International News

Builder jailed for 140k OAP scam

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 04:50
A rogue builder who charged an elderly woman £140,000 for repairs to her home worth just £6,000 is jailed for 15 months.

'Truth never known' over Crufts dog

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 04:42
The owners of a pedigree dog who wrongly claimed their pet was poisoned at Crufts say they accept they will never know the true circumstances surrounding his death.

Doctors in 'no confidence' vote

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 04:40
Doctors unhappy at proposals to close consultant-led obstetrics and gynaecology services at a north Wales hospital pass a vote of no confidence in the health board.

Rebuilding Taloa after Cyclone Pam

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 04:38
The BBC's Phil Mercer in Vanuatu visits Taloa village on the island of Nguna to see how locals are faring in the wake of Cyclone Pam.

The road to obscurity

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 04:36
Is the rate of obsolescence getting faster?

VIDEO: Frankfurt fires target new ECB HQ

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 04:02
Violence has erupted ahead of the inauguration of the European Central Bank's news headquarters in Frankfurt.

Man dies after two-vehicle crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 04:02
A man dies following a two-vehicle road crash on the A4 (Belfast Road) at Brookeborough, County Fermanagh.

Google wants self-drive cars by 2020

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 04:02
Google's head of its self-drive car project reveals the real reason he wants self-drive cars standard on roads in five years.

'Shots fired' at Tunisian parliament

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 03:56
Shots have been fired around the Tunisian parliament and there are reports of casualties, state media says.

Oliviers honour for dancer Guillem

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 03:55
Dancer Sylvie Guillem is to be honoured for her extraordinary career at the Olivier Awards next month.

Annual tax returns to be scrapped

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 03:47
End-of-year tax returns will be scrapped in favour of "real-time" online accounts by 2020, the chancellor will announce.

Trott recalled to England Test squad

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 03:45
Jonathan Trott is recalled to the England squad for the three-Test series against West Indies in April and May.

VIDEO: Are your groceries shrinking?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 03:27
The consumer group Which? has found that while the size of some products has been decreasing, the cost has not necessarily followed suit, as Graham Satchell reports.

Germany finds its feet as EU leader

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 03:24
Germany's Angela Merkel is the EU's undisputed queen, a reluctant role for a country not keen on taking on the crown.

Family plea for death row Pakistani

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 03:16
The family of a Pakistani man convicted of manslaughter as a minor and facing execution on Thursday makes a last-minute appeal for mercy.

De Villiers happy with 'chokers' tag

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 03:15
South Africa "like being called chokers" as long as they keep winning World Cup matches, captain AB de Villiers says.

VIDEO: How fashion survived WW2 rationing

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 03:04
Fashion on the Ration, a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London, tells the story of how people managed to keep themselves looking smart despite the shortages.

Vokes recalled for Wales' Euro bid

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 03:04
Striker Sam Vokes returns for Wales, but they are without James Chester for the Euro qualifier in Israel on 28 March.

French crash victims to be flown home

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 03:01
The bodies of eight French nationals, including three sports stars, who died in a helicopter crash in Argentina are to be repatriated.

SDLP reject poll pact with Sinn Féin

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 02:51
The SDLP rejects Sinn Féin's call for a general election pact after Northern Ireland's two biggest unionist parties agreed to support a single candidate in four constituencies.