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: 37 min 31 sec ago

VIDEO: Dog rescued after 10 days on a cliff

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 2:28pm
A dog was rescued by the RNLI on Sunday after going missing for nearly 10 days in a chance sighting close to Foreland Point, in North Devon.

Woman has boy after swim to safety

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 2:21pm
An Indian woman who swam nearly a kilometre across a raging monsoon river to avoid a home birth delivers a baby boy in hospital.

VIDEO: Police release new 'plebgate' CCTV

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 2:09pm
The Metropolitan Police have released new CCTV footage of the so-called "plebgate" incident, which led to the resignation of Andrew Mitchell as chief whip.

Search for owners of lost photos

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 2:01pm
The search is on to reunite a Belfast family with a lost treasure trove of photographs and letters dating back to the 1900s.

VIDEO: Armagayddon: Gay marriage in Ireland

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 1:54pm
Parody video about gay marriage in Ireland sparks debate

VIDEO: Best and worst buys voted by you

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 1:40pm
The Premier League's five worst and five best transfers as voted for by BBC Sportsday Live readers.

VIDEO: Cabbies clamp down on illegal taxis

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 1:39pm
Some black cab drivers have formed 'hit squads' to track down and block illegal minicab drivers in London, according to the BBC's Inside Out programme.

British Wildlife Photography Awards

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 1:23pm
Image of greylag goose picks up top photography prize

Ofsted academy chain 'weaknesses'

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 1:07pm
Inspectors accuse one of the biggest academy chains in England of "low expectations".

VIDEO: Russia calls for Ukraine ceasefire

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 1:04pm
Ukrainian forces have withdrawn from the airport of the eastern city of Luhansk following clashes with pro-Russian rebels, military officials say.

Weight Watchers sessions on NHS

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:51pm
Scotland's largest health board announces that people who are severely obese will be referred to a commercial weight-loss company.

Council 'not planning effectively'

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:46pm
Cardiff council is failing to improve its services because of "fragmented leadership and management", says Wales' public spending watchdog.

Libya militias 'seize ministries'

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:41pm
Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says.

Trucker jailed for killing cyclists

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:39pm
A lorry driver who killed two cyclists on a charity ride from Land's End to John O'Groats is jailed for eight-and-a-half years.

Iraq crimes 'on unimaginable scale'

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:39pm
The UN says reports from Iraq "reveal acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale", as the Human Rights Council debates calls for a fact-finding mission.

VIDEO: Turning internet radio into art

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:38pm
LJ Rich looks at how one artist is using computer code to turn internet radio from across the globe into a unique piece of music.

Dad jailed for killing son's mugger

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:35pm
A man who admitted killing a knife-wielding robber who took his son's iPhone is jailed for six years.

Firework blast killed technicians

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:16pm
A man and a woman killed in an explosion in Cumbria on Saturday were fireworks technicians preparing a wedding party display, the fire brigade says.

Baldry to end 32 year Commons career

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:06pm
Conservative MP Sir Tony Baldry is to leave Parliament at the next election after more than three decades in the Commons.

Security alert closes Westlink

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:02pm
Part of the Westlink in Belfast is closed in both directions due to a security alert, the police say.