International News

The 'conchies' of World War One

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:48
The men imprisoned and stigmatised for WW1 stance

AUDIO: Clegg defends free school meals policy

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:44
Nick Clegg defends the coalition's free school meals policy, saying the money and resources will be available

Jackson defends tax avoidance scheme

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:42
Ex-athlete Colin Jackson defends his decision to invest in a complex tax avoidance scheme, saying it helped people such as musicians who might not get funding elsewhere.

Clegg claims unity on school meals

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:36
Nick Clegg says the coalition is united behind plans to give all pupils under seven in England free school lunches in September.

VIDEO: Eyre takes his pyjamas to West End

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:35
Film and theatre director Sir Richard Eyre's adaptation of The Pajama Game transfers to the West End

Deadly attack on Thai protest camp

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:35
Three people are killed and more than 20 hurt in an attack on an anti-government protest in Bangkok, as the army warns it could use force to restore order.

Your pictures: Philippines

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:27
Readers' photos on the theme of Philippines

VIDEO: Extradition couple taken to hospital

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:21
A British couple due to be extradited to the United States over fraud and money-laundering charges have been taken to hospital.

Nanotech poster absorbs pollution

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:11
A scientist and an award winning poet, both at the University of Sheffield, have made a giant poster that uses nanotechnology to gobble up the pollution.

Vietnam anti-China protest kills one

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:07
A Chinese worker is killed and almost 150 others hurt as protesters attack a steel mill in Vietnam, amid anti-China tensions over the South China Sea dispute.

EU illegal migration rises sharply

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 01:55
The number of people detected trying to enter the EU illegally in 2013 rose by nearly half on 2012, with nearly one in four from Syria, an EU agency reports.

Murder victim's family get £50k

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 01:35
The family of a private investigator found murdered outside a London pub in 1987 are to be paid £50,000 by the Greater London Authority for highlighting the failings of the Met Police.

Manslaughter charge over Korea ferry

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 01:28
The captain of the sunken South Korean ferry and three other crew members are charged with manslaughter, reports say.

VIDEO: Kathleen Turner returns to West End

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 01:19
Kathleen Turner has returned to the West End to star in new play, Bakersfield Mist.

Editor of New York Times replaced

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 01:07
The New York Times newspaper announces it has replaced executive editor Jill Abramson - the first woman to lead the paper - with Dean Baquet, with immediate effect.

Games ticket phone charges refunded

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 00:54
Refunds are to be given to people who were charged in error by a phoneline while trying to buy tickets for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Is the craft beer craze going to cause a hops shortage?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 00:50
Hops growers are struggling to meet demand. Could beer-makers run out of a crucial ingredient?

Suarez dismisses transfer speculation

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 00:36
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez denies that his contract contains a clause allowing him to join Real Madrid or Barcelona this summer.

I'll gift Chisora my belts - Fury

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 00:34
Boxer Tyson Fury will give Dereck Chisora the British and European titles as a gift after their fight on 26 July.

Afghan election goes to second round

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 00:22
The Afghan election will proceed to a run-off between the two top candidates, after a vote count showed no-one polled more than 50% of the vote.
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