International News

VIDEO: 'Some were opposed to US cartoon event'

BBC - 48 min 6 sec ago
Eyewitness Stephanie Conway tells the BBC some people were opposed to a conference on cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a suburb of Dallas, but she saw nothing threatening.

Police defend Bali Nine actions

BBC - 1 hour 21 min ago
The Australian Federal Police defend their role in the 2005 arrest of the Bali Nine drug smuggling gang, after two were executed in Indonesia.

Most 'unaware' of skin cancer signs

BBC - 1 hour 58 min ago
More than three-quarters of people in the UK would not recognise signs of skin cancer, a survey by British Association of Dermatologists suggests.

Gun salutes mark birth of princess

BBC - 2 hours 9 min ago
Gun salutes are to take place at Hyde park and the Tower of London later to mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby girl.

Two killed at US cartoon conference

BBC - 2 hours 50 min ago
Two gunmen are shot dead after they opened fire outside a conference on cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a Dallas suburb, police say.

Australian budget a 'horror story'

BBC - 3 hours 34 min ago
The Australian government will not be able to keep its promise to balance its budget, largely because of a plunge in commodity prices, say Deloitte.

Gene therapy retina disease potential

BBC - 5 hours 15 min ago
Two trials of gene therapy on an inherited form of blindness in children have shown that patients' eyesight can be improved - but only temporarily.

How does al-Qaeda attract Yemenis?

BBC - 5 hours 31 min ago
Given the vast sums that the US in particular has spent on counterterrorism operations inside Yemen, why has al-Qaeda continued to grow?

Surveillance law prompts unease in France

BBC - 5 hours 38 min ago
A proposed French law to beef up intelligence-gathering in the face of jihadist violence has provoked outspoken criticism about infringement of civil liberties, says Hugh Schofield

Election scenarios and baby reaction

BBC - 5 hours 41 min ago
Various scenarios surrounding the outcome of the general election are played out in the papers, and there is plenty of reaction to the birth of the royal baby.

What happened when an anti-Semite found he was Jewish?

BBC - 5 hours 46 min ago
What happens when an anti-Semite finds out he's Jewish?

Solar energy 'could power Scotland'

BBC - 5 hours 48 min ago
Call for more homes and businesses to use solar power after figures showed there is enough sunshine to power electricity supplies.

UKIP to launch Scottish manifesto

BBC - 5 hours 49 min ago
UKIP is to commit to creating a United Kingdom that is "fair to all" as it launches its Scottish manifesto.

Nigeria troops 'killed civilians'

BBC - 5 hours 51 min ago
Community leaders in central Nigeria accuse government troops of killing civilians and burning villages following the deaths of six soldiers.

Leaders focus on 'choice' for voters

BBC - 5 hours 59 min ago
The Conservatives focus on tax and Labour on the NHS as campaigning returns to traditional territory on the last bank holiday before polling day.

VIDEO: 'I impersonate boxer Manny Pacquiao'

BBC - 6 hours 9 sec ago
The BBC meets Johnny Dagami, who makes a living in the Philippines, impersonating the famous boxer. Manny Pacquiao.

'The man who saved my life'

BBC - 6 hours 24 sec ago
What happens after someone stops you from committing suicide?

Has chess got anything to do with war?

BBC - 6 hours 7 min ago
Are there any similarities between chess and warfare?

The seats where Tories weren’t blue and Labour wasn’t red

BBC - 6 hours 8 min ago
When Labour wasn't red and Tories weren't blue

German train drivers set for strike

BBC - 6 hours 30 min ago
Drivers for Germany's Deutsche Bahn plan a week-long strike to start on Monday, their eighth walkout in 10 months of wage negotiations.