BBC

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

VIDEO: India's reluctance to talk about sex

Tue, 2014-12-09 17:14
Conservative groups in India have long pushed for an outright ban on sex education in schools and they were emboldened when the country's new health minister recently came out in support of the move.

Basel mock Liverpool, Chelsea & Spurs

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:57
Basel celebrate their Champions League win at Anfield with a witty social media post mocking the Reds, Chelsea and Spurs.

Why segregated housing is thriving in India

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:53
Segregated housing is rising in India despite increasing urbanisation, writes the BBC's Soutik Biswas.

Can Iran 'control' its cohabiting couples?

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:52
Can Iran control its cohabiting couples?

Why millions of Muslims sign up for online dating

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:46
Why millions of Muslims are looking for love online

Why did Charles Dickens have a personal postbox?

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:46
Why did Charles Dickens have a personal postbox?

How firms cashed in on WW1

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:46
And other strange adverts from World War One

Best thing since Zeta-Jones: Ramsey's incredible strike

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:45
Aaron Ramsey on THAT amazing goal which made him the "best thing to come from Wales since Catherine Zeta-Jones".

America's 'torture shame'

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:45
The US Senate's report into the torture of al-Qaeda suspects by the CIA dominates Wednesday's press, with some papers saying the nation has been "shamed".

Glencoe massacre document on display

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:44
The handwritten order for the Glencoe massacre goes on display at a National Library of Scotland exhibition in Edinburgh.

VIDEO: Rupert Everett on the issue of class

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:36
Thirty years ago the film Another Country, loosely based on the life of the gay Cambridge spy, Guy Burgess, launched the career of Rupert Everett.

VIDEO: Life on the road with Janis Joplin

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:35
The last days of Janis Joplin - as told by her road manager

VIDEO: CIA's 'brutal' tactics by the numbers

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:35
A Senate report accuses the CIA of employing 'brutal' interrogation tactics in response to the 9/11 attacks. The BBC looks at the key numbers in the report.

Overseas patients owe boards £1.8m

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:33
Scottish health boards are chasing overseas patients for £1.8m in unpaid hospital bills, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.

Winds and wave warning as storm hits

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:26
Severe gales and flooding are expected to cause disruption as a so called "weather bomb" batters Scotland.

Poor 'need help' with energy bills

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:25
Poor families in the UK will need more help to pay for heating their homes as energy bills rise, government advisors have warned.

Ofsted warning on secondary schools

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:10
Chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw will say that secondary schools are not making enough progress, in the education watchdog's annual report.

VIDEO: Dian Fossey: The woman who lived with gorillas

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:07
The life and death of zoologist Dian Fossey

Making economy flights more comfortable

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:06
How one man was inspired to design and produce economy class plane seats that free up more legroom.

Hoy to receive BBC lifetime award

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:06
Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy will be given the lifetime achievement honour at Sunday's BBC Sports Personality awards.

Pages