BBC World News

The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
  1. Penalties 'do not stop' drug use

    There is no link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use, a Home Office study finds, sparking a policy row within the coalition government.
  2. UK can be sued over rendition case

    A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.
  3. Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality saying he made his announcement to help others struggling with their identity.
  4. Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze

    Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule set fire to parliament in the capital.
  5. Abbas warning over holy site closure

    The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".