International News

Boost UK productivity, says OECD

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 02:30
A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says further progress in UK living standards depends on higher productivity.

North one of four Wales changes

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 02:10
Winger George North returns as Wales make four changes to the side that beat Scotland for Saturday's Six Nations game in France.

Patient waiting time targets missed

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 01:58
Figures show that the NHS in Scotland has missed a target to treat 90% of patients within 18 weeks.

Police officer formally disciplined

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 01:56
A police officer is formally disciplined for "alarming failures" in his investigation of an assault, and for misleading senior police officers and Police Ombudsman investigators.

Is Weibo on the way out?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 01:56
The BBC's Celia Hatton looks at why Chinese internet users are deserting the Weibo microblogging platform - and the pressures driving the exodus.

VIDEO: Speedboat crashes into beach restaurant

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 01:51
A speedboat has crashed into a waterfront restaurant on a beach in Florida.

Wonga to cut third of workforce

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 01:48
Payday lender Wonga says it expects to cut 325 jobs - more than a third of its workforce - as it meets new regulations.

Top Panama judge guilty of corruption

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 01:44
The suspended chief of Panama's supreme court pleads guilty to charges of illicit enrichment and is sentenced to five years in detention.

IS 'abducts 90 Syrian Christians'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 01:44
Islamic State (IS) militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in north-eastern Syria, monitoring groups say.

Rifkind steps down as security chair

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 01:41
Former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind is to step down as chairman of Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee following criticism over "cash-for-access" claims.

VIDEO: Manatees pulled from drainage pipe

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 01:40
More than a dozen manatees which got stuck in a drainage pipe in Satellite Beach, Florida, have been rescued by police and firefighters.

Gunmen kidnap 30 Afghan Hazaras

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 01:37
Masked gunmen in southern Afghanistan abduct 30 ethnic Hazara men who were travelling by bus from neighbouring Iran.

Farm fined over toxic gas death

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 01:34
The owner of a Dorset farm where a worker died after being overcome by toxic hydrogen sulphide gas is fined for serious safety failings.

VIDEO: 'Gerbils not rats' carried the plague

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 01:21
Scientists say that black rats may not have been to blame for outbreaks of the bubonic plague across medieval Europe.

VIDEO: Children make WW2 documentary

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 01:12
Schoolchildren across the UK are getting an opportunity to make their own documentary films about World War Two to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Teenage pregnancies hit record low

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 00:57
The number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales has continued to drop, data shows.

Broadchurch to return, ITV confirms

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 00:55
David Tennant and Olivia Colman will return for a third series of hit ITV drama Broadchurch, ITV confirms.

VIDEO: Teenager hails new bionic hand

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 00:47
A teenage girl has spoken of the change in her life after being given a bionic hand - the technology for which is being developed by scientists on Tyneside.

Greens launch election campaign

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 00:30
Green leader Natalie Bennett calls for a "citizen's income" as she launches her party's key themes for the general election campaign.

VIDEO: Peanut allergies 'preventable' in babies

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 00:23
A new study shows that eating peanut products early in life can prevent young children from becoming allergic to them, the BBC's Jane Dreaper reports.