Most talked about BBC stories

Scottish independence referendum - Results

bbc.co.uk — Scottish independence referendum result from the BBC
Show 253 more tweets from Ben Winslow, George Musser and others...

Salmond to quit as First Minister

bbc.co.uk — Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond says he intends to stand down, after losing independence vote
Sep 19, 2014

Excellent speech from Alex Salmond announcing he will stand down as First Minister bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: "We should remember that despite the range of views... we have in common an enduring love of Scotland" - the Queen bbc.in/1v09Ujb

Sep 19, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: "We should remember that despite the range of views... we have in common an enduring love of Scotland" - the Queen bbc.in/1v09Ujb

Sep 19, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: The Queen says Scotland's #indyref vote "result that all of us throughout the United Kingdom will respect" bbc.in/1ujvsGG

Sep 19, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: The Queen says Scotland's #indyref vote "result that all of us throughout the United Kingdom will respect" bbc.in/1ujvsGG

Show 36 more tweets from Ian Bailey, Lianna Brinded and others...

Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

bbc.co.uk — Scotland votes to stay in the UK after rejecting independence, the BBC predicts
Sep 19, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: "The real guardians of progress are no longer the politicians in Westminster" - Alex Salmond bbc.in/1DmtN9N #indyref

Sep 19, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: "For me as leader my time is nearly over but for Scotland the campaign continues" Alex Salmond bbc.in/1rl3YlM #indyref

Sep 19, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: "The real guardians of progress are no longer the politicians in Westminster" - Alex Salmond bbc.in/1DmtN9N #indyref

Sep 19, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: "For me as leader my time is nearly over but for Scotland the campaign continues" Alex Salmond bbc.in/1rl3YlM #indyref

Sep 19, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: "For me as leader my time is nearly over but for Scotland the campaign continues" Alex Salmond bbc.in/1rl3YlM #indyref

Show 33 more tweets from Quentin Sommerville, Julian Borger and others...

First buyer in Perth drops iPhone 6 during TV interview

bbc.co.uk — Jack Cooksey became the first person to buy the new iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, after queuing overnight - only to drop it as he was interviewed by Channel 9. There were cries of shock from the crowd as his new gadget landed on the ground.
Sep 19, 2014

Just got your brand new #iphone. Can't want to show everyone. TV crews want to speak to you. Then....bbc.co.uk/news/technolog… #ouch

Sep 19, 2014

RT @bbccouk: Watch the very first buyer of the iPhone 6 DROP IT during TV interview! bbc.in/1yjg57A @BBCTech pic.twitter.com/PlXWqmMnwD

Sep 19, 2014

RT @ruskin147: bbc.co.uk/news/technolog… Oh dear - first iPhone buyer in Perth Australia rushes out onto live TV - and drops it

Show 6 more tweets from Blake Hounshell, Rory Cellan-Jones and others...

Iran: Happy video dancers sentenced to 91 lashes and jail

bbc.co.uk — Six Iranians arrested for appearing in a video dancing to Pharrell Williams' song Happy have been sentenced to up to one year in prison and 91 lashes, their lawyer says. The sentences were suspended for three years, meaning they will not go to prison unless they reoffend, he adds.
Sep 19, 2014

BBC News - Iran: Happy video dancers sentenced to 91 lashes and jail bbc.in/1BT2F0g

Sep 19, 2014

BBC News - #Iran: Happy video dancers sentenced to 91 lashes and jail bbc.in/1BT2F0g this is ridiculous!

Sep 19, 2014

BBC News - Iran: Happy video dancers sentenced to 91 lashes and jail bbc.in/1BT2F0g

Show 5 more tweets from Harvey Araton, Bob Nunnally and others...

Cape Town pro-gay mosque opens in South Africa

bbc.co.uk — A Muslim academic has opened a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and fierce criticism from parts of the local Muslim community. Women will be allowed to lead prayers at Taj Hargey's "Open Mosque" in Cape Town. "We are opening the mosque for open-minded people, not closed-minded people," Mr Hargey told the BBC.

Alibaba shares surge in their NY stock market debut

bbc.co.uk — Alibaba's shares opened significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant. Shares in the company made their debut in the US at $91 (£56) per share, after being priced at $68 late on Thursday.

