International News

Winds of '90mph or more' forecast

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 00:58
Two Atlantic storms are expected to batter northern Scotland with winds gusting to speeds of up to 90mph or more, forecasters are warning.

MP urges Hindus to have more babies

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 00:48
An Indian MP causes outrage by urging Hindu women to have at least four children, in comments apparently intended to stir tension with Muslims.

VIDEO: Schools 'struggle' with self harm

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 00:47
Schools are struggling to cope with the numbers of students self-harming, two major teaching unions say.

Bin lorry driver out of hospital

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 00:41
The driver of a bin lorry that killed six people in the centre of Glasgow is released from hospital.

Turkey Marxists claim bomb attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 00:25
A banned Turkish Marxist group says it carried out Tuesday's suicide bombing in Istanbul in which the female bomber and a policeman died.

VIDEO: Sky divers bail out as plane crashes

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 00:23
Thirteen people survived after jumping from a sky diving plane that crashed in the centre of New Zealand's north island

UK new car sales hit 10-year high

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 00:12
New UK car sales hit a 10-year high in 2014, boosted by confidence in the economic recovery, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has said.

Boohoo shares hit by profit warning

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 00:12
Shares in online fashion retailer Boohoo dive more than 40% after it issues a profit warning, but the FTSE 100 rises in early trade.

Hospital strains 'never seen before'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 00:02
The medical director at the Northern Health Trust says he has never before seen the kind of pressures that Northern Ireland's hospitals are facing.

Poland beat GB after doubles victory

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 00:00
Andy Murray and Heather Watson suffered mixed doubles defeat as Great Britain lost 2-1 to Poland in the Hopman Cup.

On the Runs officials due to speak

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 23:55
The chair of a Westminster committee investigating On The Runs says he expects two government officials to attend later despite speculation they would not.

Calls made for hairdresser register

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 23:55
Hairdressers should be listed on a state register to protect consumers from "unscrupulous" and "incompetent" traders, says MP.

Star Wars actor dies in rehearsal

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 23:55
Actor Kan Bonfils, who appeared in the James Bond film Skyfall and as a Jedi master in the Star Wars franchise, dies during a theatre rehearsal.

O'Connell up for rising star Bafta

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 23:55
Former Skins actor Jack O'Connell is among five young actors nominated for this year's EE Bafta Rising Star award.

More police for Rotherham sex cases

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 23:54
South Yorkshire's police chief says another 62 police officers will be brought in to investigate the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal.

Henson 'can earn new Bath deal'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 23:43
Gavin Henson will be given the chance to earn a new deal at Bath on his return from injury, says coach Toby Booth.

Oil price dips below $50 a barrel

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 23:37
The price of Brent Crude oil has fallen below $50 a barrel for the first time since May 2009.

VIDEO: 'Paddington' dog abandoned at station

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 23:19
An animal charity has been "inundated" with offers of help after a dog was abandoned at a railway station.

Smith equals Bradman & Kallis record

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 23:19
Australia captain Steve Smith scores his fourth century in successive Tests to put his side in control against India.

VIDEO: Hospital 'major incident' due to A&E rush

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 22:48
Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has declared a major incident as it struggles to cope with demand at its Accident and Emergency department.