International News

India ex-PM summoned in coal scandal

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 02:09
A court in India summons former prime minister Manmohan Singh over a corruption scandal involving coal mining licenses.

Facebook removes 'fat' status update

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 01:58
The social network says it's listening to criticism that the "feeling fat" status could reinforce negative body image.

PM 'pledged to up defence spending'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 01:57
A former Ministry of Defence special adviser says David Cameron gave a "personal assurance" that the defence budget would increase after 2015.

In pictures : Comic Relief in Uganda

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 01:54
Work at the Iyolwa health clinic in Uganda

VIDEO: Blurred Lines 'breached copyright'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 01:35
Pharrell Williams' and Robin Thicke's 2013 hit Blurred Lines did breach copyright, a court in Los Angeles has ruled.

E.On posts record loss on plant costs

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 01:23
German energy firm E.On has reported its biggest annual loss after setting aside €5.4bn (£3.8bn) in costs related to its gas and coal-fired power plants.

Adams 'believes' IRA rape claims

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 01:16
The Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams says he believes claims made by Paudie McGahon that he was raped at his family home in County Louth by a senior IRA member.

VIDEO: Concern over Afghan Sufi attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 01:06
Afghan police are investigating the murder of 11 Sufi men in Kabul at the weekend.

Cameron's £15,000 for maths teachers

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 00:50
David Cameron is to announce a £15,000 incentive for teenagers with good A-level maths and science grades to commit to enter teaching.

NHS commission plan is scrapped

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 00:49
Plans to form a cross-party commission on the future of the NHS in Wales are scrapped.

Post-divorce payout ruling due

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 00:38
A wind power tycoon will learn whether his ex-wife's claim for a financial settlement lodged almost 20 years after they divorced has been successful.

Nemtsov murder confession 'forced'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 00:28
Zaur Dadayev, a suspect charged with murdering Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov tells human rights monitors he confessed under duress.

Win would be 'up there' - Warburton

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 00:05
Beating Ireland would rival his side's victory over South Africa in November, Wales captain Sam Warburton says.

VIDEO: Is troubled families scheme working?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 23:58
John Maguire examines the impact of the government's Troubled Families Programme which was set up after the 2011 riots in England.

VIDEO: Colombia halts Farc bombing raids

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 23:51
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos confirms that bombing raids against Farc rebels are to be suspended for a month.

Chameleons' colour switch revealed

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 23:51
New research shows that rather than using pigments, chameleons change colour by tweaking the arrangement of crystals in their skin cells.

VIDEO: MPs to vote on cigarette branding

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 23:49
MPs are to vote on the introduction of standardised packaging for cigarettes in England.

Vet: Poisoning at Crufts 'unlikely'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 23:41
A vet investigating the alleged poisoning of a Crufts dog reportedly says it is "unlikely" to have happened during the competition.

Sauber test driver wins case

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 23:37
Test driver Giedo van der Garde could drive for Sauber in the Australian Grand Prix after winning a court case.

VIDEO: Nato begins Black Sea military drills

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 23:09
The BBC's Europe Correspondent Gavin Lee has spent the day with Nato on one of the ships, as their training mission takes place.