BBC | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio


Subscribe to BBC feed BBC
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 25 min 39 sec ago

Peer will not face sex abuse charges

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:46
Labour peer Lord Janner will not face child sex abuse charges because the severity of his dementia makes him unfit to stand trial, prosecutors say.

Pakistan top court halts executions

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:43
Pakistan's Supreme Court suspends death sentences passed by controversial new military tribunals, until it rules on the legality of the sentences.

New luggage bins fit 50% more bags

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:43
Boeing has shown off its 'space bins' that can hold 50% more luggage than existing designs.

How serious for us is the Greek tragedy?

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:14
If Greece defaults on its debts, as seems likely, what does that mean for it, for the rest of the eurozone and for our general election?

Fenerbahce return after gun attack

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:12
Fenerbahce are set to play for the first time after a near two-week absence following the gun attack on their team bus.

VIDEO: SpaceX rocket crashes into barge

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:59
A SpaceX rocket crashes into a floating ocean platform, after hitting it too hard following an attempted landing.

Germany 'headed for higher growth'

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:50
Four leading German economic institutes have raised their growth forecast for the country's economy as a result of falling oil prices and the depreciation of the euro.

UN envoy quits as Yemen crisis rages

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:45
The UN's special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, steps down amid criticism of his failure to broker an end to the conflict in the country.

'Success kid' raises cash for dad

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:35
Sam Griner, whose image spawned the 'success kid' meme, is using his fame to raise cash to pay for medical treatment for his father.

Tribeca festival begins in New York

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:34
New York's Tribeca Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday with the world premiere of Saturday Night Live documentary, Live from New York!.

Czech man claims to create new state

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:31
A Czech man says he has founded a tiny new state between Croatia and Serbia.

Radioactive material theft in Mexico

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:09
Five states in Mexico are on the alert after thieves steal potentially dangerous radioactive material, officials say.

VIDEO: US develops drone-launching 'cannon'

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:07
The US navy develops a launcher which can fire out drones like rockets, whose wings then fold out so they can be flown.

Farmer's 'castle' must be demolished

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:07
A farmer who built a mock Tudor castle without planning permission says he has no choice but to demolish it, after losing a seven-year legal battle.

Eugene to host 2021 World Athletics

Thu, 2015-04-16 05:47
The city of Eugene in Oregon will host the 2021 World Athletics Championships after the IAAF bypasses the normal bidding process.

DJ Neil Fox denies sex offences

Thu, 2015-04-16 05:41
DJ Neil Fox pleads not guilty to nine sex offences, including three involving girls aged under 16

VIDEO: Live: Putin answers phone-in questions

Thu, 2015-04-16 04:56
Russian President Vladimir Putin answers questions put to him by the public.

SA march in solidarity with foreigners

Thu, 2015-04-16 04:55
South Africa is set to hold a huge protest march against xenophobia in the coastal city of Durban following a wave of attacks on foreigners.

Murder of young girl shocks France

Thu, 2015-04-16 04:50
Flags in Calais are flown at half-mast after a girl aged nine is found dead in woods, hours after being kidnapped.

Lebanese journalist in dock at Hague

Thu, 2015-04-16 04:46
Lebanese journalist Karma Khayat goes on trial for contempt at the UN-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri.