International News

Heathrow backed - now it's up to the politicians

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:02
Can David Cameron back down from his 2009 pledge that there would not be a third runway?

VIDEO: Runways report: 'A reasonable solution'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:54
Airports Commission chairman Sir Howard Davies says his report backing a third runway at Heathrow balances the needs of the economy and local communities.

Universities push for higher fees

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:52
Universities are calling for the limit on tuition fees in England to be lifted so that they could rise above the current £9,000 maximum.

Samsung merger still on the table

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:45
A court in South Korea rejects an attempt by US activist investor fund Elliot to stop a shareholder vote on a proposed $8bn merger of two key Samsung Group firms.

VIDEO: Parts of UK to see 35C heatwave

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:43
Temperatures in some parts of the UK are expected to reach 35C today as a heatwave continues to take hold across much of Europe.

Report backs third Heathrow runway

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:43
The Airports Commission backs a third Heathrow runway, saying it will add £147bn in economic growth and 70,000 jobs by 2050.

Immediate mental health review call

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:41
An immediate review of all mental health wards in north Wales is needed, an independent watchdog says.

China passes sweeping security law

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:31
China passes a wide-ranging and controversial new national security law, tightening control of cyber space, religion and other areas.

Scotland to roll out 'Clare's Law'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:24
A trial scheme which allows people to be told if their partners have been violent in the past is to be extended across Scotland.

Man's body found in river search

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:23
A body is found in the River Esk in Cumbria by rescue crews searching for a man who got into difficulties in the water.

Decent childhood 'denied by poverty'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 21:46
Too many children in Wales are being denied a decent childhood because of the "crippling effects" of poverty, the new children's commissioner says.

'Growing concern' over legal highs

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 21:27
A charity warns of growing concerns over the use of so-called legal highs, prompting the launch of a new initiative to tackle the issue.

Schools face rising bills for exams

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 21:20
Post-primary schools in Northern Ireland could pay more to hold exams under new proposals from the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA).

RAF prepares to return Tunisia dead

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 20:57
An RAF plane leaves the UK for Tunisia to begin the repatriation of British tourists killed by a gunman at a beach resort last week.

Beach body ready ad 'not offensive'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 20:47
A weight-loss product advert featuring a bikini-clad model asking "Are you beach body ready?" was not offensive or irresponsible, the watchdog has ruled.

Amnesiac woman in US makes ID plea

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 20:45
A woman, who was found in the US state of California suffering from amnesia and is believed to be Australian, asks for help to find her identity.

England slows down for 'hottest day'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 18:53
England prepares to bask in sunshine as it experiences what could be the hottest day of the year so far.

VIDEO: USA reach final, England hope for final

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 18:47
Catch up with all the best action and the quirkier moments from day 25 of the 2015 Fifa Women's World Cup in Canada.

Argentina 6-1 Paraguay

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 17:37
Argentina thrash Paraguay in their Copa America semi-final to set up a final against tournament hosts Chile on Saturday.

VIDEO: Millennium Development Goals explained

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 17:27
Millennium Development Goals: What are they and how successful have they been?