International News

Mystery Mars haze baffles scientists

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 07:00
Scientists struggle to explain a vast Martian haze spotted in 2012 by amateur astronomers.

Spain priests abuse charges dropped

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 06:48
A court in the southern Spanish city of Granada drops charges against nine out of 10 Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse.

Prime minister condemns IS beheadings

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 06:38
Libya should not become "a safe haven for terrorists" after the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians in the country, David Cameron says.

VIDEO: Who are the Coptic Christians?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 06:35
BBC News has the essential facts about Egypt's minority Coptic Christians.

Deadly floods hit northern Argentina

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 06:26
At least six people are killed in flooding caused by severe rainstorms in the province of Cordoba in northern Argentina.

Recruiter 'naive' to not check guard

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 06:24
The woman responsible for hiring a security guard who murdered two colleagues in Iraq was "naive" not to check what turned out to be a forged medical certificate, an inquest hears.

X-ray machine opens new frontier

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 06:14
Researchers in Palo Alto in the US state of California are working with the most powerful X-ray laser in the world.

Tony Hart mourned twice on Twitter

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 06:10
The internet remembers Tony Hart, who died six years ago

Major Kenyan TV channels off air

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 06:09
Three of Kenya's main private TV stations are unavailable in most of the country due to a row over the switch from analogue to digital transmission.

Hedge funds not cutters - Miliband

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 06:02
Ed Miliband shrugs off Ed Balls's claim people should get a written receipt for cash-in-hand work saying he his is more interested in tax avoidance by hedge funds.

Historian John Davies dies aged 76

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 05:53
Dr John Davies, historian, teacher, author and broadcaster, dies aged 76.

New universal credit 'a nightmare'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 05:52
A universal-credit claimant who featured in a government film to promote the reform now says the system is riddled with computer problems and could make people destitute.

'I'm closer to a one-way ticket to Mars'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 05:49
We've put some burning questions to Maggie Lieu, the 24-year-old who wants to go to Mars - and never come back.

M1 fatal coach crash trio named

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 05:45
Three men from Buckinghamshire and London killed in a crash with a coach on the M1 in Bedfordshire are named by police.

Day in pictures: 16 February 2015

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 05:00
Striking images from around the world over the past 24 hours

VIDEO: £30m boost for Alzheimer's research

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 04:54
A new network of £30m research centres is being launched by Alzheimer's Research UK to spearhead the search for an Alzheimer's cure.

Dotcom's team reacts to guilty plea

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 04:46
Kim Dotcom's lawyer denies that a guilty plea by one of Megaupload's ex-employees will have a major impact on his client's case.

Experts mull '$1bn' bank hack report

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 04:42
A leading security company says it has uncovered an "unprecedented" cyber-attack on up to 100 banks, but experts are split over its severity.

CWU asked to fund Green candidate

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 04:38
The Labour-supporting CWU union has been asked to fund a Green Party candidate standing against a shadow minister.

Brexit 'disaster for UK and EU'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 04:34
The UK's withdrawal from the European Union would be a "disaster" for both sides, a European commissioner says.