International News

Japan PM offers 'remorse' for WW2

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 02:15
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe expresses "deep remorse" over his country's actions in World War Two, stopping short of the fresh apology demanded by China.

Study queries non-hazardous plastic

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 02:12
Researchers question the non-hazardous ranking of plastic, saying its environmental impacts are not subject to the same level of scrutiny as other pollutants.

SA army raids to curb violence

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 02:07
South African soldiers and police conduct a series of raids in an effort to curb attacks on foreign nationals and the looting of shops.

Super-rat history extracted from DNA

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 01:58
Scientists piece together the evolutionary history of a fascinating group of extinct Caribbean rats, some of which grew to the size of cats.

Body bag demo over EU migrant crisis

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 01:27
Two hundred body bags are placed on Brighton beach to highlight the UK's "shameful" response to the Mediterranean migrant crisis.

Tesco hits the bottom

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 01:16
Dave Lewis will hope there is no more bad news for the supermarket to announce

Saudi-led jets resume Yemen strikes

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 01:07
Saudi-led coalition jets have bombed Houthi rebels in Yemen's third city of Taiz, hours after announcing the end of a military campaign against them.

Creamer calls for women's Masters

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 01:05
American Paula Creamer calls for a women's Masters to be held at Augusta National a week after the men's event.

Jobs under threat at dairy firm

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 01:03
Jobs could be lost at a a Ceredigion dairy firm after supermarket chain Tesco ended the contract for its yogurt range.

Dog 'drives tractor' on to motorway

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 01:00
Delays are caused on a busy stretch of motorway "due to a dog taking control of a tractor".

Three held over Claudia murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 00:52
Three men are arrested on suspicion of the murder of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence.

London's FTSE index turns negative

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 00:24
Shares in the FTSE 100 turns negative, but Tesco rises despite reporting its biggest ever loss.

Paltrow and Martin file for divorce

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 00:08
Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin have filed for divorce after 11 years of marriage, it is confirmed.

France arrest over 'churches' plot

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 00:06
Man suspected of planning imminent armed attack on churches arrested in Paris, French interior minister says

Thailand faces possible EU fish ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 23:30
Thailand says it is "confident" it can address concerns over illegal fishing that may lead to a trade ban from the European Union.

Europe 'must do more' for migrants

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 23:16
A Greek minister tells the BBC that the "great powers of Europe" need to take more responsibility for the unfolding crisis in the Mediterranean.

Rolls-Royce announces new boss

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 23:02
Rolls-Royce announces that John Rishton will retire as chief executive on 2 July and be replaced by Warren East.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 22:55
Toure hints at departure, Lloris to assess future, Torres in Gerrard tribute, Spurs plan clear-out, plus more.

Samuels rebuke for England's Stokes

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 22:42
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels mocks England all-rounder Ben Stokes and his attempts at sledging in the second Test.

Labour cash pledge for cancer care

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 22:19
A future Labour government would invest £150m a year in cancer diagnostic equipment in England up to 2020, Ed Miliband will say later.