Syndicate content BBC News - Home
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 19 min 30 sec ago

Day in pictures: 13 January 2014

Mon, 2014-01-13 05:11
24 hours of news photos: 13 January

Hague 'will fight for EU reform'

Mon, 2014-01-13 05:05
The foreign secretary insists he is "putting the case for a reformed Europe", despite rejecting a call by MPs for national parliaments to get a veto over EU laws.

Obesity projections 'underestimated'

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:38
Estimates that half the UK population will be obese by 2050 "underestimate" the problem, a report by health campaigners claims.

TUV man's apology to Sinn Féin woman

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:31
A unionist councillor issues a High Court apology to a Sinn Féin woman for defaming her in a radio interview.

VIDEO: Treasury: debt plan to 'calm jitters'

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:24
The Treasury says it will honour all UK government debt issued up to the date of the referendum on Scottish independence.

Rwanda president warn 'traitors'

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:17
Less than two weeks after a prominent Rwandan dissident is found dead in South Africa, President Paul Kagame warns that "treason brings consequences".

Possible Syria ceasefires discussed

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:13
The US and Russia say they have discussed the possibility of "localised ceasefires" in Syria ahead of peace talks in Geneva next week.

Man jailed for killing ex-councillor

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:01
A man who killed a former leader of East Dunbartonshire Council with a single punch is jailed for five years.

Sports Direct buys Debenhams stake

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:01
Sports Direct, the casual clothing retailer run by billionaire Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, buys a 4.6% stake in Debenhams.

VIDEO: Dubai ruler gives BBC a guided tour

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:00
The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum takes the BBC's Jon Sopel on a tour of his grandfather's house and drives him through part of Dubai

Djokovic & Williams reach round two

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:52
Men's champion Novak Djokovic and women's top seed Serena Williams advance to the Australian Open second round.

Man in court over 'chess killing'

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:47
A man appears in court in Dublin charged with the murder of a man allegedly following a row over a game of chess.

VIDEO: Vic on laughing when he shouldn't

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:42
Vic Reeves joins BBC Breakfast to talk about his new sitcom and why he enjoys getting the giggles when he is performing

Court orders online critics' naming

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:41
Users who have posted negative comments on the online review site Yelp must be identified orders a US court.

Hunger Games surpasses Iron Man 3

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:39
With takings of almost $414m (£252m), the second Hunger Games film passes Iron Man 3 to become the most successful 2013 release at the US box office.

VIDEO: Academies giving work to prisoners

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:33
Conservative polices on prisons changed from the Michael Howard to the Ken Clarke eras, and today's aims see a move to keep people out of prison and help them get a job.

Death boat alarm was disconnected

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:24
An alarm had been disconnected on a fishing boat which sank, leading to the death of one of its crew, a report says.

Kalashnikov 'pain' over rifle deaths

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:20
A letter apparently reveals Mikhail Kalashnikov, who died last month, feared he was morally responsible for deaths by the AK-47 assault rifle he invented.

Mother charged over abandoned baby

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:13
A woman is charged with abandoning her newborn baby in a Birmingham park.

The men South America's coaches dread losing

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:11
World Cup year is a tense time, writes South American football expert Tim Vickery, but which players would be missed most?

KBBI is Powered by Active Listeners like You

As we celebrate 35 years of brodcasting, we look ahead to technology improvements and the changing landscape of public radio.

Support the voices, music, information, and ideas that add so much to your life. Renew here or visit KBBI by April 21 to enter to win one round-trip airfare with Era between Homer and Anchorage. Thank you for supporting your local public radio station.

BBC World Service
Next Up: @ 05:01 am
Democracy Now


Drupal theme by ver.1.4