International News

US banks pass first 'stress test'

BBC - 1 hour 10 min ago
All 31 US banks have passed the first hurdle in the Federal Reserve's latest round of annual "stress tests" to see how they would cope in the next economic crisis.

Could Manchester pioneers save NHS?

BBC - 1 hour 19 min ago
Greater Manchester is to take control of its health budget from April. Richard Humphries, of the King's Fund, asks if this could be the answer to the NHS's problems.

Fears over UK Sunni-Shia divide

BBC - 1 hour 20 min ago
Sunni and Shia Muslims have co-existed in peace in the UK in the past, says Caroline Wyatt - but there are concerns about growing tensions.

Dramatising dementia

BBC - 1 hour 24 min ago
How do you make a drama about dementia?

The strange things in Ladybird Books

BBC - 1 hour 24 min ago
The often strange world view of Ladybird Books

Broken dreams for woman forced to flee IS-held Syria

BBC - 1 hour 24 min ago
How IS fighter's tip-off led to narrow escape for Syrian woman

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - 1 hour 25 min ago
Who hasn't banned selfie sticks yet?

The man who posted himself to Australia

BBC - 1 hour 27 min ago
The man who posted himself to the other side of the world

VIDEO: Child star with Down's syndrome back on TV

BBC - 1 hour 35 min ago
Child TV star with Down's syndrome on life away from home

VIDEO: Can marketing change your vote?

BBC - 1 hour 35 min ago
Can the right packaging change your vote?

Parking grace period and debates row

BBC - 1 hour 47 min ago
An announcement that drivers will get a period of grace before a parking ticket is issued and the row surrounding the election debates provide a focus for Friday's front pages.

Dawn probe set for Ceres arrival

BBC - 1 hour 51 min ago
In the next few hours, the American space agency's Dawn satellite will go into orbit around Ceres, the largest object in the Solar System between Mars and Jupiter.

Science 'squeezed out of primaries'

BBC - 1 hour 51 min ago
Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.

End 'fixation' with A&E wait target

BBC - 1 hour 57 min ago
The four-hour A&E target should be downgraded as its distorting priorities, experts say.

UK 'needs action' on driverless cars

BBC - 2 hours 23 min ago
The government needs to work out how driverless cars will be introduced onto UK roads, an influential group of MPs has said.

Harrison Ford hurt in LA plane crash

BBC - 2 hours 44 min ago
US actor Harrison Ford is injured in a small plane crash in Los Angeles, US media report.

VIDEO: Plane skids off New York runway

BBC - 2 hours 45 min ago
A passenger airliner has skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York City, as a major winter storm bore down on a large part of the US.

Fifa ethics boss 'won't take orders'

BBC - 2 hours 58 min ago
Fifa's new ethics chief Cornel Borbely says "nobody will interfere" with his task of tackling corruption.

The legend's sister who beat the men

BBC - 3 hours 18 min ago
Pat Moss: The F1 legend's sister who beat the men

VIDEO: Elderly, widowed, her home destroyed

BBC - 3 hours 30 min ago
There is little relief for civilians caught up in the conflict in Ukraine, as Fergal Keane reports.