Subscribe to BBC World News feed BBC World News
BBC News - World
Updated: 23 min 22 sec ago

Texas abortion: Biden vows 'whole-of-government' response to new law

September 3, 2021 - 03:39
The president called the decision to allow the law to take effect an "unprecedented assault" on women's rights.
Categories: BBC World News

Johnson: Kabul evacuation 'planned for months'

September 3, 2021 - 03:28
Boris Johnson says safe passage for those wanting to leave is a priority if the Taliban want engagement with the West.
Categories: BBC World News

Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Millions at risk under aid blockade - UN

September 3, 2021 - 02:54
"The world's worst famine situation in decades" is brewing in the north of the country, the UN says.
Categories: BBC World News

Abba announce new album Voyage and virtual concerts in London

September 3, 2021 - 02:06
The Swedish group unveil their first new music in almost 40 years and shows in London from May 2022.
Categories: BBC World News

Abba delight fans with new 10-song album and virtual concert

September 3, 2021 - 02:00
The Swedish pop legends reunite to record 10 new songs for their first studio album for 40 years.
Categories: BBC World News

Sir Salman Rushdie to serialise book via email newsletter

September 3, 2021 - 01:07
The Booker Prize-winning author will serialise a new novella on the Substack newsletter publishing platform.
Categories: BBC World News

Pedro Almodovar's 'irresistible' Parallel Mothers opens Venice Film Festival

September 3, 2021 - 00:14
The movie stars Penelope Cruz as one of two women who meet in hospital just before they give birth.
Categories: BBC World News

China's media cracks down on 'effeminate' styles

September 3, 2021 - 00:06
The media regulator says it will shun "vulgar influencers" while casting a spotlight on stars' pay.
Categories: BBC World News

Afghan evacuee boy who ate poisonous mushrooms dies in Poland

September 2, 2021 - 21:53
The five year old ate the mushrooms at a refugee centre near Warsaw after his evacuation from Kabul.
Categories: BBC World News

WhatsApp issued second-largest GDPR fine of €225m

September 2, 2021 - 21:32
The Irish data watchdog has handed WhatsApp the second-highest ever GDPR fine.
Categories: BBC World News

Yves de M'Bella: Ivory Coast TV host sentenced for promoting rape

September 2, 2021 - 19:26
A guest was asked to simulate a sexual assault using a mannequin live on Ivory Coast TV.
Categories: BBC World News

Halo Trust resumes Afghanistan explosive clearance work

September 2, 2021 - 19:16
The Halo Trust, which has its HQ in Scotland, resumes its clearance operations under Taliban rule.
Categories: BBC World News

Mikis Theodorakis, composer of Zorba the Greek, dies aged 96

September 2, 2021 - 18:38
Mikis Theodorakis was also a key figure of resistance to the Greek military junta of the 1970s.
Categories: BBC World News

Syed Ali Shah Geelani: The man who fought for Kashmir’s freedom

September 2, 2021 - 18:29
Syed Ali Shah Geelani believed India should not rule the region and never changed his stand.
Categories: BBC World News

Afghanistan: Qatar and Turkey become Taliban's lifeline to the outside world

September 2, 2021 - 17:56
Qatar and Turkey emerge as key channels between Afghanistan's new rulers and the outside world.
Categories: BBC World News

New York City declares state of emergency after record rainfall

September 2, 2021 - 17:27
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city was "enduring an historic weather event".
Categories: BBC World News

Siddharth Shukla: Indian TV actor dies at 40

September 2, 2021 - 16:19
He acted in several hit TV shows and also won popular reality show Bigg Boss in 2019.
Categories: BBC World News

Storm Ida: New York declares state of emergency over 'brutal flooding'

September 2, 2021 - 13:33
The mayor says the city is "enduring an historic weather event" as New Jersey also declares an emergency.
Categories: BBC World News

Texas abortion law: Biden vows to defend women's constitutional rights

September 2, 2021 - 13:07
The US president reacts after Texas adopts an "extreme" law banning abortion from six weeks.
Categories: BBC World News

Spain hit with severe flooding after storm

September 2, 2021 - 12:40
Homes in north and central Spain are left isolated and without electricity as roads are forced to close.
Categories: BBC World News