International News

SA shock at 'worst maths ranking'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:09
South Africa's ranking as worst in the world for its maths and science education is "a state of emergency", the main opposition says.

VIDEO: Instagram says nudity rules are fair

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:00
The co-founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom says the app's rules on nudity are "fair" after celebrities criticised its ban on topless women.

Pakistan party leader held in London

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:49
Police in the UK arrest Pakistan's powerful MQM leader Altaf Hussain on suspicion of money laundering as his party calls for calm.

Turbine opposite Dylan's Boathouse

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:45
Controversial plans to build a wind turbine on a hillside opposite poet Dylan Thomas' iconic Boathouse are approved, contrary to planning recommendations.

VIDEO: New 'digestion plant' recycles food

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:33
A new multi-million pound food recycling plant is opening near Chertsey in Surrey. Tom Edwards reports.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:29
Chelsea want Cesc Fabregas, Gaston Ramirez next to exit Southampton, Man Utd target Netherlands defender, plus more.

Spain sets out abdication plan

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:16
Spanish politicians outline the next steps in the abdication of King Juan Carlos, and the accession of his son Crown Prince Felipe.

VIDEO: Clegg and Cable united over a pint

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:15
Nick Clegg and Vince Cable have been pulling pints at a pub in central London in their first public appearance together since reports of a rift in the Liberal Democrat leadership team.

Wales 'moving forward', says Jones

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:14
The people of Wales "do not deserve to be told their country is bottom of the pile, time after time", First Minister Carwyn Jones says as he launches the Welsh government's annual progress report.

Harris hugs 'paternal not sexual'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:10
Rolf Harris's "big bear hugs" were paternal rather than sexual, a friend of the entertainer's daughter says at his trial for a string of indecent assaults.

Trojan Ofsted reports begin to appear

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:07
Three of the Birmingham schools inspected in the wake of the so-called Trojan Horse allegations have revealed that Ofsted has found them good or outstanding.

AUDIO: 'I hallucinate tapestries and monks'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:03
Matt Harrison talks about living with Charles Bonnet Syndrome - an eye condition which causes hallucinations.

Scots plans 'game-changer' for Wales

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:02
A Conservative Party report calling for Scotland to take more control of income taxes is a "game-changer", says Welsh party leader Andrew RT Davies.

Safety review after rally deaths

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 06:31
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill announces a review of motorsport safety in Scotland after three spectators died at a rally in the Borders.

Football great files concussion suit

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 06:30
Legendary American football quarterback Dan Marino sues the National Football League, alleging it hid the danger of head trauma from its players.

Nigeria U-turn on schoolgirl rallies

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 06:19
Nigerian police say rallies to demand the release of schoolgirls seized by Islamist militants will be allowed, after earlier banning them.

Beckham 'thinking' about playing again

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 06:12
David Beckham hints he may resume his playing career with the Major League Soccer team he is trying to launch in Miami.

In pictures: Clegg & Cable pub visit

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 06:07
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and Vince Cable, who denies plotting to unseat him, stage a show of unity with a pub visit.

North Yemen clashes 'leave 120 dead'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 05:55
At least 120 people were killed in the latest flare-up in the conflict between government forces and Zaidi Shia rebels in northern Yemen, reports say.

Jury retires in city shooting case

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 05:32
A jury retires to consider its verdict in the case of four men accused of an attempted "revenge killing".
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