International News

Bercow defends £31,400 travel expenses

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:36
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow defends claiming £31,400 in annual accommodation and travel expenses amid criticism.

Turkey vows to continue IS campaign

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:34
Turkey's government vows to continue targeting Islamic State militants, after launching air strikes against their positions in Syria.

Mundell opens foodbank amid protests

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:27
Scotland's only Conservative MP has opened a foodbank in Dumfries as anti-austerity campaigners protested outside.

Ministers refuse rail warning release

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:20
The Department for Transport refuses to release a document that shows the scale of delays and cost overruns in major rail upgrades.

Answers sought on MSP spying policy

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:09
Nicola Sturgeon has written to David Cameron seeking urgent assurances that the UK's intelligence agencies are not spying on MSPs.

Lonmin shares fall on 6,000 jobs cuts

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:06
Shares in UK mining firm Lonmin plunge as its announces 6,000 jobs cuts in South Africa as it scales back its operations due to the falling price of platinum.

'Dark web' drug dealer is jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:03
A 29-year-old man from Ceredigion is jailed for two years after admitting 'dark web' drugs offences.

Two Britons 'dead in Austria crash'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:03
Two British men die after their car falls 1,000ft off a mountain road in Austria, according to reports.

'Shot put more exciting than 100m'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:43
Sprinter Kim Collins says 100m rivals who "duck and hide" from each other are "killing" the event.

Nigeria reaches polio-free landmark

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:34
Nigeria makes a vital step towards being declared polio free in 2017, after marking a year without a recorded case of the disease.

Pakistan urged not to hang ill man

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:34
Human Rights Watch urges Pakistan not to execute a man it says suffers from severe paranoid schizophrenia.

Swansea uni management dean resigns

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:33
The dean of Swansea University's School of Management steps down from his role with immediate effect.

VIDEO: Mending India's broken down bikes

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:32
When people want their broken down motorbikes and scooters mended in India, many go to a mechanic. But one firm is trying to encourage the two-wheeler specialist market.

Gamers face tournament drug tests

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:21
The world's biggest video game tournament company launches an anti-doping scheme, after a top player admits taking a performance-enhancing drug.

VIDEO: Lorries queuing in Operation Stack

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:06
A huge number of lorries queued on the M20 in Kent overnight as part of Operation Stack.

VIDEO: Making medicine in a man's world

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:03
The BBC meets one woman running her own manufacturing plant near the city of Pune. Satya Vadlamani is the managing director of Murli Krishna Pharma.

UK box office up by 10% in 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:51
The UK box office sees a 10% rise in ticket sales in the first half of the year, compared to the same period in 2014.

Nile 'party boat' death toll rises

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:51
The death toll from a boat crash on the River Nile in Egypt rises to 29, as the search for more bodies continues.

Teams face World Cup qualifying draw

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:49
The draw for the 2018 World Cup qualification campaign will take place in the Russian city of St Petersburg on Saturday.

Visa attacks Fifa's 'standards'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:45
Visa's chief executive has lambasted Fifa for "not living up to standards" and "lack of awareness" of the seriousness of charges of corruption against it.