International News

VIDEO: Nasa tests enormous rocket booster

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 08:38
At a site in the Utah desert, in the US, Nasa test-fires the biggest rocket ever made, part of its Space Launch System which is expected to pave the way for manned missions to Mars.

Apple faces online service faults

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 08:34
Several of Apple's online services stop working after the company is hit by an unspecified fault.

Japan marks tsunami anniversary

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 08:23
Ceremonies are held to mark the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, as the country's emperor says the situation for survivors remains severe.

VIDEO: Jeremy Clarkson jokes with reporters

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 08:23
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson faced reporters as he left his flat in Kensington in west London.

MPs back standardised cigarette packs

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 08:21
MPs have voted in favour of the introduction of standardised packaging for cigarettes in the UK.

Street preacher 'made abusive rants'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 08:21
A Christian street preacher targeted Muslims and gay people in "religiously-aggravated" sermons delivered in the middle of a high street, a court has heard.

What next for the 'almighty dollar'?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 08:19
The Fed is facing a series of decisions which could affect economies around the globe.

Man jailed over child sex abuse

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 08:18
A 45-year-old Conwy man is jailed for four years for a string of child sex abuse offences.

Clarkson jokes about BBC suspension

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 08:14
Jeremy Clarkson makes light of his suspension by the BBC as an online petition for him to be reinstated tops 400,000 signatures.

Dodging Bullets wins Champion Chase

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 08:09
Dodging Bullets, trained by Paul Nicholls, wins the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham.

Mother charged over toddler's death

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 08:09
A mother and her partner are charged over the death of her young daughter from a head injury.

Lawes and Brown back for England

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 08:07
England make two changes for the Six Nations match against Scotland, with Courtney Lawes and Mike Brown returning to the XV.

Your pictures: Castles

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 07:58
Readers' photographs on the theme of castles

Fresh US sanctions over Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 07:54
he US has imposed sanctions on 14 Ukrainian separatists and Russians, including the former prime minister of Ukraine.

Regulator 'alert to pension scams'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 07:51
A regulator has vowed to be on the lookout for fraud and scams when new pension freedoms come into force in April.

Carter demands snooker prize money

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 07:45
Ali Carter wants to claim his Indian Open prize money despite failing to attend the tournament because of a visa issue.

Minecraft ban reports investigated

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 07:36
Minecraft owner Microsoft is investigating reports the Turkish government is preparing to ban the game, the BBC understands.

Are anti-smoking measures working?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 07:27
The UK has some of the strongest smoking legislation in the world. But do we know what impact they have had on smoking rates?

Fans summonsed over Paris incident

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 07:09
Five men are ordered to appear before magistrates over incidents on the Paris Metro that took place before Chelsea's match in the city last month.

Bercow in 'washing machine' apology

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 06:53
Commons Speaker John Bercow apologises for likening a female minister's answer to a washing machine which "does not stop".