International News

Afcon to begin after build-up fears

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:01
Equatorial Guinea kick off the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday, two months after they replaced Morocco as hosts.

Schools 'uncertain' over A-levels

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 02:50
Many schools have yet to decide what sixth-form courses they will teach later this year as exam changes loom, Ucas says.

How to say: Xiaomi

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 02:49
It's the world's third biggest smartphone maker, but how do you pronounce its name?

VIDEO: Riders tangle in triple snowboard crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 02:48
France's Ken Vuagnoux is the main beneficiary as he goes from fourth position to first after his three rivals are involved in a crash at the snowboard cross world championships in Kreischberg, Austria.

US troops to train Syria rebels

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 02:38
The US says it is to send 400 troops and hundreds of support staff to train moderate rebels against Islamic State (IS) in Syria.

Alpari UK closes over currency crisis

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 02:30
Currency broker and West Ham sponsor Alpari UK files for insolvency following the Swiss National Bank's decision to end its link to the Swiss franc cap with the euro.

Pakistan clashes over Hebdo cartoon

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 02:22
Pakistanis protesting over a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad published in France clash with police in Karachi, after days of similar rallies.

Belgium plot 'aimed to kill police'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 02:06
Islamist militants targeted in a Belgian anti-terror raid were planning to kill policemen in the street and at police stations, prosecutors say.

Down-to-earth Pope scores hit in Asia

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 02:05
Pope Francis is keen to spread his message of tackling poverty across the world, says Caroline Wyatt.

Britain's oldest person dies at 114

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 02:05
A woman believed to be the last person living in the UK who was born in the reign of Queen Victoria dies, aged 114.

'Jilted John' gets jilted again

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 02:00
A man who auctioned his ex-fiancee's honeymoon place on eBay suffers another setback as the highest bidder withdraws.

England succumb to Warner hundred

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 02:00
David Warner leads Australia to victory over an England side who were saved from embarrassment by Eoin Morgan.

Wind adds resilience to UK energy

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 02:00
Installing more wind turbines will make the UK's energy market more resilient to price shocks in the global fossil fuel markets, an independent report concludes.

Possible Ebola case flown to UK

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 01:56
An Australian nurse who has been working at an Ebola treatment centre Sierra Leone has been transferred to the UK after potential contact with Ebola.

Caravaggio case lost in court

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 01:52
The former owner of a disputed Caravaggio has lost his battle for compensation from a London auction house.

Redknapp laughs off sack rumours

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 01:50
QPR boss Harry Redknapp laughs off rumours he is facing the sack but admits any decision is out of his hands.

Man remanded over Tesco murder bid

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 01:45
A 25-year-old man appears before magistrates charged with attempted murder at a Tesco supermarket in Flintshire.

VIDEO: 'I lost £6,000 in betting in one day'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 01:35
The first in a series of reports on the Smith Commission looks at the new power the Scottish Parliament could have over fixed odds betting terminals.

Worst A&E waiting times since 2009

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 01:31
The number of people waiting more than four hours to be seen at A&E units in Wales rises to the highest level since October 2009.

VIDEO: Rhinos flee from Israel's safari zoo

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 01:28
Three female rhinos escaped from Israel's safari zoo after one of the security guards fell asleep by an open side gate.