International News

RBS suspends two more employees

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 02:49
Another two Royal Bank of Scotland employees have been suspended as part of an investigation by the bank into failings in its foreign exchange business.

Dozens killed in Afghan avalanches

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 02:48
A series of avalanches in Afghanistan's mountainous Panjshir province kills 85, officials say, with a number of people still trapped.

Happy Valley up for three RTS awards

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 02:44
BBC One crime thriller Happy Valley lands three nominations for this year's Royal Television Society awards.

VIDEO: Gaza: 'Everyone has forgotten us'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 02:40
BBC correspondent Lyse Doucet talks to people in Gaza still living in rubble and destroyed buildings 6 months after a ceasefire was declared.

Bolivia flooding displaces thousands

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 02:38
Flooding forces more than 4,000 people from their homes in the town of Cobija in northern Bolivia after the river Acre bursts its banks.

Ministers to face Ukraine questions

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 02:30
Labour has been granted an urgent Commons question over the government's decision to send military personnel to Ukraine.

Syria barrel bombings 'flout UN ban'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 02:25
The Syrian government dropped barrel bombs on hundreds of sites last year, violating a UN Security Council resolution, Human Rights Watch says.

Court hears Polanski extradition case

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 02:13
Filmmaker Roman Polanski appears in a Polish court in connection with a request to extradite him to the US for having had sex with a 13-year-old girl.

'Tide turned' against Boko Haram

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 02:06
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan says the tide has "definitely turned" against Boko Haram militants, after regional forces recapture territory.

Sim card firm confirms hack attacks

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 02:04
A Sim card maker at the centre of NSA-GCHQ hacking claims says it believes that the US and UK cyberspy agencies did attack it.

Firms use 1.8m zero-hours contracts

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 01:57
Firms in the UK used 1.8 million zero-hours contracts at the height of last summer, official statistics show.

Injured Alonso remains in hospital

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 01:49
Injured McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is still in hospital following an accident in pre-season testing.

'Don't cut other areas to fund NHS'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 01:15
Most people do not want to see cuts to other public services in order to protect the NHS, according to data from the British Social Attitudes survey.

Nature park search for missing girl

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 01:07
A nature reserve is sealed off as part of the search for a Bristol teenager following her "out-of-character" disappearance.

Girl hit by car now 'critically ill'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:53
A teenage schoolgirl who was hit by a car in Belfast on Tuesday morning is now critically ill in hospital.

VIDEO: US house destroyed in gas blast

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:49
Two people are seriously injured in an explosion at a house in the US state of New Jersey.

Ambulance times improve after low

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:45
Ambulance response times for the most urgent calls in Wales improve slightly over the last month following worst figures on record.

Europe's 'Landsat' ready for launch

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:32
The "workhorse" satellite in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation programme is built and ready to go into orbit.

VIDEO: Backstage at the Brit Awards 2015

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:32
Natalie Jamieson goes on a backstage tour ahead of the Brits Awards 2015.

No World Cup compensation - Fifa

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:28
Fifa says it will not pay compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about plans to play 2022 World Cup in November and December.