International News

Jordan in pilot exchange offer to IS

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 03:21
Jordan says it is ready to free an Iraqi on death row in return for a pilot facing execution by Islamic State alongside a Japanese hostage.

Ex-England winger Cueto to retire

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 03:00
Sale Sharks and former England winger Mark Cueto announces he will end his playing career at the end of the season.

Staff shortage at Trojan schools

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:59
Schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse allegations in Birmingham are struggling to recruit staff, the Chief Inspector of Schools has told MPs.

Tesco closing three stores in NI

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:58
Tesco is to close three shops in east Belfast and Ballymena, putting more than 150 jobs at risk

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:52
MPs hear evidence on the press briefing of Financial Conduct Authority information.

NHS backs multimillion pound drug

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:47
A drug costing millions of pounds per patient has been given the green light for use on the NHS by the medicines watchdog NICE.

First Lady headscarf row - do Saudis really care?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:43
What Saudis really think about Michelle Obama's bare head

Kenya Christian broadcaster hacked

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:41
Suspected hackers briefly hijack a popular Christian radio station in Kenya, and play Islamic verses before it went off air.

US warns of more sanctions on Russia

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:41
US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew threatens a possible extension of sanctions on Russia because of the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.

TV camera plans for Scottish courts

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:39
Some court cases could be shown live on television, under proposals put forward by Scotland's judges.

Attacks on Israeli-Lebanon border

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:27
An attack on an Israeli military vehicle wounds four solders near the Lebanon border and the Israeli army responds with shellfire.

National Gallery staff go on strike

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:25
Staff at the National Gallery in London are to stage a five-day strike in a row over plans to hand visitor services to a private company.

Mourinho fined £25,000 over comments

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:24
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is fined £25,000 by the Football Association over comments about a "campaign" to influence referees.

Couple charged with child cruelty

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:22
A couple are with child cruelty as part of a police investigation into the care system in north Wales.

Glitter sobs over child porn images

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:21
Gary Glitter breaks down in tears as he tries to explain to jurors why he had been in possession of child pornography images.

VIDEO: Home alone children rescued from fire

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:19
Fire fighters in Fresno, California save three children from a burning apartment.

Missing woman's partner in court

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:18
The partner of a mother-of-four who has been missing for six days appears in court charged with her murder.

Litvinenko: Russians 'still wanted'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:16
British police are still investigating the death of Alexander Litvinenko and want to speak to two Russians suspected of his murder, an inquiry hears.

Two in court over 1991 Payne murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 01:55
Two men appear in court charged with the murder of 18-year-old Nicola Payne, who went missing in Coventry in 1991.

Harris attacks BBC books coverage

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 01:48
Novelist Robert Harris calls on the BBC to give books more coverage "at a time when they're really fighting like crazy for a bit of space".