International News

'No diversity quota' for EastEnders

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:40
EastEnders boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins says he will not bring minority characters into the BBC soap just to fulfil diversity quotas.

Froch vacates IBF world title

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:39
Carl Froch vacates his IBF super-middleweight belt, and avoids a fight against mandatory challenger James DeGale.

UN Gaza probe head quits over 'bias'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:35
The head of a UN inquiry into last year's conflict in Gaza resigns amid Israeli allegations of bias over his former work with the PLO.

Russian pilots kidnapped in Darfur

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:29
Two Russian pilots working for UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region have been kidnapped, Russia says.

Google and Uber may become rivals

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:18
Uber announces plans to research driverless cars while a report claims Google is considering launching a lift-hailing service

Web rallies around walking commuter

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:11
Donations flood in for a Detroit, Michigan, man who walks 21 miles as part of his daily commute after a newspaper tells his story.

Drug-delivery engineer wins £1m prize

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:59
A pioneer of medical technologies that have benefited millions of people is the latest winner of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

Lost chunk of historic computer found

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:59
Efforts to recreate one of the earliest computers are aided by the recovery of a part of the original machine, which had been bought to create bookshelves.

President requests $18.5bn for Nasa

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:52
US President Obama seeks to raise funding for Nasa in the Federal Year 2016 to $18.5bn (£12.3bn).

Bad hospital report 'had 300 errors'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:47
A damming report of a privately-run hospital that is due to be returned to the NHS contained 300 factual errors, its chief executive says.

Outrage at French 'no Jews' job ad

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:45
An advert for a job in graphic design in France is withdrawn after complaints about a clause stipulating "not Jewish".

French police arrest terror suspects

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:35
Terror raids in Paris and Lyon lead to the arrest of eight men suspected of recruiting fighters for Islamist militants in Syria.

HS2 Bill tackles the nitty-gritty

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:31
Members of the public put their concerns over HS2 to MPs

VIDEO: Footage exposes abattoir cruelty

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:31
One man has been sacked and three others have had their operating licences suspended after hidden cameras filmed alleged mistreatment of animals at a North Yorkshire slaughterhouse.

Litvinenko 'did not poison himself'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:24
Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko did not accidentally kill himself after handling nuclear material, his widow tells the inquiry into his death.

Too much jogging is 'unhealthy'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:20
Too much jogging may be as bad for you as not putting on your running shoes at all, a report in the journal of the American College of Cardiology says.

Uni a 'disaster' for many youngsters

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:11
Sending young people to university is a "disaster" for those who are more suited to apprenticeships, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says.

In pictures: UK snow 3 February 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:07
Parts of UK wake up to blanket of snow

VIDEO: Plan to lift huge oil platform by boat

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 01:47
Shell is proposing a plan to lift the entire Brent Delta platform, one of the North Sea's original, onto ships for dismantling at a dry dock.

'Satanic capital' claims dismissed

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 01:46
Satanists dismiss claims that a Derbyshire district is a "hotbed of Satanism" or the "Satanic capital of Britain".