! Join us for a very special episode complete with a full tour and the start of our Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Xbox One bundle!









These smart clothes know how big your hips are

LikeAGlove smart garments act like high-tech personal shopping assistants, checking your measurements and finding you clothes that fit.









Handy Android apps for hassle-free holiday travel

If you're hitting the road (or skies) this holiday season, these three Android apps can make your journey less of a headache.









The 404 Show Giveaway: Xbox One Call of Duty Advanced Warfare 1TB Bundle

Microsoft and CNET's The 404 Show are teaming up to give one lucky winner the Call of Duty Advanced Warfare 1TB bundle! Enter for your chance to win* now!