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22 июня 2011, 17:54

Newly found mushroom named after SpongeBob

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A new species of mushroom is named by its discoverers after the cartoon character SpongeBob Squarepants.

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22 июня 2011, 17:45

Photographer shot by dissidents

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Police say dissident republicans were responsible for shooting a photographer during trouble in east Belfast on Tuesday night.

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22 июня 2011, 17:43

Greek PM presses austerity plan

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Greek PM George Papandreou tries to persuade MPs to pass further austerity measures that have sparked nationwide strikes and riots.

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22 июня 2011, 17:41

VIDEO: Al-Assad cousin: 'We're on brink of war'

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Ribal Al-Assad, the exiled cousin of Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad, says there is a 'very big possibility' of a regional war and that the Middle East is on the brink of one.

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22 июня 2011, 17:34

Indonesia ban on Saudi maid work

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Indonesia says it will no longer allow its citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for domestic service work after a maid was executed.

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22 июня 2011, 17:31

Ghana cocoa key to Kufuor's prize

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Ghana's former President John Kufuor tells the BBC a dramatic improvement in his country's cocoa industry is the key to him winning the World Food Prize.

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22 июня 2011, 17:20

Fifa report accuses Bin Hammam

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A Fifa report says there is strong evidence member Mohamed bin Hammam tried to bribe officials during his presidential campaign.

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22 июня 2011, 17:15

Oh brother! Truth of Van Gogh self-portrait revealed

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A Vincent van Gogh painting, which had always been believed to be a self-portrait, is actually a depiction of his brother, experts have concluded.

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22 июня 2011, 16:36

VIDEO: Ancient race celebrates year 5519

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Thousands of Aymaras participate at the New Year celebrations.

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22 июня 2011, 16:15

Clooney film to open Venice gala

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Hollywood star George Clooney will open this year's Venice Film Festival with a political drama which he has directed, produced, co-written and acted in.

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22 июня 2011, 16:11

Syria attacks fresh EU sanctions

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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem goes on state TV to attack the EU for extending sanctions, imposed over the suppression of dissent.

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22 июня 2011, 16:09

Vigil for detained BBC reporter

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BBC journalists are holding a vigil to demand the release of a colleague held in Tajikistan, accused of association with a banned Islamist group.