International News

Video games 'should be in Olympics'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 03:46
Competitive video gaming - known as e-sports - should be included in the Olympic Games, the creator of World of Warcraft has told the BBC.

UK productivity shows small rise

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 03:44
UK workers managed to increase their output per hour by 0.6% in the July-to-September period, the Office for National Statistics has said.

Takata president quits amid criticism

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 03:43
The boss of Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata is to step down, amid widespread criticism of how the company handled recent safety crises.

Nigeria travel ban during Christmas

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 03:38
All vehicle movement in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state is banned from Christmas Eve until Sunday to prevent militant attacks, the army says.

Suspicious object examined in alert

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 03:33
Bomb disposal experts are sent to examine a suspicious object on the outskirts of south Belfast.

Formula 1's year of drama

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 03:31
From one of the most intense title battles ever, to a stark reminder of the dangers of motorsport, 2014 was a year no-one will forget.

Sandler tops overpaid actor list

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 03:19
The comedian came ahead of Johnny Depp and Ben Stiller to pick up the honour.

Singer's son 'critical' after crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 03:17
One of singer Bryan Ferry's sons is critically ill in hospital following a car crash in Shropshire, the BBC understands.

French unemployment hits new record

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 02:52
The number of people who are unemployed in France has risen to a record high, official figures show.

AUDIO: Man wins underpaid royalties case

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 02:35
Musician Marcus O'Neil has won a legal case against one of the music industry giants over underpaid royalties.

Airports busy for Christmas Eve

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 02:22
Airports are busy on Christmas Eve as many people choose to get away for the festive season, but roads and railways are quieter than usual.

Wada team takes 3,000 Russia samples

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 02:16
Wada officials investigating claims of widespread doping in Russia visit Moscow and take 3,000 samples from athletes.

BAE wins $1.2bn US Army contract

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 02:14
Defence giant BAE Systems is to supply the US Army with a fleet of armoured vehicles, in a contract reportedly worth $1.2bn.

Japanese 'vagina artist' charged

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 02:08
A Japanese woman who makes art based on her vagina is charged with obscenity, in a case that has sparked discussion on pornography laws.

Man dies after being hit by car

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 02:05
A pedestrian believed to be in his 20s dies after being struck by a car in Aberdeenshire.

Could e-voting be on its way in the UK?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 02:00
Campaigners say the UK's voting system is "ossified" and must embrace the digital revolution.

Christmas Day sees 2.9% at work

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 01:57
About 863,000 people were working on Christmas Day 2012 - 2.9% of the UK's total workforce - according to the most up-to-date figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

VIDEO: 'Incredible' Masterchef winning dish

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 01:50
Jamie Scott, the winner of this year's Masterchef: The Professionals, and judge Marcus Wareing describe the nervous dynamics of the TV final to BBC Breakfast.

VIDEO: 'I am now renting since the flood'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 01:42
Somerset has been badly hit severe flooding in recent years. The BBC's John Maguire met up with one family to see how they had been coping since being forced from their home.

VIDEO: Can reporter work mistletoe magic?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 01:40
The BBC's Steph McGovern surprises shoppers while reporting on Christmas sales.