International News

Iran execution toll 'staggering'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:46
An “unprecedented spike” in executions in Iran has seen nearly 700 people believed put to death there this year, Amnesty International says.

UK relaxes Ebola screening measures

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:44
The screening measures put into place to prevent Ebola arriving in the UK are being relaxed at some airports and rail terminals.

Crewman recalls 'terror' of crash

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:39
A crewman of the bin lorry that killed six people in Glasgow tells a fatal accident inquiry he was terrified as the vehicle hit pedestrians.

Boy, 15, admits Anzac Day terror plot

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:39
A 15-year-old boy from Blackburn admits involvement in a terror plot to attack an Anzac Day parade in Melbourne, Australia.

David Cameron at Royal Welsh Show

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:35
David Cameron visits the Royal Welsh Show after announcing a £390m deal for armoured vehicles to be produced in south Wales.

'No cuts' to ferries workforce

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:33
A union involved in a dispute with CalMac says the agreement reached has ended a potential threat of job cuts.

Sony Pictures to make emoji movie

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:31
Sony Animation Pictures buys the rights to turn emojis into a film.

Italy jails two for 1974 bombing

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:27
A Milan court gives life sentences to two former far-right militants who killed eight people in a 1974 bombing in Brescia.

Police apology over decomposed body

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:26
West Mercia Police apologise after a family were denied saying a final farewell to a suspected Hereford murder victim because of a mistake at a Coventry mortuary.

Rate change text alert for savers

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:25
Savers will receive a text message alert when their bonus introductory interest rate has expired, under proposals from the UK finance regulator.

More pupils try 'vaping' than smoking

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:19
More pupils in England aged between 11 and 15 have tried electronic cigarettes than have smoked a cigarette, according to official figures.

UK retail sales dip in June

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:15
UK retail sales fell unexpectedly by 0.2% in June, after consumers bought fewer household goods and less food and petrol.

Health board chief sorry over waits

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:36
The head of the Health and Social Care Board apologises to patients who have waited an "inordinate amount of time" for surgery.

More than 11,000 sniff whiffy flower

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:35
A rare "corpse flower" that attracted 11,000 people for a sniff of its rotting odour has started to wilt, Cambridge University says.

Wickerman festival bans legal highs

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:35
People found with so-called "legal highs" at the Wickerman festival could be removed from the site, police warn.

VIDEO: Rare wildcat kittens emerge from den

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:32
Three wildcat kittens bred at a wildlife park in Scotland emerge from their den for the first time since birth.

Income bars access to natural beauty

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:26
Families need an annual household income of at least £45,000 to be able to enjoy the natural beauty of their environment.

IVF since the first 'test-tube baby'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:23
How has IVF changed since the first 'test-tube baby'?

US 'aiding' Boko Haram with arms ban

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:10
The US is "aiding and abetting" the Boko Haram Islamist militant group by refusing to provide weapons to Nigeria, President Buhari says.

VIDEO: Guatemala dig uncovers Mayan artefacts

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:10
Archaeologists working in northern Guatemala uncover three well-preserved Mayan panels dating back around 1,400 years.