International News

Bangladesh opposition leader charged

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:58
Bangladesh's opposition leader, Khaleda Zia, has been charged with instigating an arson attack on a bus, which claimed the lives of seven people.

VIDEO: New owner for abandoned dog Kai

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:54
A dog that became a global news star after being abandoned at a Scottish train station with his belongings in a suitcase gets a new owner.

Chad army 'kills Nigeria militants'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:48
Chad's army says it has killed more than 200 militant Islamists and lost nine men during a battle to recapture a key town in north-eastern Nigeria.

Petrobras CEO and executives resign

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:48
The head of Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras and five senior executives resign amid the fallout from a corruption scandal.

Arrest after 'carjack' CCTV released

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:41
A man is arrested on suspicion of robbery after CCTV of an apparent carjack, which shows a woman being dragged alongside her own vehicle, is released.

Mother of six 'can be sterilised'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:40
A mother-of-six with an IQ of 70 should be sterilised for her own safety, the Court of Protection has ruled.

Buddhists: Mummified monk 'not dead'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:36
A mummified monk found preserved in Mongolia last week is baffling those who uncovered him, with senior Buddhists saying he is still alive.

What do you do when you've forgotten someone's name?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:35
Why are people's names so hard to remember - and how do we get ourselves out of a tight spot when we forget?

Jordan's king back for crisis talks

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:29
King Abdullah II lands in Jordan for crisis talks, cutting short a trip to the US after the killing of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State militants.

Brian May considers standing as MP

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:26
Queen guitarist Brian May could stand as an independent MP at the general election, his spokesman says.

French comic faces terror trial

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:21
Controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala is to appear in court to face charges of condoning terrorism.

Stena Line scraps fast ferry service

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:18
Stena Line scraps its fast ferry HSS Explorer service from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire in Ireland.

VIDEO: Is flying getting more dangerous?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:14
After the latest in a spate of commercial plane crashes, BBC News takes a look at the numbers to find out whether flying is getting more dangerous.

Abuse council 'not fit for purpose'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:59
Rotherham Council is "not fit for purpose", an investigation into the local authority at the centre of the child abuse scandal finds.

Android adware 'infects millions'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:52
Google has suspended dozens of seemingly popular apps from its Play store after being warned that they were causing devices to show malicious pop-up ads.

VIDEO: Man jailed for driving wrong way on M25

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:43
A man who drove the wrong way for nine miles down one of Britain's busiest motorways has been sentenced to 14 months in a young offenders' institute.

VIDEO: Gunfire on blasted streets of Donetsk

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:36
Olga Ivshina reports from a residential area in Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine where houses have been caught in shelling.

VIDEO: Victims say abuse rife in Rotherham

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:31
An abuse victim and her father tell the BBC that they feel that they were failed by the authorities in Rotherham.

Deer DNA helps poacher prosecution

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:24
DNA from an illegally shot and killed red deer has been used for the first time in the UK to help prosecute a poacher.

Angolan apology over gay TV kiss

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:15
The producers of a popular television soap in Angola apologise after an episode which showed a gay couple kissing caused outrage among viewers.