International News

Nigeria reaches polio-free landmark

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:34
Nigeria makes a vital step towards being declared polio free in 2017, after marking a year without a recorded case of the disease.

Pakistan urged not to hang ill man

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:34
Human Rights Watch urges Pakistan not to execute a man it says suffers from severe paranoid schizophrenia.

Swansea uni management dean resigns

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:33
The dean of Swansea University's School of Management steps down from his role with immediate effect.

VIDEO: Mending India's broken down bikes

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:32
When people want their broken down motorbikes and scooters mended in India, many go to a mechanic. But one firm is trying to encourage the two-wheeler specialist market.

Gamers face tournament drug tests

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:21
The world's biggest video game tournament company launches an anti-doping scheme, after a top player admits taking a performance-enhancing drug.

VIDEO: Lorries queuing in Operation Stack

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:06
A huge number of lorries queued on the M20 in Kent overnight as part of Operation Stack.

VIDEO: Making medicine in a man's world

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:03
The BBC meets one woman running her own manufacturing plant near the city of Pune. Satya Vadlamani is the managing director of Murli Krishna Pharma.

UK box office up by 10% in 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:51
The UK box office sees a 10% rise in ticket sales in the first half of the year, compared to the same period in 2014.

Nile 'party boat' death toll rises

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:51
The death toll from a boat crash on the River Nile in Egypt rises to 29, as the search for more bodies continues.

Teams face World Cup qualifying draw

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:49
The draw for the 2018 World Cup qualification campaign will take place in the Russian city of St Petersburg on Saturday.

Visa attacks Fifa's 'standards'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:45
Visa's chief executive has lambasted Fifa for "not living up to standards" and "lack of awareness" of the seriousness of charges of corruption against it.

The FT and the value of digital news

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:45
In an era of digital disruption to the news industry, with readers and advertisers melting away, one British newspaper has managed to prosper more than most.

VIDEO: How do you do a handstand on a horse?

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:42
The English vaulting champion who is training for the European Games next month said combining her two loves of horses and gymnastics is "second nature".

Iraq Inquiry will need 'extra help'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:35
The Iraq Inquiry will require "additional assistance" from the government to complete its work, its chairman Sir John Chilcot says.

Defiant Obama to speak on gay rights

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:33
US President Obama tells the BBC he will continue to deliver his "blunt message" about gay rights and discrimination on his trip to Kenya and Ethiopia.

Uber sued for £198m in Canada

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:33
Taxi-booking app Uber is hit with £198m joint legal action by taxi drivers in Canada's biggest city Toronto.

Delph off on stretcher on City debut

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:29
Fabian Delph's Manchester City debut ends after 18 minutes as he suffers a hamstring injury against Real Madrid.

VIDEO: Perez unhurt after flipping car

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:12
Sergio Perez escapes unhurt after a scary crash in first practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Lecturer critically ill on Asia trip

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 02:09
A university lecturer based in north Wales is in a critical condition after falling ill during a visit to China.

Hunt for on-the-run thieving vicar

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 01:58
A nationwide hunt is under way for a vicar who went on the run on the day he was convicted of pocketing £24,000 of church fees for weddings and funerals.