International News

Former head 'obsessed by spanking'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 06:43
A former head master "obsessed with spanking" carried out sex attacks at a Norfolk school, a court is told.

Berdych favourite for final - Murray

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 06:32
Andy Murray says his ex-coach helping Tomas Berdych gives the Czech a big advantage in their Australian Open semi-final.

Injured Farrell to miss Six Nations

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 06:17
England fly-half Owen Farrell is ruled out of the entire Six Nations with a knee injury.

VIDEO: Attenborough's Paradise Birds

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 06:16
Sir David Attenborough's lifelong passion for birds of paradise

Two men charged with 1991 murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 06:04
Two men are charged with abducting and murdering 18-year-old Nicola Payne who went missing from Coventry in 1991.

Stone Roses star 'shown gay porn'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 05:59
The Stone Roses singer Ian Brown tells a court his former teacher Fred Talbot showed pupils what he later realised was "probably a gay porn film".

Revived 'snoopers' charter' shelved

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 05:52
An attempt to bring back the controversial measures is dropped, but peers demand to see the government's private draft of new legislation instead.

Tate reveals BP sponsorship figures

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 05:07
Tate reveals oil giant BP donated £3.8m to its galleries as part of its sponsorship deal over the past 17 years.

VIDEO: Cars are brought off Hoegh Osaka

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 05:05
Land Rovers, Minis and Jaguars are being brought off the Hoegh Osaka, which is now docked in Southampton.

Rail passenger satisfaction falls

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:59
A survey of 27,000 rail passengers found 81% were satisfied with the service last year, compared with 83% in 2013.

Planet hosts giant ring system

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:53
Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.

Key milestone for new Forth crossing

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:48
The three main towers of the new Queensferry Crossing over the Forth reach their halfway point marking a key milestone in the project.

Mark Strong honoured for Miller role

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:46
Actor Mark Strong has been honoured his lead role in a play that lured him back to the theatre after 12 years in movie roles.

Web attacks 'growing' in volume

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:39
Hacktivists and angry gamers are becoming the main users of net attacks that knock sites offline by bombarding them with data, suggests a report

The perils of 'taboo' gifts

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:37
Which presents can cause offence?

Norfolk schools inspections 'fair'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:33
There is no evidence that three Norfolk academies had unfair advance notice of Ofsted inspections, an independent review has concluded.

Glitter testifies at abuse trial

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:20
Former singer Gary Glitter has started to give evidence in his trial for a string of historical sex offences against young girls.

'Missing person alert' for statue

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:16
The theft of a statue of a Celtic sea god, that has prompted a campaign for its safe return, has now led to a 'missing persons appeal' by police.

Burundi army accused of murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:05
Witnesses tell the BBC that Burundian soldiers killed 17 rebels after they surrendered, but the army insists they were killed in combat.

Man jailed for widow's 2003 murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:52
A man with a fetish for older women is jailed for life the murder of a pensioner in her home.