BBC News

Syndicate content BBC News - World
BBC News - World
Updated: 15 min 58 sec ago

India child labour bill amendments criticised by UN

July 27, 2016 - 2:40am
India comes under criticism after its parliament approves several controversial amendments to the country's child labour bill.
Categories: News

Australian teen abused in detention speaks out

July 27, 2016 - 2:25am
The Australian teenager who has become the face of a juvenile detention scandal has apologised for his actions.
Categories: News

Shirley Chisholm: The woman who ran for president in 1972

July 27, 2016 - 1:22am
The first black congresswoman made a presidential bid in 1972 - making her the first black American to run for president and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.
Categories: News

Missing treasure hunter's remains found in New Mexico

July 27, 2016 - 12:19am
The remains of a 54-year-old man who disappeared hunting for a hidden stash of gold and jewels in New Mexico have been discovered, local authorities say.
Categories: News

Meryl Streep screams on the podium

July 27, 2016 - 12:06am
Actress Meryl Streep pays tribute to Hillary Clinton.
Categories: News

US election: Bill Clinton backs 'best friend' Hillary to lead US

July 26, 2016 - 11:53pm
Former US President Bill Clinton argues why his wife and "best friend" Hillary should lead the nation, in a very personal speech at the Democratic convention.
Categories: News

Bill on Hillary: 'I hope you'll elect her'

July 26, 2016 - 11:23pm
Former President Bill Clinton has taken to the stage at the Democratic convention to make the case for his wife to become America's first female president.
Categories: News

Toilet blocked by sleeping seal

July 26, 2016 - 10:01pm
A 120kg Australian fur seal seal that fell asleep in a public toilet block in Tasmania has been safely relocated.
Categories: News

HK journalists jailed in China for 'illegal business'

July 26, 2016 - 9:50pm
Two journalists who worked on political magazines in Hong Kong are jailed in mainland China for running an illegal business.
Categories: News

Argentina announces new gender violence plan

July 26, 2016 - 8:34pm
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri announces a national plan to fight violence against women.
Categories: News

Model mission

July 26, 2016 - 7:43pm
South Sudanese supermodel’s quest to build bridges between two worlds.
Categories: News

'Martyr' family

July 26, 2016 - 7:32pm
A bereaved Turkish family feels both pride and grief for a father shot by rebel troops during the 15 July coup attempt, the BBC's Rengin Arslan reports.
Categories: News

Duty to help?

July 26, 2016 - 7:29pm
The BBC's Will Grant reports from the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic on how the issue of migrants and their precarious situation at the border is dividing some in the Catholic Church.
Categories: News

Bedroom battleground

July 26, 2016 - 7:26pm
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers a dilemma over possible malaria prevention.
Categories: News

Doping scandals reduce interest in Olympics, says BBC survey

July 26, 2016 - 7:21pm
Doping scandals have reduced public interest in the Olympics, according to a poll for the BBC World Service.
Categories: News

Baghdad bomb site now a shrine to the dead

July 26, 2016 - 7:14pm
The site of one of the deadliest attacks to ever hit Iraq has been turned into a shrine to the dead.
Categories: News

One-dish wonders

July 26, 2016 - 7:06pm
The BBC's Vikas Pandey profiles five restaurants which have relied on one signature dish to become legendary among food lovers.
Categories: News

Democrats set for historic nomination of Hillary Clinton

July 26, 2016 - 6:26pm
Delegates at the Democratic National Convention are poised to make history, formally nominating Hillary Clinton for president.
Categories: News

Rousseff will not attend Olympic ceremony in Rio de Janeiro

July 26, 2016 - 6:24pm
The suspended Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, says she will not attend the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics.
Categories: News

Apple sees iPhone sales drop again but beats forecasts

July 26, 2016 - 6:21pm
Apple reports a second consecutive quarter of falling iPhone sales, but the 15% drop was not as bad as analysts had feared.
Categories: News

Published on July 11, 2016, the lyrics to The Doves song "Pulse" remind us: “…the steady drumbeat of your “Pulse” — thump, thump, thump — is all that stands between you and eternity.”