International News

VIDEO: Panto 'most difficult of all' acting

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 02:15
York Theatre Royal's long-serving panto dame, Berwick Kaler, tells BBC Breakfast what it takes to excel in the role of Widow Twanky or Mother Goose.

IMF cuts blamed for Ebola spread

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 02:09
Spending cuts imposed by the International Monetary Fund may have contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola in West Africa, UK-based researchers say.

Passenger hurt as train hits flood

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 02:07
A passenger was hurt when a train came to a halt after striking flood water on a rail line in East Ayrshire.

Brighton Winter Solstice in pictures

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 01:59
Brighton's annual Burning the Clocks

Solstice crowd gathers at Stonehenge

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 01:51
More than 1,000 people meet at Stonehenge to mark the winter solstice.

VIDEO: Labour: 'Keep the street lights on'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 01:44
Labour's Hilary Benn says councils should invest in low-energy lighting rather than switching off street lights.

Tesco accounts face fresh inquiry

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 01:38
The Financial Reporting Council announces an inquiry into Tesco's accounts for 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Sainsbury's suffers website glitch

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 01:29
Supermarket chain Sainsbury's has become the latest victim of website difficulties amid the rush for Christmas orders.

Tour de Yorkshire reveals host sites

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 01:25
The start and finish locations of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire are announced.

AUDIO: BBC editors take Mastermind challenge

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 01:15
BBC editors are known for their extensive knowledge of specialist subjects, but can they handle the pressure and maintain their reputations when in the spotlight?

VIDEO: A look at the scale of the 2004 tsunami

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 00:58
The BBC takes a closer look at the scale of one of the biggest natural disasters in recorded history - the tsunami of 2004

Big cat trade from Burma to China up

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 00:45
A new study suggests that the trade in parts of tigers and other wild cats from Myanmar into China is growing.

India MPs protest over conversions

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 00:41
Opposition MPs in India protest against Hindu nationalist groups for converting religious minorities to Hinduism.

Man bailed over Avon Gorge death

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 00:24
A man arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man who fell from the Avon Gorge is released on bail, police say.

Spanish princess to face fraud trial

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 00:22
The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, to face tax fraud trial over alleged links to her husband's dealings.

Man dies in police Taser shooting

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 00:12
A man dies after being shot by police with a Taser during a suspected burglary in Staffordshire.

Flood water strands 35 in supermarket

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 23:49
Firefighters say 35 people have been stranded in an Ayrshire supermarket by floodwater after a river burst its banks.

Woman dies in car and van crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 23:09
A woman dies in a two-vehicle crash on the A74(M) motorway in Dumfriesshire, police say.

VIDEO: £2m raised after dogs' home fire

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 23:00
Almost £2 million has now been raised for Manchester Dogs' Home after a fire in September that saw 50 animals die.

B&Q's Kingfisher to sell China stake

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 22:49
Home improvements retailer Kingfisher agrees to sell a controlling stake in B&Q China to Wumei Holdings in a cash deal estimated to be worth £140m