Subscribe to BBC World News feed BBC World News
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 10 min 5 sec ago

NZ leader wants 2015 flag vote

September 22, 2014 - 16:46
Re-elected Prime Minister John Key says a referendum on whether to change the national flag of New Zealand could be held next year.
Categories: BBC World News

Abbott: Security before some freedom

September 22, 2014 - 16:18
Australian PM says the "delicate balance" between freedom and security may shift as he seeks powers to tackle Islamists, after terror raids last week.
Categories: BBC World News

Thai murder police expand DNA tests

September 22, 2014 - 16:00
Thai police expand DNA testing on the island of Koh Tao to try to identify the killers of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.
Categories: BBC World News

Tesco inquiry into profit forecast

September 22, 2014 - 15:36
Tesco says it has launched an inquiry after it overstated its expected profit for the half year by £250m.
Categories: BBC World News

Afghan soldiers missing from US base

September 22, 2014 - 15:26
Three Afghan soldiers participating in a joint exercise at an American base in Massachusetts are reported to be missing.
Categories: BBC World News

Bainimarama sworn in as Fiji PM

September 22, 2014 - 14:52
Fiji's former military leader Frank Bainimarama is sworn in as prime minister of the Pacific nation after an emphatic election win.
Categories: BBC World News

Cameron hosts 'English votes' summit

September 22, 2014 - 14:00
The prime minister is to meet with key Conservative figures to discuss his plans to limit the voting rights of Scottish MPs on English issues.
Categories: BBC World News

Siemens acquires US firm for $7.6bn

September 22, 2014 - 13:32
Siemens of Germany makes a $7.6bn acquisition of a US firm to help boost its oil and gas business in North America.
Categories: BBC World News

Turkey clamps down on Syria border

September 22, 2014 - 13:03
Turkey closes most of its border crossings with Syria after the entry of at least 70,000 Kurd refugees, as IS militants approach a key Syrian town.
Categories: BBC World News

Blair: Don't rule out ground troops

September 22, 2014 - 12:29
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says the West should not rule out sending ground troops to the Middle East to fight Islamic State militants.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Overcooked? The hi-tech smart pan

September 22, 2014 - 12:03
The pan that aims to eliminate guesswork from cooking
Categories: BBC World News

'I lost a job because of my tattoos'

September 22, 2014 - 11:55
People who lost their jobs because of their tattoos
Categories: BBC World News

Hong Kong students begin boycott

September 22, 2014 - 11:42
Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.
Categories: BBC World News

Do people lie in surveys?

September 22, 2014 - 11:07
How much do people lie in surveys?
Categories: BBC World News

'Deadly blasts' in China's Xinjiang

September 22, 2014 - 10:50
Two people are killed and others injured in a series of blasts in China's Xinjiang region, Chinese media say.
Categories: BBC World News

Minecraft role for British Museum

September 22, 2014 - 10:18
The building and contents of the British Museum in London are to be digitally recreated in the video game Minecraft, with volunteers sought to help.
Categories: BBC World News

New toxic mine spill in Mexico

September 22, 2014 - 10:14
The Mexican authorities have issued a new alert about a toxic spill into a river from a copper mine run by the mining giant, Grupo Mexico.
Categories: BBC World News

Call to offer boys the HPV vaccine

September 22, 2014 - 09:49
Scientific experts are meeting on Monday to discuss whether boys as well as girls should be offered the HPV jab.
Categories: BBC World News

US hopes for Afghan security pact

September 22, 2014 - 09:36
US Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes a key bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan can be signed before the end of the month.
Categories: BBC World News

NHS whistleblowing 'problems persist'

September 22, 2014 - 09:29
Whistleblowers still face real problems in speaking out in the health service - despite the push to create a more open culture, campaigners say.
Categories: BBC World News