International News

Fugitive 'Skull Cracker' jailed

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:34
An armed robber nicknamed the "Skull Cracker" has been jailed for life for raiding a Surrey building society while on the run from an open prison.

How common is vitiligo?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:25
A contestant on America's Next Top Model has vitiligo. How common is the skin condition?

Ofsted to stop outsourced inspections

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:23
Ofsted is to stop contracting out inspections of schools and colleges and will only use directly employed inspectors from September 2015.

Murray crushes Matosevic in Paris

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:22
Andy Murray sets up a third-round meeting with Philipp Kohlschreiber at the French Open after beating Marinko Matosevic.

Hamilton gets NI's top police job

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:17
The Police Service of Northern Ireland's new chief constable is to be George Hamilton, who will replace Matt Baggott.

Hodgson impressed with England form

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:09
England manager Roy Hodgson wants to "bottle" the standard of his team's training performances for the World Cup.

VIDEO: France's Citroen gets a British boss

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:07
Britain's Linda Jackson talks about her new role as chief executive of France's iconic car company, Citroen.

Deal over Bush-Blair Iraq documents

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:06
After lengthy negotiations, the Chilcot inquiry strikes a deal with the government to publish the "gist" of Iraq war talks between Tony Blair and George Bush - but not full transcripts.

Sue Johnston to join Downton Abbey

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:00
The Royle Family star Sue Johnston is joining the cast of hit ITV period drama Downton Abbey, in a guest role.

Manslaughter arrest over M4 crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:00
A 21-year-old woman is arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over a car crash on an M4 slip road in which a teenage driver died.

US measles cases reach 20-year high

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:55
Public health experts in the US are urging people to get vaccinated against measles after a spike in cases in the country this year.

Abbas picks leader for unity cabinet

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:50
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asks his current prime minister to form a transitional government involving rivals Fatah and Hamas.

Can London return aid struggling Brownlees?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:46
The glory and ghosts of the Olympic venue give sibling rivals mixed feelings as they return to the city that defined their careers

Crickets muted by evolution, twice

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:41
To help them hide from deadly flies, male crickets on two Hawaiian islands have separately evolved an inability to sing, biologists report.

Syria's refugee exodus

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:35
Tracking one of the largest migrations since WW2

AUDIO: Dementia sufferer: 'I feel no different'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:33
John Humphrys speaks to people suffering the early stages of dementia.

Harris's daughter 'smashed paintings'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:14
Entertainer Rolf Harris tells a court his daughter smashed two of his paintings in anger when she first heard claims he had abused one of her friends.

VIDEO: Huge queues amid new China checks

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:02
Heightened security checks cause disruption and delays for commuters in the Chinese capital Beijing

Missing nurse murder probe continues

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:51
Investigations continue following the disappearance of a nurse from Bournemouth following her shift at a hospital almost a week ago.

VIDEO: 1940s propaganda films digitalised

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:45
Over a hundred short films, made in the 30s and 40s to promote Great Britain, go online for the first time.
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