International News

B&Q set to close about 60 stores

BBC - 21 min 3 sec ago
Kingfisher, the owner of DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, is to close about 60 B&Q stores in UK and Ireland over the next two years.

VIDEO: Deadline day for Iran nuclear talks

BBC - 45 min 14 sec ago
Last hours of intensive diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme take place in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a long-awaited deal.

Scots up for comic fiction prize

BBC - 57 min 23 sec ago
Scottish authors Alexander McCall Smith and Irvine Welsh are among six writers nominated for an award celebrating the year's funniest books.

VIDEO: Syrian conflict: A mother's story

BBC - 1 hour 5 min ago
The BBC's Lina Sinjab spent the day with Um Bassam, a Syrian Palestinian mother of five who fled Syria for Lebanon.

Last day for NI education boards

BBC - 1 hour 26 min ago
Northern Ireland's five education and library boards will cease to exist as of midnight on Tuesday.

Buhari 'ahead' in tight Nigeria poll

BBC - 1 hour 29 min ago
Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari edges ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan in early election counts, though key states are yet to declare.

Lib Dems promise 'stronger economy'

BBC - 1 hour 31 min ago
The Liberal Democrats will fight to build a stronger economy and a fairer society for Wales, Nick Clegg says, as he launches the party's Welsh campaign for the general election.

Singapore charges Lee criticism teen

BBC - 1 hour 33 min ago
A 16-year-old Singaporean is charged and given S$20,000 bail over a YouTube video criticising late leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity.

Hillsborough families on 'strain'

BBC - 1 hour 38 min ago
A woman who lost her brother at Hillsborough says she can no longer face regularly attending the inquests, one year after they began.

Children fear 'addiction to porn'

BBC - 1 hour 41 min ago
A tenth of 12 to 13-year-olds are worried they are "addicted" to pornography, a study by the NSPCC ChildLine service has found.

VIDEO: 'Porn made my boyfriend abuse me'

BBC - 1 hour 42 min ago
A young woman talks about how her boyfriend's pornography habit led to him abusing her when she was 13.

Six killed in Kashmir landslide

BBC - 1 hour 48 min ago
At least six people have died in landslides following floods in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say.

Mentally ill teens 'sent to England'

BBC - 1 hour 52 min ago
Youngsters who need treatment for mental illnesses are being sent to England despite there being beds available at a new £2.5m unit in Wales.

VIDEO: Concerns over Nigeria vote count

BBC - 1 hour 58 min ago
Britain and the United States have voiced concerns about irregularities in the counting of votes after Nigeria's elections.

Iran nuclear talks enter final day

BBC - 2 hours 31 min ago
The final day of negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme are taking place in Switzerland, ahead of tonight's deadline to secure a deal.

Indiana law 'grossly misconstrued'

BBC - 3 hours 5 min ago
The governor of Indiana strongly defends his contentious religious freedom law, amid a backlash from gay rights supporters, including some famous names.

Borneo man guilty of Britons' murder

BBC - 3 hours 30 min ago
A Malaysian court finds a local man guilty of murdering two British medical students in Borneo.

Asia will drive growth, says Diageo

BBC - 3 hours 31 min ago
Despite the volatility in its Asian business, the world's largest spirits maker, Diageo, says 50% of its products' sales growth will come from Asia.

Binge drinking 'costs UK £4.9bn'

BBC - 3 hours 39 min ago
Binge drinking is costing UK taxpayers £4.9bn a year, a study has suggested.

Japan extends North Korea sanctions

BBC - 3 hours 40 min ago
Japan extends sanctions against North Korea for two more years, citing no progress in talks on abducted Japanese nationals.