Watches gift scandal shows how Fifa lags behind on ethics

bbc.co.uk — Last updated at 20:15 There has never been a better time for sport to hold a major conference on ethics. After all, the issue of integrity - whether related to vote-rigging, match-fixing or cheating - has never been more relevant.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @danroan: Ethics? On FIFA's watch? My take on more fun & games at world football's governing body as it tries to regain trust http://t.…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @danroan: Ethics? On FIFA's watch? My take on more fun & games at world football's governing body as it tries to regain trust http://t.…

Sep 19, 2014

Ethics? On FIFA's watch? My take on more fun & games at world football's governing body as it tries to regain trust bbc.co.uk/sport/0/footba…

Scottish independence referendum in maps

bbc.co.uk — Scotland has voted against independence from the United Kingdom in an historic referendum. Some 85% of the electorate turned out to vote, an unprecedented proportion in recent decades. The overall result was reached by simply adding together all ballots but data from the 32 Scottish council areas reveal differences in voting patterns.

eBay security flaw has existed for months

bbc.co.uk — A dangerous flaw that has exposed eBay customers to malicious websites has been affecting the site since at least February, the BBC has found.

Scottish independence: Has Scotland's moment passed?

bbc.co.uk — Before Scotland voted to remain a part of the United Kingdom, SNP leader Alex Salmond described "No" voters as simply deferred "Yes" voters. But has the nationalist fervour passed? Should there be future attempts at secession, would they be less likely to succeed?

BBC News statement on intimidation in Russia

bbc.co.uk — The BBC has today lodged a formal protest with the Russian authorities after a news team from our Moscow bureau was attacked in southern Russia whilst investigating reports of Russian servicemen being killed near the border with Ukraine.
Sep 18, 2014

Take a minute to read @BBCNews statement on #Russia's treatment of #journalists after their reporters were attacked bbc.in/XMCxFn

Sep 18, 2014

RT @PeterHorrocks1: BBC lodges formal complaint to Russian authorities after attack on crew. Calls for investigation and condemnation. bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/st…

Sep 18, 2014

RT @Amie_FR: . @BBC lodges formal protest with #Russian authorities after assault on its journalists in Astrakhan. bbc.co.uk/corporate2/med…

Sep 18, 2014

BBC to Russia: "clearly part of a co-ordinated attempt to stop... journalists reporting a legitimate news story" bbc.co.uk/corporate2/med…

Show 37 more tweets from Amie Ferris-Rotman, Mark Colvin and others...

Obama nominates Indian-American Richard Verma as envoy to India

bbc.co.uk — US President Barack Obama has named Richard Verma as the next ambassador to India, the first Indian-American to step into that role. The announcement comes ahead of a visit to Washington by Indian PM Narendra Modi, planned for the end of September.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @raju: Big News: @BarackObama nominates lawyer Richard Verma as US ambassador to #India, 1st Indian-American ever for role bbc.in/1wLP4Ib

Sep 19, 2014

RT @raju: Big News: @BarackObama nominates lawyer Richard Verma as US ambassador to #India, 1st Indian-American ever for role bbc.in/1wLP4Ib

Sep 19, 2014

RT @raju: Big News: @BarackObama nominates lawyer Richard Verma as US ambassador to #India, 1st Indian-American ever for role bbc.in/1wLP4Ib

Rotherham official to quit council

bbc.co.uk — Joyce Thacker, director for children's services, to leave council in Rotherham, UK, in wake of abuse report scandal
Sep 19, 2014

Rotherham abuse scandal: Children's services director Joyce Thacker quits bbc.in/1sDagJL

Sep 19, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Joyce Thacker, director for children's services, to leave council in Rotherham, UK, in wake of abuse report scandal bbc.in/1u74gP6

Scottish referendum: How first vote went for 16/17-year-olds

bbc.co.uk — So how did it go for the 16 and 17-year-olds who were allowed to vote for the first time ever in the UK? According to organisers a record 3.6 million turned out to vote in the Scottish independence referendum. More than 100,000 of the total were 16 to 17-year-olds who had registered to vote.
More Stories