Subscribe to BBC World News feed BBC World News
BBC News - World
Updated: 10 min 7 sec ago

Israel-Gaza war: Blinken says cost of conflict on children far too high

January 10, 2024 - 05:46
The US Secretary of State says the creation of a Palestinian state is vital for long-term peace in the region.
Categories: BBC World News

Gunmen storm Ecuador television studio live on air

January 10, 2024 - 05:23
Footage shows armed men wearing masks surrounding journalists in the Guayaquil-based newsroom.
Categories: BBC World News

Nigeria ivory: Elephant tusks worth $11m destroyed

January 10, 2024 - 04:12
Nigeria has become a hub for illegal ivory sales, with tusks smuggled in from all over the continent.
Categories: BBC World News

US Moon mission has no chance of soft lunar landing

January 10, 2024 - 03:04
US company Astrobotic had hoped to land its Peregrine spacecraft on the Moon next month.
Categories: BBC World News

Italian fascist salute images spark political uproar

January 10, 2024 - 01:26
The crowd was taking part in an annual event marking the killing of far-right activists in the 1970s.
Categories: BBC World News

New material found by AI could reduce lithium use in batteries

January 10, 2024 - 01:00
Microsoft said AI and supercomputing were used to synthesise an entirely new material.
Categories: BBC World News

Austrian ski gondola crashes in Hochoetz injuring four

January 9, 2024 - 23:59
The gondola is said to have fallen 7m (23ft) at the Hochoetz ski resort in Tyrol.
Categories: BBC World News

Global economy set for weakest growth since pandemic, warns World Bank

January 9, 2024 - 23:53
Concerns over interest rates and Middle East mean the World Bank expects growth of just 2.4% in 2024.
Categories: BBC World News

Spain pollution: Millions of plastic pellets wash up on coast

January 9, 2024 - 23:23
Thousands of sacks of pellets, known as nurdles, are believed to have fallen from a ship on 8 December.
Categories: BBC World News

South Korea's generational divide over dog meat ban

January 9, 2024 - 23:21
The slaughter and sale of dogs for their meat is set to become illegal in the country.
Categories: BBC World News

Saudi Arabia interested in Israel normalisation deal after war

January 9, 2024 - 23:11
The Saudi ambassador to the UK says any agreement must lead to the creation of a Palestinian state.
Categories: BBC World News

Ethiopia-Somaliland meeting ratchets up tensions with Somalia

January 9, 2024 - 21:49
The two discuss military co-operation as concerns rise over a deal about sea access for Ethiopia.
Categories: BBC World News

North Korea's Kim Jong Un believed to have turned 40

January 9, 2024 - 21:43
North Korea watchers believe he hit the milestone on Monday, although the state remained silent.
Categories: BBC World News

Cuba to increase price of fuel by more than 500%

January 9, 2024 - 21:43
The island is experiencing a crippling economic crisis which has already driven thousands to emigrate.
Categories: BBC World News

Ecuador prisoners take guards hostage after drug lord's escape

January 9, 2024 - 21:00
Rioting erupted at six jails after the leader of Los Choneros prison gang escaped from his cell.
Categories: BBC World News

2023 confirmed as world's hottest year on record

January 9, 2024 - 21:00
Climate records have tumbled "like dominoes" in 2023, with temperatures far above any recorded level.
Categories: BBC World News

Landmark presidential immunity case to be heard in court

January 9, 2024 - 20:57
Whether a president should be shielded from criminal charges has never been tested in court.
Categories: BBC World News

Macron picks Attal, 34, as France's youngest PM

January 9, 2024 - 20:40
Gabriel Attal is named France's next prime minister, as Emmanuel Macron aims to revive his presidency.
Categories: BBC World News

Israeli border residents demand action as Hezbollah clashes escalate

January 9, 2024 - 19:39
As fighting spirals, Israelis living near Lebanon worry about a full-scale attack by Hezbollah.
Categories: BBC World News

China satellite launch over Taiwan triggers islandwide alert

January 9, 2024 - 17:17
Mobile phone users across Taiwan got an "air raid alert" warning them to "be aware for your safety".
Categories: BBC World News