Subscribe to BBC feed BBC
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 12 min 14 sec ago

Oil prices hit as US stocks rise

Wed, 2015-07-22 09:48
Oil prices have slipped after official US government data showed an unexpected rise in oil stocks last week.

Asher-Smith 'can't wait' for Anniversary Games

Wed, 2015-07-22 09:46
Dina Asher-Smith says she is not daunted by the prospect of competing at the Olympic Stadium for the first time this weekend.

VIDEO: Sandra Bland video jump 'is glitch'

Wed, 2015-07-22 09:40
US officials have denied editing Texas police dashcam footage showing the arrest of an African-American woman who died three days later in custody.

Kuenssberg named BBC political editor

Wed, 2015-07-22 09:33
Laura Kuenssberg is the BBC's new political editor, taking over the role Nick Robinson held for a decade.

Kenya to close airspace for Obama

Wed, 2015-07-22 09:33
Kenya will close its airspace ahead of President Barack Obama's arrival on Friday and ban small planes during the three-day visit.

Microsoft seeks revenge porn reports

Wed, 2015-07-22 09:28
Microsoft joins Google and others in making it easier for revenge porn victims to have intimate images removed from search results and the cloud.

Strikes off after CalMac talks deal

Wed, 2015-07-22 09:14
An agreement is reached in the industrial dispute at CalMac ferries which will prevent further strike action.

Suicide bomb targets Cameroon market

Wed, 2015-07-22 08:39
Two suicide bombers, reportedly young girls, target a market in Cameroon's northern city Maroua, killing at least 13 people.

Translink and Unite agree on savings

Wed, 2015-07-22 08:36
Translink and the Unite trade union have reached a provisional agreement on making cost savings.

Favourite footy celebrations - the winners

Wed, 2015-07-22 08:31
Sportsday readers vote for their favourite football celebrations and AFC Wimbledon's Adebayo "The Beast" Akinfenwa rates the best.

How politicians learned the power of the gentle nudge

Wed, 2015-07-22 08:30
The past five years has seen the British government turn to the power of the "nudge" to encourage us to do what they want.

Fracking impact on CO2 cuts 'a myth'

Wed, 2015-07-22 08:28
New research suggests that the impact of fracking and shale gas in reducing US carbon emissions has been overstated.

Ferguson hires black police chief

Wed, 2015-07-22 08:14
Officials hire an African-American police chief nearly a year after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager, setting off weeks of unrest.

Man put 'revenge porn' on Facebook

Wed, 2015-07-22 08:00
A man pleads guilty to posting a 'revenge porn' image of a woman on his Facebook page.

Froome leads as Thomas moves fourth

Wed, 2015-07-22 07:30
Chris Froome remains as Tour de France leader after withstanding attacks from second-placed Nairo Quintana.

Armadillos blamed for Florida leprosy

Wed, 2015-07-22 07:22
Health officials in Florida warn people to avoid contact with armadillos after a recent rise in leprosy cases linked to the armoured creatures.

Frimpong receives two-match ban

Wed, 2015-07-22 07:10
Emmanuel Frimpong is given a two-match ban by the Russian FA, which denies he was racially abused before his angry reaction.

AI beats humans at sketch quiz

Wed, 2015-07-22 07:09
An AI program created by researchers in London uses a new technique to beat humans at recognising what sketches are supposed to depict.

Texas arrest video 'was not edited'

Wed, 2015-07-22 07:09
Officials in Texas deny editing police dashcam footage showing the arrest of an African-American woman who died three days later in custody.

VIDEO: Glasgow bus stop built in cycle lane

Wed, 2015-07-22 06:34
Footage shows a new bus stop being built in the middle of a cycle lane in Glasgow.