International News

Harris loses conviction appeal bid

BBC - 11 hours 55 min ago
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

BBC - 12 hours 11 min ago
Why flying drones in restricted airspace could land you in prison, plus other technology news

Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station

BBC - 12 hours 30 min ago
An explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria kills at least four people and injures 32 people, police say.

Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt

BBC - 12 hours 33 min ago
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.

VIDEO: Policies face 'family-friendly 'checks

BBC - 12 hours 33 min ago
All new government policies in England now have to undergo a test to check whether they help families.

Miliband in English buses pledge

BBC - 12 hours 37 min ago
Ed Miliband promises that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across England.

Greyfriars Bobby's nose rubbing plea

BBC - 12 hours 46 min ago
Tourists are being asked to only touch Greyfriars Bobby's nose "gently" after work to restore the statue failed again.

Wheelchair drag driver handed ban

BBC - 12 hours 51 min ago
A woman who was caught on CCTV dragging a man in a wheelchair behind her car is handed a two-year driving ban.

Man charged with Gibson murder

BBC - 12 hours 59 min ago
A 57-year-old man appears in court charged with the murder of Edward Gibson in west Belfast.

Costa set to make Chelsea return

BBC - 13 hours 3 min ago
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho confirms striker Diego Costa will be available for Saturday's Premier League game with QPR.

Silva out of Manchester derby

BBC - 13 hours 5 min ago
Manchester City's David Silva will miss the Manchester derby and could be out for three weeks with a knee injury.

VIDEO: Zimbabwe's crocodile farms

BBC - 13 hours 9 min ago
Crocodile farming in Zimbabwe is an expensive, niche business, as the BBC's Brian Hungwe finds out.

Westwood has hole-in-one on PGA Tour

BBC - 13 hours 16 min ago
Lee Westwood posts a hole-in-one in a second round 65 to move into third, three shots behind Billy Hurley III, in Kuala Lumpur.

Global tax rules 'need tightening'

BBC - 13 hours 23 min ago
People may not like paying tax. But what is even less popular is the thought they have no choice while others have much more control over their tax bill, says the BBC's Sebastian Chrispin.

French radio station catches fire

BBC - 13 hours 24 min ago
A major fire forces the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris but there are no immediate reports of casualties.

Hungary scraps controversial web tax

BBC - 13 hours 36 min ago
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.

Wenger concerned about Twitter

BBC - 13 hours 41 min ago
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he is concerned by his players' use of social media site Twitter, plus more.

The metal detectors saving marriages

BBC - 13 hours 51 min ago
The metal detectorists who are saving marriages

Burkina Faso leader urged to resign

BBC - 13 hours 54 min ago
Burkina Faso's opposition renews calls for the immediate resignation of President Blaise Compaore, as hundreds of protesters gather in the capital.

DUP to 'bring welfare issue to head'

BBC - 14 hours 4 min ago
The DUP says it intends to bring the controversial welfare reform issue 'to a head" before Christmas if it is not resolved in the current talks process.
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