BBC World News

The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
  1. Earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan

    An earthquake topples a number of buildings in the Taiwanese city of Tainan, with rescue teams trying to reach people trapped in rubble.
  2. Man shot dead at Dublin boxing weigh-in

    A man is shot dead at a Dublin boxing weigh-in, in a suspected gangland attack by gunmen dressed as police officers and armed with AK47s.
  3. Twitter shuts 125,000 'terror' accounts

    Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts", the social media company says.
  4. UK brands Assange ruling 'ridiculous'

    The UK foreign secretary brands as "ridiculous" a UN panel's ruling that Julian Assange be allowed to go free, but the Wikileaks founder demands the decision be respected.
  5. Massive crane collapses in New York

    A large construction crane has collapsed in lower Manhattan in New York City, killing one person and injuring at least two others.