International News

French troops free Mali aid workers

BBC - 10 min 56 sec ago
French troops in Mali free five aid workers who were kidnapped in the north of the country by suspected Islamist militants in February.

'Most Earth-like planet yet' found

BBC - 58 min 38 sec ago
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.

Rodgers hopeful on Sturridge return

BBC - 58 min 57 sec ago
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says striker Daniel Sturridge is likely to make a quick return from a hamstring injury

Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed

BBC - 1 hour 2 min ago
A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.

Female MPs shunning PMQs - Bercow

BBC - 1 hour 9 min ago
Some female MPs have stopped attending Prime Minister's Questions because it is so "bad", says Speaker John Bercow.

Robson out of French Open & Wimbledon

BBC - 1 hour 14 min ago
Britain's Laura Robson confirms she will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having minor wrist surgery.

VIDEO: PMQs 'so bad' female MPs avoid it

BBC - 1 hour 24 min ago
The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has said several seasoned female MPs have told him the weekly Prime Minister's Questions is so rowdy they no longer take part.

Lucas cleared over fracking protest

BBC - 1 hour 45 min ago
Green MP Caroline Lucas and four co-defendants are cleared of obstructing a public highway during an anti-fracking protest in Balcombe, West Sussex.

Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis

BBC - 1 hour 46 min ago
Russia, the US and the European Union say that all sides have agreed to steps to "de-escalate" the crisis in Ukraine at talks in Geneva.

Police rubber bullets found by road

BBC - 2 hours 12 min ago
Cumbria Police reviews its security measures after a bag of the force's rubber bullets is found on a traffic island.

Abu Hamza 'used cover of religion'

BBC - 2 hours 16 min ago
A radical cleric extradited from the UK "used the cover of religion" to hide his part in a global terror campaign, a prosecutor in New York says.

Bus operator to axe 14 services

BBC - 2 hours 18 min ago
The biggest bus operator in Wales announces it will axe 14 services and reduce eight others as it cuts its fleet by 10%.

Weather blights S Korea ferry search

BBC - 2 hours 30 min ago
Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for about 280 people missing after a South Korean ferry sank.

Pensioners could get death estimate

BBC - 2 hours 32 min ago
Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.

VIDEO: S Korea ferry boss admits 'grave sin'

BBC - 2 hours 38 min ago
The president of the company that operated the South Korean ferry that sank with 475 people on board has said executives have committed a "grave sin".

It's getting mighty crowded

BBC - 2 hours 46 min ago
Parents face tough time getting primary school places

EU green light for UK carbon project

BBC - 2 hours 51 min ago
A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.

'I'll play it out until the song is over'

BBC - 3 hours 2 min ago
Boxing's oldest world champion Bernard Hopkins talks metaphysics, prison, chess and delusion - and why he's not ready to quit

Parents seek Nigeria kidnap girls

BBC - 3 hours 3 min ago
The parents of some of the girls abducted from their school in north-east Nigeria head into the forests in a dangerous search for their daughters.

Lambert 'can't discuss suspensions'

BBC - 3 hours 13 min ago
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says he is unable to talk about why two members of his coaching staff have been suspended.

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