International News

Bid to change Speaker election rules

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 13:19
A last-minute bid to change the way the Speaker of the House of Commons is elected is to be debated by MPs, prompting criticism from Labour.

Ebola 'more deadly' in young children

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 13:09
Ebola is more deadly for young children than adults, an analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests.

Nasdaq sheds 2.4% as US markets slide

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 12:46
The main US share indexes all fell on Wednesday, with the technology-focused Nasdaq sustaining the heaviest losses.

Rose withdraws from England squad

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 12:45
Tottenham defender Danny Rose pulls out of the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy due to injury.

Australia's Norfolk Island faces fight for independence

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 12:16
Australian island that won't give up independence without a fight

Iannucci to make Copperfield film

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 12:12
The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci is to adapt a new version of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield for the big screen.

VIDEO: Finance Bill second reading

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 12:08
MPs pass the Finance Bill at second reading.

16 republicans pardoned since 2000

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 11:27
Sixteen republicans received royal pardons between 2000 and 2002, the Northern Ireland Office discloses.

VIDEO: Grief in Spain at student plane deaths

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 11:08
The German victims of the Alps air crash included 16 pupils returning from an exchange trip in Spain.

Mediation call over 'gay cake' row

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 11:06
The two sides involved in the 'gay cake' dispute have been urged not to go to court - by the person for whom the cake was intended.

Bergdahl faces 'desertion charge'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 10:37
Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier held by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years before a controversial prisoner swap, is to be charged with desertion.

Unique Minecraft project for schools

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 10:06
Up to 50,000 schoolchildren in Northern Ireland will have access to one of the world's most popular video games in their classrooms

VIDEO: 'Useable sounds' on plane black box

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 09:57
Air accident investigators say that they have found "useable sounds" on the black box from the plane which crashed in the Alps on Tuesday, but it could take months to decipher them

Nigeria denies 500 children abducted

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 09:50
Nigeria's government denies that militant Islamists abducted 500 children from a town in the north-east, saying the number is lower.

Dating site ban for 'serial abuser'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 09:38
A "serial abuser" who admitted unlawfully wounding a woman he met online is banned from dating websites in a bid to stop him attracting more women.

Tracking Britain's jihadists

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 09:25
The stories behind those who back IS

Facebook Messenger lets apps plug in

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 09:23
Facebook opens up its Messenger app to accept posts from other photo, video, audio and Gif-based social networks.

VIDEO: Malaysian Grand Prix highlights

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 09:07
Watch highlights of the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit.

Met police 'had files on MPs in 90s'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 09:00
A former undercover police officer has told BBC News that Scotland Yard kept intelligence files on MPs during the 1990s.

Zayn Malik is leaving One Direction

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 08:57
Zayn Malik has left One Direction, the band says in a statement on their Facebook page.