BBC World News

The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
  1. UK economy back at pre-crisis level

    The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
  2. Mother admits Mikaeel Kular killing

    The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular admits killing her son and hiding his body in a suitcase, sparking a major search operation.
  3. Welsh athlete Williams fails drugs test

    Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams says he is "utterly devastated" after an anti-doping violation rules him out of the Commonwealth Games.
  4. Ceasefire aim as Gaza deaths top 800

    Efforts to secure a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are intensifying as more people are killed in the 18-day conflict.
  5. Miliband: I can't beat PM on image

    Ed Miliband hits back at critics of his image and leadership style, insisting voters want "big ideas" not photo opportunities.