International News

Government to consider new ISA

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:02
The government is considering a new tax-free ISA for people who lend money direct to borrowers over the internet.

Concern over housing benefit fraud

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:02
The government is criticised for not increasing efforts to tackle housing benefit fraud "sooner" - but it insists things are improving.

Whitlock 'has risky plan' for Rio

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:01
Gymnast Max Whitlock can make British history at the Rio Olympics after winning all-around World silver, says Beth Tweddle.

Guscott previews the Champions Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:00
At the start of the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup, Jeremy Guscott explains why there will be humdingers from the off.

Labour proposes greater fan powers

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 14:59
Football fans could have a greater say in the running and ownership of their clubs, under plans revealed by the Labour Party.

In pictures: Hong Kong protest art

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 14:58
Creativity on the streets of Hong Kong

Reider 'sacking' crazy, says Rooney

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 14:39
European 400m champion Martyn Rooney says his coach Rana Reider has been sacked by British Athletics in a "crazy" decision.

VIDEO: Jihadist's son returns from Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 14:31
An eight-year-old boy form Kosovo has been reunited with his mother after returning from Syria.

VIDEO: The Queen visits poppy tribute

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 14:26
Members of the Royal Family have paid tribute to World War One personnel at a Tower of London art installation featuring thousands of ceramic poppies.

VIDEO: Families 'stopping UK jihadists'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 14:15
Dozens of UK families have contacted police in a bid to stop their relatives travelling to Syria, Scotland Yard's head of counter-terrorism has said.

VIDEO: Liverpool theatre wins Stirling Prize

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 14:01
Liverpool's newly rebuilt Everyman Theatre has won the Riba Stirling Prize for best new building of the year.

VIDEO: Torrential downpours cause flooding

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 13:45
Torrential downpours have left houses in parts of Belfast flooded, traffic brought to a virtual standstill and at one stage buses delayed by almost two hours.

Brazil police 'catch serial killer'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 13:35
Brazilian police in the state of Goiania arrest a man who they say has confessed to killing 39 people in cold blood.

Predictions: Lawro v Roy Keane's ghost-writer

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 13:32
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on author Roddy Doyle

Tesco tells guide dog owner 'get out'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 13:07
A blind woman is left "horrified" after staff at Tesco shout at her to get her guide dog out of the store and "never come back".

IS 'nearly driven out of Kobane'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 12:50
The Islamic State militant group has been driven out of most of the northern Syrian town of Kobane, a Kurdish commander tells the BBC.

Google earnings miss expectations

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 12:38
Internet giant Google reports third-quarter profits of $2.8bn, down 5% from the same period a year earlier, sending shares lower in after-hours trading.

New charges for White House accused

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 12:21
Additional charges have been filed against Omar Gonzalez, accused of scaling the White House fence and running into the building while carrying a knife.

VIDEO: 'Mega lung' shows dangers of smoking

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 11:28
Visitors to a shopping centre in County Durham are surprised to find a giant inflatable lung on display.

Liverpool theatre wins Stirling Prize

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 11:27
Liverpool's newly rebuilt Everyman Theatre wins this year's Riba Stirling Prize for architecture.