International News

Thai PM probed over 'corrupt scheme'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 05:28
Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra is being investigated over a loss-making rice subsidy scheme, adding to already intense pressure for her to resign.

Soldier denies hitting Iraq detainees

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 05:17
A former British soldier denies firing shots or hitting Iraqi detainees while questioning them after they were captured by troops in 2004, the Al-Sweady Public Inquiry hears.

I'll come back stronger - Finn

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 05:12
England fast bowler Steven Finn promises to "come back stronger" as he prepares to return home from the Australia tour.

#BBCtrending blocked in Malaysia

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 05:08
How a blog about spinach was blocked in Malaysia

Day in pictures: 16 January 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 05:04
24 hours of news photos: 16 January

Murray defeats Millot in Melbourne

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 05:01
Andy Murray eases into round three of the Australian Open with a 6-2 6-2 7-5 victory over Frenchman Vincent Millot.

Bail refused to UVF murder accused

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 04:48
A 42-year-old man charged with the paramilitary murders of two Catholic builders in north Belfast almost 20 years ago is refused bail.

Nigeria's military chiefs sacked

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 04:46
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked his military high command, his spokesman says, amid mounting concern about the army's failure to tackle an Islamist insurgency.

Top heads parachuted into schools

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 04:43
A "champions league" of top head teachers are to be parachuted into struggling schools to help turn things around, the government says.

Want crime trends? Just ask people

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 04:38
To understand crime trends, just speak to people

Cancer drug dad jailed for killings

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 04:28
A cancer patient is jailed for life for killing his wife and daughter after suffering an adverse psychiatric reaction to his chemotherapy drugs.

Mexico tries to reassure vigilantes

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 04:27
Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong tells vigilantes to trust the security forces to do their job and urges them to lay down arms.

VP Biden phoned Robinson over Haass

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 04:11
It is understood Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson took phone calls from both the US vice-president and the UK prime minister in the final days of the Haass talks.

Labour wants to change leader vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 04:09
The Labour Party is considering moving to a "one member, one vote" leadership election system, amid talks about the future of its relationship with the unions.

Military cuts 'limit UK world role'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 04:00
Spending cuts to the UK's armed forces will prevent it having a full military partnership with America, ex-US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns.

'No abnormalities' before crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 03:58
The gearbox of a helicopter which crashed with the loss of 16 lives had "no abnormalities" the night before, a fatal accident inquiry hears.

Workers 'cut' from C4 benefits show

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 03:57
Bosses of Channel 4's Benefits Street are accused of leaving out a working couple from the show because they are not on benefits.

Happiness agenda 'still alive'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 03:49
The tricky task of being the minister for happiness

Police criticised in new inquest bid

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 03:48
A man seeking a fresh inquest into his stepdaughter's death tells the High Court that Norfolk Police "did not effectively investigate".

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 03:43
An MP demands a government statement amid fears over the accuracy of cattle TB statistics.

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