International News

Man is injured in Armagh explosion

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 07:53
Police say a man is injured following an explosion in Crossmaglen, south Armagh.

India urges calm on deadly swine flu

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 07:53
The Indian health minister urges the public not to panic as the number of deaths so far this year from swine flu passes 900 from 16,000 cases.

'Taser mistake' victim backs review

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 07:45
A blind man who was shot with a stun gun when his white stick was mistaken for a sword backs calls for a review into the use of Tasers.

Power station may close in a year

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 07:37
Longannet power station faces the threat of closure within a year unless the cost of connecting it to the national grid is reduced, BBC Scotland understands.

VIDEO: Astronauts carry out spacewalk at ISS

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 07:30
Astronauts Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts have been carrying out a spacewalk to prepare the International Space Station for an upgrade.

Austria passes Islam law reforms

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 07:19
Parliament in Austria passes a controversial new bill that reforms a century-old law on Islam, despite claims it will treat Muslims unequally.

Stolen artworks returned to Italy

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 07:13
An ancient statuette and an 18th Century painting are returned to Italy, having turned up in New York decades after being stolen.

No prosecutions over bin lorry crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 06:59
There will be no criminal charges as a result of the Glasgow bin lorry crash but a fatal accident inquiry will be held, it has been confirmed.

Prime minister 'degrading' NHS

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 06:57
Staff morale is being damaged by criticisms of the NHS in Wales, a nursing chief tells the prime minister.

VIDEO: Records broken in Gabba thriller

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 06:57
Ireland record the third highest successful run chase in ODI history at Brisbane Cricket Ground as they beat United Arab Emirates by two wickets in a thrilling match.

Netanyahu visit 'destructive' says US

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 06:53
A top adviser to US President Barack Obama warns that the Israeli Prime Minister's decision to address Congress is "destructive" to US-Israel relations.

Analysis: An HIV 'game changer'?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 06:11
James Gallagher asks if we have reached a game-changing moment in HIV?

Is actor Crowe serious about Leeds?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:56
Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe asks his Twitter followers whether it would be a good idea to buy Leeds United.

US high court hears headscarf claim

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:54
The US Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over whether retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim teenager.

King calls musical 'wonderful gift'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:53
Singer-songwriter Carole King calls Beautiful, a tribute musical about her early life, "a wonderful gift" as the show makes its West End debut.

HSBC boss' account: 'no tax purpose'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:52
HSBC group chief executive has told UK Members of Parliament that holding a Swiss bank account through a Panamanian company had "no tax purpose".

Greek government suspends football

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:52
The government of Greece suspends professional football in the country in a crackdown on fan violence.

Postponement of Afcon 2023 'agreed'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:34
Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke says the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will be postponed from January to June to help move the 2022 World Cup.

What MPs do as second jobs

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:30
What MPs do when they are not being MPs

Fears grow for Christians held by IS

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:24
There are fears that more Assyrian Christians were abducted by Islamic State in north-east Syria than at first thought, as fighting in the area rages.