BBC World News

  • First US airstrikes under new IS plan
  • The US has carried out airstrikes in support of Iraqi troops under attack by Islamic State, the military says, the first under an expanded mission.
  • Migrant boat sinking 'kills 500'
  • About 500 migrants drowned after their ship was rammed by another boat near Malta last week, the International Organization for Migration says.
  • Belgian murderer wins 'right to die'
  • A Belgian man serving a life sentence for rape and murder will be allowed to have doctors end his life, after a landmark ruling.
  • OECD sees global economy held back
  • A slow recovery among nations using the euro is holding back the global economy, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.
  • Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts
  • Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.
  • Rio police 'corruption' arrests
  • Police in Rio de Janeiro have arrested twenty-two of their own officers for alleged involvement in a bribery and extortion racket.