International News

Pope aims for action on climate change

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 02:11
Pope Francis wants to achieve real change in the way humanity goes about life, reports Caroline Wyatt.

Record 'fake drugs' haul by UK agency

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 02:08
Dangerous counterfeit and unlicensed medicines worth nearly £16m have been seized in a record haul by the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

Puberty age 'affects many diseases'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 02:03
The age young people start puberty can affect the risk of developing a wide range of diseases from cancer to diabetes, according to a UK study.

Jesus miracle church 'hit by arson'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 01:56
Arsonists are believed to have set fire to a church in northern Israel where Jesus is said to have performed a miracle, police say.

VIDEO: Woman's bionic hand 'most realistic ever'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 01:53
A new hi-tech bionic hand created using Formula 1 and military technology has been designed in Britain with the hope of transforming lives across the world.

Spot checks on mental health wards

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 01:49
The full results of spot checks on more than 20 mental health wards for elderly patients are revealed later but already there is a "considerable variation" in standards and practice.

Wind subsidies end 'could cost £3bn'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 01:40
Scotland could lose £3bn because of a decision to exclude new onshore wind farms from a subsidy scheme a year earlier than planned, it is claimed.

Hit-and-run 'wall crush' CCTV issued

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 01:40
Footage of a hit-and-run in which a man appears to be crushed against a wall is released by police.

Retail sales growth slowed in May

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 01:38
UK retail sales rose by 0.2% in May, a slowdown from April, after shoppers bought fewer clothes.

VIDEO: House washed away in China floods

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 01:30
Chinese TV footage shows houses washed away and people rescued after torrential rainfall caused flooding in China's Hubei and Jiangsu province.

VIDEO: 'Everything in Parliament needs re-doing'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 01:22
As options are laid out for renovation works needed at the Palace of Westminster, the Victorian Society says "practically everything needs re-doing".

Kenya hunts German al-Shabab fighter

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 01:13
Kenya's police issue a reward for help capturing a German national accused of being part of an al-Shabab attack on Kenyan soldiers.

'Gentle rise' in UK housing activity

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 01:12
Mortgage experts are predicting a "gentle recovery" in activity in the housing market as new figures show lending rose slightly.

Topley and Vince named in T20 squad

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 01:05
Essex bowler Reece Topley is one of five uncapped T20 players named in England's squad to face New Zealand.

Ex-president anger at balcony report

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 01:03
The New York Times "should be hanging its head in shame" over a report on the California balcony collapse, says former Irish President Mary McAleese.

ECB launches Women's Super League

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 01:00
A new six-team Women's Cricket Super League gets £3m backing from the England and Wales Cricket Board.

VIDEO: Crash 'raises questions on training'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 00:52
A collision between three military troop carriers on Salisbury Plain "could raise questions" about the training young soldiers get, says a defence expert.

Humphrey shattered by time in Chinese jail

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 00:29
Freed British investigator Peter Humphrey is angry he was denied vital medical treatment during his two years in a Shanghai jail, says Carrie Gracie.

Labour leadership: Missing - a big idea

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 00:25
Something was very obviously missing from last night's TV debate between the candidates for Labour leader. It was an election-winning 'Big Idea'.

Female Top Gear host not guaranteed

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 00:23
BBC Two boss Kim Shillinglaw appears to contradict new Top Gear host Chris Evans saying there is no guarantee he will be joined by a female presenter.