International News

FireChat launches private messaging

BBC - 18 hours 9 min ago
Social messaging app FireChat launches a new feature allowing people to communicate privately, even without an internet connection.

Bid 'to be forgotten' by Google fails

BBC - 18 hours 13 min ago
A man involved in a £51m VAT scam loses a legal bid to have news stories about him removed from Google searches.

India 'to overtake China' by 2022

BBC - 18 hours 16 min ago
India is set to overtake China to become the most populous nation by 2022 - six years earlier than previously predicted, a new UN study finds.

Farmers protest as committee meets

BBC - 18 hours 17 min ago
Farmers protest at Stormont as the agriculture and rural development committee holds a special meeting to discuss the crisis in the dairy farming industry.

Allt Duine wind farm plan vetoed

BBC - 18 hours 25 min ago
Plans for a 31-turbine wind farm near one of Scotland's most picturesque mountain ranges have been refused.

Turkish soldiers 'die in PKK ambush'

BBC - 18 hours 41 min ago
Three Turkish soldiers are killed as a military convoy is attacked by the PKK in the south-eastern province of Sirnak.

VIDEO: Rovio defends Angry Birds 2 charges

BBC - 18 hours 43 min ago
The creative director of Angry Birds 2 defends its in-app fee strategy and explains why the firm gave it sequel-status to its original hit.

Why is there a crisis in Calais?

BBC - 18 hours 55 min ago
BBC News examines the background behind the migrant population in Calais and why they want to come to the UK.

Bin lorry driver 'had no references'

BBC - 19 hours 49 sec ago
The inquiry into the bin lorry crash which killed six people in Glasgow hears the driver had no references and was suspended from his former job.

Taliban 'pick Mullah Omar successor'

BBC - 19 hours 1 min ago
The Taliban have appointed a successor to Mullah Omar, their leader who was reported dead by the Afghan government on Wednesday, the BBC is told.

Briton Storey wins 21st world title

BBC - 19 hours 1 min ago
Britain's Dame Sarah Storey takes gold in the time trial at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships.

Reliant Robin driven on to rail line

BBC - 19 hours 4 min ago
Police try to identify a Robin Reliant driver who inexplicably reversed on to a level crossing ahead of a train approaching.

Olive tree blight spreads to Corsica

BBC - 19 hours 18 min ago
The virulent Xylella disease ravaging olive trees in Italy spreads to Corsica, prompting emergency measures.

Israel allows force-feeding in jails

BBC - 19 hours 26 min ago
The Israeli parliament passes a law allowing detainees to be force-fed, following cases of Palestinian inmates going on hunger strike.

Obama wants world's fastest computer

BBC - 19 hours 29 min ago
President Obama has signed an executive order calling for the US to build the world's fastest computer by 2025.

Evidence 'condemns' Litvinenko pair

BBC - 19 hours 39 min ago
Two men suspected of poisoning Alexander Litvinenko have "no credible answer" to the evidence against them, the inquiry into his death hears.

Suspensions from primary schools up

BBC - 19 hours 50 min ago
Official data shows more children are being suspended from primary schools in England.

Terror on the beach

BBC - 20 hours 19 min ago
British and Tunisian survivors of the Sousse attack in which 38 people died have told the BBC’s Panorama of their narrow escape.

Bail for Adams bomb hoax accused

BBC - 20 hours 25 min ago
The man charged with causing a hoax bomb alert at the home of Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is granted bail.

'Tourism slump hits' Kenya Airways

BBC - 20 hours 40 min ago
One of Africa's largest airlines Kenya Airways announces its biggest ever annual loss citing a slump in tourism and increased competition.