International News

Eight Yemen hostages freed in raid

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 01:34
Eight hostages, including a US adviser are freed by local forces from al-Qaeda-linked group in Yemen, officials say.

S Leone Ebola workers dump bodies

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 01:33
Burial workers in the Sierra Leonean city of Kenema dump bodies at a hospital in protest at non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims.

O'Sullivan favourite as UK kicks off

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 01:18
Ronnie O'Sullivan, Ali Carter and banana skins for big names - Ken Doherty assesses prospects for snooker's second biggest event.

International Emmys for UK shows

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 01:15
British TV productions win three awards at the International Emmys in the US, including a best drama prize for axed Channel 4 series Utopia.

Footballer's drink driving arrest

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 01:04
West Bromwich Albion and England striker Saido Berahino is arrested for drink-driving.

E-cigarette 'lure' might be baseless

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 00:58
The concern e-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking might be unfounded, data suggests.

Dewani judge asked to continue trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 00:53
A judge begins to hear arguments for why the case against UK businessman Shrien Dewani, accused of the murder of his wife, should continue.

Health secretary C. diff statement

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 00:51
Health secretary Shona Robison is to make a statement to MSPs after an inquiry into a C. diff outbreak found "systemic failures".

More Bill Cosby shows cancelled in US

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 00:49
Two more Bill Cosby shows are axed as the veteran comedian continues to face allegations of sexual assault.

Council mergers 'could cost £268m'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 00:33
Council reorganisation in Wales could cost up to £268m, an accountants' report for the local authorities says.

Cairo building collapse kills 10

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 00:20
Rescue teams are searching for survivors in the rubble of a block of flats that collapsed in Egypt's capital Cairo, killing at least 10 people.

VIDEO: Hughes critical after being hit by ball

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 00:14
Australia batsman Phil Hughes is in a critical condition after being hit by a ball at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Portsmouth hosts America's Cup races

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 00:06
Portsmouth is selected to host two preparation events for yachting's 35th America's Cup over the next two summers.

VIDEO: 'Rosberg battle psychological warfare'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 00:03
World champion Lewis Hamilton tells BBC Breakfast that his title battle with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg became "psychological warfare".

Wizard of Oz costume sells for $3m

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 00:02
The Cowardly Lion costume from classic film The Wizard of Oz sells for more than $3m (£1.9m) at an auction in New York.

The housing market is cooling - Nationwide

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 23:49
UK’s largest mutual says market is now more cautious, and it is happy to lend to over 40s.

Sony Pictures computer system hacked

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 23:34
Sony Pictures Entertainment has been targeted by computer hackers in an attack which reports say has forced the company to shut down its corporate network.

Ferguson verdict sparks 'worst' riots

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 23:28
A police official in Ferguson says it has probably seen its worst rioting yet after a jury decision not to bring charges over Michael Brown's death.

VIDEO: Mental health in the workplace

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 23:27
Mental health issues such as stress or depression are now the leading cause of illness in the workplace, with more than eleven million working days lost last year.

VIDEO: MI5 set for criticism over Lee Rigby

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 23:25
A long-awaited report will be published on Tuesday on what the intelligence services knew before the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in May last year.