International News

Woman told to remove house stripes

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:43
A woman in Kensington is told to remove the red and white stripes she had painted on her house in protest over a rejected planning application.

Why did Baltimore burn?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:22
Take away the towering downtown, the waterfront and other affluent enclaves and Baltimore suddenly looks a lot like Ferguson, Missouri - poor, harassed and angry.

Amazon: 1% of trees store 50% carbon

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:14
About 1% of all the tree species in the Amazon rainforest account for half of the carbon locked in the region, a study estimates.

British stars bolster Tony nominees

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:11
British stars Carey Mulligan, Ruth Wilson and Dame Helen Mirren are all in the running for best actress at the Tony Awards.

Afghanistan landslide buries village

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:11
At least 52 people, mostly women and children, are killed in north-east Afghanistan after a landslide sweeps through a village cut off by winter snow.

EU's Juncker seeks 'fair deal' for UK

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:04
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he wants a "fair deal" for the UK and does not rule out EU treaty change.

Diet swap study shows junk food harm

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:03
A two-week diet swap experiment hints at just how damaging a junk food diet might be to our guts.

Labour 'will renew four Trident subs'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:01
Labour is committed to renewing four nuclear submarines after the general election, the party's defence spokesperson tells a BBC debate.

Yahoo tests ears as phone ID system

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 06:48
Yahoo Labs develops a way of identifying smartphone owners by their ears, fists and palms.

Court orders libel payout for McCanns

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 06:48
A Portuguese court awards the parents of missing Madeleine McCann damages of £357,000 after a libel trial.

Iran 'seizes' American cargo ship

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 06:45
The Iranian navy seizes a US cargo ship and escorts it to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, media reports say.

Warning over garden bonfire safety

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 06:23
Carmarthenshire residents are warned about garden bonfires after a fire got out of control in Burry Port on Monday.

McIlroy handed all-US WGC draw

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 06:23
Rory McIlroy is drawn against a trio of United States players in the World Golf Championships Matchplay event.

Election 2015 in pictures: 28 April

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 06:18
Images from the campaign trail: 28 April

VIDEO: Live: Ed Miliband campaign speech

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 05:53
Labour leader Ed Miliband is giving a campaign speech in south Wales in which he is expected to focus on immigration.

Saudi Arabia 'uncovers IS cell'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 05:51
Saudi Arabia has arrested 93 people suspected of belonging to Islamic State (IS) and foiled several plots, the interior ministry says.

Anger over 'Hottentot Venus' grave

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 05:50
The defacing of the grave in South Africa of a woman who was exhibited in Europe during the 19th Century causes outrage.

Emergency services in telecoms fail

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 05:43
The telephone communication systems used by the police, fire and ambulance services in London failed earlier, it emerges.

Father 'beat daughter to death'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 05:33
An angry father beat his four-year-old daughter to death with "hard sustained persistent hitting," a court hears.

VIDEO: The exodus of Ramadi as IS advance

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 05:32
Iraqi forces and US coalition fighter jets have been battling to stop the advance of Islamic State in Iraq.