BBC World News

The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
  1. New laws promised in Queen's Speech

    An EU referendum, tax cuts for low-earners and an extension of Right to Buy are to be promised in the first all-Conservative Queen's Speech since 1996.
  2. Switzerland 'seeks Fifa arrests'

    Swiss police move to arrest officials from football world body Fifa over US corruption charges, New York Times says
  3. Cold sore virus 'treats skin cancer'

    A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers.
  4. Staying in 'will be Yes in EU vote'

    Voters in the UK's EU referendum will be asked to choose Yes if they want to remain in the union or No to leave, the BBC understands.
  5. EU to give migrant quota plan details

    The EU is to announce details of controversial plans to relocate thousands of migrants who have reached Europe from Africa and the Middle East.