International News

VIDEO: UK Ebola planning 'excellent'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-22 07:15
Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies tells MPs that the UK is well prepared in case of a potential Ebola outbreak.

VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-22 06:56
An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.

Microsoft to phase out Nokia name

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-22 04:44
Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.

Total plane crash driver 'got lost'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-22 03:57
A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie.

Somali teenager 'stoned to death'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-22 03:47
An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.

MEPs back Juncker EU Commission team

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-22 02:48
The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker gets strong backing from MEPs after some tough questioning.

VIDEO: Military reburials for WW1 soldiers

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-22 02:33
A reburial service has been taking place in northern France for 15 British World War One soldiers, exactly one hundred years after they were killed in battle.

Military reburial for WW1 soldier

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 21:42
A soldier from Lancaster who died in World War One is to be reburied in a military cemetery after his remains were found in northern France.

S Korea takes down 'Christmas tree'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 21:42
South Korea demolishes a tower used to construct a Christmas tree near North Korea, but denies the move is conciliatory.

UK 'not deporting enough criminals'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 21:30
The UK's spending watchdog criticises ministers for failing to deport more foreign national offenders - saying performance has barely improved over eight years.

Cities need more power, says study

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 21:27
Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study concludes.

PAC report highlights tenancy fraud

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 21:23
The Department of Social Development has failed to deal properly with a scam operating in social housing, according to a Public Accounts Committee report.

Dementia cash row and coma conman - the papers

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 20:55
Several papers report plans to pay GPs £55 for each diagnosis of dementia they make, while a man who claimed to be in a coma for two years to avoid court also features.

GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 20:35
Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.

US Marine held for Philippine murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 20:22
A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender woman in the Philippines is moved to a Philippine army base, but fails to attend an initial hearing.

VIDEO: Diwali sees Asia retail sales spike

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 19:55
The Hindu festival of Diwali has a big impact on the economies of India and other Asian countries. Sharanjit Leyl reports from Singapore.

UN chief plans Gaza conflict inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 19:54
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.

US probes 'stray Syria air drop'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 19:49
The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.

VIDEO: Swedish bay search for 'foreign sub'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 19:34
Naval vessels searching Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine are focusing on a bay near the capital Stockholm.

US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 18:03
Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.