BBC News

Syndicate content BBC News - World
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 11 min 31 sec ago

VIDEO: Bodies of seven women found in US

16 min 30 sec ago
The bodies of seven women have been recovered in the US state of Indiana as a man confessed to a recent murder and led authorities to more.
Categories: News

More UK medics travel to Ebola area

37 min 45 sec ago
About 100 army medics are set to travel to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.
Categories: News

Man walks again after transplant

45 min 45 sec ago
A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.
Categories: News

Asia stocks fall after China data

49 min 6 sec ago
Asian stocks fall after data shows China's economy grew 7.3% in the third quarter, its slowest pace in more than five years.
Categories: News

Hong Kong officials to meet students

49 min 55 sec ago
Hong Kong officials are to meet student leaders for talks amid pro-democracy street protests that are now in their fourth week.
Categories: News

China growth slows to five-year low

57 min 14 sec ago
China's economy grows at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures.
Categories: News

Flights axed due to weather warning

1 hour 11 min ago
Heathrow cancels about 10% of flights on Tuesday, as strong winds and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the UK.
Categories: News

Total boss dies in Moscow air crash

1 hour 16 min ago
Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died when his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.
Categories: News

VIDEO: Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

October 20, 2014 - 11:56pm
US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.
Categories: News

Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex

October 20, 2014 - 11:29pm
An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.
Categories: News

Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

October 20, 2014 - 11:11pm
Dominican-born US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.
Categories: News

'No closure' for Pistorius family

October 20, 2014 - 10:07pm
Oscar Pistorius' siblings describe their heartache and criticise media coverage of his trial, on the eve of the South African athlete's sentencing.
Categories: News

'Balibo Five' deaths probe dropped

October 20, 2014 - 9:46pm
Australian police abandon a war crimes investigation into the deaths in East Timor in 1975 of the "Balibo Five" journalists, citing insufficient evidence.
Categories: News

Child 'killed every five minutes'

October 20, 2014 - 9:43pm
A child is killed by violence every five minutes in the world, a leading charity says, calling for new targets to end all forms of child abuse by 2030.
Categories: News

Ebola-hit nations get key supplies

October 20, 2014 - 8:55pm
Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.
Categories: News

Canada hit-and-run man 'radicalised'

October 20, 2014 - 8:38pm
A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says.
Categories: News

Gough Whitlam dies at the age of 98

October 20, 2014 - 8:26pm
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.
Categories: News

VIDEO: Whitlam: 'A radical politician'

October 20, 2014 - 7:58pm
The former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam has died at the age of ninety-eight.
Categories: News

What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage

October 20, 2014 - 7:56pm
What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites
Categories: News

Hobbit find rewriting human history

October 20, 2014 - 7:32pm
Tiny species found a decade ago in Indonesia caused big rethink
Categories: News