BBC World News

The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
  1. Jail threat for sex abuse 'neglect'

    Senior public officials who fail to protect children from sexual exploitation would face up to five years in jail under proposals being considered by ministers.
  2. Iran must halt nuclear work - Obama

    Barack Obama says Iran should freeze nuclear activity for 10 years, ahead of a speech on the issue by Israel's prime minister that has angered the US administration.
  3. Parliament may be abandoned - Bercow

    The Houses of Parliament could have to be "abandoned" within 20 years without extensive repair work, Commons Speaker John Bercow says.
  4. Ex-Spurs midfielder Mackay dies

    Former Tottenham, Derby, Hearts and Scotland midfielder Dave Mackay dies, aged 80.
  5. 'Attractive jihadists lure UK girls'

    "Attractive" jihadist fighters can be "eye candy" to lure in British Muslim girls, a woman who was radicalised online tells BBC Newsnight.