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: 49 min 31 sec ago

Dyslexia 'not linked to eyesight'

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 6:20am
There are no differences in the eyesight of dyslexics and non-dyslexics, say researchers

Malaysia finds 139 'migrant graves'

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 6:17am
A total of 139 grave sites of suspected migrants have been found in 28 trafficking camps close to Malaysia's border with Thailand, police say.

IS threat to rare bird near Palmyra

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 5:16am
A rare bird may become extinct in Syria because of the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State, experts say.

Iraq will take back Ramadi 'in days'

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 5:04am
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says that the city of Ramadi could be taken back from Islamic State militants "in days".

Hunt for stab deaths suspect goes on

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 4:56am
The hunt for a man suspected of killing his six-year-old sister, his mother and her partner in Oxfordshire enters its second day.

VIDEO: Solar plane pilot set for six-day leg

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 4:40am
The first round-the-world solar-powered flight, known as the Solar Impulse Two, is hoping to make the next and most difficult leg of its journey.

Details emerge about Sydney gunman

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 4:25am
Details about the isolated life lead by gunman Man Haron Monis emerge from an inquest into last December's siege at the Lindt cafe in Sydney.

Spain enters a new political era

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 4:17am
A political shake-up after Spain's regional and local elections

Is the UK still a Christian country?

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 2:06am
With number of people calling themselves Christian in the UK in decline, is religion in crisis?

Fassbender tackles 'the Scottish film'

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 2:04am
Michael Fassbender tackles Macbeth on screen

Has Narendra Modi lived up to expectations?

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 2:00am
Narendra Modi's first year in power has been a mixed bag of hits and misses amid concerns over rising social tensions, writes Soutik Biswas.

Is infidelity a billion-dollar business?

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 2:00am
Is infidelity a billion-dollar business?

VIDEO: First look in Japan's new nuclear plant

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 1:58am
Four years after the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, Japan is about to return to using nuclear power.

VIDEO: Migrant's story of four months at sea

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 1:53am
Kasuma Hatu, a Rohingya Muslim refugee from Myanmar describes her journey at sea from Myanmar to Langsa city in Indonesia.

The generation that tech forgot

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 1:45am
Why tech firms can no longer ignore the over-65s

How did Cunard ships change travel?

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 1:37am
How Cunard revolutionised transatlantic travel

Can social media cause PTSD?

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 1:35am
Can watching online videos cause PTSD?

Do you remember the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle?

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 1:33am
Do you remember the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle?

No referendum vote for EU citizens

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 1:20am
EU citizens living in the UK will not be eligible to vote in the "in/out" referendum on Europe, except those from Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar, the government says.

Argentine player dies after collapse

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 12:43am
Argentine defender Cristian Gomez dies after collapsing during a game for his club Atletico Parana on Sunday.