Subscribe to BBC feed BBC
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 24 min 46 sec ago

American exceptionalism in a time of American malaise

Tue, 2016-02-02 19:24
President Obama may still be championing American exceptionalism - but to the rest of the world, the phrase has negative connotations.

Australia wins offshore detention case

Tue, 2016-02-02 19:23
Australia's High Court throws out a challenge to the government's detention centre for asylum seekers on Nauru.

Microsoft ‘buys UK AI firm SwiftKey'

Tue, 2016-02-02 19:21
Artificial intelligence firm SwiftKey is to be acquired by Microsoft, according to reports.

'We are very sorry but Denmark is not such a bad place'

Tue, 2016-02-02 19:16
Denmark’s jokey plea for the world to forgive it.

Sheepish success of Icelandic Rams movie

Tue, 2016-02-02 19:12
Surprise success of Iceland's sheep-rearing film Rams

The grid system for London that never happened

Tue, 2016-02-02 19:09
The grid system for London that never happened

Israel's unwanted African migrants

Tue, 2016-02-02 19:08
How Israel gives migrants $3,500 and turns them away

Tourist industry jitters over Zika

Tue, 2016-02-02 19:06
Tourist industry jitters over Zika virus

My search for Gaddafi's golden gun

Tue, 2016-02-02 19:05
My search for the man with Gaddafi's priceless pistol

Ageing - the bigger picture

Tue, 2016-02-02 19:02
The winners of an international photo contest from Online photography community in partnership with the British Society of Gerontology

Black hole's twin jets shine bright

Tue, 2016-02-02 18:37
Astronomers capture images of two vast, bright jets of material, fired into space in opposite directions by a distant black hole.

VIDEO: Aerial footage shows China station crowds

Tue, 2016-02-02 18:20
Aerial footage captures the scale of the crowds at China's Guangzhou train station, where tens of thousands of people were delayed by heavy snow.

Uber drops its U. Why?

Tue, 2016-02-02 18:17
Uber has changed its logo, dropping its trademark U for something a little more cryptic. Why?

VIDEO: MEPs 'confused' by draft UK EU deal

Tue, 2016-02-02 17:42
MEPs have been reacting to David Cameron's draft deal aimed at keeping Britain in the EU.

Cosmonauts ready for ISS spacewalk

Tue, 2016-02-02 17:22
Two Russian cosmonauts are preparing for a spacewalk to install science experiments and hardware on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS).

MoD to buy high-flying solar planes

Tue, 2016-02-02 16:57
The UK Ministry of Defence is going to acquire some high-altitude "eternal" solar planes.

Yahoo to cut its workforce by 15%

Tue, 2016-02-02 16:52
The internet company Yahoo is cutting its workforce by about 15% in an attempt to improve its profitability.

Cosby case 'should be dismissed'

Tue, 2016-02-02 16:50
A former prosecutor in the US state of Pennsylvania has says his decision not to charge actor Bill Cosby with sex crimes in 2005 is "binding".

Leicester City 2-0 Liverpool

Tue, 2016-02-02 16:49

Bid to break Spain's political deadlock

Tue, 2016-02-02 16:03
Pedro Sanchez of the Spanish Socialists becomes the latest party leader to be asked to try and form a government, after December's inconclusive polls.