International News

VIDEO: Icy blizzard brings Boston to halt

BBC - 8 hours 45 min ago
The blizzard which narrowly missed New York on Tuesday has instead dumped up to a metre of snow on New England in the US.

NHS 'crisis guidelines' questioned

BBC - 8 hours 49 min ago
New NHS guidelines to some hospitals in England about "major incidents" prompt claims ministers are seeking to deter hospitals from declaring a crisis.

Flat profits at flat-pack group Ikea

BBC - 9 hours 2 min ago
IKEA, the world's biggest furniture retailer, reported flat profits last year despite rising sales worldwide.

VIDEO: Tanks found in Brazil warehouse

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:58
Two tanks are found in a warehouse in Sao Paulo, Brazil, puzzling the authorities.

Mayweather & Pacquiao swap numbers

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:27
Welterweight greats Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather swap phone numbers at an NBA game in their first ever meeting.

Cigarette packs 'opposition growing'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:27
Opposition is growing from Tory MPs to plans to introduce standardised cigarette packets in England.

Boxer Taylor arrested on gun charges

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:17
Boxing champion Jermain Taylor will undergo a mental assessment after being arrested for two gun-related incidents.

Police take people to A&E 115 times

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:11
Patients were taken to accident and emergency units by police in Wales more than 100 times during December, with the majority of trips taken because no ambulances were available.

VIDEO: Women Jihadists 'drawn in online'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:07
The BBC's Frank Gardner speaks to a woman who works with the UK government to tackle the growing problem of women from western Europe going to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

NI braced for snow and blizzards

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 22:47
A snow warning is in force across Northern Ireland for the rest of the week.

Selma star defends Benedict Cumberbatch

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 22:17
David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King in Selma, says it's "ridiculous" to attack Benedict Cumberbatch for using the term "coloured" during an interview.

Maths summit to improve performance

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 21:51
Maths teachers from across Wales are being brought together to improve pupil performance as the education minister orders an action plan.

Family await murder negligence claim

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 21:50
The family of a woman who was murdered by her boyfriend after twice calling 999 for help are to find out if they can sue two police forces for negligence.

N Korea leader 'to visit Russia'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 21:37
Russia says North Korea's leader has accepted an invitation to Moscow, South Korean media reports, but Kim Jong-un is not mentioned by name.

565 callouts for RNLI's crews

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 21:01
RNLI lifeboats and lifeguards answered 565 calls for help in Northern Ireland in 2014, the charity's annual statistics show.

Care calculator launched by BBC

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 21:00
The BBC has launched an online guide about how the care system for the over-65s works and how much services cost.

Childhood crimes 'can be reviewed'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 20:58
People with a childhood criminal record will be able to ask for a review under new plans revealed by the Northern Ireland justice minister.

Murray to face 'confident' Berdych

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 20:39
Andy Murray says Tomas Berdych will be confident when they meet in the Australian Open semi-finals on Thursday.

Asylum group 'legally held at sea'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 20:14
Australia's month-long detention of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea last year was legal, the High Court rules.

Keys through to face Serena in semi

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 19:58
Unseeded Madison Keys beats Venus Williams to set up an Australian Open semi-final with top seed Serena Williams in Melbourne.