International News

Shoppers see little point in loyalty

BBC - 4 hours 12 min ago
As rewards are reduced, and customers shop around for a good deal, are we seeing the death of the loyalty card?

VIDEO: What the British can learn from US debates

BBC - 4 hours 15 min ago
America has a long history of televised debates. Ahead of Thursday's seven-strong debate in the UK election campaign, here's what the Brits could learn.

Blood test for Down's syndrome hailed

BBC - 5 hours 4 min ago
Testing a pregnant woman's blood for disorders in her unborn child promises 'dramatic' advances in medicine, say researchers.

Kraft accused of wheat price fixing

BBC - 5 hours 18 min ago
US food giant Kraft is being accused by US watchdog the Commodities and Futures Commission of manipulating the price of wheat.

Kane wants U21 Euros spot - Hodgson

BBC - 5 hours 42 min ago
England boss Roy Hodgson says in-form striker Harry Kane wants to play for the Under-21s at the European Championships.

Four dead in Mexico oil rig blaze

BBC - 5 hours 48 min ago
An oil rig in Mexico is engulfed in flames after fire breaks out in a pump room, killing four and forcing workers to jump into the sea.

US senator charged with corruption

BBC - 5 hours 53 min ago
US Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, is accused of using his influence to illegally benefit his long time friend, an eye doctor from Florida.

McDonald's to raise pay for US staff

BBC - 6 hours 3 min ago
The fast-food giant McDonald's says it will raise the pay of more than 90,000 US employees to at least $1 above the legal minimum wage.

VIDEO: Snowden's smashed laptop goes on show

BBC - 6 hours 8 min ago
The laptop used to store top-secret documents leaked by National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden has gone on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Williams makes semis with 700th win

BBC - 7 hours 1 min ago
Serena Williams wins the 700th match of her career to reach the Miami Open semi-finals with victory over Sabine Lisicki.

Terrorists training in rural Wales

BBC - 8 hours 37 min ago
Rural areas of Wales have been used by terrorists for training, say police.

California imposes water limits

BBC - 8 hours 51 min ago
The governor of California has created the state's mandatory water reduction orders, following a historic drought.

Iraq forces declare Tikrit 'victory'

BBC - 8 hours 56 min ago
The Iraqi government declares what it says is a "magnificent victory" over Islamic State militants in the city of Tikrit after a month-long siege.

Mediterranean 'accumulating plastic'

BBC - 9 hours 1 min ago
Large quantities of plastic debris are building up in the Mediterranean Sea, say scientists.

Ratchet boots make walking 7% easier

BBC - 9 hours 2 min ago
Engineers create unpowered exoskeleton "boots" that use a spring and a ratchet to make human walking 7% more efficient.

Brook to fight twice this summer

BBC - 9 hours 18 min ago
Britain's Kell Brook wants to defend his IBF world welterweight title by the end of May in the first of two summer bouts.

VIDEO: Watch jockey Lewis Ferguson's spectacular fall

BBC - 9 hours 18 min ago
Jockey Lewis Ferguson survives a spectacular fall from favourite Merrion Square at Wincanton.

Heads not 'counter-terror experts'

BBC - 9 hours 27 min ago
Head teachers say they cannot be expected to "conduct surveillance" on young people, after warnings that more might travel to Syria during the school holidays.

Cautious campaign won't break stalemate

BBC - 9 hours 46 min ago
Both main parties seem reluctant to rock the boat, writes Laura Kuenssberg - but will the cautious approach achieve a breakthrough?

Britons held on Turkey-Syria border

BBC - 9 hours 48 min ago
Nine British nationals have been seized by Turkish authorities after trying to illegally enter Syria, armed forces in the country say.