International News

Commuter clocks up £1k delay claims

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 22:04
A commuter photographs the £1,090-worth of train delay compensation vouchers he received in 2014 to show problems on the route.

Care revamp 'lessons to be learnt'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 22:03
A shake-up of home care services in Powys ran into difficulty because of problems including poor communication and staffing issues, a review says.

VIDEO: New rules cap payday loan charges

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 22:00
A cap on the cost of payday loans enforced by the Financial Conduct Authority has now come into effect.

Boys held over seaside resort murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 21:36
Two teenagers are arrested on suspicion of murder after a 52-year-old man found unconscious in Blackpool dies.

VIDEO: Sisi urged to free al-Jazeera's Greste

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 21:23
The brothers of the jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste say they hope to see him deported back to Australia rather than face retrial.

China diplomat in corruption probe

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 21:18
Zhang Kunsheng has become the highest ranking Chinese diplomat to be investigated for suspected corruption, state media report.

VIDEO: Most cancers 'bad luck' says US study

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 21:15
New research suggests most types of cancer are the result of bad luck, rather than an unhealthy lifestyle or genetic factors.

Shots are fired at house in town

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 21:15
A number of shots are fired through the rear window of a house in Omagh, County Tyrone.

VIDEO: Migrant ship drifting off Italy

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 21:10
The Italian coastguard is co-ordinating a rescue operation for a merchant ship adrift off the south-east coast of Italy with at least 400 migrants on board.

Macau revenue sees first yearly fall

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 20:57
Gambling revenue in the world's biggest gaming hub, Macau, falls for the first time on an annual basis since casinos were liberalised there in 2001.

Former NY Governor Mario Cuomo dies

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 20:15
Former Democratic Governor of New York Mario Cuomo dies just before his son Andrew is inaugurated as governor for a second term, family sources say.

In pictures: Special stamps

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 19:40
Royal Mail is celebrating 50 years of its special stamps programme by launching a website showing all 2,663 designs.

The year 2014 in vital statistics

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 19:23
The key numbers of the year for 2014

10 years of Freedom of Information

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 19:06
10 things revealed because of the Freedom of Information Act

AirAsia underwater search to begin

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 19:00
The search for AirAsia flight QZ8510 which crashed into the sea on Sunday is to move underwater, with the arrival of specialist equipment.

VIDEO: Lily Cole's social network ambition

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 18:47
Lily Cole's mission to turn social networking into worldwide sharing

Balls: Tories cede 'centre ground'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 18:26
The Conservative Party has "lurched to the right" and ceded the "centre ground" of politics to Labour, claims shadow chancellor Ed Balls.

Cuba arrests protesting activists

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 18:03
Cuban dissidents say police have arrested a group of political activists who were protesting outside a jail in the capital, Havana.

Egypt leader urged to free reporter

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 17:10
The two brothers of jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste say that they will push for the Egyptian president to release him by decree.

Television in 2015: A look-ahead

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 16:17
Lizo Mzimba previews the year's small-screen must-sees