International News

HMRC defends 'tweet us' suggestion

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 02:21
HM Revenue and Customs defends asking people to tweet their tax inquiries after revealing an increase in waiting times on its helplines.

VIDEO: AirAsia 'black box' search continues

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 02:12
Search teams trying to find the main part of AirAsia flight QZ8501 say they have still not detected any signal from the plane's "black box" flight recorders.

Constipated goldfish operated on

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 02:10
A goldfish lover pays a North Walsham vet £300 to operate on his constipated pet.

Young 'vulnerable to bank scams'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 01:53
Young adults under the age of 25 could be more vulnerable to money transfer scams than other age groups, a banking trade body says.

VIDEO: Italian Navy reaches migrant ship

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 01:43
Italian authorities say they have taken control of a ship carrying 450 migrants that was abandoned by its crew off the coast of Italy.

VIDEO: MOTD Pundits praise Gerrard

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 01:34
Match of the Day pundits Robbie Savage and Martin Keown react to the news that Steven Gerrard will leave Liverpool when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Ancient coins hoard found in field

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 01:26
Metal detector enthusiasts uncover more than 5,000 ancient coins in Buckinghamshire, thought to be one of the biggest hoards found in the UK.

Plane in emergency landing after fire

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 01:21
A plane with 28 passengers on board makes an emergency landing at Southend Airport after one of its engines caught fire.

Plane 'blown off' airport runway

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 01:19
Two passengers suffer minor injuries after a plane came off the runway at Stornoway Airport on the Isle of Lewis.

Robbery charge after homeowner death

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 01:17
A man is charged with the robbery of a retired caretaker who died after a break-in at his home on Christmas Day.

'I thought maybe it was time to pack it in'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 01:03
Tony O'Shea will put the whitewashes and injuries of 2014 behind him as he seeks an elusive first BDO world darts title.

VIDEO: Search for a better life down under

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 01:01
In the television series Wanted Down Under, Nicki Chapman follows British families who are considering emigrating and gives them a taste of life abroad.

UK manufacturing growth 'slows'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 00:59
Manufacturing activity in the UK hit a three-month low in December, a survey suggests.

Gambia seeks 'foreign' attackers

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 00:55
Soldiers loyal to Gambian President Yahya Jammeh are searching house-to-house for opponents after a recent reported coup attempt, sources say.

Scarlets' Ball signs dual contract

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 00:47
Wales and Scarlets lock Jake Ball is the sixth player to sign a national dual contract with his region and the Welsh Rugby Union.

Ukraine nationalists march in Kiev

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 00:36
Thousands of Ukrainian nationalists march by torchlight through Kiev to honour World War Two anti-Soviet leader Stepan Bandera.

Gilmore Girls star Herrmann dies

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 00:25
Actor Edward Herrmann, who starred in The Lost Boys and Gilmore Girls, dies after being diagnosed with brain cancer.

VIDEO: Walking the length of the Nile

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 00:23
Levison Wood is the first person to walk the length of the River Nile. On the nine month journey, the former soldier faced wildlife, armed robbers and arrest.

Bono guitar fears after bike crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 00:15
U2 frontman Bono says he fears that he may never play guitar again following a bike accident last year.

Gerrard confirms Liverpool departure

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 00:12
Departing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard calls his decision to leave the club "the toughest" of his life.