International News

Jonathan denies role in poll delay

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:52
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan denies he was consulted over the controversial postponement of Saturday's hard-fought presidential and parliamentary elections.

Egypt retries Al Jazeera journalists

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:52
A court in Egypt is to begin the retrial of two Al Jazeera journalists convicted last year of spreading false news to help a terrorist group.

Leaders agree Ukraine peace roadmap

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:52
A ceasefire will begin in eastern Ukraine on 15 February, say leaders as a peace roadmap is agreed after marathon talks.

Joseph & Kruis get Twickenham starts

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:49
Jonathan Joseph and George Kruis will get their first Twickenham starts as England name an unchanged side to face Italy.

IMF agrees $17.5bn plan for Ukraine

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:48
The IMF agrees a $17.5bn loan to Ukraine as part of a new economic reform programme, which it says could represent a "turning point" for the country.

Mystery surrounds toilet fire death

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:48
Members of the public who battled in vain to save a man from a burning toilet block are asked to get in touch with the police, who are struggling to establish how and why the victim died.

Australia's affection for Eurovision pays off

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:48
Why Australia's Eurovision entry isn't as strange as it seems

Paedophile had access to girl, 5

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:38
A convicted paedophile had access to a five-year-old girl despite social services knowing about his history, it emerges.

Ukraine crisis in maps

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:36
Find out how the crisis in Ukraine has spread since November 2013, from anti-government protests in Kiev to a pro-Russian insurgency in Crimea and eastern regions.

Police Taser armed man near school

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:23
Police Taser a man carrying two knives following a disturbance outside a primary school in Manchester.

Greece bailout plans: Talks in a tangle

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:21
EU finance ministers fall well short of an agreement on the Greek bailout but there may still be room for compromise.

Social problems 'cost £17bn a year'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:16
Dealing with acute social problems affecting children and young people in England and Wales costs £17bn a year of public money, suggests research.

Fifty Shades premieres in Berlin

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 23:45
The film version of erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany.

Transport key to region plans

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 23:06
A metro transport network and faster broadband are top of the shopping list for the new Cardiff Capital Region.

Rio Tinto plans $2bn share buyback

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 23:02
The world's second biggest miner, Rio Tinto, announces a $2bn share buyback despite profits being hit by falling commodity prices.

S Korea 'nut rage' executive guilty

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 22:54
A former executive of Korean Air is sentenced to one year in prison for breaking aviation law after forcing a plane back in a row over nuts.

HSBC tax scandal 'public' in 2010

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 22:53
The UK government should have known HSBC was helping wealthy clients evade tax as far back as 2010, the whistleblower at the centre of the story says.

VIDEO: Can 'smart' CCTV predict violence?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 22:51
Hywel Griffith reports on a new generation of smart cameras which can can sense and even predict outbreaks of violence.

England not intimidated - Morgan

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 22:49
England captain Eoin Morgan says his team will not be intimidated by tournament favourites Australia in the World Cup opener.

CBS newsman Bob Simon dies in crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 22:48
The award-winning American war reporter Bob Simon has died in a car crash in New York, his network says.