International News

VIDEO: Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkeys

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 12:49
Barack Obama carries out the annual White House tradition of pardoning two turkeys, preventing them from becoming Thanksgiving dinner.

VIDEO: Magazine for drug users goes on sale

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 12:37
A magazine which allows drug users to make money to fund their habit has gone on sale in east London.

Stolen strong painkillers seized

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 12:24
A substantial amount of high-strength prescription painkillers, believed to be stolen, are recovered by police in County Armagh.

VIDEO: Understanding America's 'ugliest accent'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 12:12
Which US state do Americans love to bash?

Gleision deaths public inquiry call

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 12:11
The parents of one of the four miners killed in the Gleision mine disaster have called for a public inquiry into the incident.

Spain minister resigns over scandal

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 12:04
Health minister Ana Mato resigns amid a court investigation into a massive corruption scandal over illegal payments in Spain.

Football broadcaster Montford dies

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 12:02
Former Scottish football broadcaster Arthur Montford, best known for STV's Scotsport programme, has died aged 85.

Commission to urge Scottish tax power

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 11:53
The commission on devolving powers to the Scottish Parliament is to recommend full control over income tax rates and bands, the BBC understands.

US police release boy shooting tapes

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 11:40
A 12-year-old shot and fatally wounded by police in the US city of Cleveland was told to show his hands three times before officers opened fire, say officials.

VIDEO: Should payday loan ads air before 9pm?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 11:37
Payday loan advertising could be banned before the 9pm watershed after the government is asked to review the timings of the adverts.

AUDIO: Drunk honeymooner 'sorry', says brother

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 11:26
A honeymooner who was taken off a flight in Bermuda after becoming drunk is 'sorry and ashamed', says his brother.

Can Barbie conquer China?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 11:22
Can the doll make it in China at the second attempt?

Tennis star Andy Murray gets engaged

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 10:54
Tennis star Andy Murray has got engaged to his long-term girlfriend Kim Sears, his agent has confirmed.

Moeen electrifies England but batting problems remain

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 10:54
Moeen Ali’s bold style of cricket lifts England but the team also needs to play smarter cricket, says analyst Simon Hughes.

Richard III reburial appeal starts

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 10:48
A public appeal to raise part of the £2.5m cost of the reinterment of Richard III is launched.

Police 'chased autistic man for fun'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 09:34
Two police officers chased an autistic man for "fun" before one attacked him, a court hears.

Huge cocaine haul found in furniture

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 09:33
Police discover one of the biggest amounts of cocaine ever found in Northern Ireland in a delivery of furniture.

'Fewer adults in higher education'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 09:31
The number of adults in further education in England fell after they were required to borrow to pay for their courses, official data suggests.

Twins become fathers on same day

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 09:26
Twin brothers beat 'odds of 150,000/1' and become fathers of baby boys within hours of each other at the same hospital.

Gangster Frankie Fraser dies aged 90

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 09:21
The criminal and contemporary of the Kray twins, "Mad" Frankie Fraser, has died aged 90 in hospital, former associate Eddie Richardson confirms.