International News

'Explosive' wildfires rage in Alaska

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 02:00
Thousands of people are urged to leave their homes as "explosive" wildfires rage across Alaska, officials say.

Rail station parking fines net £24k

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 02:00
A train firm fines 700 drivers a total of more than £24,000 for overstaying a two-minute waiting time at Nottingham railway station.

'Police probe troubled health board'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 01:58
The head of the Welsh NHS says there is a police investigation about aspects of Betsi Cadwaladr health board's spending plans.

Expert help for super-hospital A&E

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 01:55
Government trouble-shooters are sent to Scotland's newest hospital to help improve accident and emergency (A&E) waiting times.

Woman held over street fight death

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 01:47
A woman is arrested in connection with the death of a man who died from stab wounds following a fight.

Greek shares fall for third day

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 01:40
Greek shares fall for a third day after fears that it could leave the euro intensify and the French president warns there is "little time" to reach a deal on economic reforms.

Blazer used in Fifa probe since 2011

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 01:21
Former Fifa executive committee member Chuck Blazer has co-operated with investigations into Fifa since 2011, it has emerged.

UK inflation rate turns positive

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 01:20
UK inflation rate, measured by Consumer Prices Index, rose to 0.1% in May, after dip to -0.1% in April, figures show.

Teen blackmailed by Nigerian gang

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 01:17
The parents of a County Tyrone teenager who took his own life say a Nigerian gang was blackmailing him over intimate photographs.

VIDEO: Iraqi comedian satirises extremism

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 01:16
A news anchor from Iraq, Ahmed Albasheer, describes how he switched to a comedy career to tackle corruption and extremism.

Anti-EU MEPs form far-right bloc

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 01:10
French National Front leader Marine Le Pen announces she has formed a political group of far-right parties in the European Parliament.

VIDEO: Chile and Mexico's six-goal thriller

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 01:10
Chile and Mexico share six goals in an exciting 3-3 draw in Group A of the Copa America.

Death of injured man 'unexplained'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:52
The death of a man who was found badly injured in a street in north Glasgow is being treated as unexplained.

Poet Fenton wins Pen Pinter Prize

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:41
British poet and journalist James Fenton wins the Pen Pinter Prize, which celebrates champions of free speech.

VIDEO: Chocolate could be good for the heart

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:40
New scientific research suggests that chocolate could be good for the heart. Professor Phyo Myint, the author of the research says that consuming around 100g of chocolate per week could help.

Women's race sorry for bikini models

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:33
Organisers apologise after the winners of a women's Lotto Cycling Cup race in Belgium are flanked by models in bikinis.

Militant Islamist's death denied

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:30
A militant Islamist group in Libya denies that a US air strike killed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, one of North Africa's most feared jihadists.

'I knew it would be life changing'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:28
Boris Becker remembers the 1985 Wimbledon win that came "too early", and the sleeping pills that stopped him winning another.

Grimshaw and Ora join X Factor panel

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:24
Pop star Rita Ora and BBC Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw sign up as judges for this year's series of The X Factor, producers confirm.

Labour hopeful wants stronger Wales

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:13
Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham says he wants to see a "more autonomous" Wales within a stronger UK.