International News

Virtual reality takes to the sky

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 02:43
Qantas becomes first airline to offer passengers in-flight entertainment via a virtual reality headset.

Mum told to clear daughter's grave

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 02:33
A grieving mother starts a petition after she is told to remove all the decorations from the grave of her daughter.

Italy leaders wrangle over president

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 02:29
Italy's political leaders try to agree on candidates as parliament prepares to vote for a new president to replace Giorgio Napolitano.

Armitage questioned by French police

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 02:27
Toulon's English flanker Steffon Armitage and team-mate Xavier Chiocci are questioned by French police over an alleged assault.

PM ludicrous over TV debates - Clegg

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 02:16
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg criticises David Cameron's "ludicrous" tactics over the proposed televised election debates.

Eight-year-old boy died of scurvy

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 02:06
An eight-year-old boy from Pembrokeshire died of scurvy, a coroner says.

Kasabian: Brits snub was a conspiracy

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 01:58
Sergio Pizzorno says Kasabian have been the victims of a "conspiracy" after not receiving a single Brit nomination.

Ivorian unit to hunt child killers

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 01:55
Police in Ivory Coast set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual killings of children and to patrol areas near schools.

Postman suspended over terror arrest

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 01:34
A postman from Cardiff has been suspended from his job, following his arrest on suspicion of a terrorism offence, BBC Wales understands.

Malaysia declares MH370 an accident

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 01:33
Malaysia officially declares disappearance of plane in Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.

Airport suspends flights due to snow

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 01:32
Heavy snowfall forces flights at Manchester Airport to be suspended as wintry weather disrupts travel across northern England.

Hezbollah 'wants no Israel conflict'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 01:27
Israel says it has received a message from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah indicating it opposes military escalation after lethal border clashes.

Terror suspect extradition 'legal'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 01:24
The extradition of British terror suspect Haroon Aswat to the United States was lawful, European Court of Human Rights judges rule.

Pace of house price growth slowing

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 01:21
House price inflation is continuing to slow, according to the latest results from two leading surveys.

Nessie to feature in ad campaign

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 01:20
The Loch Ness Monster is to take centre stage in a new £2m advertising campaign aimed at promoting the Loch Ness area to foreign visitors.

Female Muslim converts drawn to Islamic State

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 01:16
Western women drawn to join Islamic State militants are often young converts, with limited knowledge of Islamic teachings and a paradoxical love of Western culture.

South Sudan's leader 'falls ill'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 01:14
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is rushed to hospital in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, after becoming ill, an official tells the BBC.

Thorn Birds author McCullough dies

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 00:57
Australian author Colleen McCullough, best known for her novel The Thorn Birds, dies aged 77.

Hazare to campaign against India PM

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 00:54
Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare is to launch a campaign against the government, three years after his hunger strike drew global attention.

VIDEO: Measles outbreak blamed on parents

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 00:44
The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.