International News

Should we value extremism?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:04
Government plans to silence extremism raise the question of where a democratic society draws the line or defines the term.

Fraud probe in Farage-contested seat

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:01
Kent Police are making inquiries into a report of electoral fraud in the Thanet South seat, contested in the general election by Nigel Farage.

Salmond is SNP's foreign spokesman

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:01
Former SNP leader Alex Salmond is appointed his party's foreign affairs spokesman at Westminster.

UK warship rescues hundreds from Med

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 04:44
A British warship has rescued hundreds of migrants from the Mediterranean, the Ministry of Defence says.

Crolla to fight for world title

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 04:39
Anthony Crolla will return to the ring in July for the WBA world lightweight title against Colombian Darleys Perez.

Probe spies Pluto's faint moons

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 04:36
The New Horizons probe, heading for its historic flyby of Pluto in July, has now caught sight of all the known faint moons of the dwarf planet.

Nicaraguan volcano Telica spews ash

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 04:33
Telica, one of Nicaragua's most active volcanoes, spews ash 400m (1,300ft) into the air causing fear among people living on its slopes.

Royal Mint evacuated due to fire

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 04:25
The Royal Mint is evacuated after a blaze breaks out at the building.

Burundi general in coup attempt

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:58
A Burundi general says top officers are "dismissing" President Nkurunziza, amid unrest over his re-election bid but it is not clear now much support they have.

Murray eases past Chardy in Rome

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:51
Andy Murray takes his winning run on clay to 10 matches with victory over France's Jeremy Chardy at the Italian Open.

Ten held in panda meat scandal

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:46
Ten people have been held in China over claims they hunted a panda to sell its fur and meat, Chinese state television says.

Record mobile audience for BBC election coverage

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:41
As the dust settles on the UK General Election, we've been taking stock of how people followed the BBC's election night coverage on our digital services.

Moore wins damages over 'grope' claim

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:38
Actor Sir Roger Moore accepts undisclosed libel damages over claims he groped a woman while shooting James Bond film For Your Eyes Only.

Hot tub blaze at footballer's home

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:32
A blaze breaks out at the home of Manchester United footballer Chris Smalling after his hot tub caught fire.

Sunlight on mirror sparked flat blaze

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:21
Sunlight reflecting on a magnifying mirror causes a flat fire which left a couple homeless, a fire service investigation confirms.

Bank expects weaker recovery

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:17
The Bank of England has downgraded its forecasts for the recovery in GDP, productivity and living standards.

Pair jailed for Tesco voucher fraud

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:13
A couple are jailed after using Tesco vouchers to fraudulently buy thousands of pounds of electronics and alcohol.

PC asked to help Hillsborough boy

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:11
A former police officer recalls how he was passed the Hillsborough disaster's youngest victim and was asked to "help him".

Yemen aid effort begins after truce

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:08
Humanitarian organisations attempt to get aid into Yemen as a five-day truce takes hold after weeks of Saudi-led air strikes against Houthi rebels.

BBC Global iPlayer to close in June

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 02:57
BBC Worldwide says the international subscription-fee version of the iPlayer service will close on 26 June.