International News

Anwar family seek royal pardon

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 18:40
The family of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim say he is a "political prisoner" and seek a royal pardon over his sodomy conviction.

Routh guilty in American Sniper case

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 18:40
Eddie Ray Routh is found guilty of murder of American Sniper Chris Kyle by a Texas jury and is sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Bercow warns 'cash for access' row MPs

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 18:31
Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw will 'cop it' if they have broken parliamentary rules in the "cash-for-access" claims, Commons Speaker John Bercow says.

Surrender the UN veto, says Amnesty

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 18:05
Amnesty International urges the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to give up their power of veto in cases of mass atrocities.

New fees for foreign property buyers

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 17:56
Foreign investors may have to pay large fees before buying Australian residential real estate or businesses, the government announces.

DR Congo attacks Hutu rebels

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 17:47
The Democratic Republic of the Congo launches an offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the east of the country.

Clampdown on cold call companies

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 17:30
Companies behind cold calls and nuisance text messages are to face tougher rules after thousands of complaints about their conduct.

Venezuelan student killed in protest

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 17:02
A Venezuelan teenager is killed in the western state of Tachira in a protest over the worsening economic crisis and the shortage of many staples.

Depression 'link' to violent crime

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 16:27
People with a depressive illness are three times more likely to commit a violent or sex crime than those in the general population, a study suggests.

Class design 'boosts pupil success'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 16:21
The design of primary school classrooms has a significant impact on the academic success of pupils, according to a study by Salford University.

Ferrari plate could break record

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 16:14
A registration plate linked to one of the most expensive cars in the world could break a record when it sells at auction later.

'Little progress' on universal credit

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 16:08
"Very little progress" has been made on the universal credit programme despite £700m being spent on the government's flagship policy, MPs say.

Skin test spots Alzheimer's disease

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 16:05
Scientists believe a skin test could help diagnose brain conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Staff 'leave pension cash unclaimed'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:54
Employees of the UK's biggest companies are passing up an opportunity to inflate their pension pots, according to new research.

Can Europe stop migrants dying?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:50
More than 3,000 migrants are estimated to have died in the Mediterranean Sea last year. Can European countries stop these deaths?

Property rents 'lag rest of Britain'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:49
Property rents in Scotland have risen at a much slower rate than in England and Wales over the last four years, a report suggests.

Thousands of hospital beds blocked

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:48
Thousands of beds were blocked this winter by patients healthy enough to return home, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.

Should we be worried by FTSE record high?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:41
The FTSE 100 share index closed at a record high of 6,949.63 on Tuesday. Duncan Weldon looks at what this says about the UK economy.

Soaring shares, and cold callers 'disconnected'?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:40
Wednesday's press is full of positive economic news, and there is a story about a proposed crackdown on telephone cold callers.

Amnesty report makes sober reading

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:35
Amnesty International's annual report says the world is still locked in a cycle of violence, 20 years after the Rwandan genocide, writes Mike Wooldridge.