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

Juncker denies tax break allegations

Wed, 2014-11-12 06:48
European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker denies allegations he encouraged tax avoidance during his time Luxembourg prime minister.

Third Ebola death confirmed in Mali

Wed, 2014-11-12 06:46
A Malian nurse and the patient he was treating at a clinic in Bamako become the second and third people to die from Ebola in the West African country.

VIDEO: Rosetta scientist shows off comet tattoo

Wed, 2014-11-12 06:42
Project scientist Matt Taylor says he is so confident the European Space Agency will land its probe on the comet, that he has got a new tattoo depicting the event

Bank of England expects low inflation

Wed, 2014-11-12 06:35
The Bank of England warns that inflation could fall below 1% in the next six months, because of sluggish growth in the European economy and other downward pressures.

VIDEO: Danish breakthrough with child obesity

Wed, 2014-11-12 06:24
A Danish paediatrician claims to have made a significant breakthrough in the battle against childhood obesity.

VIDEO: Inside deadly sterilisation hospital

Wed, 2014-11-12 06:22
The BBC's Yogita Limaye visits the "desolate" Indian hospital where 83 sterilisation operations were carried out, and after which 13 women died.

Russia 'can't afford' to pay Capello

Wed, 2014-11-12 06:22
The Russian Football Union admits they cannot afford to pay coach Fabio Capello's £7m salary.

Casualty star Rebekah Gibbs dies

Wed, 2014-11-12 06:21
Former Casualty star Rebekah Gibbs has died, six years after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Qatar 'failing' migrant workers

Wed, 2014-11-12 06:06
Qatar is failing to tackle the abuse of migrant workers, Amnesty International warns, six months after work began on the World Cup 2022 stadiums.

Heavy artillery fire rocks Donetsk

Wed, 2014-11-12 05:48
The rebel-held east Ukrainian city of Donetsk is shaken by artillery fire amid reports of new fighting near another rebel-held city, Luhansk.

Bomber strikes in Libya's Tobruk

Wed, 2014-11-12 05:37
A suspected suicide attacker detonates a car bomb on a busy road in the Libyan city Tobruk, with at least three people reported killed.

'Boat schools' teach tribal children

Wed, 2014-11-12 05:26
Floating schools are helping indigenous communities to access education in the Philippines.

Big Bang Theory's Mrs Wolowitz dies

Wed, 2014-11-12 05:23
Actress Carol Ann Susi, best known for voicing the role of Mrs Wolowitz in sitcom The Big Bang Theory, dies at the age of 62.

'Twisted light' beamed across Vienna

Wed, 2014-11-12 04:57
Physicists send a beam of twisted light 3km through the air above Vienna, transmitting information in this way for the very first time in the open air.

Banks fined £2bn over forex failings

Wed, 2014-11-12 04:52
Five banks are collectively fined $3.2bn by UK and US regulators over their foreign exchange trading operations.

UK unemployment falls by 115,000

Wed, 2014-11-12 04:46
UK unemployment fell by 115,000 between July and September to 1.96 million, while one measure of average earnings outstripped inflation for the first time in five years.

Asean meet to discuss Ebola and IS

Wed, 2014-11-12 04:42
Asian nations as well as the US and Russia gather for wide-ranging talks in Myanmar in the country's biggest event since military rule ended.

Police killer Harry Roberts released

Wed, 2014-11-12 04:42
Notorious police killer Harry Roberts is released from prison, 48 years after murdering three unarmed officers in west London.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Wed, 2014-11-12 04:37
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

Virus risk dentist patients recalled

Wed, 2014-11-12 04:33
Some 22,000 patients of a Nottinghamshire dentist are to be recalled for tests to see if they have been infected with blood-borne viruses.