BBC News

Syndicate content BBC News - Home
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 hour 13 min ago

Caption Challenge: Flying piano

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 6:33am
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Fewer young smokers and drinkers

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 6:26am
Smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils have more than halved over the past 10 years, figures show.

Day in pictures: 24 July 2014

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 6:24am
24 hours of news photos: 24 July

Norway in Syria-linked terror alert

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 6:01am
Norway is boosting security because of an imminent threat from people linked to Islamist militants in Syria, Norway's intelligence chief says.

VIDEO: Witnesses describe two hour execution

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 5:32am
Victims' family speak out, saying they don't believe inmate Joseph Wood was 'suffering' after a two-hour execution in Arizona.

Drone finds missing 82-year-old man

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 5:24am
A model drone has helped locate an elderly man in Wisconsin who had been missing for three days.

Pet Shop Boys premiere Turing tribute

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 5:18am
Pop duo the Pet Shop Boys unveil their latest work, a tribute to wartime code-breaker Alan Turing, at the first of this year's Late Night BBC Proms.

VIDEO: UK 'disappointed' no Gaza ceasefire

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 5:08am
The Foreign Secretary, Phillip Hammond, has said he is "disappointed" that Hamas has rejected a ceasefire proposal aimed at easing the conflict in Gaza.

VIDEO: 'Cheesegrater' construction complete

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 4:23am
Building work is completed on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London.

AUDIO: Why don't women write to newspapers?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 3:46am
Iain Hollingshead and Yvonne Roberts discuss why men write more letters to newspapers than women.

VIDEO: Aerial view of new Glasgow landscape

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 1:52am
Glasgow has been getting ready for the Games and investing money in 13 sporting venues across the city for more than six years.

Four die as lorry and car crash

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 12:41am
A couple and their two young children die after crash between a car and a lorry on the A801 near Polmont.

Peaches' drug 'secrets' and Games pictures - papers

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 12:41am
Many papers focus on the inquest of TV presenter Peaches Geldof, while others give their views on the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 12:35am
The Queen declares the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow open after a live show featuring a cast of 2,000 and appearances from several famous Scots.

Wiggins questions price of Tour fame

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 12:31am
Sir Bradley Wiggins says he sometimes wishes he had never won the Tour de France and Olympic gold in 2012.

Taiwan plane crash toll reaches 48

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 12:29am
Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.

US lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 12:22am
The US aviation regulator lifts its ban on US carriers flying to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport, but warns the situation remains "very fluid".

Ukraine rebels deny having missile

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 12:01am
A pro-Russian rebel leader tells the BBC his forces do not possess the Buk missile thought to have brought down flight MH17 in Ukraine.

Taiwan plane crash: In pictures

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 - 11:50pm
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan

India MPs demand 'force-fed' probe

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 - 11:24pm
Opposition MPs in India demand an investigation into reports that some Hindu MPs tried to forcibly feed a Muslim man fasting for Ramadan.