International News

Bond writes new Paddington story

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 01:02
Paddington author Michael Bond writes a new short story about the Peruvian bear for BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

The fan who fulfilled his dreams

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:59
"His appetite for football saw him phone journalists he disagreed with" - Amy Lawrence looks back at Thierry Henry's career.

Failed London bombers lose appeal

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:58
Four men jailed over a failed plot to bomb the London transport network on 21 July 2005 lose an appeal at the European Court of Human Rights.

Rouble dives despite shock rate rise

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:56
The rouble slides again to near all-time lows despite a dramatic move by Russia's central bank to raise rates to 17% from 10.5%.

UK inflation rate falls to 1%

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:49
Cheaper fuel prices have pushed the UK's rate of inflation down to a 12-year low, official statistics show.

Ambulance service asks for help

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:29
Paramedic teams across the country are being asked to help London Ambulance Service because it is struggling to cope with increased demand.

Jellyfish swarm kills 300,000 salmon

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:23
Swarms of stinging jellyfish kill half the stock at a salmon farm on North Uist in the Western Isles.

VIDEO: Can Mary Rose help modern medicine?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:20
Almost 500 years after it sank and 30 years after it was raised from the seabed, Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, is playing a new role - in modern medicine.

Camille Cosby defends her husband

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:19
Camille Cosby speaks out for the first time to defend her husband against sexual assault allegations made by more than 15 women.

VIDEO: Portas call for high street help

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:11
Retail expert Mary Portas accuses the government of making "token gestures" to rejuvenate Britain's struggling high streets.

'Nut rage' exec faces criminal probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:05
South Korea's transport ministry says it will file a criminal probe against the Korean Air "nut rage" executive and take disciplinary measures against the airline.

Many die in Pakistan school assault

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:53
At least 23 people have been killed and 40 hurt in a Taliban assault on an army-run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials say.

NI property loans sold to US fund

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:51
Royal Bank of Scotland sells loans related to Northern Ireland properties to the US private equity fund Cerberus.

Kerry Smith resigns from UKIP

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:46
Kerry Smith resigns from the UK Independence Party after being forced to quit as a prospective parliamentary candidate.

Complaint-hit festive park shuts

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:38
A scandal-hit Christmas attraction, created with input from Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, closes down permanently after a backer "pulls out".

Co-op fails banking stress tests

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:27
The Co-operative Bank has failed a "stress test" carried out by the Bank of England to assess major UK lenders' ability to withstand another financial crisis.

Thierry Henry retires from football

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:25
Ex-Arsenal striker Thierry Henry announces his retirement from football at the age of 37 after leaving New York Red Bulls.

Brent oil price falls below $60

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:25
The price of Brent crude drops below $60 a barrel for the first time in more than five years as oil prices continue to slide.

UK embassy in Egypt reopens to public

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:21
The British embassy in Egypt reopens to the public after it was forced to close for security reasons in early December.

Winter pressures could 'cancel ops'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:21
Winter pressures on the NHS in Wales could force hospitals to cancel operations, its new chief executive says.