International News

Eight years for rapist and abuser

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 02:12
A convicted sex offender who was found guilty of rape, indecent assault and abduction charges against three women is jailed for eight years.

Family man dies at Dignitas clinic

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 01:48
A father-of-three who had developed a tumour dies at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland, the BBC confirms.

China's yuan 'no longer undervalued'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 01:48
China's yuan has strengthened over the past year to its correct value, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Murders suspect post-mortem tests due

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 01:44
Police are expecting to find out later how a triple-murder suspect, whose body was found in woodland, died.

Should animals be given human rights?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 01:44
A New York court is considering whether chimps are legal persons - and whether animals should be granted the same rights as humans?

Malaysia exhumes mass 'migrant' graves

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 01:41
Malaysia exhumes bodies suspected to be migrants buried in 139 grave sites as fresh details of alleged human trafficking camps emerge.

Riders injured in 'thunderball' stunt

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 01:36
Two circus performers are injured in a crash during a motorcycle "thunderball" stunt.

Clement set to become Derby boss

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 01:28
Real Madrid assistant manager Paul Clement is set to replace Steve McClaren as head coach of Championship side Derby.

Pair earn World Tin Bath race crowns

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 01:26
One of the Isle of Man's strangest sporting competitions, the World Tin Bath Championships, celebrates its 44th anniversary.

Islamic State PR gloss masks Iraqi forces' gains

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 01:25
The loss of Ramadi revealed a disturbing weakness in the Iraqi army, but it is difficult to believe Iraq's government is losing its war against Islamic State, says John Simpson.

Chinese navy to focus on 'open seas'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 01:14
China announces its strategy to focus the navy beyond its borders into open water, in a military strategy document.

VIDEO: Do pre-pay meters hit the poorest?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 01:13
The energy watchdog Ofgem says it will investigate the installation of pre-payment energy meters in the homes of customers who have run up debt on their bills.

Young islander wins UK song award

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 01:03
A young singer-songwriter who came up with her first original song when she was three wins an award in a UK music competition.

SNP bullying Carmichael, says Bruce

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:49
The SNP want to "extinguish all opposition" in Scotland by trying to force Alistair Carmichael out as an MP, a senior Lib Dem claims.

Kenya police clash with al-Shabab

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:49
Kenyan police have been involved in a fierce battle with militant Islamists in the north-east, leaving one officer wounded, a government spokesman tells the BBC.

Can Nadal win a 10th French Open?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:44
The Spaniard could become the first man to win the same Grand Slam 10 times. Why is he so dominant on clay? And how do you beat him?

Real Madrid close on Benitez as boss

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:41
Napoli boss Rafael Benitez is expected to be appointed Real Madrid manager after the Italian season finishes on Sunday.

First Libor trial starts in London

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:33
The first criminal trial linked to the manipulation of a key interest rate, known as Libor, is set to begin in London.

BB King's death to be investigated

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:31
The death of blues legend BB King is to be investigated after his daughters claim he was poisoned.

Amazon changes sales reporting

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:26
Amazon, the global online retailer, is changing the way it records European sales in a move that could see it paying more tax.