International News

Cellar slave girl to receive £100,000

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 11:03
A deaf girl from Pakistan kept as a slave for nine years by a millionaire couple from Salford is to receive £100,000 in compensation.

US 'hid Iraq chemical incidents'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 10:24
The Pentagon withheld details of incidents where soldiers were wounded by abandoned chemical weapons in Iraq in 2004-11, a US newspaper says.

Air raids and clashes hit Benghazi

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 09:54
Gunfire and air strikes rock Libya's second city, Benghazi, amid an offensive to drive out Islamist militias.

Charity refuses Ashya cash request

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 09:29
A charity that received donations to pay for treatment for five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King says it will not give money to the boy's family.

VIDEO: How to wear an Ebola protection suit

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 09:22
The BBC's Alastair Leithead visited the National Biocontainment Training Centre in Galveston, Texas to try on a bio-hazard suit and see just how hard it is to guarantee the safety of Ebola doctors and nurses.

Ditch 'Blu Tack' funding system

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 09:16
First Minister Carwyn Jones calls for a new funding system for Welsh public services to replace a "Blu Tack and cardboard" formula devised in the 1970s.

VIDEO: Mrs Clooney on marriage and marbles

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 09:04
The new wife of Hollywood star George Clooney, lawyer Amal Clooney, has had talks with Greek PM Antonis Samaras as part of a campaign to return the Parthenon sculptures from Britain.

Promote British values, schools told

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 08:28
Schools should not shy away from promoting "fundamental British values" to their pupils, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

Rebels clash with al-Qaeda in Yemen

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 08:27
Shia Houthi rebels and al-Qaeda militants engage in heavy fighting in southern Yemen, as the rebels seek to expand the territory under their control.

Dutch bikers join fight against IS

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 08:25
Three members of a Dutch motorcycle club with military backgrounds have gone to Iraq to help Kurds fighting Islamic State, a fellow biker confirms.

Google readies Android Lollipop

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 08:01
Google announces that Android Lollipop, the next version of its mobile operating system, will be released on Friday.

Government concern at ticket costs

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 08:00
Sports minister Helen Grant tells the BBC that football clubs must not take fans for granted by charging high ticket prices.

VIDEO: Bono sorry for free album download

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 07:28
U2 frontman Bono has said sorry after their latest album was automatically added to the libraries of all iTunes users around the world

Lib Dem MP Browne to stand down

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 07:19
Liberal Democrat MP and former minister Jeremy Browne announces he will stand down at the next general election.

Day in pictures: 15 October

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 07:12
24 hours of news images: 15 October

UK's hot and cold labour market

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 06:54
What the seemingly contradictory unemployment data tells us

UK unemployment falls below 2m

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 06:29
UK unemployment fell by 154,000 in the three months to the end of August to 1.97 million, the first time it has been below two million since 2008.

VIDEO: Crack appears in plane cabin

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 04:58
An American Airlines flight heading from San Francisco to Dallas made an emergency landing after the cabin's wall panels cracked loose.

VIDEO: Can Google Glass be addictive?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 04:28
Scientists say they have treated a man for internet addiction disorder, allegedly brought on by over use of Google Glass - Rory Cellan-Jones gives his reaction.

VIDEO: Secret tape puts minister in hot water

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 04:21
A welfare minister says a small group of people are "not worth the full wage" and could be paid £2 an hour.