International News

Palestinian democracy in doldrums after years under Mahmoud Abbas

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 01:26
As Israel swears in a new right-wing, coalition government, BBC Middle East Correspondent Yolande Knell looks at the stagnation in Palestinian politics and discontent with President Mahmoud Abbas.

Briton shot in Islamic State battle

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 01:18
Jac Holmes, a former IT worker from Bournemouth, tells BBC South he was shot while fighting Islamic State fighters in Syria.

Harry Shearer 'leaving Simpsons'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 00:16
US actor Harry Shearer appears to indicate he is to leave his voice roles on animated sitcom The Simpsons in a series of tweets.

Minister hits back over Casement

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 00:11
Northern Ireland's sports minister hits back at claims about her knowledge of safety concerns regarding the redevelopment of Casement Park in Belfast.

'Offensive' pig sculpture removed

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 00:05
A charity set up in honour of former prime minister Sir Robert Peel is calling for a councillor to return a sculpture of a pig he had removed from a town centre.

Burundi troops clash over coup bid

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:58
Heavy fighting breaks out between rival groups of soldiers in Burundi's capital amid confusion over the success of an attempted coup.

Carney: Productivity key for growth

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:55
Productivity must be improved for the UK economy to continue to recover, says Bank of England governor Mark Carney.

Player of the year double for Joseph

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:53
Bath and England centre Jonathan Joseph receives double recognition at the Rugby Players' Association annual awards.

Brightman postpones space trip

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:30
British soprano Sarah Brightman calls off her trip to the International Space Station citing "personal family reasons".

Children's clinical research 'urged'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:26
There must be a culture shift in medical research to make sure more children can take part, an expert panel at the Nuffield Council of Bioethics says.

VIDEO: Hunting submarines in the North Sea

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:14
Nato has been conducting its largest ever anti-submarine warfare exercise in the North Sea, off the coast of Norway.

Fatal crash plane 'was overweight'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:07
A plane that was involved in a fatal crash on Bute had been fitted with unrecorded modifications which put it over its maximum takeoff weight.

ITV advertising profits strong

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:03
Broadcaster ITV sees a 14% rise in net revenue, beating forecasts, says the company in its first-quarter results.

Manila factory fire toll rises to 72

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 22:48
The death toll in a fire that destroyed a footwear factory in the Philippine capital, Manila, rises to 72, officials say.

Robbie and wife deny sex harassment

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 22:47
The singer Robbie Williams and his wife, Ayda Field, say they will "strenuously" defend themselves after a former employee takes legal action against them.

VIDEO: Calls to improve young driver safety

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 22:17
As new figures reveal the high death toll of teenagers in car crashes, there are renewed calls for the government to take action to improve young driver safety.

Australia announces Hughes inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 22:00
Cricket Australia announces it will conduct an independent review into the death of batsman Phillip Hughes.

Farron confirms Lib Dem leadership bid

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 22:00
Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron, the party's former president, tells the BBC he will stand in the party's leadership election.

Vigilance urged on clairvoyant scams

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 21:22
Trading Standards warns people to be vigilant as the number of scams, especially involving fortune tellers and bogus relationships, are rising.

Cameron back in Wales after poll win

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 21:17
David Cameron makes his first visit to Wales since the Conservatives' general election victory.