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Founder of Japanese discount store Daiso dies

February 20, 2024 - 11:07
The billionaire owner of the so-called 100 yen store passed away at the age of 80, the firm says.
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Hacker group's site taken over by law enforcement

February 20, 2024 - 10:54
LockBit is a major criminal gang that uses its software to steal sensitive data until a ransom is paid
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Russia accused of executing prisoners of war in Avdiivka

February 20, 2024 - 10:12
The BBC speaks to relatives after video shows bodies of soldiers who are believed to have surrendered.
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US zoo extracts 70 coins from white alligator

February 20, 2024 - 09:26
The zoo found the coins during a routine examination and urged visitors not to throw coins into exhibits.
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Navalny's body 'to be held for two weeks'

February 20, 2024 - 09:24
The wife of the dead Putin critic says Russian authorities are waiting until nerve agent traces disappear.
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The staff shortage in India's special effects industry

February 20, 2024 - 08:56
With international studios sending more work to India, the industry is struggling to train enough staff.
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The spin maestro who defied odds to reach 500 wickets

February 20, 2024 - 08:10
India's Ravichandran Ashwin is the ninth bowler in the history of cricket to claim 500 Test wickets
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Poland spyware inquiry to quiz former ministers

February 20, 2024 - 05:40
Lawmakers are set to investigate claims the former government snooped on the phones of its opponents.
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Navalny's grieving widow vows to continue his work

February 20, 2024 - 03:15
In a video message, Yulia Navalnaya also accused the Kremlin of being behind her husband's death in a Siberian jail.
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Cape Town stink blamed on cattle ship

February 20, 2024 - 02:40
A "nauseating" stench engulfing the South African city comes from a ship carrying 19,000 cows, officials say.
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Landslide kills 25 after heavy snow in Afghanistan

February 20, 2024 - 02:34
Rescuers with shovels and axes are trying to find survivors in the country's eastern province.
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Huge explosions as Israel strikes southern Lebanon

February 20, 2024 - 02:27
Israel's military says it hit weapons depots in response to a drone launched by Hezbollah.
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Israeli PM 'missed chance' to cut off Hamas cash

February 20, 2024 - 02:04
Former spy chief tells BBC that Benjamin Netanyahu didn't act on advice to hit the group's money streams.
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Israel's Rafah deadline raises stakes as Ramadan approaches

February 20, 2024 - 01:36
Indirect talks between Israel and Hamas have not brought the war to an end - and a pivotal few weeks looms.
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Huge water leak shoots into air on Texas street

February 20, 2024 - 01:17
Dramatic video shows the leak towering close to power lines blocking a road in College Station, Texas.
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How an asbestos scare has sent Sydney scrambling

February 20, 2024 - 01:11
In an escalating crisis, the toxic substance has been found at dozens of sites across the city.
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Alert as torrential rains hit Bolivia, killing dozens

February 19, 2024 - 22:29
Officials say 85% of all Bolivia's municipalities are now under alert due to heavy rains.
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Putin killed Alexei - Navalny's widow

February 19, 2024 - 21:59
Yulia Navalnaya has posted a video statement blaming the Russian president for her husband's death.
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Navalny's 'principled and fearless' widow

February 19, 2024 - 20:56
Yulia Navalnaya kept a low profile in the past, but her husband's death could see her take a more public role.
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Crew abandon ship off Yemen as Houthis claim attack

February 19, 2024 - 20:29
The Yemeni group says its missiles damaged a British-registered cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden.
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