International News

Ex-policeman jailed over Sun stories

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 07:31
A former police officer who leaked details of the Milly Dowler murder investigation to a national newspaper is jailed for 18 months.

Thai government replaces martial law

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 07:27
Thailand's military government announces it is lifting martial law, but replaces it with measures that critics say could be even more sweeping.

VIDEO: Amazon's 'Dash' buttons explained

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 07:25
Amazon has unveiled a button that can be placed around the home - and will replenish items when pressed.

'Gun attack' on Istanbul police HQ

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 07:21
Two armed attackers are shot in a raid on Istanbul's main police headquarters, reports say.

Nemtsov murder suspects in court

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 07:20
Five Chechen men awaiting trial over the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov appear in court via a video link.

Nigeria victor issues Boko Haram vow

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 06:35
The winner of Nigeria's presidential election Muhammadu Buhari vows that militants Boko Haram will "soon know the strength of our collective will".

'Crash killer careered off motorway'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 06:31
A driver accused of deliberately crashing his car on a motorway to kill his wife, "imploded" into trees, witnesses tell a court.

No let-up in Saudi air strikes against Yemen

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 06:18
Saudi Arabia's air operation against Yemen's Houthi rebels is ending its first week with no let-up - but what are the Saudis hoping to achieve, asks Frank Gardner

'Poor can not afford' exam appeals

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 06:12
Schools who ask parents to pay for A-level and GCSE exam appeals risk discriminating against poorer pupils, says a teachers' union.

Builder admits murdering couple

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 06:10
A builder admits murdering a property developer and his wife as they slept, in a jealous revenge attack.

Secret trial man jailed over manual

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 06:07
Law student Erol Incedal has been jailed for 42 months for possessing a bomb-making manual after earlier being cleared of plotting a terror attack.

Wives fill Indian boardroom quotas

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:48
Some of India's richest businessmen have appointed their wives as company directors to comply with a new law.

Obama creates cyber sanctions

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:34
President Barack Obama has ordered the creation of a programme that would allow the US government to sanction foreign hackers.

IS militants 'enter Damascus camp'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:29
Islamic State militants enter the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk in the Syrian capital, seizing control of large areas, reports say.

'Absconder policy' ruled unlawful

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:22
A government ban on inmates with a history of absconding from being transferred to open prisons is declared unlawful by High Court judges.

VIDEO: New photos of Scott's expedition

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:22
New photos have emerged of Captain Scott and his expedition to the South Pole, in the course of which he died.

VIDEO: Singer Joni Mitchell in LA hospital

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:16
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is undergoing tests in hospital after being found unconscious at home, but said to be awake and in good spirits.

North ruled out of Clermont match

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:13
Northampton wing George North will miss Saturday's European Champions Cup game with Clermont because of a head injury.

Blast at Yemen factory 'kills 35'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:55
At least 35 workers have been killed by a blast at a diary factory in Yemen, medics say, as Saudi-led air strikes continue against Houthi rebels.

VIDEO: Mafia boss prison sentence expires

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:47
A Mafia boss who faced extradition to serve a prison sentence in Italy has had his sentence dropped after Italian authorities said it had expired.