International News

'Old bombs' explode in Nigerian town

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 04:59
A series of explosions in north-eastern Nigeria kills about 20 people, reportedly caused by devices found at a former militant camp.

Apple in news app blogger row

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 04:49
Bloggers say they have been invited to join Apple's news app by email and will be automatically bound to its terms unless they opt out.

SAS recruits 'would have survived'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 04:45
An expert tells an inquest he has "little doubt" two soldiers would have survived an SAS selection course if they had been withdrawn earlier.

VIDEO: Osborne takes first question at PMQs

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 04:37
The first PMQs question to George Osborne is a challenge over house building and housing benefit in London.

Missing UK sister 'may be in Syria'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 04:29
One of three Bradford sisters missing with their nine children may already be in Syria, police believe.

The women seeking rich older men to pay their university fees

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 04:24
The women seeking rich older men to pay their university fees

Chris Evans profile: The chequered career of a motor mouth

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 04:05
The chequered career of Top Gear host Chris Evans

'No evidence' Fifty Shades book stolen

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 04:03
Police say they have found "no evidence" to suggest a copy of EL James's latest Fifty Shades novel was stolen ahead of its publication this week.

Child sex abuse BA pilot jailed

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:57
A paedophile who carried out child sex crimes during stopovers while working as a British Airways pilot is jailed for more than 12 years.

VIDEO: Aerial tour of Wuxi New Town

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:57
Where White Horse Village once stood - a new city, Wuxi New Town, has emerged in just 10 years.

Nigerian wants to buy Arsenal

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:54
Nigerian Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest businessman, is planning an attempt to buy Arsenal in the future.

VIDEO: Airbus' new lighter, quieter helicopter

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:52
Theo Leggett takes a look at the new Airbus H160 helicopter on display at the Paris Air Show.

PM 'losing patience' with Chilcot

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:48
David Cameron tells Sir John Chilcot he is "fast losing patience" with the delays in the publication of the Iraq Inquiry report.

VIDEO: Tokyo man takes giant tortoise for walkies

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:39
Japanese man Hisao Mitani takes his pet, giant African tortoise for a walk on the streets of Tokyo.

Florence to be Glastonbury headliner

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:31
Florence and the Machine will headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury this year, following Foo Fighters' withdrawal from the Friday night slot.

Syrian rebels set sights on Quneitra

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:25
A rebel alliance in southern Syria has begun an offensive against government forces in Quneitra province, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Snapchat boss deletes all his tweets

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:00
Snapchat chief executive Evan Spiegel delete every tweet he has ever written to publicise the mobile app that wipes posts after a few seconds.

Budget bill backed for swift passage

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:59
Stormont's finance committee has agreed to allow finance minister Arlene Foster to rush her new budget bill through the assembly.

Man jailed for raid on jewellers

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:54
An armed thief who robbed an Edinburgh jewellers and hijacked a taxi at gunpoint is jailed for 13 years.

Activists want Kenya HIV data binned

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:52
Human rights activists go to court to get Kenya's government to destroy data collected listing children who are HIV positive.