International News

Brake-fail car smashes conservatory

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:17
A car smashes into the conservatory of a house after it rolled off a car park when its handbrake failed.

How a tweet wiped $8bn off Twitter

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:16
How Twitter lost more than 25% of its value after a tweet prompted traders to sell the stock.

UK families 'dizzy with relief'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:14
Families of Britons found safe after quake speak of their joy

Brand/Miliband: Is this the real start of the 'social media election'?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:59
Are young people really getting their news through online video and social media?

Abuse inquiry to review Janner case

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:48
Goddard Inquiry into historical child sex abuse says it will conduct a "full investigation" into claims made against former Labour MP Lord Janner.

Crew of ship seized by Iran ‘safe’

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:44
The crew of a container ship seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday are safe and "in good spirits", Danish shipping company Maersk says.

Togo leader extends family rule

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:41
Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe is re-elected, officials say, extending his family's 48-year hold on power.

Sentinel images quake aftermath

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:21
Europe's Sentinel-1a satellite gets its first good look at the aftermath of Saturday's big quake in Nepal.

Planes grounded by iPad app error

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:13
American Airlines delay dozens of flights after an iPad app used by its pilots stopped working.

Man's body found at recycling site

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:05
A man's body is found at a Birmingham recycling plant.

Briton among Nepal quake dead

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:04
A Briton living overseas is among more than 5,000 who died in the Nepal earthquake, the Foreign Office confirms.

Armitage absence would be 'cop-out'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 02:52
Drew Mitchell says not picking Steffon Armitage in England's World Cup squad over fears it would harm morale would be a "cop-out".

School evacuated after bomb alert

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 02:44
Over 600 children have been moved from a Lisburn primary school after a bomb warning

Downey discusses interview walk-out

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 02:42
Actor Robert Downey Jr labels Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy "a bottom-feeding muckraker" in his first remarks about walking out of a Channel 4 interview earlier this month.

North Korea 'executed 15 people'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 02:35
South Korean intelligence services say that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the execution of 15 people this year, including several senior officials.

Chile volcano prompts new evacuation

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 02:25
As the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile again spews ash following two eruptions last week, people are evacuated from the surrounding towns.

France increases defence spending

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 02:16
French President Francois Hollande says defence spending will rise by nearly 4bn euros to tackle extremist threats "at home and overseas".

Surrey school pupils abused by Savile

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 02:05
At least 22 pupils and a visitor at Duncroft Approved School in Surrey were abused by Jimmy Savile in 1970s, police say.

Protest-hit Burundi blocks social media

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 01:52
Messaging services including Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter are cut off in Burundi amid protests over the president seeking a third term.

French boss forced out over taxi bill

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 01:52
Agnes Saal resigns as head of France's National Audiovisual Institute after spending some €40,000 in taxi journeys in 10 months.