BBC World Service

Syndicate content BBC News - World
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 30 min 42 sec ago

Schumacher has 'conscious moments'

April 4, 2014 - 6:57am
F1 champion Michael Schumacher has shown "moments of consciousness" after months in a coma, his agent says.

Ridley Scott to direct BBC TV drama

April 4, 2014 - 6:52am
Gladiator director Ridley Scott is joining forces with actor Tom Hardy for a BBC One period drama about the East India Company.

Houghton named new England captain

April 4, 2014 - 6:38am
Manchester City defender Steph Houghton is named as the new England women's captain to replace Casey Stoney.

Orban's hold on Hungarian voters

April 4, 2014 - 6:31am
Why the opposition cannot shake Orban's hold

Ramsey in Arsenal squad for Everton

April 4, 2014 - 6:27am
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey returns to the Arsenal squad for Sunday's match against Everton after three months out injured.

US TV host Letterman to retire

April 4, 2014 - 6:18am
Veteran US late-night TV host David Letterman surprises his audience by announcing that he is to retire in 2015 after 33 years as a talk show host.

Erdogan criticises Twitter ruling

April 4, 2014 - 6:08am
The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticises a ruling by the constitutional court which lifted a controversial ban on Twitter.

Ousted Guinea-Bissau leader dies

April 4, 2014 - 5:51am
Guinea-Bissau's former President Kumba Yala, who was ousted in a coup in 2003 after three years in office, dies at the age of 61.

Glastonbury releases latest line-up

April 4, 2014 - 5:42am
Sunday night headliners Kasabian, Jack White, Elbow, Rudimental and De La Soul are among 87 new acts announced to play Glastonbury Festival.

New French cabinet under Valls meets

April 4, 2014 - 5:16am
French President Francois Hollande chairs the first meeting of his new cabinet, led by ex-interior minister Manuel Valls and including the president's ex-partner.

Darth Vader 'out' of Ukraine election

April 4, 2014 - 4:41am
Ukraine bans 'Sith lord' from entering presidential election