BBC World News

The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
  1. Israel calls up 16,000 reservists

    Israel calls up 16,000 extra reserve soldiers as conflict in Gaza continues, amid criticism over a strike that killed 16 at a UN-run school.
  2. UK border staff 'not ready' for Ebola

    Immigration and customs staff feel unprepared to deal with people arriving in the UK with possible Ebola infections, union leader warns.
  3. 'Huge amount' of pier saved in fire

    Firefighters save a "huge amount" of Eastbourne Pier after a devastating fire ripped through the Victorian structure leaving only its metal skeleton.
  4. New Ofsted chair to be announced

    Businessman David Hoare is set to be announced by the government as the new chairman of schools regulator Ofsted, the BBC understands.
  5. Tags to monitor alcohol consumption

    Offenders convicted of alcohol-related crimes will have to wear ankle tags to monitor whether they are still drinking, under a new pilot scheme.