International News

Met chief backs 'new control orders'

BBC - 2 hours 12 min ago
Measures similar to control orders should be re-introduced to tackle the threat from Britons who fight with militants in Syria and Iraq, the UK's most senior police officer has said.

Call for Facebook beheadings rethink

BBC - 2 hours 17 min ago
Controversial beheading photo posts from Syria spur one of Facebook's safety advisers to call for pictures to have warnings.

Brown and Darling in referendum call

BBC - 2 hours 26 min ago
Gordon Brown appears alongside his former chancellor Alistair Darling to call on Scottish voters to reject independence.

AUDIO: Lottery winner's ticket bin hunt

BBC - 2 hours 40 min ago
A woman who won £1m on a lottery scratchcard had an anxious wait while a shop assistant looked through a bin for the missing corner of their winning ticket.

Afghan election audit suspended

BBC - 2 hours 51 min ago
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah withdraws observers from an audit of votes, citing concerns over fraud.

VIDEO: Eighty years married and still in love

BBC - 2 hours 57 min ago
A couple who met in 1928 are celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary today and tell the BBC why they're still in love.

South Sudan UN helicopter 'not shot'

BBC - 2 hours 57 min ago
Rebels in South Sudan deny an allegation that they shot down a UN helicopter, which crashed near the oil hub of Bentiu, killing three crew.

Warnock named Crystal Palace boss

BBC - 3 hours 1 min ago
Crystal Palace appoint former boss Neil Warnock as their new manager on a two-year deal after choosing him ahead of Steve Clarke.

Scottish doctors elect new leader

BBC - 3 hours 3 min ago
The organisation that represents doctors has elected Glasgow-based consultant psychiatrist Dr Peter Bennie as its new Scottish chairman.

When we look, we find

BBC - 3 hours 17 min ago
When we look for sexual abuse, we find it

Policemen jailed over Ecuador revolt

BBC - 3 hours 24 min ago
Six Ecuadorean police officers who took part in a 2010 mutiny are sentenced to 12 years in jail for trying to assassinate President Rafael Correa.

VIDEO: Helicopters buried in fire-drill foam

BBC - 3 hours 33 min ago
A number of Black Hawk helicopters were left covered in foam after a fire drill went wrong at a US military base in Oklahoma.

Animal plant alert over fine summer

BBC - 3 hours 36 min ago
Animal owners in Scotland are being warned that this summer's fine weather has caused poisonous plants to flourish.

IMF's Lagarde under investigation

BBC - 3 hours 38 min ago
IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case but has not been charged.

Snapchat valued at $10bn by backers

BBC - 3 hours 45 min ago
The mobile messaging app Snapchat has been valued at $10bn, according to reports, putting it in the same league as start-ups such as Dropbox and AirBnB.

Button's McLaren career uncertain

BBC - 3 hours 53 min ago
Jenson Button's Formula 1 career is in doubt as his team McLaren continue their pursuit of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.

Swimming hero plea to find young fan

BBC - 4 hours 2 min ago
Scottish Commonwealth swimming champion Ross Murdoch appeals for help in finding a boy who wrote to him after his triumph at the 2014 Glasgow Games.

Arrest after children in house fire

BBC - 4 hours 3 min ago
A woman is arrested after a suspected arson attack on a house near Wrexham after two children were rescued from the burning building.

Teen stabbing accused 'volatile'

BBC - 4 hours 6 min ago
A 15-year-old boy appears before a youth court in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, after a 14-year-old was stabbed in the stomach.

VIDEO: Rotherham abuse: Police head will not quit

BBC - 4 hours 9 min ago
South Yorkshire Police Commissioner Shaun Wright says he took his responsibilities very seriously, but will not stand down.
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