International News

Week in pictures: 3-9 January 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 07:08
The best news photos from around the world

Adams & Mitchell reach semi-finals

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 07:04
Three-time champion Martin Adams and fourth seed Scott Mitchell are through to the BDO World Championship semi-finals at Lakeside.

Hospital killer gets whole life order

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:50
A convicted murderer who stabbed to death a worker at a mental health unit in Gloucestershire is sentenced to a whole life order.

VIDEO: Meet the Author: Michaela DePrince

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:48
On this week's Meet the Author Nick Higham talks to Dutch National Ballet dancer Michaela DePrince, author of Hope in a Ballet Shoe.

Murray wins but GB exit Hopman Cup

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:46
Andy Murray and Heather Watson win but Great Britain miss out as Poland and US reach the Hopman Cup final.

Ageing-tech expert sought by DWP

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:45
An expert in systems that are more than 40 years old to revamp technology used by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Quashed murder conviction man jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:22
A man who spent 13 years in prison before his murder conviction was quashed is jailed for 10-and-a-half years for killing a friend.

'Planet' Pluto comes into view

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:15
The standout space event of 2015 could well come in July when the New Horizons probe flies by dwarf planet Pluto.

VIDEO: Running a ceramic art business

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:15
Ceramic artist Majolandile Dyalvane takes the BBC on a tour of his gallery in Cape Town, South Africa.

VIDEO: Who should be in TV election debates?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:02
Natalie Bennett and Paul Nuttall react to Ofcom's proposed classification of major and minor parties ahead of the general election.

Funeral held for Alva schoolboy

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:52
About 200 mourners attend a funeral service for five-year-old schoolboy Scott Chiriseri, who was found dead at his home in Alva.

Sri Lanka's life after Rajapaksa

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:50
Sri Lankans dump Mahinda Rajapaksa out of office after a decade, raising huge questions for the future direction of the country, says the BBC's Charles Haviland.

VIDEO: Scotland hit by winds over 100mph

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:44
Northern Scotland is hit by winds of over 100mph, disrupting transport services across the country.

Up Pompeii star Percival dies

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:34
Actor Lance Percival, who starred in Up Pompeii and Carry On Cruising, dies at the age of 81.

NSPCC gives social network warning

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:29
The NSPCC launches a campaign highlighting the risks of social networking, aimed at eight to 12-year-olds and their parents.

VIDEO: Why are A&E queues rising at hospitals?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:23
The NHS is "soaking up ever more pressure" says the president of the College of Emergency Medicine.

VIDEO: Taylor's apology for Ched Evans remark

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:16
The head of the Professional Footballers' Association apologises after comparing the Ched Evans rape case to the Hillsborough disaster.

Ofsted admits reliability concerns

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:15
Ofsted has not done enough to ensure school inspections are reliable, one of the watchdog's directors admits.

Money Shop could close 200 stores

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:15
The Money Shop, a payday lender owned by US firm Dollar Financial, is amid a consultation process to close as many as 200 of its 500 stores.

VIDEO: 'Shooting' at kosher Paris supermarket

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:05
A gunman has seized hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris, while police in northern France have cornered the two Charlie Hebdo massacre suspects.