BBC World News

  • Obama dismisses Netanyahu speech
  • US President Barack Obama reacts scathingly to a speech by Israel's prime minister, saying it offers no viable alternative to his Iran policy.
  • Ukraine coal mine blast 'kills 30'
  • A suspected methane gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of eastern Ukraine kills at least 30 people, officials say.
  • NFL pair to donate brains for research
  • New York Giants' Steve Weatherford and former NFL player Sidney Rice want their brains to help research into injuries.
  • Australian pair moved for execution
  • Two Australian drug-smugglers are transferred from Bali to another Indonesian island where they are due to be executed by firing squad.
  • Colombia holds Chinese arms ship
  • The Colombian authorities arrest the captain of a China-flagged ship on its way to Cuba with military material on board and no legal papers.
  • Politicians targeted over Petrobras
  • Brazil's chief prosecutor seeks to investigate 54 people, including politicians, for alleged involvement in a kickback scheme at state oil firm Petrobras.