International News

Family of ex-UK marine 'devastated'

BBC - 48 min 19 sec ago
The family of a former Royal Marine believed to be the first Briton killed fighting IS extremists in Syria say they are "devastated" but "proud" of their son.

DNA tests fail to identify body

BBC - 58 min 7 sec ago
Tests fail to identify remains police thought could have been from the body of a woman missing for 37 years.

Leader of Mexico's Zetas cartel held

BBC - 1 hour 4 min ago
Omar Trevino Morales, the leader of Mexico's Zetas drugs cartel and one of the country's most wanted men, has been captured, security officials say.

Club lifts 128-year ban on females

BBC - 1 hour 17 min ago
A British Open Championship venue lifts its ban on female memberships for the first time in its 128-year history.

VIDEO: Fears for future of Ebola orphanage

BBC - 1 hour 31 min ago
There is growing concern about the future of an orphanage run by a British charity in Sierra Leone, after one member of staff died last week from Ebola.

Translink 'could go out of business'

BBC - 1 hour 32 min ago
The chief executive of transport firm Translink warns it could go out of existence unless it increases fares again or makes cuts to services.

Victim's partner begged for help

BBC - 1 hour 50 min ago
The jury in a murder trial has been played a 999 call of the victim's partner begging for help after a masked man shot her boyfriend.

Magic 'metamaterials' storm physics

BBC - 1 hour 55 min ago
The hot topic at a major US conference is materials that can be designed with surprising properties, from programmable rubber to springy ceramics.

China and US clash over backdoors

BBC - 1 hour 55 min ago
China rejects President Obama's criticism of its attempt to make companies put backdoors in their software and share their encryption keys.

Iraq forces 'encircle IS in Tikrit'

BBC - 2 hours 4 min ago
Iraqi soldiers and Shia militiamen are seeking to surround Islamic State fighters in Tikrit, on the third day of an operation to retake the city.

200 protest over hospital changes

BBC - 2 hours 8 min ago
Up to 200 people are protesting outside the Senedd in Cardiff over changes to services at Withybush Hospital.

Delay school start and 'miss a year'

BBC - 2 hours 8 min ago
Parents of summer-born children are being told they could miss a year of secondary school if they delay their start at primary, MPs are told.

Sellafield clean-up costs now £53bn

BBC - 2 hours 25 min ago
The cost of cleaning up the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria has increased by £5bn to £53bn, says the National Audit Office.

VIDEO: China's military compared - 60 secs

BBC - 2 hours 38 min ago
China's defence budget is set to rise by about 10% in 2015 - here's a quick look at where that places it in the ranks of the world's biggest military spenders.

Retail sales boost for eurozone

BBC - 2 hours 42 min ago
Eurozone retail sales rose for a fourth consecutive month in January, official figures show, indicating the zone's economy may be picking up.

Schools 'could see 1,500 jobs lost'

BBC - 2 hours 47 min ago
Education Minister John O'Dowd says schools are likely to see 500 job losses for teachers and 1,000 for non-teaching staff due to £28m cuts to his budget.

Explicit art shown through peephole

BBC - 2 hours 57 min ago
A controversial pornographic artwork on display in London can only be viewed through a peephole, to prevent it being seen by minors.

Day in pictures: 4 March 2015

BBC - 2 hours 58 min ago
Images from around the world: 4 March

Crossing the Forth without the Forth Bridge

BBC - 2 hours 59 min ago
How the Forth was crossed before the famous bridge

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

BBC - 3 hours 18 min ago
MPs take evidence on the Bank of England Foreign Exchange Market Investigation.