Subscribe to BBC feed BBC
BBC News - Home
Updated: 6 min 32 sec ago

Sonia Rykiel: French fashion designer dies at 86

Thu, 2016-08-25 05:55
French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel dies at the age of 86 after suffering from Parkinson's disease, her family says.

Children pulled from Italian earthquake rubble alive

Thu, 2016-08-25 05:11
Footage shows children being pulled from Italian earthquake rubble alive

Hope Solo: USA goalkeeper suspended for six months for 'cowards' comment

Thu, 2016-08-25 04:45
United States goalkeeper Hope Solo is suspended for six months for describing Olympic opponents Sweden as "a bunch of cowards".

Prince's Paisley Park home to open to the public

Thu, 2016-08-25 04:25
The private estate and studio complex that belonged to Prince is to open to the public, six months after his death.

Indian man carries dead wife's body for 12km

Thu, 2016-08-25 04:19
An impoverished man in India carries his wife's body for 12km after the hospital where she died allegedly failed to provide a vehicle to transport her body.

Finding Gobi: Runner reunited with marathon companion dog

Thu, 2016-08-25 03:57
A runner and the dog which joined him on a Chinese ultra-marathon, winning fans worldwide, are reunited after "Gobi" goes missing in China.

Czech hiker found after a month in New Zealand mountain hut

Thu, 2016-08-25 03:19
A missing Czech hiker is found sheltering in a remote mountain hut in New Zealand, telling police her partner fell to his death a month ago.

Orlando club shooting: Survivors' medical bills waived

Thu, 2016-08-25 03:16
Hospitals in Orlando say they will not charge for treatment provided to survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre in which 49 people were killed.

Quake-hit Italy from air

Thu, 2016-08-25 02:56
Aerial shots reveal the devastation in Amatrice following Wednesday's earthquake which killed at least 247 people in central Italy.

India surrogate mums could face ban

Thu, 2016-08-25 02:26
The Indian government unveils a draft law which would ban commercial surrogacy, in an attempt to regulate the industry.

Tornadoes rip through Indiana

Thu, 2016-08-25 02:07
Several tornadoes moved through central Indiana on Wednesday, demolishing homes and cutting off power to thousands of residents.

How Americans responded to Nigel Farage

Thu, 2016-08-25 02:03
Outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage addressed supporters of US presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Mississippi.

Ghostbusters star target of cyber-attack

Thu, 2016-08-25 01:13
Intimate images of Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones and racist photos appear on her website after it was targeted in a cyber-attack.

Self-driving taxi trial kicks off in Singapore

Thu, 2016-08-25 00:33
As the industry races to make driverless cars viable, a small fleet of computer-driven taxis are taking passengers in Singapore.

Maldives president faces 'removal plot', BBC learns

Thu, 2016-08-25 00:32
The president of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen, faces an impending challenge to his increasingly shaky rule in the island nation, sources tell the BBC.

Italy earthquake: Search for survivors as death toll tops 160

Wed, 2016-08-24 21:13
Thousands of rescuers search through the night for survivors following Wednesday's deadly earthquake in a mountainous area of central Italy.

Pneumatic octopus is a first for soft robotics

Wed, 2016-08-24 20:27
Engineers in the US have built a self-contained, entirely soft robot - in the shape of a 7cm octopus.

Pneumatic octopus is a robotic first

Wed, 2016-08-24 20:27
For the first time, a soft robot has been built that moves on its own with no batteries or cables.

Crying game

Wed, 2016-08-24 19:52
Japanese companies are paying for employees to attend "crying workshops".

Ghost town

Wed, 2016-08-24 19:34
The largest town that Boko Haram ever controlled still lies in ruins, frozen in time nearly 18 months after Nigeria's military recaptured it, writes the BBC's Martin Patience.