World News

Syndicate content BBC News - Home
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 4 hours 17 min ago

Soldier killed in Canada shootings

4 hours 57 min ago
A huge security operation has parts of Canada's capital in lockdown after a gunman shot and killed a soldier at a war memorial, then opened fire in the parliament building.

VIDEO: Schools 'should check kids' teeth'

5 hours 5 min ago
Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, the advisory body NICE has said.

Ebola: US restricts airport arrivals

5 hours 11 min ago
US rules requiring air passengers from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola to travel via one of five airports come into effect.

WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks

5 hours 13 min ago
The World Health Organization's emergency committee holds talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.

Evans 'hopes' for football return

5 hours 16 min ago
Ex-Sheffield United and Wales striker Ched Evans wants a return to football after serving a rape sentence.

Four guilty of Blackwater killings

5 hours 33 min ago
A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.

Cuba leads way on Ebola effort

5 hours 49 min ago
Cuba sends a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, becoming the biggest single provider of healthcare workers.

Freed N Korea detainee back in US

5 hours 57 min ago
A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans.

Rapist Evans issues video statement

6 hours 3 min ago
Footballer Ched Evans releases a video statement in which he says he is "determined to continue the fight" to clear his name.

US airbag recall expands to 7.8m cars

6 hours 6 min ago
US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.

Car hits people at Jerusalem station

6 hours 15 min ago
A car hits a group of pedestrians at a Jerusalem railway station, injuring at least nine, in what Israeli police say is a suspected terrorist attack.

VIDEO: MP duped by Swansea conman

6 hours 21 min ago
An MP has admitted being duped by a conman who pretended to be quadriplegic and claimed police were abusing him.

DNA yields secrets of human pioneer

6 hours 44 min ago
DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.

VIDEO: Taxi boss: 'Users want white drivers'

6 hours 48 min ago
The manager of a cab firm in Rochdale has said that a small number of the company's customers are requesting white drivers, following the rise of the so-called Islamic State in the Middle East.

IRA let down abuse victims - Adams

6 hours 51 min ago
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises to sex abuse victims "let down" by the IRA during the Troubles.

'Fake' Premier League star jailed

6 hours 51 min ago
A former footballer who posed as a Chelsea player to live a lavish lifestyle is jailed for fraud.

Smith: First talks 'constructive'

6 hours 52 min ago
The Smith Commission on more powers for the Scottish Parliament has held a "constructive" first meeting, its chairman says.

VIDEO: In numbers: Treating Ebola patients

6 hours 58 min ago
BBC News looks at what it takes to treat Ebola patients, in numbers and graphics.

Wilko Johnson is 'cancer free'

7 hours 4 min ago
Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been "cured" of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012.

Gladiators were 'mostly vegetarian'

7 hours 10 min ago
Roman gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian, according to an analysis of bones from a graveyard where the fighters were buried.