International News

Hospital forced to chain toys to bed

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 02:05
A hospital in south Wales chains toys to children's beds in a bid to prevent them being stolen.

'Only 45%' to get full state pension

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 01:53
Only 45% of new pensioners will be entitled to the full, new, flat-rate state pension in the first five years of the system, the government says.

Two dead in LG TV factory accident

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 01:50
A nitrogen leak has led to the deaths of two people in a TV factory run by South Korean firm LG.

Mozambique 'poisoned' beer kills 69

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 01:46
The number of people killed after drinking a "poisoned" homemade beer in central Mozambique rises to 69, state radio reports.

Safety equipment making firm sold

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 01:45
Survitec, the safety and survival equipment maker, which has a factory in Dunmurry is sold to Canadian private equity firm, Onex.

Cairo bath house men acquitted

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 01:41
A court in Egypt clears 26 men arrested in a police raid on a Cairo bath house last month and charged with "inciting debauchery".

Oil price falls to new six-year low

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 01:37
The price of Brent crude oil drops more than 2% to below $49 a barrel, its lowest level since April 2009.

Avengers writer Brian Clemens dies

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 01:27
The scriptwriter and producer Brian Clemens, responsible for TV hits including The Avengers, New Avengers and The Professionals, dies aged 83.

Paris Attacks: Terror is over but questions grow

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 01:27
The French police and intelligence agencies have many questions to examine following the Paris attacks, says Jawad Iqbal.

Man reported over boy hit-and-run

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 01:21
A 76-year-old man is reported to prosecutors over a hit-and-run incident in Newton Mearns in East Renfrewshire.

West 'ignoring' Nigerian attacks

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 00:56
The Catholic Archbishop of Jos, in central Nigeria, accuses the West of ignoring the threat posed by the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram.

Record year for Heathrow and Gatwick

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 00:52
The UK's two largest airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, both report record passenger numbers for last year.

VIDEO: First video of AirAsia 'black box'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 00:38
Divers have retrieved the flight data recorder from AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which could help explain why it crashed into the Java Sea.

Police probe Big Brother's Jackson

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 00:28
Allegations which resulted in former Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson being thrown out of the Celebrity Big Brother house are investigated by police.

VIDEO: Students return to Peshawar school

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:20
Pupils and teachers have been returning to the school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar for the first time since at least 150 people were killed in a Taliban attack last month.

The rise of IS - and how to beat it

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:13
Fawaz A Gerges explains how the jihadist militant group Islamic State has risen to power, and how it might be more fragile than many assume.

VIDEO: Challenging the 'grubby boys' club'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:10
Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2014, Naomi Mitchison, explains why she chose the career, as Engineering UK warns that Britain's economy could miss out on £27 billion a year over the next decade because of a shortage of engineers.

VIDEO: Africa Cup of Nations in numbers

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:10
As the 30th Africa Cup of Nations prepares to kick off, BBC Africa takes 60 seconds to tot up the tournament in numbers.

Ballon d'Or winner to be named

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:08
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Manuel Neuer will be named the 2014 Fifa Ballon d'Or winner on Monday.

VIDEO: Celebrating 100 years of Ladybird books

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:08
Ladybird books are celebrating 100 years since they first went to print, as Tim Muffett reports