Alexander Litvinenko from his deathbed accused President Vladimir Putin of ordering his killing

Litvinenko poisoning inquiry to open in UK

16.59 The widow of poisoned Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko has said the "whole world" will know the truth about what happened to her husband as a public inquiry into his death begins today.

The app is being released first in Zambia

Facebook unveils new internet app

16.39 Facebook has unveiled an app to allow people around the world with mobile phones but no internet access to access online services for health, education and basic communications.

A major search operation was undertaken after MH370 vanished in March

MH370 survey ships making progress

16.37 Two ships surveying the sea floor where Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is thought to have crashed are making steady progress with a deep-water search to get under way in September, Australian authorities have said.

The highly infectious deadly disease has claimed over 600 lives in West Africa so far

Ivory Coast on high alert for Ebola outbreak

14.41 Doctors in Ivory Coast say all measures are being taken to avoid Ebola spreading from neighbouring Liberia and Guinea, as the region struggles to control a deadly virus outbreak that has killed 729 people.

Palestinians carry a man who was wounded during an Israeli airstrike on a market place in the Shejaiya neighbourhood near Gaza City

UNRWA condemns attack on school in Gaza

30 Jul A deadly strike at a UN-run school in Jebalya refugee camp in northern Gaza that killed 16 people and wounded scores more has been condemned by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.