International News

Iraq probes Diyala massacre claims

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 05:49
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi orders an investigation into allegations Shia militiamen massacred Sunni residents of an eastern village.

US firms object to source code rules

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 05:35
Business groups have written to the Chinese government, asking it to rethink rules that would force them to hand over source code and create backdoors for officials in Beijing.

Police death inquiry data lost by MoJ

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 05:30
Discs containing information from three of the UK's most sensitive inquiries have gone missing after being put in the post.

Thai consortium takes over Sheff Wed

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 05:26
Championship side Sheffield Wednesday are taken over by a Thai consortium led by businessman Dejphon Chansiri.

'Ignoring abuses will fuel IS' - HRW

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 05:23
Governments' tendencies to ignore human rights in the face of security threats is counter-productive, watchdog Human Rights Watch says in a report.

Suicide bomber hits Afghan funeral

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 05:09
At least 12 people are killed in a suicide attack on a funeral in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.

Warning over Six Nations rugby on TV

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 05:02
Six Nations Rugby going behind a TV paywall would be "incredibly dangerous for the Welsh psyche", the minister responsible for sport claims.

Mutch joins Crystal Palace from QPR

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 05:01
Crystal Palace sign midfielder Jordon Mutch from Premier League rivals Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

Chad 'forces Boko Haram from town'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 04:53
Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.

How to say: Diplodocus

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 04:48
How should the word 'diplodocus' be said?

Serious jail assaults at decade high

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 04:40
The number of serious assaults in prisons in England and Wales reach their highest level for at least a decade, figures from the Ministry of Justice show.

McLaren-Honda unveil 2015 challenger

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 04:36
McLaren unveil their 2015 car to herald the start of the team's new partnership with engine supplier Honda.

Four members of family died in crash

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 04:34
A momentary lapse of concentration is cited as a possible explanation for a crash near Aberystwyth which killed four members of the same family.

Burglars 'enjoyed' lecturer attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 04:28
A gang of burglars seemed to enjoy punching a university professor as they raided his south London home, a court hears.

VIDEO: Man, 82, attacked for lollipop sign

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 04:28
An 82-year-old lollipop man is dragged across the road and pushed to the floor by a robber who stole his sign.

'Counter-extremism' boost in schools

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 04:25
Tackling the threat of extremism in England's schools is to be made a higher priority, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

Sky to launch mobile phone service

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 04:15
Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.

Energy firm profit margins to rise

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 04:08
The UK's energy regulator Ofgem says the big energy firms are likely to enjoy a small increase in their profit margins in the coming year.

Jordan talks amid pilot swap pressure

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 03:56
The government of Jordan discusses the fate of its pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh amid growing pressure after his Islamic State captors threatened to kill him.

Car skids off road into building

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 03:55
A car crashes through railings into the basement area of a building in Edinburgh as snow and ice cause problems across Scotland.