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: 1 hour 28 min ago

Spaniards 'joined Ukraine rebels'

Fri, 2015-02-27 10:54
Authorities in Spain arrest eight people accused of travelling to eastern Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels.

Knights Templar drug lord captured

Fri, 2015-02-27 10:45
Mexican security forces confirm the arrest of the country's most wanted drug lord - Knights Templar chief Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez.

Qatar 2022 final by 18 Dec - Blatter

Fri, 2015-02-27 09:57
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the Qatar 2022 World Cup final should be played no later than 18 December.

Girl stolen as baby found 17 years on

Fri, 2015-02-27 09:51
A South African girl has been found 17 years after she was stolen from her mother shortly after being born in a Cape Town hospital.

8 dead in series of US shootings

Fri, 2015-02-27 09:50
Eight people are dead after a series of shootings in south-central Missouri.

Husband fined for 'not loving wife'

Fri, 2015-02-27 09:42
Turkish court fines a man for "emotional violence" for telling his wife he doesn't love her.

VIDEO: Kanye West in tears over mentor teacher

Fri, 2015-02-27 09:28
Singer Kanye West got emotional talking about his former fashion design teacher, Louise Wilson, who died last year.

Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO

Fri, 2015-02-27 09:27
Teenagers are at risk of permanent hearing loss by listening to music "too much, too loud", the World Health Organization says.

Putin cuts staff's salaries by 10%

Fri, 2015-02-27 09:11
Russia's president says he is cutting the salaries of his staff by 10%, as Russia's finances are hit by low oil prices and Western sanctions.

US growth revised down to 2.2%

Fri, 2015-02-27 08:57
The slowdown in the US economy at the end of last year was more pronounced than previously thought, official figures show.

VIDEO: The dress question stressing the world...

Fri, 2015-02-27 08:53
A debate has raged on social media over the colour of a dress which looks different to different people.

Mugabe admits land reform flaws

Fri, 2015-02-27 08:43
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe admits failures in the country's controversial land reform programme, saying some farms were "too big".

Google backs down over Blogger porn

Fri, 2015-02-27 08:33
Google has changed its mind about forcing sexually explicit blogs on its Blogger platform to become private.

Robin Williams' daughter speaks out

Fri, 2015-02-27 08:14
Zelda Williams says there is "no point" in seeking any explanation for why the comedian took his own life last August.

Parents of Thai ex-princess arrested

Fri, 2015-02-27 08:11
The parents of a former Thai princess are detained under the lese majeste law, after admitting that they misused their royal connections.

Alonso 'completely fine' after crash

Fri, 2015-02-27 08:05
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he is "completely fine" following the testing accident that left him with concussion.

Harry 'considering Army options'

Fri, 2015-02-27 08:00
Prince Harry is "considering his options" over his military career and could choose to leave the Army to focus on charity work, the BBC understands.

The 'what colour is this dress?' meme

Fri, 2015-02-27 07:53
Why everyone is asking 'what colour is this dress?'

Pakistan climbers' 'killers' escape

Fri, 2015-02-27 07:44
Two militants on trial for killing a group of mountaineers in Pakistan in 2013 have broken out of prison, police say.

'Jihadi John': PM defends authorities

Fri, 2015-02-27 07:37
The UK prime minister defends the security services against criticisms they failed to stop the man known as "Jihadi John" from joining Islamic State in Syria.