International News

VIDEO: Who was Mandy Rice-Davies?

BBC - 13 hours 36 min ago
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist has said.

NHS staff to strike in new year

BBC - 14 hours 3 min ago
There will be a fresh wave of strikes across the NHS in England in new year, it has been announced.

Kenya leader signs tough security law

BBC - 14 hours 4 min ago
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.

Millions deleted in Instagram purge

BBC - 14 hours 5 min ago
Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate users.

Man, 51, rescued from river dies

BBC - 14 hours 9 min ago
A man who was rescued from a river in Cardiff died shortly after he was recovered from the water, police confirm.

'God message' hammer killer jailed

BBC - 14 hours 17 min ago
A killer who bludgeoned and stabbed a woman to death, then kept the location of her remains secret for 14 years, is jailed.

Spectacular views atop tallest spire

BBC - 14 hours 17 min ago
Breathtaking aerial views from Salisbury Cathedral are filmed by workers at the top of Britain's tallest spire.

VIDEO: Spectacular spire-climb filmed

BBC - 14 hours 18 min ago
Cathedral conservators film themselves scaling Britain's highest spire to repair weather meter.

Christmas getaway set to start

BBC - 14 hours 18 min ago
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to use the UK's transport networks on Friday as schools break up and people start to get away for Christmas.

Teenager arrested over Crolla attack

BBC - 14 hours 24 min ago
A 17-year-old is arrested after a boxing world title contender suffered a fractured skull tackling two alleged burglars at a neighbour's home.

Bank fine reduces public borrowing

BBC - 14 hours 30 min ago
A bank fine of £1.1bn for manipulating currency markets has helped government borrowing figures in November, official figures show.

Illegal attempts to enter UK on rise

BBC - 14 hours 36 min ago
Migrants made about 100 attempts a day to get into the UK illegally this summer, official figures suggest.

3D printer makes tool in space

BBC - 14 hours 38 min ago
Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench, from instructions sent up in an email.

Nigeria 'outraged' by mass kidnap

BBC - 14 hours 48 min ago
Nigeria's government said it is "outraged and deeply saddened" after militants attacked a remote village and reportedly kidnapped about 200 people.

Garden bridge gets green light

BBC - 14 hours 55 min ago
A controversial garden bridge is to be built across the River Thames as the Mayor of London approves the scheme.

Formula 1 gossip column

BBC - 14 hours 58 min ago
Christian Horner says Red Bull must step up in 2015, Newey to stay involved, Alonso backs Ferrari to return to form plus more.

A&E has 'worst week' in England

BBC - 15 hours 2 min ago
Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show.

Man injured in shooting at takeaway

BBC - 15 hours 17 min ago
An 18-year-old man is taken to hospital after being shot twice in the leg at a fast food outlet in west Belfast.

Xi Jinping and his China Dream

BBC - 15 hours 24 min ago
As 2014 draws to a close, the BBC's Carrie Gracie looks back on China's year and asks if the country has achieved its "dream".

Police stretched to 'danger' levels

BBC - 15 hours 29 min ago
Brutal police budget cuts are stretching policing to dangerous levels, the Gwent police and crime commissioner warns.

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