International News

VIDEO: Pope releases balloons for peace

BBC - 2 hours 12 min ago
Pope Francis has released colourful balloons at a ceremony in St Peter's Square to symbolise peace.

Is this the most open FA Cup ever?

BBC - 3 hours 19 min ago
FA Cup carnage: Who's still standing and who can go all the way to Wembley in most open competition in years.

Defour 'Red or Dead' banner explained

BBC - 3 hours 56 min ago
How a controversial banner depicting an Anderlecht player's decapitated head came to be unfurled at a game in Belgium.

Hearing loss care demand rises

BBC - 4 hours 5 min ago
Nine of Scotland's 14 health boards say they are facing increased demand from people with hearing loss.

Siblings in care 'forced apart'

BBC - 4 hours 14 min ago
Over a third of children in care who have siblings are having to live apart from any of them, suggests research by a children's charity.

MPs: Ban fracking on carbon grounds

BBC - 4 hours 15 min ago
A committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on shale gas fracking on the grounds that it could derail efforts to tackle climate change.

Online voting 'appetite growing'

BBC - 4 hours 16 min ago
People should be able to choose to vote online in the 2020 general election, a commission set up by Commons Speaker John Bercow concludes.

Euro falls sharply on Syriza victory

BBC - 4 hours 17 min ago
The euro falls sharply against the dollar after the anti-austerity Syriza party wins the Greek general election.

Heartburn 'could be sign of cancer'

BBC - 4 hours 18 min ago
A health campaign is urging people not to ignore heartburn, because it could be a sign of stomach or oesophageal cancer.

Cosmetic surgery 'popularity falls'

BBC - 4 hours 19 min ago
The popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK has plummeted in 2014, figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons show.

'Profiteering' boss took carers' cash

BBC - 4 hours 19 min ago
A "profiteering" care agency took hundreds of pounds from low-paid carers who were desperate for work, a BBC London investigation finds.

Greek election fallout dominates papers

BBC - 4 hours 20 min ago
The impact of the dramatic general election in Greece, won by the anti-austerity Syriza party, is covered on many of the front pages.

NHS Wales 'not worse than England'

BBC - 4 hours 23 min ago
Almost half of the people in Wales believe that the Welsh NHS performs just as well as the health service in England while another 15% think it performs better, a new poll for BBC Wales suggests.

Uefa lack courage to stand - Blatter

BBC - 4 hours 36 min ago
Fifa president Sepp Blatter accuses Uefa of lacking the "courage" to challenge his leadership in May's election.

Daley axes 'demon dive' for Olympics

BBC - 5 hours 54 min ago
Tom Daley axes his "demon dive" for a new "firework" routine as he attempts to win gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Venezuela blocks access to Lopez

BBC - 6 hours 15 min ago
The Venezuelan authorities prevent the former presidents of Chile and Colombia from visiting jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.

Specialist unit 'nets 60% more tax'

BBC - 6 hours 25 min ago
A specialist tax avoidance and evasion unit targeting UK residents earning more than £150,000 collected 60% more revenue last year.

BHS takeover approaches considered

BBC - 6 hours 50 min ago
Sir Philip Green is considering selling the department store chain BHS after receiving "several approaches".

Hoax call made to David Cameron

BBC - 7 hours 15 min ago
Downing Street is to review security procedures after a hoax caller was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron, Number 10 says.

Gabon 0-2 Equatorial Guinea

BBC - 8 hours 15 min ago
Hosts Equatorial Guinea make it through to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals by beating Gabon.

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