International News

'Unsettling' art wins £5,000 prize

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 12:32
Zhu Tian, who has made her name by binding herself to gallery curators, wins a £5,000 award for up-and-coming artists.

Derailed Amtrak train 'was speeding'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 12:02
A commuter train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was travelling at twice the speed limit, say safety experts.

Pietersen IPL return ended by injury

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 11:53
Surrey batsman Kevin Pietersen will not play in the Indian Premier League because of calf and Achilles injuries.

Officers injured in armed siege

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 11:38
Two police officers are injured at an armed siege in south Devon, police say.

VIDEO: 'Hunt for survivors' after train crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 11:34
The BBC's Michelle Fleury reports from the scene of the train crash in Philadelphia as investigators looks for clues as to what caused the derailment.

White House backs Facebook wage policy

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 11:26
The White House praised Facebook's new policy to require a $15-per-hour (£9.53) minimum wage for contractors who do a "substantial amount of work" for the firm.

VIDEO: Prince's press adviser tackles reporter

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 11:05
Prince Charles's press adviser Kristina Kyriacou attempts to snatch Channel 4 News reporter Michael Crick's microphone as he asks about the publication of some of his private letters.

US stripped of Olympic relay medals

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 11:01
The USA 4x100m relay team are stripped of their London 2012 Olympic silver medals because of Tyson Gay's drugs ban.

Police shoot NYC hammer suspect

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 10:39
A man suspected of attacking four strangers in Manhattan within hours on Monday is shot and wounded by police.

VIDEO: Ballet marks miners' strike anniversary

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 10:30
Brass bands and ballet are an unlikely combination, but they have collaborated together in a new work marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the miner's strike.

VIDEO: Unemployment down to 1.83 million

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 10:04
Employment figures published Wednesday showed another fall in unemployment to 1.83 million people - down 35,000.

Pope to recognise Palestinian state

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 09:58
The Vatican is to formally recognise Palestinian statehood in a treaty that will be signed shortly, officials say.

VIDEO: Nepal quake: 'I'll never feel safe'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 09:51
In Nepal, hundreds of thousands of people have spent the night out in the open after the second major earthquake to strike in less than three weeks.

Man dies in tipper truck collision

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 09:28
A pedestrian dies after a collision involving a tipper truck on a street in the Rhondda, south Wales.

'No England approach for Gillespie'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 09:25
Yorkshire's director of cricket says England have made no approach for head coach Jason Gillespie to succeed Peter Moores.

'Miracle baby' for earthquake victim

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 09:10
A pregnant woman who dug herself out of the rubble after the first Nepal earthquake has given birth to a healthy boy, say healthcare workers.

VIDEO: Wildlife laws flouted in Peru market

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 09:09
The BBC has filmed footage of endangered black caimans for sale on a market in Peru where there is meant to be a ban on the trade of any wildlife.

Aircraft engine plant to axe 90 jobs

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:51
GE Aviation Wales is seeking 90 voluntary redundancies at its aircraft engine plant in Nantgarw following a drop in business.

Dissident arrests and 'bomb' find

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:49
Police find a suspected bomb and arrested four men during a major investigation into dissident republican terrorism in the Republic of Ireland.

Out-of-hours issues 'being tackled'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:49
Staff shortages and management problems in the north Wales GP out-of-hours service are being "confronted", the deputy health minister says.