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The 'King of the Blues' guitarist and singer, BB King, has died aged 89, his lawyer says. Known for his hits Lucille, Sweet Black Angel and Rock Me Baby, he died in his sleep in Las Vegas. Born in the Mississippi Delta, he helped bring blues to a wider audience, breaking down racial barriers in music. His unique style influenced a generation of rock guitarists including Keith Richards and Eric Clapton. more
Security tight as Shia pilgrims arrive in Baghdad

Security has been tightened in Baghdad to protect the many Shia Muslims who are converging on the capital. There is a religious festival taking place marking the death of the seventh Imam i ...

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Veterans remember VE day - BBC News

On the 70th anniversary of VE day, BBC News speaks to three people about the war and the day peace was declared. BBC News spoke to three people who remember the fighting and the declaration ...

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SHOCKING MOMENT Avalanche in Everest basecamp Nepal earthquake [VIDEO HD]

Las imágenes muestran los dramáticos momentos en que una avalancha en el monte Everest, desencadenada por una réplica de 6,7 grados en Nepal, pasó cerca de un campamento base, en ...

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NEW: Video shows moment earthquake hit Tibet - BBC News

Footage of the moment a massive earthquake struck Nepal and the Himalayas has emerged - filmed by a survivor in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. The death toll from the 7.8-magnitude qu ...

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Drone lands on the prime minister of Japan's office

A security alert was triggered at the offices of the Japan's prime minister, when a small drone landed on the roof. The drone carried a small camera and a plastic bottle with an unidentifie ...

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Alps plane crash victims remembered at Cologne Cathedral service

Alps plane crash victims remembered at Cologne Cathedral serviceA memorial service for the victims of last month's Alps plane crash has been held in Cologne Cathedral. Some 500 relatives of ...

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Holocaust two-minute silence held in Israel

A two-minute silence has been held in Israel to remember the six million Jewish victims killed in the Holocaust. People stopped across the country in remembrance of the lives lost.

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