International News

Call for tougher 'legal highs' laws

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 09:03
A Belfast based anti-drugs group calls for tougher laws to be introduced to deal with the sale of "legal high" drugs.

Huawei phone gets 'pro' camera

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 09:02
Huawei says a new type of sensor and image stabilisation technology allows its new flagship phone to outclass other premium rivals.

Where next for Klopp?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 08:37
Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal - are any of these clubs interested in Jurgen Klopp? BBC Sport assesses the German's next move.

US minimum wage protests expand

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 08:16
US workers and labour supporters demanding a raise to the minimum wage paid to fast food employees expand to include airport and homecare workers, among others.

US and Europe 'ignore' Uzbek torture

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:46
Amnesty International accuses the US and some European Union countries of turning a blind eye to "endemic" torture in Uzbekistan.

Protester crashes ECB growth update

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:32
A protester crashes a press briefing as the European Central Bank explains how its 1.1 trn euro bond buying plan is reviving the eurozone economy.

France stands by gay Vatican envoy

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:27
France says it will not back down over its nomination of an openly gay ambassador to the Vatican, despite no confirmation after three months.

YouTube graffiti tracks cave water

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:24
Scientists are using YouTube videos to study a spectacular cave just outside Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Protests reignited over police killings

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:20
Protesters across the US have marched against police killings and treatment of minorities following two high-profile cases of white officers killing black men.

Labour launch women's manifesto

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:19
Working grandparents could share unpaid parental leave under plans being launched by the Labour Party in its women's manifesto.

HBO angered by Game of Thrones leaks

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:06
Games of Thrones broadcaster HBO sends "take down" notices to Periscope, the live-streaming video app owned by Twitter, after users of the app broadcast episodes of the hit show.

VIDEO: More manifestos on campaign day 17

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 06:49
Both the Liberal Democrats and UKIP launched their manifestos on day 17 of the election campaign.

Record dive rescues sunken treasure

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 06:37
The deepest salvage operation in history rescues a treasure trove of silver rupee coins, sunk by a German U-boat in 1942 while en route from Bombay to England.

Ex-NFL player guilty of murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 06:32
Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is found guilty of first-degree murder over the death of a semi-professional player.

IS 'pushed back' in Yarmouk clashes

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 06:22
Palestinian groups have advanced in clashes with Islamic State militants in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Palestinian officials say.

Why is the EU gunning for Google?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 06:08
The BBC's Mark Ward explains why the European Commission has accused Google of "abuse" and wants changes to its search results.

VIDEO: Protester jumps on Draghi desk

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 05:53
A protester jumped on the desk in front of European Central Bank President Mario Draghi at a news conference in Frankfurt.

VIDEO: Reporter confronts dog trafficker

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 05:38
BBC Scotland reporter Sam Poling confronts dog trafficker Brian O'Neill

Beckett play to put audience in dark

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 05:37
A play set in complete darkness is among the highlights of this summer's Enniskillen International Beckett Festival.

Indian police charged with murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 05:35
Preliminary murder charges are filed against police in India's Andhra Pradesh state after the killing of at least 20 suspected red sandalwood smugglers.