BBC Homepage

Kurdish fighter next to vehicle destroyed by IS during advance towards Mount Sinjar. 18 Dec 2014 Kurds 'break IS mountain siege'

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.

Video

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters

'Biggest victory yet' against IS militants

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken the Islamic State siege of Mount Sinjar, where thousands of Yazidis and other displaced Iraqis have been trapped since August.

Earth

Five Christmas tree secrets

Five Christmas tree secrets

Things you didn't know about these festive trees

Capital

The man with 2,388 pairs of shoes

The man with 2,388 pairs of shoes

One of many cashing in on the $1bn market for retro sneakers

Autos

Meet McLaren's 911 Turbo-killer

Meet McLaren's 911 Turbo-killer

The British sports car maker teases its V8-powered Sports Series

Culture

Why North Korea fears this film

Why North Korea fears this film

How The Interview struck a nerve

Future

The city where Christmas is made

The city where Christmas is made

Unexpected origin of your decorations

Travel

The world's greenest cities

The world's greenest cities

What's it like to live in a sustainable city?

BBC America

the genius behind

The craziest new frontiers (Thinkstock)

The craziest new frontiers

The Philae comet landing has been hailed as the start of a new chapter in space exploration - so where to next? Here are the most exotic missions being dreamed up by space agencies.

technology of business

Social shopping

Asia's 'social shopping' boom

In a world of fake goods and knock-offs, increasing numbers of Asian consumers are relying on social media for shopping - and global retailers are taking notice.

luxury gift guide

Airstream

The car lover's fantasy gift guide

An Airstream with amenities that would give a mansion a run for its money, a do-it-yourself dune buggy and the "Jaguar of bicycles" round out BBC Autos' list of luxury gifts for gearheads.

Weather

London

 

  •  
Fri
Sunny Intervals

Max Temperature: 12°C 54°F

Min Temperature: 5°C 41°F

Sat
Light Cloud

Max Temperature: 10°C 50°F

Min Temperature: 4°C 39°F

Sun
Light Cloud

Max Temperature: 11°C 52°F

Min Temperature: 9°C 48°F

Copyright © 2014 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.