About This Site
Recent blog posts
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 13 hours 19 min ago
Eight children are found dead at a house in Cairns, Australia, reportedly after a stabbing, while the mother of at least seven of them suffers stabs wounds.
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, who had cancer, has died, her publicist says
A Pakistani government prosecutor says he is challenging the bail granted to a man accused of being behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
Details emerge of an attempt to secure the release of kidnapped US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig before he was killed by Islamic State militants.
A ruined Spanish businessman drives a car carrying gas cylinders into the front of the governing Popular Party's headquarters in Madrid, police say.
Slower responses to any water supply disruption over Christmas are inevitable during NI Water industrial action, says a union representative.
Progress is seen at two Birmingham schools placed in special measures after the so-called "Trojan Horse" affair, Ofsted says.
Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.
Women could be allowed to serve in British infantry units for the first time by 2016, subject to a review into female soldiers.
Half of younger primary school children in Wales are still hungry some or all of the time after eating their school meal, the children's commissioner says
There may have been a partial breakthrough in the cross-party talks at Stormont, a source suggests to the BBC.
Two people are arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in hospital following a stabbing in an Essex park.
Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.
Day 19 of the BBC Sport Calendar looks back at Odell Beckham Jr's stunning one-handed catch for a touchdown for the New York Giants in the NFL.
Rangers announce former Newcastle United managing director Derek Llambias as their new chief executive.
Emergency crews across Wales expect one of the busiest nights of the year as many revellers over indulge on the final Friday before Christmas.
A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead.
Sebastian Vettel left Red Bull partly because of the pace of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, says team boss Christian Horner.
Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim every year to a pernicious form of online crime.
A Northern Ireland Executive budget that would reduce student numbers is "nonsensical", according to leading business organisation, the CBI.