Subscribe to BBC World News feed BBC World News
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 3 min 59 sec ago

Argentina in plan to avoid US ruling

August 20, 2014 - 18:59
An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.
Categories: BBC World News

Pakistan military in talks call

August 20, 2014 - 18:17
Pakistan's military calls for dialogue between the government and leaders of two protest groups, as demonstrators blockade parliament in Islamabad.
Categories: BBC World News

The puzzle of uncollected ashes

August 20, 2014 - 18:07
Around the country many urns of loved ones lie uncollected at funeral directors. Why do people leave them?
Categories: BBC World News

Independence would 'devastate BBC'

August 20, 2014 - 18:07
Scottish independence would see the BBC broken up with "devastating" consequences for broadcasting in Scotland, according to pro-Union figures.
Categories: BBC World News

Gibson leaves post as Windies coach

August 20, 2014 - 17:50
West Indies "mutually agree" to part company with coach Ottis Gibson, ending his four-year tenure with the team.
Categories: BBC World News

MPC splits 7-2 to hold interest rates

August 20, 2014 - 17:48
Two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee vote to raise interest in August, the first time in three years policymakers have backed a rise.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Rio and Nairobi

August 20, 2014 - 17:36
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi.
Categories: BBC World News

Cumberbatch to play Jungle Book tiger

August 20, 2014 - 17:33
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production.
Categories: BBC World News

Gandhi murder film set for release

August 20, 2014 - 17:15
Kaum De Heere, a controversial film on the October 1984 assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, is set for release in India on Friday.
Categories: BBC World News

Explosion traps China coal miners

August 20, 2014 - 16:36
Two workers have died and 25 others remain trapped underground after an explosion in a Chinese coal mine, state media reports.
Categories: BBC World News

UK condemns journalist 'beheading'

August 20, 2014 - 16:04
UK Foreign Secretary describes apparent beheading of US journalist James Foley by Islamic State as an "appalling example of brutality".
Categories: BBC World News

China fines 12 Japan car parts firms

August 20, 2014 - 15:59
China levies a fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.
Categories: BBC World News

India 'man-eating' tiger killed

August 20, 2014 - 15:46
Forest workers say they have shot dead a tiger blamed for killing seven people in the past six months in western India.
Categories: BBC World News

Japanese exports rebound in July

August 20, 2014 - 14:43
Exports from Japan show a surprise pick-up in July, reigniting hopes of growth for the world's third largest economy.
Categories: BBC World News

Protests abate in strife-hit US town

August 20, 2014 - 14:36
Crowds of protesters march peacefully in Ferguson, Missouri, the US town rocked by days of clashes over the police shooting of a black teenager.
Categories: BBC World News

'Nine killed' in Gaza as truce ends

August 20, 2014 - 14:15
Palestinian officials say at least nine people have been killed in Gaza in new Israeli air strikes - the first casualties in more than a week.
Categories: BBC World News

Girl 'unable to walk' from neglect

August 20, 2014 - 13:37
A three-year old could not walk because agencies underestimated the impact of neglect by her parents who were later jailed, a report says.
Categories: BBC World News

India yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies

August 20, 2014 - 13:19
Legendary Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who developed the Iyengar form of yoga, dies in the western city of Pune aged 96.
Categories: BBC World News

Clegg: Party changed since Rennard row

August 20, 2014 - 13:14
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says the "party has changed" after Lord Rennard has his membership restored and disciplinary measures are dropped.
Categories: BBC World News

Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides

August 20, 2014 - 12:09
At least 18 people are killed in landslides caused by heavy rain bury houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, reports say.
Categories: BBC World News