International News

VIDEO: Battle of Waterloo 200th anniversary

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 18:12
The Battle of Waterloo was a turning point in European history which put an end Napoleon's ambitions to rule much of Europe and re-shaped Britain's relationship with the continent.

MSPs due to back cut to voting age

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 18:12
A bill allowing 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in the Scottish and local government elections is expected to be passed at Holyrood.

Paul Nicholas lands EastEnders role

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 18:05
Paul Nicholas, of Just Good Friends and West End fame, is to join the cast of BBC One's long-running soap EastEnders.

What next for England at World Cup?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 18:03
Improving England, the threat from Norway and why this Women's World Cup promises plenty more surprises.

Humanists to overtake Kirk weddings

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 18:00
Humanist weddings, which were first held exactly a decade ago, could be Scotland's most popular type of belief ceremony by the end of the year.

Stowaway numbers 'on the increase'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 17:42
Lorry drivers crossing between the Hook of Holland and Harwich demand increased security checks as the number of stowaways increases.

England 'have weapons to hurt Norway'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 17:08
England are building momentum ahead of their Women's World Cup last-16 tie against Norway says boss Mark Sampson.

Man charged over baby death attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 16:33
A man is charged with child destruction and causing GBH after a heavily-pregnant woman is attacked in Peckham, south London.

Parliament restoration report due

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 16:20
A range of options for the "major restoration" of the Houses of Parliament, which could cost more than £3bn, is be considered by MPs.

VIDEO: Gamer headset 'tackles motion sickness'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 16:18
Oculus VR founder Brendan Iribe says the company has overcome motion sickness with Virtual Reality.

Fitbit valued at $4bn after pricing

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 16:16
Wearable tech company Fitbit is valued at more than $4bn (£2.5bn) after selling shares in its initial public offering (IPO).

Kosovo ex-PM detained in Slovenia

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 16:12
Kosovo's former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj is detained in Slovenia over an investigation into war crimes during the late 1990s.

BBC trials 'mind-control TV' headset

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 16:07
The BBC, in collaboration with tech company This Place, develops a way people can select TV programmes using a cheap, brainwave-reading headset.

Broadband 'too slow for millions'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 16:04
A survey by Which? suggests that millions of UK homes are failing to achieve top advertised broadband speeds.

Building the face of a criminal from DNA

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:59
Scientists use genetic markers to build a criminal's face

France's unease over Napoleon legacy

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:48
Britain is holding a host of events to mark its success at the Battle of Waterloo 200 years ago - not so the French, as the BBC's Hugh Schofield explains.

Does the EU face an existential crisis?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:47
The threat of the UK and Greece leaving the European Union could only be the start of its problems, says Mark Mardell.

YouTube takes on Twitch in gaming

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:33
YouTube takes on Twitch in live gaming showdown

VIDEO: How beautiful calligraphy refuses to die

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:26
How beautiful calligraphy refuses to die

Pension charges and Greece crisis

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:18
Finance is at the forefront with a proposed relaxation of pension charges and the continuing Greek crisis featuring on the front pages.