International News

Bin lorry driver told to stop work

BBC - 25 min 27 sec ago
A bus company's medical advisor told the Glasgow bin lorry crash driver to "remain off driving duties" while his health was investigated, the FAI into the tragedy is told.

IS extremists 'back in region'

BBC - 26 min 41 sec ago
The police chief in charge of counter-terrorism in the East Midlands says some people who travelled to join the so-called Islamic State have since returned.

Traditional subjects making comeback

BBC - 33 min 11 sec ago
The number of students taking traditional subjects like English, maths and science in GCSE and A-level exams is on the rise in England.

PM 'mesmerised' by Kids Company boss

BBC - 36 min 45 sec ago
David Cameron was "mesmerised" by the Kids Company boss Camila Batmanghelidjh and overruled concerns raised, a source involved in funding talks says.

Greek bank stocks down for third day

BBC - 50 min 51 sec ago
Greek bank shares have fallen sharply for a third day, continuing the trend seen since the stock exchange re-opened at the start of the week.

VIDEO: Levitating magnetic hoverboard unveiled

BBC - 51 min 55 sec ago
A levitating hoverboard which runs on a specially constructed magnetic skate park near Barcelona in Spain has been unveiled.

Why is the UK still so reliant on the Tornado?

BBC - 1 hour 7 min ago
Why is the Tornado still so vital to the RAF?

Hopes fade for champion freediver

BBC - 1 hour 13 min ago
Natalia Molchanova, the 53-year-old Russian champion freediver, is feared dead after going missing on Sunday.

Boone-Isaacs re-elected AMPAS head

BBC - 1 hour 17 min ago
Cheryl Boone Isaacs is re-elected as the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a third term.

Harman warns MPs over new members

BBC - 1 hour 24 min ago
Harriet Harman writes to all Labour MPs asking them to check new members are not trying to skew the party's leadership contest.

Missing woman's body 'found at sea'

BBC - 1 hour 35 min ago
A body found off the coast of The Netherlands is believed to be that of a woman who went missing while on holiday, say police.

Miley & Wallace reach semi-finals

BBC - 1 hour 51 min ago
Hannah Miley and Dan Wallace are among the Britons through from the heats on Wednesday at the World Swimming Championships.

Brosnan had knife in hand luggage

BBC - 2 hours 17 min ago
Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan is stopped by US airport security for carrying a knife in his hand luggage.

Ambulance service 'sorry' over delay

BBC - Tue, 2015-08-04 23:50
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service apologises to a "seriously-injured" farmer from Castlederg who had to wait more than 90 minutes for an ambulance.

Clarity call over 'spying' claims

BBC - Tue, 2015-08-04 23:37
Scottish ministers are asked to reveal what they know about claims Police Scotland spied on journalists and their sources.

China 'cross row' Christians held

BBC - Tue, 2015-08-04 23:23
Seven Christians are detained in China, some accused of embezzlement, after protesting the removal of their church cross, their lawyer said.

DNA copies held for Troubles probes

BBC - Tue, 2015-08-04 23:03
Copies of thousands of DNA and fingerprint samples are to be made to help with future investigations into crimes committed during the Troubles.

War declared on athletics - Coe

BBC - Tue, 2015-08-04 23:01
Allegations of widespread doping in athletics are "a declaration of war" on the sport, says IAAF vice-president Lord Coe.

VIDEO: Restaurant sells bottled water for £26

BBC - Tue, 2015-08-04 22:52
Some upmarket bars and restaurants have introduced pricey and extensive water menus.

SocGen to bolster financial reserves

BBC - Tue, 2015-08-04 22:49
French bank Societe Generale says it will boost its financial safety net as it reports earnings which beat analysts' forecasts.