International News

Mansion tax to hit just 87 in Wales

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 23:51
Just 87 homes in Wales would be hit by the mansion tax if it goes ahead, according to new figures.

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 23:40
Real Madrid hint at keeping Sergio Ramos, Liverpool receive Lavezzi boost, Villa to sell Delph, plus more.

Man Utd twitchy, Cambridge terrific as two worlds collide

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 23:39
Man Utd twitchy, Cambridge terrific as two worlds collide

VIDEO: Should spelling be simplified?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 23:30
The English Spelling Society is drawing up a list of proposals to make it easier for children to learn to spell, including removing silent letters.

Campaign to boost number of GPs

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 23:21
A GP hopes a UK-wide campaign to recruit medical students into the profession will ease pressure on doctors' practices in Wales.

Bank president urges UK to stay in EU

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 20:47
The president of a US investment bank says Britain should stay in the EU to ensure London remains a "great financial capital of the world".

US woman jailed for plotting IS help

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 20:36
A young Colorado woman is sentenced to four years in jail for trying to provide material support to the militant group Islamic State.

VIDEO: Brazilians told to save water

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 20:25
Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has said the country's most populous region is experiencing its worst drought since 1930.

World leaders in Saudi tribute visit

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 19:41
World leaders are due to arrive in Saudi Arabia to pay their respects in person after the death on Friday of King Abdullah.

Serena joins Venus in round four

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 18:46
Serena and Venus Williams show their fighting qualities as both come back from a set down to reach the last 16 at the Australian Open.

Brazilians urged to cut water use

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 17:32
Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira says the country's most populous states are experiencing their worst water crisis since 1930.

Haiti 'back on democratic path'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 16:51
Haiti installs a Provisional Electoral Council to organise long-delayed elections - after weeks of protests and political uncertainty.

Senior army roles likely to be cut

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 16:40
The number of senior British army officers is likely to be cut as part of an overhaul of its command structure.

Afghan cabinet's birthing troubles

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 16:22
As Afghan MPs vote on a new cabinet to end months of uncertainty, Daud Qarizadah asks why it's been such a tortuous process and whether it's the end of the story.

Emoji portraits: the man making art out of symbols

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 16:02
Meet the artist who works in symbols

Little public appetite for electoral fray

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:59
The coming election campaign is likely to be closely fought and bad-tempered, says Rob Watson - but will the electorate be engaged?

Algae-hit loch set for swimming area

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:59
An open water swimming area is to be created in Strathclyde Loch, after local officials announced measures to tackle toxic algae.

Murphy pledges to block fracking

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:55
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy says he would use new powers to block onshore fracking if he was to be elected first minister.

VIDEO: Will celebrity kill page three?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:44
Will Gompertz asks if it will it be our fascination with celebrity that finally brings an end to the page 3 pin-up?

Rat-eradication mission sets sail

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:41
Eradicating rats from South Georgia to reclaim it for seabirds