International News

VIDEO: New year fireworks around the globe

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 03:02
People around the world have been marking the new year with fireworks and celebrations.

McCartney: Beatles course ridiculous

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 03:00
Sir Paul McCartney calls popular music courses focussing on The Beatles "ridiculous, yet very flattering".

PC 'slept with three prostitutes'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 02:51
A police officer resigns after he is arrested over claims he slept with prostitutes while on duty in Greater Manchester.

Nasa to hack 'amnesiac' Mars rover

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 02:44
The Mars rover Opportunity is suffering from memory loss - but Nasa thinks a software hack may save it.

Sex-change vicar dies of cancer

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 02:43
The first serving Church of England vicar to undergo a sex change dies from cancer at the age of 60.

Man charged with murdering father

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 02:37
A man appears in court after being charged with murdering his 71-year-old father in Newcastle.

Armitage appeals against 12-week ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 02:37
Former England international Delon Armitage launches an appeal against his 12-week suspension for misconduct.

VIDEO: Keaton: 'Birdman may be my favourite'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 02:15
BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty caught up with Michael Keaton ahead of Birdman's UK release on New Year's Day.

Pulis to be appointed West Brom boss

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 02:13
Tony Pulis is to be West Bromwich Albion's new head coach, replacing the sacked Alan Irvine.

Swansea set to sign Exeter's Grimes

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 02:10
Exeter midfielder Matt Grimes, 19, arrives for a medical at Premier League side Swansea City ahead of a permanent move.

Christmas Day robbery victim dies

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 02:00
A 61-year-old man who was assaulted during a robbery at his home on Christmas Day dies in hospital.

Pedestrian dies in lorry collision

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 02:00
A pedestrian dies in a collision involving a recycling lorry in Bridge Street in Inverness.

World starts new year celebrations

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 02:00
Revellers across the globe gather to welcome in the new year, with New Zealand and Australia leading the celebrations.

India to scrap tax breaks on cars

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 01:47
Cars, bikes and consumer goods are set to get more expensive in India as the government is to withdraw tax breaks in the new year, reports say.

VIDEO: Kinshasa's symphony orchestra turns 20

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 01:34
Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra, the only symphony orchestra in central Africa, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this December.

How nine darts changed my life

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 01:23
Hitting the World Championship's first nine-dart finish changed Paul Lim's life - he relives his historic Lakeside moment 25 years on.

Job hope for former City Link staff

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 01:14
A parcel delivery company is north Wales could offer a life line to former City Link staff facing redundancy.

AirAsia bodies returned to airport

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 01:12
The first two bodies from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crash off Borneo arrive back in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, where relatives are waiting.

Gambia leader 'home after coup plot'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 01:11
The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has returned to the country, officials say, after what was described as a coup attempt while he was out of the country.

Bruce ruled out of Newcastle running

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 01:09
Hull manager Steve Bruce says he is "determined" to keep his side in the Premier League rather than become Newcastle boss.