International News

Fed 'unlikely' to raise rates soon

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 11:39
Officials at the Federal Reserve are unlikely to raise interest rates soon, the latest minutes from the bank's January meeting have revealed.

Obama: More needed to end extremism

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 11:25
US President Barack Obama has said the fight against violent extremism cannot be won by military power alone.

Derek Brockwell found in Belfast

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 11:14
A prisoner who escaped from custody in the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday is arrested by police in Belfast city centre.

Clubbable Clarke in good shape to lead

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 10:40
If Darren Clarke is more complicated than his image suggests, his selection as European Ryder Cup captain could not have been more straightforward.

Saved after being mistaken for seal

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 10:28
A man in Nova Scotia has been rescued from a snow storm after being mistaken for a seal.

Ex-F1 drivers mock helmet design ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 10:25
A new rule banning F1 drivers from changing their helmet design prompts a mocking response from some in motorsport.

West's 'light touch' failed Libya

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 10:01
Did the West's "limited intervention" policy lead Libya down a path of destruction, the BBC's James Robbins asks.

VIDEO: Rebels enter as troops exit Debaltseve

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 09:58
Ukraine's president says his forces are making an "organised" withdrawal from the strategic town of Debaltseve, under siege by rebel forces.

Jeb Bush: 'Own man' on foreign policy

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 09:56
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has said he admires his father and brother's presidencies but he is his "own man" on foreign policy.

Selfies for the missing in Mexico

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 09:54
The Mexicans rallying behind 43 missing students

Samsung TVs fail to encrypt voices

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 09:51
Samsung acknowledges that some of its smart TVs upload voice commands to the internet in an unencrypted form, making it easier to hack the data.

Beheaded mum 'was defenceless'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 09:49
A woman beheaded in a Spanish supermarket was unable to defend herself against the "abhorrent" attack, an inquest hears.

Minister fails to hand over report

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 09:35
The social development minister has failed to hand over a report about the conduct of a special adviser to a Stormont committee.

Scottish Power profits rise sharply

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 09:28
Scottish Power sees a four-fold boost to its pre-tax profits from generating electricity and supplying customers during last year.

GB beaten at World Championships

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 09:26
Great Britain's women are beaten in the team pursuit for the first time in more than four years at the Track World Championships.

Supreme Court to hear flag appeal

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 09:12
An east Belfast resident is granted the right to take his legal complaint about the police's handling of loyalist flag protests to the UK Supreme Court.

Boy, 16, charged after terror raid

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 09:03
A 16-year-old boy arrested by counter-terrorism police in Greater Manchester is charged with trying to buy a biological toxin.

Afroman arrested for punching fan

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 08:57
US rapper and musician Afroman is arrested after video footage showed him punching a female fan on stage during a concert in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Apology for S Africa 'cockroach' slur

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 08:47
South Africa's parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete apologises for calling firebrand opposition MP Julius Malema a "cockroach."

'Hamilton-Rosberg lessons learned'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 08:46
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the team have learned lessons about the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.