International News

VIDEO: Will your favourite beach fail new test?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:06
Dozens of British beaches and lakes are at risk of failing to meet tougher European water quality standards this summer.

Burundi president returns to capital

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:01
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza returns to the capital Bujumbura following a failed coup attempt, and is expected to address the nation.

Will mobile firms really block ads?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:00
An Israeli tech firm has developed new ad-blocking software for mobile phones, but it may fall foul of net neutrality laws.

VIDEO: Tributes to 92-year-old poppy seller

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:58
Tributes have been coming in for Britain's oldest poppy seller, who was found dead at the bottom of the Avon Gorge near Bristol.

Refuelling to return from 2017

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:52
Refuelling is to return to F1 from 2017 as governing body the FIA propose a number of changes to increase excitement.

IS seizes Iraqi city stronghold

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:50
Islamic State militants have seized control of the main government building in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, officials say.

Surge in cancelled operations

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:45
More than 20,000 NHS operations were cancelled at the last minute between January and March in England.

I think Hull will go down - Savage

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:38
Robbie Savage says Hull boss Steve Bruce can handle the pressure of their relegation struggle but it's hard to see them escaping.

Depp's dogs flown out of Australia

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:30
Two of Hollywood actor Johnny Depp's dogs are flown from Australia after being threatened with being put down for violating quarantine rules.

How do sunscreens and lotions protect us?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:28
What is the difference between sun lotions and sunscreens - and what does the information on the labels mean?

Poet Motion escapes 'suffocating' UK

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:21
Poet Sir Andrew Motion is to leave Britain for a new job in the US, saying being known in the UK as a former poet laureate can be "suffocating".

Welsh language row head apologises

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:20
A head teacher apologises after saying young people should not be "forced" to learn Welsh as it makes them academically weaker than their English peers.

Man gets 12 years for partner murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:20
A County Antrim man who stabbed his partner to death in front of their seven-year-old daughter, in a row "fuelled by drink and drugs" gets a minimum 12-year sentence

Tutu lays charges against grandchild

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:14
South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu lays undisclosed criminal charges against one of his granddaughters, who says she will be handing herself in.

Psychiatric order over son's killing

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:04
A mother who admitted killing her toddler son at their Lisburn home almost two years ago is placed under a psychiatric hospital order.

Drunk driver killed pedestrian

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:55
A motorist has admitted knocking down and killing a man in Shetland after a day of drinking.

VIDEO: China van crammed with 51 people

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:41
A van driver in China has been fined after he was found to be carrying 51 people in a vehicle designed to seat six.

Palmyra: IS threat to 'Venice of the Sands'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:39
As Islamic State fighters reach the edge of the historic Syria site of Palmyra, Prof Kevin Butcher of Warwick University explains why the ancient city is considered so important.

Gun row teenager jailed for murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:39
A 19-year-old man is jailed for life after he knifed another man to death over a firearms deal that "went sour".

Coasting schools 'to be taken over'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:25
Thousands of schools in England deemed to require improvement could be taken over and turned into academies under plans soon to be announced by the government.