International News

Drivers on phone penalty 'may double'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 03:53
The penalty for using a mobile phone while driving could be doubled to six points, the transport secretary says.

Noriega sues over Call of Duty

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 03:51
The former military dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, is suing Activision after a character based on him featured in a Call of Duty game.

VIDEO: Cabinet women role models - McVey

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 03:50
One of the new members of who will sit in the cabinet has said the female ministers named in David Cameron's reshuffle can act as role models to young women.

Failing care homes face new measures

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 03:48
A system of special measures designed to improve failing hospitals in England is to be extended to care homes, the government has announced.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 03:47
David Cameron tells Labour to explain where it plans to raise taxes on middle-earners.

VIDEO: 'Why did you demote Gove?' PM asked

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 03:33
Labour leader Ed Miliband has asked Prime Minister David Cameron why he demoted Education Secretary Michael Gove.

Day in pictures: 16 July 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 03:31
24 hours of news photos: 16 July

Patients scared to complain says MP

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 03:22
Patients, relatives, and staff are too scared to speak out about problems in Welsh hospitals warns MP Ann Clwyd.

VIDEO: Cher Lloyd sorry for 'bad attitude'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 03:15
Former X Factor contestant Cher Lloyd talks to BBC Breakfast about why she is sorry she had a bad attitude whilst she was in the competition

Assad sworn in for third Syria term

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 03:05
Bashar al-Assad is sworn in for a third seven-year term as president of Syria, after an election last month that opponents dismissed as a "farce".

Sex abuser is jailed for 11 years

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 03:05
A former scout leader, part-time fireman and sports referee is jailed for 11 years for sex abuse offences.

Kincora claims 'need to be' examined

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:45
Allegations that abuse at Kincora Boys' Home in east Belfast was linked to British intelligence services need to be investigated, says a former PSNI assistant chief constable.

VIDEO: Moment missile destroys Gaza house

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:35
Footage from Gaza shows the moment a house was destroyed by an Israeli missile, as Israel continues its operation to halt Palestinian rocket attacks.

10 great Open moments

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:34
Tiger Woods' tears, Jean van de Velde's meltdown and Seve's fist-pumps all feature in BBC Sport's great Open moments.

What makes a conference really irritating?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:29
What really, really makes a conference irritating?

Mexico restricts soft drink TV ads

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:17
Mexico is restricting TV advertising for high-calorie foods and soft drinks, as part of its campaign to tackle obesity, the government has announced.

Typhoon batters central Philippines

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:14
A powerful storm hits the central Philippines, killing at least ten people and forcing thousands of others to evacuate.

TV channel fined £100,000 for violence

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:10
Media regulator Ofcom fines the Investigation Discovery channel £100,000 for showing a crime series about female killers before the 21:00 watershed.

Jobless up despite employment rise

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:09
The number of people out of work in Scotland rose by 13,000 to 192,000 over the three months to May, according to official figures.

'Europe's largest' pirate press raided

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:09
'Significant' numbers of illegal DVDs, CDs and vinyl records seized at underground German factory.
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