BBC News with Jonathan Izard.
Appeal judges at the War Crimes Tribunal have reinstated the genocide charge against the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in his long running trial in the Hague. The ruling reverses an earlier decision. Anna Holligan was in court. "The prosecution claims that at a meeting, the highest authority within the Bosnian Serb leaderships was quoted as saying he wished to have a third of the population of Muslim and Croatian in Bosnia killed, a third converted to the Serb orthodox religion and a final third forced to leave of their own courts. This decision does not mean that Radovan Karadzic has been found guilty only that he will still face the charge of genocide in the seven municipalities, because the judges said the evidence could indicate that Radovan Karadzic did possess genocidal intent."
Public transport has been brought to a near standstill in several major Brazilian cities as a part of day of strikes called by the country's largest trade unions. Key ports and motorways across Brazil have been blocked by demonstrators and more marchers are expected in the coming hours. The BBC's Eric Camara reports. "Thursday's protests are quite different from last month mostly spontaneous demonstrations on issues that ranged from corruption to better public services and the cost of the next year's football World Cup. This one has been called by Brazil's largest trade unions with an agenda that includes land and pension reforms and a shorter working week. But if the number of public joined in as social media chatter seems to suggest the Brazilian government will be concerned that this protest may again escalate into wider public discontent."
American officials say they've found a DNA match thinking the man long suspected of being the Boston strangler to the last of his 11 murders in the 1960s. They say advances in DNA technology have produced a match between the suspected strangler Albert DeSalvo and genetic material found on a woman killed in 1964, Mary Sullivan. Her nephew, Casey Sherman said the discovery brought the family some comfort. "What these teams have found provides an incredible amount of closure to myself and my mother. We're not there yet. I think once the exhumation is done and there's a definitive answer, yes or no, but we're getting there. And it's amazing to me, today, to understand that people really did care about what happened to my aunt, a 19-year-old girl heinously murdered in 1964."
At least 150 prisoners have escaped from an Indonesian jail in Medan city on the Island of Sumatra. The break out came during the riot that official say may have been prompted by a lack of pumped water supplies following a power cut. Hundreds of police and soldiers have been trying to restore order of the jail, a dozen of the escaped inmates are reported to have been in prison for terrorist offences. Fire crews have been tackling a blaze at the prison.
The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has outlined to the BBC a strategy of trying to escalate protests against the army's ousting of the Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. A Brotherhood's spokesman, Gehad al-Haddad said the movement was planning three consecutive Fridays of large scale protests in Cairo. "We're going to keep protesting and keep organizing more cities. The call goes back to the rest of Egyptian people. They can either enjoy the short term luxury of feeling that they ousted president by the Shia power protests and by the military coup but that would end them in a military dictatorship, or understand the consequences of having a military as a political act back on the scene again and join up our cause to stand up the military." In the past week, more than 50 pro-Morsi protesters have been killed in clashes with the army and arrest warrants have been issued for senior Brotherhood figures.
A court in Moscow has found the dead Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky guilty of tax evasion. The defendant who died in prison in 2009 was arrested after accusing a group of officials of massive tax fraud. The court also found one of his clients William Browder guilty of tax evasion. Mr. Browder spoke his outrage over Mr. Magnitsky's conviction. "I think this is a very shameful day for Russia that they are convicting a dead man and shows the desperation of Putin to somehow tarnish Sergei Magnitsky's name no matter what."
A wave of violence in Iraq has killed more than 30 people in a 24-hour period of the start of Ramadan. In the deadliest episode, gunmen killed three soldiers at a checkpoint near Haditha, 200km northwest of Baghdad, then shot 11 policemen guarding an oil pipeline nearby.
Six women protesting against plans to drill for oil in the Arctic have made an illegal climb to the top of the tallest building in western Europe, the 310-meter-high Shard tower in London. At the end of the ascent, which took more than 12 hours, they were arrested by police. The protest was organized by the environmental group Greenpeace.
BBC World Service News.