International News

Murderer loses whole-life challenge

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 01:04
A triple murderer loses his challenge at the European Court of Human Rights against his whole-life prison sentence.

Birds take it in turns to lead

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 01:01
Like cyclists in a peloton, birds solve their flocking dilemma by taking it in turns, research reveals.

Ocado reports first annual profit

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 01:00
Online grocer Ocado reports a full-year pre-tax profit for the first time since launching in 2000 as sales jump to almost £1bn.

Automatic prison early release ends

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 00:48
The Scottish government announces it is ending automatic early release for prisoners jailed for more than four years.

Water bills to fall 2% in next year

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 00:44
Water customers in England and Wales will see their bills fall by an average of 2% - or £9 - over the coming year, the industry has announced.

Labour rejects fresh City criticism

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 00:27
Labour rejects fresh criticism from senior business figures, including ex-M&S boss Lord Rose, suggesting attacks on its policies are politically motivated.

Super Bowl sets US TV ratings record

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 00:13
An estimated average of 114.4 million people watched Sunday's Super Bowl in the US on NBC, according to initial figures.

Why Syriza wants a five-month cool-off

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 00:11
The Greek finance minister told me how he with his "left-wing heart" is making common cause with hedge fund managers and bankers

No confidence vote over 47% pay rise

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 23:59
A vote of no confidence is adopted by a lecturers' union in a college governing body after it approved a 46% pay for its principal.

New Fidel Castro pictures released

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 23:23
A series of photographs showing Cuban ex-President Fidel Castro are published in Cuban state media following speculation about his health.

Journalist gives up Egypt passport

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 23:20
Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy renounces his Egyptian citizenship to secure his release from jail after the deportation of Peter Greste.

Santander profits up on branch focus

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 23:17
The eurozone's largest bank, Santander, reports a 32% jump in annual pre-tax profits and says it will continue to focus on retail banking in 2015.

Lower oil price hits BP profits

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 23:05
BP reports a fall in underlying profits and says it will reduce spending on exploration because of lower oil prices.

VIDEO: The Balkans genocide cases explained

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 23:00
Judges at the highest court of the United Nations are ruling on genocide cases between Croatia and Serbia.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 22:58
Levy intervenes to block Adebayor move, Lambert turns down a transfer to Villa, Coutinho agrees new Reds deal, plus more

Slaughterhouse animal 'abuse' probed

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 22:54
Four men at a North Yorkshire slaughterhouse have their operating licences suspended after hidden cameras film alleged mistreatment of animals.

Ronaldo worth at least £300m - agent

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 22:52
Cristiano Ronaldo would sell for at least £300m if Real Madrid decided to let him go, according to the player's agent.

VIDEO: People have 'wrong idea' about agents

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 22:49
In an interview with the BBC's sports editor Dan Roan, Portuguese football agent Jorge Mendes defends the amount of money in the game.

Oyelowo: TV 'ignoring' black actors

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 22:40
Selma star David Oyelowo says British period dramas are failing to cast black actors.

Screen time 'harms teenagers' sleep'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 22:38
The longer a teenager spends using electronic devices such as tablets and smartphones, the worse their sleep will be, a study suggests.