BBC News

Subscribe to BBC News feed BBC News
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 2 hours 53 min ago

NY axe attack: Islamist link probed

7 hours 39 min ago
Police in New York investigate whether a man who attacked two officers with an axe before being shot dead was linked to Islamist extremism.

Mortar fire on Pakistan-Iran border

7 hours 50 min ago
Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border.

VIDEO: Could amputees re-grow lost limbs?

8 hours 17 sec ago
Amputees could one day re-grow their missing limbs, according to researchers at Imperial College London.

More charges over New Forest killing

8 hours 7 min ago
Two more people are charged over the death of a mother of five in the New Forest.

GP shortage could shut practice

8 hours 34 min ago
Health officials are due to make a decision on whether to close a doctors' surgery in Gwynedd amid concern over recruiting GPs.

'England can win Four Nations'

8 hours 35 min ago
Full-back Sam Tomkins says it is down to the players to perform and ensure that England win the Four Nations.

Caption Challenge: You crazy arms

8 hours 50 min ago
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Where are the unhappy West Ham fans?

8 hours 50 min ago
BBC Sport pundit Robbie Savage on how West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has turned things round after fans called for him to go.

Canada attack 'not linked to IS'

8 hours 52 min ago
Canada's foreign minister tells the BBC there is no evidence so far that the man behind gun attacks in Ottawa was linked to Middle Eastern jihadists.

Sex, drugs and the EU budget

9 hours 2 min ago
The surprising reasons why UK owes more to Europe

'Execute travellers' Tory suspended

9 hours 5 min ago
A Tory councillor from Maidenhead who joked that travellers refusing eviction should be "executed" is suspended by his party.

Standalone TSB picks up customers

9 hours 13 min ago
Newly independent bank TSB says it is attracting more new customers than it had expected.

Son is held over couple's deaths

9 hours 33 min ago
It is understood the man being questioned about the deaths of an elderly couple in County Donegal is their son Julian Cuddihy.

VIDEO: Five of Luis Suarez's best goals

9 hours 38 min ago
With Luis Suarez in line to make his Barcelona debut in El Clasico against Real Madrid on Saturday, BBC Sport looks back at five of his best Premier League goals for Liverpool.

Sweden calls off search for sub

9 hours 49 min ago
Sweden calls off its week-long search for a suspected submarine in the sea south of Stockholm.

US firm fine for underpaying Indians

10 hours 4 min ago
US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.

VIDEO: WTA tennis finals 'historic moment'

10 hours 23 min ago
The Women's Tennis Association finals are being held in Asia for the first time. Sharanjit Leyl speaks to the chair and chief executive of the WTA, Stacey Allaster.

VIDEO: US air strike 'hits IS command'

10 hours 36 min ago
Photographs show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.

HK protesters to ballot on proposals

10 hours 39 min ago
Protest leaders in Hong Kong are to ballot their supporters over whether to accept the government's proposals and end their occupation of the city.

Hope for son who vanished in 2004

10 hours 43 min ago
The mother of a man who went missing on a golfing trip exactly 10 years ago says she has not given up hope of seeing him again.