BBC

Subscribe to BBC feed BBC
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 28 min 30 sec ago

Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood party

Sat, 2014-08-09 06:16
A court in Egypt dissolves the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Fuel siphoned from Clegg's estate

Sat, 2014-08-09 06:06
Thieves siphon millions of pounds of fuel from a pipeline which runs under Deputy PM Nick Clegg's official country residence in Kent.

VIDEO: US launches airstrikes in Iraq

Sat, 2014-08-09 04:52
The US carry out airstrikes in an attempt to stem the advance of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and help the Yazidi people.

Severe weather set to batter Wales

Sat, 2014-08-09 04:32
Heavy rain and gale force winds expected to batter Wales over the next 24 hours, as the remains of ex-hurricane Bertha sweeps over the UK.

Man sectioned after Swansea siege

Sat, 2014-08-09 03:14
A man is sectioned under the Mental Health Act following an alleged armed siege in the penthouse restaurant of the Meridian Tower in Swansea.

VIDEO: Dolphins and man o'war on oceans swim

Sat, 2014-08-09 01:50
Adam Walker is the first Briton to complete the Ocean's 7 challenge, a tough series of long-distance, open-water swims.

Arsenal v Manchester City (Sun)

Sat, 2014-08-09 01:48
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's FA Community Shield game between Arsenal and Manchester City.

VIDEO: John McAfee in surprise Google rant

Sat, 2014-08-09 01:15
Notorious computer security pioneer John McAfee has used a surprise appearance at a hacking conference to warn of threats against "freedom" thanks to privacy issues with technology.

Sweden 'mourns' its oldest eel

Sat, 2014-08-09 00:43
Swedes flock to social media to muse at the passing of "the world's oldest European eel", which lived in a well to the age of 155.

AUDIO: Warsi: I can live with myself

Sat, 2014-08-09 00:15
The former cabinet minister, Baroness Warsi, has accused the government of showing a "lack of support for international justice and accountability" over the situation in Gaza.

VIDEO: Stolen grandson found decades on

Fri, 2014-08-08 23:27
A music in Argentina teacher has made his first public appearance since finding out he is the grandson of a prominent human rights campaigner.

VIDEO: Superman wants to save the animals

Fri, 2014-08-08 23:17
Henry Cavill, who plays Superman in Man of Steel film, becomes an ambassador for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

US, UN condemn new Gaza violence

Fri, 2014-08-08 21:24
The US and UN condemn renewed exchanges between Gaza and Israel after a three-day truce ended on Friday, urging both sides to cease fire.

US strikes in Iraq - the papers

Fri, 2014-08-08 21:20
The papers concentrate on US air strikes on Islamist militants in Iraq - and there is plenty of conjecture as to what extent Britain might become involved.

US aid drop follows fresh Iraq raids

Fri, 2014-08-08 20:23
The US conducts its second drop of aid to Iraqis fleeing jihadist fighters in the north, hours after fresh air strikes against the militants.

Final rallies for Turkey election

Fri, 2014-08-08 19:53
Campaigning in Turkey's first direct presidential election enters its final day ahead of Sunday's vote.

Republicans pick Cleveland for 2016

Fri, 2014-08-08 18:27
The Republican Party chooses Cleveland in the battleground state of Ohio as the site of its 2016 convention, party leaders say.

New wave of fire strikes to begin

Fri, 2014-08-08 18:07
Firefighters in England and Wales start a new period of strike action in a long-running pensions row with the government.

'Stem cells used in stroke therapy'

Fri, 2014-08-08 17:55
A pilot study suggests an experimental treatment that involves infusing stem cells into the brain may boost recovery after stroke.

Music lessons can close reading gap

Fri, 2014-08-08 17:51
Learning to sing or play a musical instrument can help disadvantaged children improve their reading skills, US research suggests.

Pages