International News

Driving licence flag choice rejected

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:14
Calls to offer motorists the option of a Welsh flag on their driving licences are rejected by the UK government on grounds of cost.

Children's home boss jailed for abuse

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:12
The head of a children's home in Oxfordshire who sexually abused vulnerable children is jailed.

VIDEO: New video shows French siege police

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:09
New footage has been released of French forces at the scene of the two siege sites on Friday, as authorities announce extra security at 'sensitive areas'.

Experts pledge to control AI work

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:07
Scientists including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk sign a letter pledging to ensure artificial intelligence research benefits mankind.

Afghan unity government announced

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:04
An Afghan government of unity is announced after months of negotiations between new President Ashraf Ghani and defeated rival Abdullah Abdullah.

Malaysia court sacks whistleblower

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 02:42
The Malaysian Air Force officer who leaked information to the media following the 2013 election is sacked by a military court.

Life sentence for 'loving' murderer

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 02:37
A man who was convicted of murdering a woman he claimed he "loved to bits" is jailed for life.

Rare shark birth captured on camera

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 02:23
Divers capture what they believe to be the first photograph ever taken of the live birth of an oceanic shark.

Concerns over counter-terrorism bill

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 02:12
Changes need to be made to the government's proposed counter-terrorism bill in order to protect the rights of British citizens, a Welsh MP says.

Lebanon prison raided after bombing

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 02:11
Lebanese security forces raid a prison after an investigation found detainees were connected to a suicide attack at the weekend, officials say.

Dead whale inspected for disposal

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 02:07
Environmental health officials are going to a Cornwall beach where a dead whale washed up to advise on how to dispose of the animal.

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.