South Sudan peace at risk – monitors

By BBC The peace deal in South Sudan is at risk after the failure of rebel leader Riek Machar to return to the capital, Juba, the monitors who brokered the agreement have warned. He had been...

Aid to quake-hit Ecuador stepped up

By BBC Aid agencies are stepping up help following Saturday's devastating earthquake in Ecuador, amid concerns over the conditions faced by survivors. Thousands of people were left homeless, making them vulnerable to dirty drinking water and...

UN drugs summit lays bare divisions

By BBC A UN meeting on worldwide drugs policy has opened in New York in what has been billed as the most significant such conference in years. The summit will try to rethink global strategy but...

Obama and US defence chief visit Saudi Arabia

By BBC President Barack Obama is beginning a visit to Saudi Arabia at a time of strained relations between the US and Gulf countries. As well as meeting King Salman, he will sit with leaders from...

I take duty seriously – Prince William

By BBC Prince William has answered criticism of his commitment to royal duties, saying he is willing to take on more responsibility when the time comes. He was speaking in an interview in which he paid...

Trump and Clinton win New York primaries

By BBC Donald Trump has won the Republican presidential primary in New York while Hillary Clinton has triumphed in the Democratic race. With the majority of votes counted, Mr Trump looks set to extend his lead...

German far-right Pegida founder in race trial

By BBC The founder of Germany's anti-Islamist Pegida party is set to go on trial on hate speech charges. Lutz Bachmann is accused of inciting racial hatred through a series of Facebook posts, in which he...

Deadly suicide bomb hits central Kabul

By BBC Several people have been killed and more than 200 have been injured in a huge explosion in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say. Interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said a suicide...

Japan quake relief efforts continue

By BBC Relief efforts are continuing in southern Japan amid hundreds of aftershocks after two deadly quakes. At least 100,000 people are still thought to be living in emergency accommodation, some living in their cars enduring...

Ecuador quake dead toll hits 413

By BBC At least 413 people are now known to have died in the earthquake that struck Ecuador, the country's government says. The 7.8-magnitude quake struck Ecuador's Pacific coast on Saturday, and the search for survivors...
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