WORLD NEWS: Top Stories

Headline image 
Japan's Akihito hints at wish to abdicate
Japan's Emperor Akihito says age and deteriorating health mean he is finding it hard to continue in his role, indicating he wishes to stand down. Headline image

Pakistan hospital bomb attack kills 30
A bomb explodes at a hospital in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing at least 30 people, many of whom had gathered to mourn a prominent local lawyer.

Rio 2016 Olympics day-by-day guide
Want to know what's happening when in Rio? Check out our comprehensive guide to all the action in Brazil.

Britons 'under-report' calorie intake
Britons are under-reporting their daily calorie consumption - potentially misleading policymakers attempting to curb obesity, a report suggests.

Storm death toll jumps in Mexico
The death toll from landslides and flooding in Mexico jumps to 38 after Tropical Storm Earl sweeps eastern regions.

Peaty wins gold as GB claim first medals on day two in Rio
Adam Peaty wins gold and Jazz Carlin claims a silver as British swimmers earn GB's first medals of the 2016 Olympics on day two in Rio.

Record-breaker Peaty wins gold for GB's first Rio medal
Great Britain win their first medal of Rio 2016 as Adam Peaty takes Olympic gold in the men's 100m breaststroke final.

Rio Olympics 2016: Briton Jazz Carlin wins 400m freestyle silver
Great Britain's Jazz Carlin takes silver in the women's 400m freestyle, as the USA's Katie Ledecky wins in a world-record time.