International News

VIDEO: A Winter World Cup - in 60 seconds

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:57
BBC News looks at why FIFA is recommending that the 2022 World Cup should be held in winter - and why many clubs disagree.

Terror suspect 'had Blair address'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:54
A man accused of planning a Mumbai-style terror attack in the UK had the address of a property owned by Tony Blair, a court hears.

Dozens hurt in California train crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:51
A commuter train and a lorry have collided, causing three carriages to derail northwest of Los Angeles, with multiple injuries reported.

Yellen says Fed flexible on rates

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:43
Janet Yellen, in her semi-annual testimony in Congress, says the Federal Reserve can be flexible in determining when to raise interest rates, which have been near zero since 2008.

VIDEO: Los Angeles commuter train derails

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:39
A commuter train has derailed after hitting a truck near Oxnard, north of Los Angeles.

'Blank faces' for MI5 spy sketches

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:38
Court sketches of costumed MI5 agents giving evidence in the trial of Abid Nasser must be made with "blank faces" and "generic hair", a judge has ruled.

Oscar Pistorius in appeal challenge

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:25
Lawyers for jailed South African athlete Oscar Pistorius launch a legal bid to prevent prosecutors from appealing against his acquittal on murder charges.

Dog breeder jailed for dog fighting

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:23
A dog breeder, thought by the RSPCA to be a major figure in British dog fighting, is jailed and banned from keeping animals.

Pebble crowdfunds new smart watch

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:01
Pebble is returning to crowdfunding to release its second smartwatch - which it claims will have colour e-paper display and seven day battery life

Eurozone backs Greece reform plans

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:59
Eurozone finance ministers have approved reform proposals submitted by Greece in order to gain an extension of its bailout, officials say.

Shooting in Czech town 'kills eight'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:58
At least eight people die when a gunman opens fire inside a restaurant in the Czech Republic town of Uhersky Brod, local reports say.

Lithuania to bring back conscription

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:56
Lithuania to reintroduce military conscription over concerns for "the geopolitical environment" in the Baltic states, President Dalia Grybauskaite says.

Nottingham Forest v Bournemouth

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:47
Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Championship game between Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth.

Robbed OAP 'too scared' to speak

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:44
A pensioner was tied up, threatened into silence and robbed of just £15 by a burglar, Cardiff Crown Court hears.

French woman kidnapped in Yemen

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:37
A French woman working for an international organisation has been kidnapped in Yemen, the French foreign ministry says.

Catholics urged to reflect on voting

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:33
Catholic voters in England and Wales should consider candidates' stances on issues including abortion, ahead of the election, archbishops say.

Reasons for optimism over Eurozone economy

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:13
Duncan Weldon suggests three reasons why the Eurozone's economic prospects may soon begin to improve.

NHS 'must step in' over Avastin row

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:07
Doctors call on health ministers and NHS England to intervene to make a drug called Avastin routinely available to patients with a debilitating eye condition known as wet AMD.

VIDEO: Green leader stumbles in interview

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:58
The Green party leader, Natalie Bennett, has said she is embarrassed by a radio interview she gave on Tuesday morning in which she appeared unable to answer questions about her party's policies.

Five ways a winter World Cup would be different

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:52
What would the knock-on effects of a winter World Cup be for British fans?

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