BBC

Subscribe to BBC feed BBC
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 10 min 43 sec ago

New 'British Pompeii' finds 'amazing'

Fri, 2016-02-05 21:06
Archaeologists say they are finding "amazing artefacts" inside a preserved roundhouse at what has been dubbed "Britain's Pompeii".

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksas: Crashing fall from grace

Fri, 2016-02-05 20:54
The Rajapaksa family's crashing fall from grace in Sri Lanka

'Armani Communist' divides China

Fri, 2016-02-05 20:45
China wonders if true comrades should wear luxury suits

Argentina makes offer to creditors

Fri, 2016-02-05 20:43
The Argentine government makes an official proposal to foreign investors holding $9bn in bonds the country defaulted on.

Attacks on Calais migrants investigated

Fri, 2016-02-05 20:38
French prosecutors are investigating at least six attacks on migrants at the makeshift Calais camp called the Jungle, the BBC understands.

Russians sneak a peek at BBC's War and Peace

Fri, 2016-02-05 19:49
Russians take a view on BBC's version of Tolstoy

Do e-cigarettes make it harder to stop smoking?

Fri, 2016-02-05 19:28
Is it really harder to stop smoking if you use e-cigarettes?

Six decades of Egyptian history in six movies

Fri, 2016-02-05 19:28
Six movies that reveal the truth about a troubled nation

Hollywood tackles concussion head-on

Fri, 2016-02-05 19:28
New Will Smith movie tackles head injuries in sport

VIDEO: Migrant attacks investigated in France

Fri, 2016-02-05 19:11
The BBC has been told French prosecutors are investigating at least half a dozen attacks on migrants who live in the refugee camp known as the Jungle, in Calais.

Sixth man on Moon Edgar Mitchell dies

Fri, 2016-02-05 19:07
US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon and believed in aliens, dies at the age of 85.

Week in pictures

Fri, 2016-02-05 19:02
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world taken over the past week.

Calls to legalise betting in India

Fri, 2016-02-05 17:16
The clamour to legalise sports betting in India

Rare Ferrari sells for 32m euros

Fri, 2016-02-05 17:06
A Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti racing car, built in 1957, has sold at auction in Paris for 32m euros.

Wall Street tumbles on jobs data

Fri, 2016-02-05 17:03
US stocks fall after lower-than-expected jobs figures signalled a potential softening in the US economy.

Strong earthquake hits south Taiwan

Fri, 2016-02-05 16:50
A strong earthquake hits southern Taiwan with reports of collapsed buildings and no word yet on any casualties.

Man Utd hold talks with Mourinho

Fri, 2016-02-05 16:40
Manchester United have held talks with representatives of former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Twitter shuts 125,000 'terror' accounts

Fri, 2016-02-05 15:44
Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts", the social media company says.

Zika 'linked to nerve disorder deaths'

Fri, 2016-02-05 14:56
Colombia says three people have died after contracting the Zika virus and developing a rare nerve disorder.

What does it mean to be a US progressive?

Fri, 2016-02-05 14:21
The race between two Democrats, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, has focused on the use of the word “progressive”.

Pages