Colombia Farc rebels announce definitive ceasefire
BBC News: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 03:33:56 GMT
The main leftist rebel group in Colombia, the Farc, announces a definitive ceasefire from midnight, ending one of the world's longest insurgencies.
Brexit may send EU 'down the drain' - German vice chancellor
BBC News: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 19:43:18 GMT
Germany's vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel says the EU could go "down the drain" if Brexit is handled badly and that the UK cannot keep the "nice things" without any responsibility.
Calais chief wants migrant deal with UK
BBC News: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 02:54:53 GMT
The president of the French region that includes Calais port suggests that those seeking asylum in the UK should be able to lodge their claim in France.
Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel dies at 66 of heart attack
BBC News: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 03:43:16 GMT
Legendary Mexican singer Juan Gabriel dies aged 66 of a heart attack in California, just days after performing at the prestigious Los Angeles Forum.
Female genital mutilation: Egypt to toughen penalties
BBC News: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 03:26:15 GMT
Those who force genital mutilation on girls and women in Egypt face stiffer penalties under plans approved by the cabinet in Cairo.
Zika virus: Singapore confirms 41 locally transmitted cases
BBC News: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 03:03:55 GMT
Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of the Zika virus in people who had not travelled to Zika-affected areas, meaning the virus has spread locally.