Syndicate content BBC News - Home
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 51 min 23 sec ago

VIDEO: US chain to halt tobacco sales

Wed, 2014-02-05 19:13
CVS Caremark, one of the largest pharmacy chains in the US, will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products, its chief executive has said.

Texas conducts rare female execution

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:53
A woman convicted of murder in Texas is put to death, only the 14th time a female has been executed in the US in nearly four decades.

The British newcomers up for an Oscar

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:46
The new British film-makers who are up for an Oscar

Has the UK truly 'stocked up' on rainwater?

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:22
Two years ago the UK was in drought mode. Since then there's been a lot of rain, so does it mean there won't be hosepipe bans for many years?

What is the Francis effect?

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:15
Has report had a positive impact on the NHS?

Violent video games 'weaken morality'

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:10
Playing violent video games for long periods can hold back the "moral maturity" of teenagers, according to research.

VIDEO: Vatican criticises UN 'intervention'

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:04
A Vatican spokesman has accused the United Nations watchdog for children's rights of '"intervening" in doctrinal practice, after it publishes a report into child abuse within the Catholic Church.

VIDEO: Changing face of China's Inner Mongolia

Wed, 2014-02-05 17:57
A centuries-old tradition of herding livestock could be under threat in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia from new business and production methods, herdsmen are warning.

Turkey tightens control of internet

Wed, 2014-02-05 17:36
The Turkish parliament approves a bill to tighten government controls over the internet, allowing websites to be blocked without a court ruling.

VIDEO: Three sisters skiing for Sochi gold

Wed, 2014-02-05 17:32
Three skiing siblings aim for Sochi Olympic glory

Lost Star Wars short strikes back

Wed, 2014-02-05 17:11
Lost Star Wars short strikes back

'Slow progress' on elderly reforms

Wed, 2014-02-05 17:08
A spending watchdog claims slow progress is being made on elderly care reforms, but has called for further investment in preventative care.

CBT 'effective' in schizophrenia

Wed, 2014-02-05 17:06
Changing the way people think about and deal with schizophrenia could be as effective as drugs treatments, researchers say.

Cash worries 'could harm NHS care'

Wed, 2014-02-05 16:43
Financial pressures could get in the way of the drive to improve care following the Stafford Hospital scandal, experts warn.

VIDEO: Icons who define 'American cool'

Wed, 2014-02-05 16:42
Do these 100 people define the essence of cool?

Zimbabwe’s multi-currency confusion

Wed, 2014-02-05 16:28
Zimbabwe’s multi-currency confusion - eight and counting

VIDEO: DiCaprio's Wolf hunts an Oscar

Wed, 2014-02-05 16:13
Leonardo DiCaprio on the trials of the Oscar trail.

Plastic bag charge a 'complete mess'

Wed, 2014-02-05 16:08
The proposal to curb plastic bag use in England by introducing a charge is far too complicated, say MPs.

The Nazi murder law that still exists

Wed, 2014-02-05 16:03
The Nazi law on murder that still causes injustice in Germany

'I played basketball for Gaddafi'

Wed, 2014-02-05 16:01
When US basketball player Alex Owumi signed a contract to play for a team in Benghazi, Libya, he had no idea that his employer was the country's most feared family - or that it could cost him his life.

KBBI is Powered by Active Listeners like You

As we celebrate 35 years of broadcasting, we look ahead to technology improvements and the changing landscape of public radio.

Support the voices, music, information, and ideas that add so much to your life. Renew here or visit KBBI by April 21 to enter to win one round-trip airfare with Era between Homer and Anchorage. Thank you for supporting your local public radio station.

BBC World Service
Next Up: @ 05:00 am
Democracy Now


Drupal theme by ver.1.4