International News

Profit doubles at Aldermore bank

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:40
Profits double at newcomer bank Aldermore as it picks up customers from bigger rivals.

The most dangerous job in sport?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:37
Why Englishman Andy Moles ignored his brother's advice and chose to coach war-torn Afghanistan in the World Cup.

Digital skills crucial, says report

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:32
Children should be taught "digital literacy" as a core skill alongside maths and English, says a report by a House of Lords committee.

Sony takes orders for smart glasses

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:15
A developer edition of Sony's augmented reality glasses will go on sale in ten countries in March, the tech giant has announced.

Blues owners call in receivers

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:01
The company that owns Birmingham City Football Club, BIHL, announces it has gone into receivership.

Scots lose forwards Gray and Reid

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:55
Richie Gray and Gordon Reid miss the rest of the Six Nations through injury as Scotland call on Tim Swinson.

Captain, 16, praised for saving crew

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:53
A 16-year-old ship's captain is praised for saving his crew as his fishing boat sank in high seas.

Danish officials warned about gunman

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:47
Denmark's intelligence agency says it was warned that the gunman suspected of carrying out the Copenhagen attacks was at risk of radicalisation.

Syrian army 'blocks key Aleppo road'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:36
Syrian government forces have captured several villages north of Aleppo as they seek to cut a key supply route for rebels inside the city, activists say.

Farc 'will discharge child fighters'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:27
A senior Farc leader tells Colombian radio the Marxist guerrilla group will demobilise fighters who are younger than 15 years of age.

Blues flanker Watts-Jones retires

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:27
Cardiff Blues back row Rory Watts-Jones says he is devastated after having to retire following a concussion-related injury.

Cipriani eyes long England future

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:25
Danny Cipriani admits he probably took international rugby "for granted a bit" but vows to never lose his England place again.

Nigeria's ex-leader quits party

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:19
Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo quits the ruling party ahead of the 28 March elections, tearing up his membership card in public.

Boy and girl held in terror probe

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:16
Two 16-year-olds are arrested in a counter-terrorism operation in Greater Manchester.

What if Greece quits the euro?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:02
Neither the Greek government nor its eurozone partners want to see a "Grexit". But if they cannot agree a way forward it could come to that - so what might the consequences be?

Haiti carnival accident 'kills 18'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:00
Reports from the Haitian capital Port au Prince say that at least 18 people have been electrocuted by a power line while on a carnival float.

Holding calls for Ireland Test status

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:00
Ex-West Indies bowler Michael Holding says the International Cricket Council should grant Ireland Test status immediately.

Chainsaw drink-driver loses appeal

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 01:59
An Australian learner driver who stitched his own chainsaw wound and drank gin before trying to drive to a hospital loses a Supreme Court appeal.

New prescription charges proposed

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 01:51
Health Minister Jim Wells proposes re-introducing prescription charges to pay for a new specialist drugs fund.

Egypt seeks UN mandate on Libya

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 01:27
Egypt's president calls for a UN resolution to authorise international intervention in Libya after its jets bombed Islamic State targets there.