BBC News

Subscribe to BBC News feed BBC News
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 12 min 3 sec ago

Power station 'to close in 2016'

19 May 2015 - 8:34pm
Staff at a major power station on the West and North Yorkshire border have been told the plant will stop generating and close in March 2016.

VIDEO: Timelapse videos from holiday snaps

19 May 2015 - 8:33pm
Researchers develop a method to sort photographs uploaded onto the website and stitch them together to create time-lapse videos.

VIDEO: On the road with Shia militiamen

19 May 2015 - 8:14pm
The BBC's Ahmed Maher travelled with Shia militiamen and Iraqi forces in Karma as they prepare to reclaim Ramadi.

Who gets left out at the Republican debates?

19 May 2015 - 8:11pm
The 2016 Republican presidential field could have more candidates than spots on the stage during upcoming debates. But narrowing the field is a harder task than it seems.

Villa make Sinclair move permanent

19 May 2015 - 8:08pm
Aston Villa sign Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair for an undisclosed fee on a four-year contract after a loan spell.

Woman jailed for Google boss overdose

19 May 2015 - 7:48pm
A California prostitute has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin.

China group 'stole US trade secrets'

19 May 2015 - 7:14pm
The US charges six Chinese nationals with economic espionage, accusing them of stealing mobile phone technology to benefit Beijing.

Germanwings victims all identified

19 May 2015 - 6:26pm
All the human remains recovered from the scene of the Germanwings air crash have been identified and can now be returned to their families, a French prosecutor says.

US police call for biker gang truce

19 May 2015 - 6:24pm
Police in Texas are calling on members of rival motorcycle gangs to stop fighting after a deadly shootout over the weekend left nine dead.

Student's road 'suicide' was 'set-up'

19 May 2015 - 6:19pm
The apparent suicide of a British student in Germany is likely to have been a "constructed set-up", an inquest is told.

PCS boss: 'Fight like never before'

19 May 2015 - 6:11pm
The leader of the biggest civil service union has urged trade unions to join forces to head off attacks from the new Conservative government.

Whales told apart 'by their voices'

19 May 2015 - 6:09pm
US researchers say that they can distinguish individual right whales based on the sound of their vocalisations.

NI largest law firm quits in protest

19 May 2015 - 6:00pm
The largest law firm in Northern Ireland withdraws from all major criminal cases in a protest against new rules reducing the level of legal aid payments.

Chechen call for WhatsApp wife ban

19 May 2015 - 5:59pm
Chechen leader urges men to stop their wives using WhatsApp after outcry over a controversial forced marriage spread on the messaging service.

'Huge drugs haul' in Sahara desert

19 May 2015 - 5:59pm
The French army says it has seized 1.5 tonnes of drugs and a cache of weapons from militant Islamists in the desert in Niger.

Date set for Clinton email release

19 May 2015 - 5:58pm
The US State Department says it expects to release emails from Hillary Clinton's private server in January - just two weeks before the Iowa caucus.

Pitch Perfect 2 tops UK box office

19 May 2015 - 5:38pm
Musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2 tops the UK box office in its opening weekend, beating Mad Max: Fury Road into second place.

Four in 10 say too much TV violence

19 May 2015 - 5:31pm
Four in 10 adults say there's too much violence and swearing on British TV, while a third complained of too much sex on screens, according to an Ofcom survey.

Infection ate into student's eye

19 May 2015 - 5:18pm
A student almost loses her sight from an infection she caught using contact lenses.

Passport pants smuggler jailed

19 May 2015 - 5:13pm
An air steward who tried to smuggle fake passports into the UK by hiding them in his underpants is jailed for five years.

Pages