International News

Five things to know about Ted Cruz

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 06:45
The Tea Party darling is an Ivy League educated, Supreme Court veteran who shocked the political world in 2012.

Battle for Tikrit key to Iraq's future

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 06:38
Shia-led militia say they are biding their time in the battle for Tikrit as Western trainers try to bolster the Iraqi army, reports Jonathan Beale from near the frontline with Tikrit.

Murder arrest in missing Claudia case

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 06:26
A man in his 50s is arrested on suspicion of murdering missing York University chef Claudia Lawrence, who went missing in 2009.

Warning over foreign criminal checks

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 06:26
MPs warn about the checks on foreign criminals before and after they enter the UK after recent high-profile violent attacks.

VIDEO: 'Killed for speaking her mind'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 05:55
The family of a young woman beaten to death in Afghanistan say the police did not do enough to protect her. The woman, Farkhunda, was killed by an angry mob after a mullah at a shrine in Kabul accused her of trying to burn the Koran.

VIDEO: Protester v MEP on UKIP pub protest

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 05:40
A protester who targeted the UKIP leader in a pub has claimed "our target was never Nigel Farage's family"

Day in pictures: 23 March 2015

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 05:16
Images from around the world: 19 March

King musical headed for big screen

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 05:11
Beautiful, the Tony-winning and Olivier-nominated musical about the early life of Carole King, is to be turned into a film by Sony Pictures.

Six Nations breaks BBC viewer record

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 04:58
A record-breaking peak audience of 9.63 million tuned in to watch England v France in Saturday's Six Nations decider.

The Ebola detectives

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 04:53
How experts in Liberia track every new carrier

VIDEO: Understanding Ebola: Live debate

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 04:51
Statistician Hans Rosling and the World Health Organization's Margaret Lamunu take part in a debate on fighting Ebola in West Africa.

Senegal ex-leader's son jailed

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 04:28
A court in Senegal sentences the son of former President Abdoulaye Wade to six years in prison for corruption.

Injured Lallana out of England squad

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 04:28
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana withdraws from the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy with a groin injury.

Wheelchair robbers hit post office

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 04:26
Two armed robbers dressed as women, one pushing the other in wheelchair, raid a village post office

UK lack of cyber-insurance exposed

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 04:23
About 98% of large UK firms lack insurance that could help them recover from a serious cyber-attack, says a UK government report.

Kabul lynching: Hundreds protest

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 04:23
Hundreds of Afghans protest against the public lynching at the weekend of a woman accused of burning the Koran.

Boyle to host election comedy show

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 04:19
Controversial Scottish comic Frankie Boyle is to make a special programme for the BBC iPlayer about this year's general election.

VIDEO: Morrisons boss on rebuilding trust

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 04:13
The chairman of Morrisons says the major supermarkets have lost their way on pricing - and that customers have voted with their feet.

Longannet power station to close

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 04:12
The huge coal-fired power station at Longannet in Fife will close early next year, BBC Scotland learns.

Preacher fined for homophobic sermon

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 04:08
Taunton street preacher, Michael Overd, is found guilty of delivering a homophobic sermon and ordered to pay compensation to his victim.