International News

Burundi prepares for election result

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 22:20
Votes are being counted in Burundi, where there is tension over President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to stand for a third consecutive term.

VIDEO: 'I can't believe you're leaving before me'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 22:19
President Obama makes his final appearance on Comedy Central's The Daily Show hosted by Jon Stewart, who retires on 6 August.

Depay scores first Man Utd goal

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 22:17
Memphis Depay scores his first Manchester United goal in a 3-1 pre-season win over MLS side San Jose Earthquakes.

Minaj and Swift in row over award

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 21:50
How Nicki Minaj's MTV Awards 'snub' led to a Twitter row

VIDEO: 'Oldest' Koran found in Birmingham

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 21:42
What may be the world's oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham.

£4.5m fund for brain research centre

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 21:41
New centre of excellence for brain research at Cardiff University receives £4.5m boost from the EU.

Hospital's waiting list rises by 75%

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 21:31
There has been a 75% rise in the number of patients waiting for appointments at Belfast's Musgrave Park Hospital over the past two years, the BBC learns.

Hotel numbers up for start of 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 21:24
Occupancy rates in hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts and self-catering units rise in the first five months of 2015.

'Massive' online child abuse problem

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 21:14
Urgent action is needed to stop child abuse appearing online as the scale of the problem is massive, the head of the NSPCC in Wales says.

Warning over prison smoking ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 21:00
Banning smoking in prisons in England and Wales could make them more unstable, the Prison Governors Association warns.

'More investment needed' in NHS

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 20:49
There should be substantial new investment in the NHS in England, two think tanks say.

World's deepest 'space' pool plan

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 20:30
A university is in "exploratory discussions" on plans to build the world's deepest swimming pool for spaceflight and human endurance research.

Illegal downloads 'rife in Australia'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 19:19
Nearly half of Australia's digital users illegally download movies, TV shows and music on a regular basis, a government survey finds.

Huawei smartphones sales jump 39%

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 19:00
Chinese tech giant Huawei says its global smartphone sales jumped by 39% in the first half of the year.

VIDEO: Heat wave hits south-east US

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 18:46
A passer-by in Kansas City smashes a car window to release a child as soaring temperatures cause problems across the south-east United States.

Myanmar editors fined for defamation

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 18:10
A Myanmar court fines two journalists 1 million kyat ($800; £514) after finding them guilty of defaming the president, but rights groups condemn the move.

Picturing England

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 17:59
Images from the photographic archive of Historic England on show at Birmingham Library.

What difference are women bishops making?

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 17:53
What difference are women bishops making?

The woman who doesn't accept her disability

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 17:40
The disabled woman who told her husband to leave her

US novelist EL Doctorow dies at 84

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 17:34
EL Doctorow - critically acclaimed author of novels such as Ragtime and Billy Bathgate - has died aged 84 in New York, his son says.