International News

Large container ship runs aground

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 21:49
A large cargo ship with nine people on board has got into difficulty near Ardnamurchan Point in the West Highlands.

VIDEO: How Italy copes with migrant influx

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 21:40
The BBC's Tom Burridge reports from the Italian island of Lampedusa, where authorities are struggling to cope with a huge influx of new migrants.

Hunt ban 'working well' 10 years on

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 21:37
The ban on hunting with dogs is "working well" 10 years after it was introduced, according to Alun Michael.

Two hurt as car bursts into flames

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 21:35
Two people are seriously injured in a crash involving two cars, one of which burst into flames.

VIDEO: Frozen falls as US snow continues

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 21:28
As cold and snowy weather continues to affect the US, part of Niagara Falls has frozen over.

Deadline over DUP adviser report

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 21:24
The social development minister faces a deadline later to hand over a report about the conduct of a special adviser to a Stormont committee.

Alabama apology for police 'assault'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 20:21
The governor of the US state of Alabama apologises to India after an Indian grandfather was thrown to the ground by police and left paralysed.

Syria 'agrees to halt' Aleppo raids

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 20:09
UN envoy Staffan de Mistura says Syria is prepared to halt aerial attacks on Aleppo for six weeks as part of a UN "hostility freeze" plan.

More Family Drug and Alcohol Courts

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 20:02
Courts which help parents deal with drug or alcohol addiction so they can keep their children are to be extended to new areas of England.

Nestle shakes up US chocolate recipe

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 19:31
Swiss food giant Nestle says it will be removing all artificial flavours and colours from its chocolate products in the US.

Chelsea fans in Paris Metro incident

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 19:14
Footage emerges which appears to show Chelsea football fans preventing a black man from boarding a Paris train.

Bullying worry at 'improved' prison

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 18:54
A prison where "drugs were easier to get than soap" improves, but continues to have problems with bullying and the use of force, inspectors say.

Historic photos of Shrovetide scrum

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 18:44
Ashbourne's Shrovetide football game down the ages

China's New Year getaway begins

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 18:31
Hundreds of millions of Chinese people begin the journey home to celebrate Lunar New Year, in the world's biggest annual human migration.

US pays Philippines over reef damage

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 18:20
The US pays 87m pesos ($1.97m: £1.28m) to the Philippines over damage caused to a protected reef by a US Navy ship.

US warns Russia on Ukraine violence

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 18:01
The US accuses Russia of violating the Minsk agreement on Ukraine, as the UN Security Council unanimously approves the ceasefire deal.

US hosts anti-extremism conference

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 18:01
The US opens a three-day conference on countering worldwide and domestic extremism, after a spate of recent terror attacks.

Cuts 'put councils on cliff-edge'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 17:52
Public services like adult social care could "collapse" unless councils get new funding powers, the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance says.

How political polls shape opinion

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 17:32
The BBC's David Cowling looks at the rising influence of political polls on British public opinion.

How teacher brains detect confusion

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 17:12
A study has shed new light on the signals in the brain that warn teachers when their pupils have not understood them.