BBC

Subscribe to BBC feed BBC
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 34 min 57 sec ago

VIDEO: The watch that fires lasers

Thu, 2014-11-27 17:25
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.

Children tested for Ebola on Tyneside

Thu, 2014-11-27 17:00
Two young patients who have spent time in Africa are tested at a hospital in Newcastle for Ebola after displaying viral symptoms.

How could man intervene to change the climate?

Thu, 2014-11-27 16:49
The field of geo-engineering - where humans intervene to change the climate - throws up fascinating ideas, and nightmare scenarios.

Does anybody still care about chess?

Thu, 2014-11-27 16:48
The profile of chess has dipped since the days of Bobby Fischer - but that does not mean it is not in rude health, says David Edmonds.

Bear back in Chernobyl after century

Thu, 2014-11-27 16:23
Camera traps, used by a project assessing radioactive exposure impacts on wildlife, record the first photos of a brown bear in Chernobyl's exclusion zone.

NZ murderer deported from Brazil

Thu, 2014-11-27 16:16
A New Zealand man serving a life sentence for child molestation and murder who escaped to Brazil has been deported to his home country.

Square named after WW1 battalion

Thu, 2014-11-27 16:03
An Edinburgh square is to be named in honour of football players and supporters who served in the first of the Sporting Battalions of WW1.

Fans pay Twitter tributes to Hughes

Thu, 2014-11-27 16:00
Cricket fans and players from around the world pay their tributes to Australia batsman Phillip Hughes, who died aged 25.

Top Scots book character revealed

Thu, 2014-11-27 15:58
Francis Crawford of Lymond has topped a poll of favourite Scottish book characters carried out as part of Book Week Scotland.

VIDEO: Opec keeps oil output at current rate

Thu, 2014-11-27 15:56
Oil exporting nations agreed to keep pumping oil at its current levels - a move that sparked new falls in the price of oil. What will be the effect in Asia?

Saving Kenya's babies born of incest

Thu, 2014-11-27 15:46
Saving Kenya's children born of incest from a death sentence

Cameron to outline immigration plans

Thu, 2014-11-27 15:41
David Cameron is preparing to deliver a speech outlining his plans to reduce immigration from the EU - after figures revealed net migration had risen above 2010 levels.

"I refuse to be my daughter's diary"

Thu, 2014-11-27 15:40
A mother's decision to leave Whatsapp chat group goes viral

How Korea helped prostitutes work at US bases

Thu, 2014-11-27 15:18
How Korea helped prostitutes work near US military bases

Finding long lost treasures of the deep

Thu, 2014-11-27 15:16
Finding bounty in the depths of Davy Jones's locker

The rubbish collector left on the scrap heap as his city goes green

Thu, 2014-11-27 15:13
The rubbish collector left on the scrap heap as his city goes green

Wal-Mart challenged on Black Friday

Thu, 2014-11-27 15:13
Wal-Mart workers revolt against US shopping day

VIDEO: The people who run with their dogs

Thu, 2014-11-27 15:13
The runners who race each other with their dogs

VIDEO: Building the Olympic Stadium's new roof

Thu, 2014-11-27 15:13
The BBC has been allowed inside London's Olympic Stadium to film the construction of the arena's new roof.

VIDEO: Saving Darth Vader's childhood home

Thu, 2014-11-27 15:13
When a sand dune in Tunisia threatened to swallow up Mos Espa - the childhood home of Darth Vader - Star Wars fans teamed up with tourist chiefs to take action.

Pages