BBC

Subscribe to BBC feed BBC
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 min 50 sec ago

Vietnam tanker crew freed by pirates

Wed, 2014-10-08 20:19
A Vietnamese oil tanker which went missing last week was seized by pirates who stole some of its cargo before releasing the crew, officials say.

VIDEO: Far right on Facebook

Wed, 2014-10-08 19:46
The anti-immigration group with half a million 'likes'

VIDEO: Anorexia explored in new graphic novel

Wed, 2014-10-08 19:36
One woman turns her battle with anorexia into graphic novel

More paramedics quitting NHS jobs

Wed, 2014-10-08 19:26
Increasing numbers of paramedics are leaving NHS ambulance services, with senior staff saying crews are under greater pressure to meet demand.

By-election voters going to polls

Wed, 2014-10-08 18:24
Voters are going to the polls to elect new MPs in the Clacton and Heywood and Middleton by-elections, with results due in the early hours of Friday morning.

VIDEO: Cambodian workers want higher wages

Wed, 2014-10-08 18:11
Workers in Cambodia's garment factories are angry the prime minister has refused to support a rise in the minimum wage.

Bionic arm restores sense of feeling

Wed, 2014-10-08 17:56
Advances in bionic hands have restored a sense of touch to two patients for more than a year, report US scientists.

Later start 'may boost GCSE results'

Wed, 2014-10-08 17:05
Delaying school start times could help teenagers concentrate better in class and get higher GCSE results, scientists suggest.

A happy homecoming for India's widows

Wed, 2014-10-08 16:56
The widows who refuse to be quietly shunned

Heads call for Ofsted transformation

Wed, 2014-10-08 16:54
Schools in England can no longer work with Ofsted's "adversarial approach" and the watchdog should be totally transformed, head teachers warn.

Gunther, Christine and Otto

Wed, 2014-10-08 16:41
How a man, a woman and a car fell in love, and hit the road...

Terror four police given more time

Wed, 2014-10-08 16:35
Anti-terror police are given an extra five days to question four men held on suspicion of plotting an attack on the UK.

VIDEO: Is there a strategy for IS strikes?

Wed, 2014-10-08 16:13
As Islamic State fighters renew their advance on Kobane, Newsnight's Mark Urban asks if there is a 'whole strategy' for the US-led coalition's air strikes.

Renewed IS push amid US warning

Wed, 2014-10-08 16:11
Islamic State fighters renew their advance in the Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane, as the US warns that air strikes alone cannot save it.

'War on Ebola'

Wed, 2014-10-08 16:03
The West's response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa - and whether it has been timely enough in its actions - is Thursday's big story.

Why do Chinese pupils do so well?

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:46
Why do Chinese pupils do so well in schools all around the world?

'Momentum slows' in housing market

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:45
Momentum in the UK housing market has faded with house price growth slowing to the same level as 16 months ago, surveyors say.

English football has biggest deficit

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:40
England has the biggest trade deficit in the world football transfer market at £379m, according to a report from Barclays.

Number of UK High Street shops falls

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:39
The number of shops on the High Street declined dramatically in the first nine months of this year, a survey suggests.

VIDEO: IS beaten back in Iraq by airstrikes

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:30
RAF airstrikes at the beginning of October helped Kurdish forces fight Islamic State out of one of their strongholds in Iraq.

Pages