International News

Fifa investigator Garcia resigns

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 07:05
Fifa's independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigns in protest over the handling of his World Cup bidding report.

McCoist remains Rangers manager

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 07:03
Ally McCoist remains manager of Rangers after a meeting with board members despite having handed in his notice.

Parties' EU election spend revealed

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 07:00
UKIP spent almost as much as the Conservatives at this year's European elections - while the Lib Dems outspent Labour, Electoral Commission figures show.

Ben Haenow heading for number one

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:59
Ben Haenow is heading for Christmas number one as he increases his lead in the midweek charts, just three days after winning the X Factor.

The legal confusion over perpendicular parking

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:56
Is it legal to park at a right angle to the kerb?

Machete double killer jailed for life

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:53
A man who beat his ex-partner to death with a machete, hammer and screwdriver and slit his baby daughter's throat is convicted of murder.

Castrogiovanni punished for rant

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:47
Toulon's Martin Castrogiovanni is fined and given a suspended ban for his rant to the media.

How many attacks on schools around the world?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:45
There have been almost 10,000 attacks on education in recent years

The surprising calm emerging from Russia's rouble crisis

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:41
The surprising calm emerging from the rouble crisis

US and Cuba seek to normalise ties

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:35
US and Cuba are to start talks to normalise diplomatic ties in a historic shift in relations, US administration officials say.

Historical abuse inquiry announced

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:18
The Scottish government announces a statutory public inquiry into the historical sex abuse of children in care.

Royal Assent for Wales tax powers

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:10
A bill that hands tax-raising powers to the Welsh government has received Royal Assent and become law.

Government to sell more Lloyds shares

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:03
The government announces that it is to sell more of its shares in Lloyds Banking Group

VIDEO: Glitter woes for Royal Mail sorters

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:01
Glitter from Christmas cards is threatening to clog up the Royal Mail's sorting machines on the busiest postal day of the year.

VIDEO: 'Bubbly' Santa drives festive cheer

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 05:46
A retired telephone engineer says he has given some festive cheer to shoppers in Norfolk after adding a giant Santa hat to his bright red vintage bubble car.

Curfew breach for answering the door

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 05:41
A north Wales man breaches a court-imposed curfew by going to his front door to collect his shopping.

A guide to the Sony Pictures hack

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 05:38
Why is Hollywood under cyber attack?

Legal battles after fighting ends

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 05:27
How legal worries are impacting decisions on the battlefield

VIDEO: Mass tango for Pope's birthday

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 05:25
Hundreds of mainly elderly couples have performed a Tango in St Peter's Square in Rome to mark the seventy-eighth birthday of Pope Francis.

Sharif vow to end Pakistan terrorism

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 05:22
Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif vows to rid his country of terrorism after a Taliban attack at a school in Peshawar killed 141 people, mostly children.