BBC World Service

Syndicate content BBC News - World
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 7 min 53 sec ago

Argentine debt talks end in failure

12 min 36 sec ago
Argentina and the so-called "hold-out" investors fail to reach an agreement at the last-ditch talks, pushing the country towards a default.

Samsung profit hit by phone slowdown

18 min 16 sec ago
Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.

Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'

1 hour 6 min ago
Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.

Las Patronas: The Mexican women helping migrants

1 hour 52 min ago
The Mexican women helping migrants survive their perilous journey

Five lesser-known things

1 hour 54 min ago
The secret button on prosthetic legs and other facts

American Vogue's first black cover girl

2 hours 53 sec ago
US Vogue's first African American cover girl 40 years on

The perils of the Streisand effect

2 hours 7 min ago
Just what are the dangers of the Streisand effect?

VIDEO: The mysterious woman walking across the US

2 hours 28 min ago
The figure clad in black, walking across the US

Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier

2 hours 36 min ago
A devastating fire tears through Eastbourne Pier, leaving the structure an "absolute red, molten, mess of flame and smoke".

Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share sale

2 hours 42 min ago
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.

Your solo dining experiences

2 hours 51 min ago
Your experiences of going out for meals on your own

VIDEO: Why Tiki became a US phenomenon

2 hours 51 min ago
In his book Tiki Pop, Sven Kirsten describes how Tiki bars and cocktails became a welcome escape for Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.

Ebola: Liberia shuts all schools

3 hours 8 min ago
Liberia's government announced it is closing down all schools across the country and deploying troops to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola

3 hours 8 min ago
Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed.

G7 says Russia faces more sanctions

3 hours 31 min ago
The G7 group of economic powers warns President Putin of further sanctions after Russia called new US and EU penalties "destructive and short-sighted".

Flying axe near-miss on US motorway

4 hours 12 min ago
A US vehicle passenger is "shaken up" after an axe flew off the back of a lorry on a motorway and crashed midway through a windshield, police say.

Rutherford wins Commonwealth gold

4 hours 14 min ago
Greg Rutherford adds Commonwealth gold to his Olympics long jump title as England move top of the medal table in Glasgow.

NHS 'can deal with' UK Ebola threat

4 hours 37 min ago
The Ebola virus poses a threat to the UK but health services here have the experience to deal with it, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

US bridge to get anti-suicide fence

5 hours 5 min ago
A major span between New York City and New Jersey will be getting safety fence designed to prevent suicides, after an increase in deaths this year.

Legia Warsaw 4-1 Celtic

5 hours 18 min ago
Ronny Deila suffers a nightmare first loss as Celtic boss with a heavy defeat by Legia Warsaw in the Champions League qualifiers.