You are here

Subscribe to BBC World News feed BBC World News
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 2 hours 25 min ago

Funeral for independent unionist

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 12:47pm
Independent unionist David McClarty is described as a "talented raconteur" during his funeral service in County Londonderry.

Plan to change fracking trespass law

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 12:26pm
Ministers want to give energy firms the right to run shale gas pipes under private land to kick-start fracking.

Airbnb in court over housing laws

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 12:25pm
Airbnb, the website that lets people rent their homes to holidaymakers, is to appear at the Supreme Court in New York.

Uni workers' sex discrimination case

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 12:24pm
Eighteen men are suing the University of Wales Trinity Saint David over alleged sex discrimination.

In pictures: Rural murals

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 12:03pm
Huge murals in Dumfries and Galloway

Malta criticised for mass bird shoot

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 11:51am
A leading British naturalist accuses Malta of failing to prevent large-scale illegal shooting of migratory birds by hunters.

Breakfast TV pay 'deters' viewers

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 11:37am
Former TV-am host Nick Owen says viewers are alienated by reports of presenters' high salaries, as Susanna Reid prepares to launch Good Morning Britain on ITV.

Pay probe council bosses in court

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 11:33am
Three top managers from Caerphilly council appear in court following a police investigation into pay rises given to senior staff.

Cyclone hits hunt for missing plane

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 11:26am
The aerial search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight is halted by bad weather as the Bluefin submarine continues to scour the sea floor.

AUDIO: Migrant birds 'shot as trophies'

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 11:13am
Wildlife expert Chris Packham and Sergei Golovkin from Malta's Wild Birds Regulation Unit discuss the number of illegal bird hunters operating in Malta.

Farbrace set to be Moores assistant

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 11:04am
Paul Farbrace is close to being named England's new assistant coach after quitting his role as boss of Sri Lanka.

Bolivia raises minimum wage by 20%

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 10:45am
After talks with the trade unions, Bolivia's President, Evo Morales agrees to raise the minimum wage of private and public sector workers by 20%.

S Sudan rebels deny slaughter claim

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 10:42am
Rebels in South Sudan deny a UN report that they killed hundreds of civilians after taking control of the oil hub, Bentiu, last week.

Armstrong's team boss gets 10-year ban

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 10:35am
Lance Armstrong's former cycling team manager, Johan Bruyneel, is banned for 10 years for his involvement in doping.

Saudi health minister sacked

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 10:00am
As Saudi Arabia dismisses its health minister, the Mers virus death toll continues to rise.

VIDEO: Meryl Streep picks up theatre honour

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 9:57am
Actress Meryl Streep has been honoured by the New York theatre where she began her career.

Five reasons why Chelsea should fear Atletico

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 9:55am
Chelsea grateful to avoid Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in the Champions League, but should not underestimate Atletico Madrid

VIDEO: Facebook targets small business

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 9:55am
Chief operating officer of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg has been speaking to business executives from the UK and Ireland in Dublin.

Fuel theft closes Esso pipeline

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 9:43am
Two men are arrested after thousands of litres of diesel, believed to have been stolen from an Esso pipeline, are discovered by police.

VIDEO: How does MEP expenses system work?

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 9:42am
Ben Wright reports on how a lack of transparency in the European Parliament's allowances system leaves it open to abuse by members.

Pages