International News

Miliband: Child benefit 'threatened'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 02:08
Ed Miliband says it is "brutally clear" the Conservatives will cut child benefit as he steps up his attack on their welfare plans, while David Cameron says Labour has not learnt from its mistakes.

Rugby World Cup live on BBC radio

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 02:04
The BBC secures live radio commentary rights for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, to be held in England and Wales from 18 September.

Uber office in Guangzhou 'raided'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 02:00
Private online car-hire service Uber has its offices in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou raided by authorities, according to reports.

Hornby signals move back into profit

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 01:57
Model train maker Hornby, which also owns the Scalextric and Airfix brands, says it is set to report its first annual profit for three years.

Liverpool hope for Sturridge answers

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 01:53
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says they hope to sort Daniel Sturridge's "underlying injury issues" in the United States.

Burundi students flock to US embassy

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 01:51
Hundreds of students in Burundi have spent the night in front of the US embassy after their university was closed amid anti-government protests.

Freddie Gray 'died from bolt injury'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 01:49
Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man whose death sparked rioting in US cities, died in a police van when his head struck a bolt, TV report says.

Labour suspend candidate over fraud

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 01:37
A Labour parliamentary candidate is suspended by the party after he was found guilty of fraud.

Mum arrested over baby's crash death

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 01:23
A woman is arrested on suspicion of killing her two-year-old daughter by dangerous driving in Birmingham.

Stop 'backdoor' Tory win, says Jones

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 01:21
First Minister Carwyn Jones urges voters to ensure "David Cameron and UKIP don't sneak in the backdoor".

Modern Family star's battle over embryos

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 01:05
Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara is in a legal battle with her former fiance, who wants to have children from the couple's frozen embryos.

Uptown Funk adds new writers credits

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:53
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars give writers of The Gap Band's 1979 track Oops Up Side Your Head a writing credit on their hit Uptown Funk.

Australia police probe boy's death

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:52
Australian police are investigating a seven year old boy's death following his attendance at a "slapping workshop" by a visiting Chinese therapist.

Lloyds boost fails to lift FTSE 100

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:44
Shares in Lloyds Banking Group jump 3% after investors welcome its first-quarter results, but the FTSE 100 slides in early trade.

Private school pupils at record high

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:41
The Independent Schools Council says the number of pupils at private schools is at a record high.

'Manny can do one thing, Floyd two'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:36
BBC Sport pools the thoughts of boxers past and present in the build-up to Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao.

May Day dawn draws large crowds

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:21
Crowds gather in the centre of Oxford for the annual May Day celebrations centred on Magdalen Bridge.

Song heralds new bird's arrival

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:05
The distinctive song of a secretive and elusive bird in central China helps researchers to describe it as a new species to science.

Winston first pick in NFL draft

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:02
Tampa Bay Buccaneers take Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with first pick in the NFL's annual draft.

Step forward for quantum computing

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:50
Scientists have made progress towards correcting the errors that are expected to arise in quantum computing.