International News

Uni a 'disaster' for many youngsters

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:11
Sending young people to university is a "disaster" for those who are more suited to apprenticeships, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says.

In pictures: UK snow 3 February 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:07
Parts of UK wake up to blanket of snow

VIDEO: Plan to lift huge oil platform by boat

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 01:47
Shell is proposing a plan to lift the entire Brent Delta platform, one of the North Sea's original, onto ships for dismantling at a dry dock.

'Satanic capital' claims dismissed

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 01:46
Satanists dismiss claims that a Derbyshire district is a "hotbed of Satanism" or the "Satanic capital of Britain".

Williams family fights over estate

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 01:28
Robin Williams' widow and children go to court in a dispute over the late comedian's estate.

10 reasons to watch rugby league in 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 01:26
A new structure, new signings and the chance to see a lesser-spotted Crowe - what does rugby league have to offer in 2015?

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.