International News

Marriage vote 'defeat for humanity'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:02
A landmark vote to allow same-sex marriage in the Republic of Ireland is a "defeat for humanity", a senior Vatican official says.

VIDEO: Pomp and ceremony before Queen's Speech

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:45
Huw Edwards commentates as the Queen arrives to deliver her speech, setting out the plans of the Conservative government.

Bayliss 'turned down England twice'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:42
New England coach Trevor Bayliss turned down the job in 2014 and again last week, says former colleague Geoff Lawson.

Boy, eight, dies playing in cemetery

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:40
An eight year-old boy dies and two 10-year-old boys are injured after an incident at a cemetery in Glasgow.

NI may benefit in Aer Lingus sale

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:38
IAG chief executive Willie Walsh says he wants to continue serving Belfast as the company moves towards a takeover of Aer Lingus

Who can fix Fifa?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:35
As a number of its officials are arrested in a corruption probe, what does the future hold for Fifa?

Government to cut £10bn of red tape

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:22
The Queen's Speech outlines a bill that plans to cut £10bn from business red tape by the end of this Parliament.

Danish PM calls snap June election

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:20
Denmark's prime minister calls an election for 18 June when her centre-left coalition is expected to face tough a challenge from the opposition.

Ex-MP sentenced for teen assaults

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:13
Former Falkirk MP Eric Joyce who was convicted of attacking two teenagers in an "unjustified and unprovoked" assault is sentenced.

Queen's Speech: Bill-by-bill

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:10
The government's legislative agenda for the year ahead has been announced, here's a guide to the bills that featured.

'Metro mayors' able to replace PCCs

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:08
Directly-elected "metro mayors" will be able to undertake the functions of Police and Crime Commissioners in England, under plans included in the Queen's Speech.

In pictures: Edinburgh Fringe poster contest

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:06
Who won? The official poster for the 2015 festival

VIDEO: 'It's a hard time for Fifa'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:02
The Fifa spokesman Walter De Gregorio says it is a "a hard time for Fifa" as twin corruption probes are launched but that it shows Fifa is "on the right track".

'Mediocre' schools intervention plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 02:52
A more rapid intervention for underperforming schools in England has been announced in the Queen's Speech.

New online data terror powers planned

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 02:50
Proposed legislation to give the police stronger powers to "target the online communications" of terrorist suspects is in the Queen's Speech.

Sharapova advances to third round

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 02:47
Defending champion Maria Sharapova beats fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko 6-3 6-1 in the French Open second round.

Child sex abuse loophole to be shut

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 02:47
The UK proposes to punish people who live-stream videos of child abuse over the internet in the same way it does those who offer pre-recorded clips.

Measure to double free childcare

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 02:42
Access to free childcare for three-and-four-year-olds in England is to double to 30 hours a week under measures announced in the Queen's Speech.

Crew flee ship amid N Sea blast fears

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 02:13
A crew abandons a container ship a few miles off the German coast amid fears that its cargo of fertiliser could explode.

Carmichael gets local party backing

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:51
Alistair Carmichael receives the backing of his local party in the Shetlands amid calls for him to resign as an MP.