International News

France investigates CAR abuse claim

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 09:09
A Paris prosecutor confirms an investigation is under way into claims French soldiers in the Central African Republic sexually abused children.

'Worst tree' town's festive switch-on

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 08:59
A town with one of the "worst" festive displays in Britain is to switch on its new tree eight months before Christmas.

Shakespeare's Globe guides to strike

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 08:57
Tour guides at Shakespeare's Globe in London are to take industrial action after talks to resolve a pay dispute broke down.

Sydney attack brother returns home

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 08:52
A County Antrim man who was given a suspended sentence for attacking his brother in Australia has said he is "totally delighted" to return home.

Communities to prevent grass fires

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 08:51
Communities in south Wales are fed up of grass fires and want to get involved to stop unacceptable behaviour, a grass fires summit is told.

UK to be giant telescope's HQ

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 08:51
The permanent headquarters of the Square Kilometre Array - the world's biggest radio telescope - will be based in Britain.

Convictions in 'sectarian song' case

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 08:49
Thirteen members of a loyalist flute band have been convicted of provocatively playing a sectarian tune outside a Catholic Church.

Judge objects to Facebook training

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 08:47
A Texas judge whose Facebook posts led to a mistrial is appealing against a ruling that she take social-media classes.

VIDEO: Taxes, immigration and YouTube: Day 30

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 08:38
David Cameron talked about taxes, Nigel Farage talked about immigration and Ed Miliband talked to Russell Brand.

O'Sullivan level with Bingham at 8-8

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 08:25
Ronnie O'Sullivan recovers from 6-3 down and is level at 8-8 against Stuart Bingham in the World Championship quarter-finals.

Egypt jails 69 for church attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 08:24
A court in Egypt sentences 69 Islamists to life in prison for looting and setting fire to a church in a town near Cairo in August 2013.

The Baltimore minefield for 2016 hopefuls

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 08:12
Hillary Clinton says Freddie Gray's death 'demands answers', while Republican candidates tread lightly - and sometimes unsuccessfully

Call for bolder EU action on migrants

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 08:06
The European Parliament adopts a resolution calling for the EU to take bolder action to deal with the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.

Japan PM offers war repentance to US

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 07:59
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe expresses "deep repentance" over Japan's role in WW2 during a historic address to the US Congress.

Teenager guilty of terror grooming

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 07:51
A teenager who groomed his friend to kill soldiers is found guilty of preparing to commit acts of terrorism.

VIDEO: Baltimore riot mother: 'It's unacceptable'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 07:43
A mother filmed berating her son for his involvement in the Baltimore riots has spoken about the incident to US TV programme CBS This Morning.

Nasa unveils shape-changing plane wing

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 07:28
Nasa jointly develops a plane wing that can change shape during flight, reducing drag and improving fuel efficiency.

'Outsource marking' to cut workload

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 07:11
A more radical approach to cutting teachers' workload needs to be investigated, such as sending marking overseas, researchers suggest.

VIDEO: Hatton: Why Mayweather will win

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 07:11
Former two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton speaks to BBC Sport ahead of this weekend's super-fight in Las Vegas between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

BP Portrait Award 2015 shortlist

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 07:00
The BP Portrait Award reveals its 2015 shortlist, with artists from the UK, Israel and Spain in the running.