International News

China commemorates Nanjing massacre

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 20:40
Chinese President Xi Jinping presides over a ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of the Nanjing massacre, committed by Japanese troops in 1937.

Illegal migrant killed under lorry

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 20:33
An illegal migrant who hid under a lorry travelling from France has been killed trying to disembark while the vehicle was stationary on the M25.

Many missing in Indonesia landslide

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 20:11
At least eight people have died and more than 100 are missing after a landslide on Indonesia's main island of Java.

Airports recover after system failure

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 19:42
Airports return to normal, apart from a small number of flight cancellations at Heathrow, the day after a computer failure at the UK's air traffic control centre.

The king, the choir book and the spy

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 19:36
The king, the choir book and the double-dealing spy

Led Zeppelin poster sells for £2,500

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 19:12
A poster for a Led Zeppelin concert at a swimming pool sells for £2,500 despite failing to reach that reserve price at auction.

Canada's navy imposes alcohol ban

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 17:43
Following several incidents involving drunken sailors, the Canadian Royal Navy introduces a near-total ban on alcohol on board its ships.

David Miliband backs brother for PM

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 17:29
Former foreign secretary David Miliband says he "passionately" wants Labour to win the general election and for his brother Ed to become the next prime minister.

Post Office settles disability case

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 16:58
An actress with dwarfism who was unable to reach chip-and-pin machines in a post office has her disability discrimination case settled by the company.

Millionaire's cabin rediscovered

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 16:09
The remains of a log cabin where philanthropist Andrew Carnegie spent summer holidays have been rediscovered by his great grand-daughter.

Scottish Labour to unveil new leader

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 16:01
Scottish Labour is announcing its new leader, with former UK cabinet minister Jim Murphy the perceived frontrunner to win the contest.

Police not checking foreign records

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 16:01
Some police forces check the records of just a fraction of the foreign nationals they detain, according to research by 5 live Investigates.

The Jews of Arabia

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:51
The Jews may have originated in the Middle East but they were long ago scattered far and wide - to the Gulf, among other places.

The creepy tale that launched gothic fiction

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:39
The creepy tale that launched gothic fiction

Mel B plea and gift delivery fears - front pages

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:30
Concern over the health of X Factor judge Mel B is once again on front pages, while there are also fears that Christmas gifts bought online might not arrive in time.

VIDEO: Why do people feel duped by Zoella?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:04
Will Gompertz asks why do people feel fooled by video blogger Zoella after it emerged that she received help from her publishers to write her book Girl Online.

Why are hospitals under so much pressure?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:01
The NHS across the UK is already struggling to meet its A&E targets, and winter - the busiest time of year - has only just begun. Nick Triggle looks at why hospitals are under the cosh.

VIDEO: Do body cameras improve police work?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 14:09
In the US protesters, are calling for reform to improve relations between police and the citizens they serve. One city in California may have a solution.

VIDEO: UK flight chaos: What went wrong?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 14:07
The BBC's Richard Westcott looks at what might have gone wrong when a computer failure caused widespread flight disruption across the UK

ICC halts Darfur war crime inquiries

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:59
The International Criminal Court prosecutor says she has shelved her probe into war crimes in Sudan's Darfur region because of a lack of UN action.