International News

'Slavery' man jailed for four years

BBC - 25 min 1 sec ago
A horse farmer who forced a "terrified" vulnerable man to work unpaid for 13 years in "modern day slavery" is jailed for four-and-a-half years.

The Queen sends her first tweet

BBC - 26 min 26 sec ago
The Queen sends her first ever tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery.

Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed

BBC - 27 min 36 sec ago
Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.

VIDEO: Gorilla gets 'Bake Off' birthday cake

BBC - 35 min 1 sec ago
A gorilla with a fondness for pink celebrated her 40th birthday at London Zoo on Thursday with a colourful gourmet parsnip, potato and carrot cake.

City's bus lanes to be scrapped

BBC - 39 min 6 sec ago
All but four bus lanes in Liverpool are to be scrapped after a year-long trial without them, the council decides.

Call to scrap term-time holiday ban

BBC - 40 min 1 sec ago
Council leaders call for a more "common-sense approach" to term-time holidays.

VIDEO: Spider photobombs Ed Balls interview

BBC - 40 min 24 sec ago
A spider has unexpectedly appeared on camera as Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls was being interviewed about the latest GDP figures.

'Scot' dies in Brazil bar shooting

BBC - 44 min 11 sec ago
A man, understood to be a 39-year-old Scot, dies after being shot during a robbery at a bar in Brazil.

VIDEO: Jessie J: I owe a lot to the MOBO's

BBC - 51 min 31 sec ago
Singer Jessie J tells BBC News she owes a lot of her early exposure to the MOBO awards. The 26 year-old won best female singer at the award ceremony in London

Botswana votes in tight election

BBC - 51 min 49 sec ago
Voters are going to the polls in Botswana in what is expected to be the closest general elections in the world's largest diamond producer.

Eleven arrested over rape of woman

BBC - 53 min 29 sec ago
Eleven people including a 12-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl are arrested on suspicion of raping a woman at a property in Liverpool, police say.

PM demands talks over EU budget

BBC - 55 min 6 sec ago
Prime Minister David Cameron demands finance ministers meet for emergency talks over EU budget after UK told it must pay extra £1.7bn

Digital detox call for the Sabbath

BBC - 58 min 9 sec ago
Could you switch off all your devices for 25 hours?

First Ebola case in Mali confirmed

BBC - 1 hour 1 min ago
Mali says a two-year-old girl - believed to have recently visited Guinea - becomes the country's first person to be infected by the deadly virus.

Cliff Richard police raid 'inept'

BBC - 1 hour 7 min ago
The handling of a police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard is described as inept by the Commons Home Affairs Committee.

AUDIO: Mums on 'diabolical' holiday fines

BBC - 1 hour 10 min ago
The Local Government Association says it is time to scrap a ban that stops parents in England taking children out of school for holidays during term-time. These mothers in Salford give their views.

UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand

BBC - 1 hour 11 min ago
UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.

Serbia awarded 3-0 Albania walkover

BBC - 1 hour 15 min ago
Serbia are awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania after their Euro 2016 qualifier was abandoned but lose three points.

GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

BBC - 1 hour 20 min ago
The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.

NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

BBC - 1 hour 23 min ago
A US doctor who returned to New York from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa becomes the first person to test positive for the virus in the city.
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