International News

Grooming concerns 'not followed up'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 21:14
A former employee at a Bradford children's home where underage girls were allegedly groomed by older men claims her concerns about child safety were not followed up.

Cyclist killed in lorry collision

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 20:59
A man in his 30s has died following a collision with a lorry outside Newry, County Down.

UKIP to promise income tax cuts

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 20:59
The UK Independence Party will unveil plans to cut income tax from 40p to 35p for people earning up to £55,000, at its conference later.

VIDEO: France launches cigarette crackdown

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 20:37
The French government has unveiled controversial new measures to cut the number of smokers, including introducing plain cigarette packaging.

MPs to vote on IS Iraq air strikes

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 20:25
MPs will vote later on whether the UK should join US-led air strikes in Iraq, as the defence secretary warns the fight against Islamic State could be a "long haul" lasting up to three years.

Indonesia scraps local leader polls

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 20:24
Indonesia's parliament scraps direct elections for regional governors and mayors in a move widely seen as a blow for President-elect Joko Widodo.

Missing Alice police to search park

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 20:20
Police investigating the disappearance of Alice Gross are expected to begin searching a west London park.

UK faces 'five more years of cuts'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 20:12
The outgoing head of the civil service predicts another five years of UK government spending cuts - and says making them will be "even harder".

Australia-Cambodia deal worth $35m

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 20:09
Australia will pay Cambodia $35m over four years to take in transferred refugees, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says.

Cyprus ship migrants 'won't leave'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 20:05
Almost 300 people, said to be Syrian refugees, are refusing to disembark from a cruise ship that rescued them from a small boat stranded off Cyprus.

'More than 3,000' Europeans with IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 20:00
The EU's anti-terrorism chief tells the BBC the number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has risen to more than 3,000.

US allows use of drones for filming

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 19:46
The US grants permission to six television and movie companies to allow for the use of drones to shoot film scenes.

Sarkozy launches political comeback

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 19:14
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy re-launches his political career with a rally near the northern city of Lille.

'Fifty dead' in Xinjiang violence

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 18:31
Chinese state media say 50 people are now known to have died in violence in Xinjiang on Sunday, in what police called a "serious terrorist attack".

National prostitution ring 'smashed'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 18:22
A prostitution ring in which women are believed to have been trafficked to the UK and forced to work in brothels has been smashed, police say.

US introduces a new militant threat

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 18:20
How a militant group, Khorasan, has become a threat

VIDEO: Sarkozy re-launches political career

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 18:06
France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy re-launches his political career with a campaign rally outside Lille.

Connolly's 'joy' at being Outnumbered

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 17:57
Billy Connolly on sand, kids and cancer

Echoes of the Black Country

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 17:56
Industrial landscapes of the Midlands

Nostalgia for an old-fashioned milk bottle

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 17:54
Why did glass milk bottles disappear from our doorsteps?