International News

President seeks Sri Lanka Tamil votes

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 09:23
The Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapakse, urges Tamils to back him in upcoming elections, calling himself the "known devil".

Nurse falsely claimed £17k in shifts

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 08:47
A senior nurse admits claiming £17,000 in bogus shifts and taking a £500 hospital donation from an elderly patient.

VIDEO: Steven Gerrard to leave Liverpool FC

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 08:39
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Premature baby pair 'stranded in US'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 08:30
A British couple whose baby was born prematurely during a trip to the USA say they expect to be stranded there for three months.

King company buys 15% of Rangers

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 08:13
A company owned by former Rangers director Dave King buys nearly 15% of shares in the troubled Glasgow club.

VIDEO: Metal detectorist describes coin find

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 08:09
Paul Coleman from the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club explains how he discovered more than 5,000 coins buried inside a lead bucket two feet under a field near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Kenyan jailed for president insult

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 08:01
A Kenyan student is sentenced to a year in jail for insulting President Uhuru Kenyatta on social media.

Man City Women sign England's Stokes

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:54
England left-back Demi Stokes leaves South Florida Bulls to join Manchester City Women on a three-year contract.

VIDEO: CES 2015: Key trends to look out for

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:52
Shawn DuBravac, chief economist of the Consumer Electronics Association, says new gadgets that digitise the world are set to change the way we live.

Woman behind Pulp hit record dies

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:52
The woman who inspired Britpop band Pulp's 1995 hit song Disco 2000 dies shortly after being appointed an MBE.

Sweden protest against mosque fires

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:48
Swedish anti-racism campaigners rally in central Stockholm after three arson attacks on mosques in just a week.

VIDEO: T-shirt checks your vital statistics

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:41
French company Cityzen Sciences has developed a smart t-shirt, that measures statistics like your heart rate.

VIDEO: Robot on patrol with a projector

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:23
The Keecker robot is designed to navigate around the home, projecting videos and digital wallpaper on its travels.

Gerrard decision 'shocks' team-mates

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:22
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson says captain Steven Gerrard's decision to quit the club was "a big shock".

Saudi king suffering from pneumonia

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:19
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is suffering from a lung infection and has been breathing with the aid of a tube, Saudi officials say.

VIDEO: Iraq fighting keeps starlings away

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:18
Kurds in northern Iraq have said that fighting now means it is harder to capture starlings, as the flocks are getting thinner.

Mrs Brown's Boys top festive viewing

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:09
Mrs Brown's Boys topped Christmas Day for a second year in a row with 9.6 million viewers, according to consolidated data.

Fourth ecstasy death investigated

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:05
A drugs death in Telford may be linked to that of three men in Suffolk who died after taking drugs from a suspected dangerous batch of ecstasy.

VIDEO: 'The plane came down with a bump'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:50
Two passengers on board a plane at Stornoway Airport in the Outer Hebrides have suffered minor injuries, when their aircraft was blown off the runway.

My record means nothing - Pulis

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:48
New West Brom boss Tony Pulis says his record of never being relegated does not guarantee the club's Premier League survival.