International News

The wonder of a rainbow in Beijing

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 22:12
It probably isn't the first time a rainbow has landed in China but it is rare enough for thousands to upload photographs in an explosion of delight at the mere sight of one in smog-ridden Beijing.

Bail clears Cipriani for World Cup

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 22:04
Danny Cipriani will be available for the World Cup after being re-bailed following his arrest on suspicion of drink-driving.

Why it's not easy being a Neville

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 22:03
The new coach of England on expectation, ambition and why she could upstage her famous siblings by winning a World Cup.

Puerto Rico defaults on bond payment

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 21:34
Puerto Rico confirms that it failed to make a debt payment at the weekend, in the latest sign of the economic crisis in the US territory.

Boy, 16, arrested after stabbing

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 21:20
A teenage boy is arrested after a 67-year-old man is stabbed in Cardiff.

'Less than half of Scots' read paper

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 21:17
A third of people in Scotland have given up on reading daily newspapers in the space of 15 years, figures suggest.

People seeking help with debt up 20%

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 21:12
A charity says the number of people contacting it with debt problems has risen by almost 20% in one year.

MI5 and dissident 'links' concern

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 20:59
A Sinn Féin minister calls for greater scrutiny of the relationship between MI5 agents and dissident republicans in Northern Ireland

Last Dambusters pilot dies aged 96

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 20:52
The last surviving Dambusters pilot, Les Munro, has died in his native New Zealand at the age of 96, the New Zealand Bomber Command Association says.

VIDEO: 'Rocky' fire rages over 90sq miles

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 20:15
Firefighters are still struggling to contain series of blazes in California, despite a slight drop in temperatures.

India building collapse kills seven

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 19:52
At least seven people die after a building collapsed near India's western city of Mumbai, police say.

VIDEO: Motorbike that can 'surf' on water

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 19:40
Australian stunt biker Robbie Maddison has found a way to surf on his motorbike.

Firefighters battle California blaze

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 19:22
Thousands of people in the US state of California are evacuated as fire crews battle a string of wildfires brought on by years of drought.

Lengthy election could be recipe for Canadian chaos

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 18:51
Polls show Stephen Harper's Conservative Party in trouble in Canada, but will competing left-centre alternatives cancel each other out?

NHS trusts told to 'redo finances'

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 18:24
Health regulator Monitor tells hospitals and health trusts in England to "look again" at their financial plans as current proposals are unaffordable.

S Korean soldiers hurt in DMZ blast

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 18:07
Two South Korea soldiers are seriously injured in a suspected mine blast near the demilitarized border zone, say state media.

Pakistan executes Shafqat Hussain

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 17:54
Pakistan executes Shafqat Hussain, convicted of killing a child in 2004, despite appeals from campaigners and claims that he was a minor when found guilty.

What next for the EU?

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 16:55
How do the EU's present challenges look in a historical context and what are the implications for Europe's future, asks Robin Niblett.

When did 'buccaneering' become a good word?

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 16:48
When did 'buccaneering' become a good word?

Kendall: It's 'all or nothing' for me

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 16:45
On the campaign trail with Labour hopeful Liz Kendall