Subscribe to BBC feed BBC
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 12 min 28 sec ago

Obama bans solitary jail for juveniles

Tue, 2016-01-26 09:40
President Barack Obama has said he will ban solitary confinement as a form of punishment for juvenile and low-level offenders in US federal prisons.

NZ toilets feature road crash maps

Tue, 2016-01-26 09:34
Maps of crash sites are hung in New Zealand toilets for safety campaign aimed at tourists.

Accidental gunman feared mass shooting

Tue, 2016-01-26 09:28
A man who accidentally wounded a woman in a suburban Seattle cinema tells police he brought his gun to theatre because he feared a mass shooting.

England still on the up - Agnew

Tue, 2016-01-26 08:52
England were disappointing in the final Test in South Africa but continue to make remarkable progress, says Jonathan Agnew.

Cyrus to star in Woody Allen TV series

Tue, 2016-01-26 08:39
Pop star Miley Cyrus confirms she is to star alongside Woody Allen in the veteran director's first TV series.

Russia demands 'Putin corruption' proof

Tue, 2016-01-26 08:36
The Kremlin calls on the US Treasury to come up with proof after it told the BBC it considered President Vladimir Putin to be corrupt.

Is this the boy in the Messi bag shirt photo?

Tue, 2016-01-26 08:35
Who is the boy wearing homemade Messi football shirt?

England threw in towel - Vaughan

Tue, 2016-01-26 08:22
England "showed no heart" as they collapsed to defeat in the final Test in South Africa, says former captain Michael Vaughan.

Uber driver 'pulls gun' on passenger

Tue, 2016-01-26 07:58
An Uber driver in Florida admits to police that he drew a gun after a passenger said he felt sick in his car, despite the firm's firearms ban.

Ugandan women flown home from Saudi

Tue, 2016-01-26 07:47
Seven women living in a shelter for those who run away from their Saudi employers are flown to Uganda days after a ban on the recruitment of Ugandan maids.

Brazil to use army against Zika virus

Tue, 2016-01-26 07:46
Brazil says it will deploy troops to go from home to home to inform people about the risks of the Zika virus, which has been spreading in the Americas.

China statistics boss is investigated

Tue, 2016-01-26 07:37
The head of China's National Bureau of Statistics is being investigated for suspected corruption.

Anti-Uber taxi drivers block Paris road

Tue, 2016-01-26 07:28
Taxi drivers block a major road in the west of Paris, in protest against competition from Uber and other non-licensed private hire cabs.

Konta faces Melbourne's other big surprise

Tue, 2016-01-26 07:23
Briton Johanna Konta's bid to reach the Australian Open semi-finals on Wednesday pitches her against an opponent on just as surprising a run.

Syrian army 'retakes key southern town'

Tue, 2016-01-26 07:16
Government forces retake control of a strategically important town in southern Syria, activists say, after dozens of Russian air strikes.

Effie Brown urges action over diversity

Tue, 2016-01-26 06:55
Effie Brown, who clashed last year with Matt Damon, says if people of colour and women want to boost Hollywood's diversity they should take action, rather than be complicit.

Bullfighter brings baby into ring

Tue, 2016-01-26 06:50
Spanish bullfighter Francisco Rivera Ordonez is criticised after posting a picture online of himself training while carrying his baby daughter.

Pregnant Britons' Zika travel warning

Tue, 2016-01-26 06:41
Pregnant Britons are being advised to reconsider travel to areas where Zika virus outbreaks are happening.

Bodies wash up on Malaysian coast

Tue, 2016-01-26 06:38
Police search for survivors after a boat capsized off the coast of Malaysia, killing at least 13 people thought to be Indonesian migrants.

Afghan policeman kills 10 colleagues

Tue, 2016-01-26 06:21
A policeman, believed to be collaborating with insurgents, drugs and kills 10 of his colleagues in the province of Uruzgan, officials say.