International News

Strike to hit most Scottish trains

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 03:01
A strike by rail workers will mean that most trains in Scotland will be cancelled on Monday and Tuesday next week, ScotRail has confirmed.

Dads 'use adult tone not baby talk'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:56
Mothers are more likely to coo at their babies, while fathers address them more like small adults - but both approaches help children learn, a study suggests.

The man who cross-stitched his own bank card

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:50
A man has cross-stitched a debit card and sent it to his bank to express his irritation at waiting for a replacement.

Plane crash linked to software fault

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:39
Airbus suggests that a military plane crash might have been caused by a problem with the software that controlled its engines.

'Insane' woman cleared of murder bid

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:35
A woman is found not guilty by reason of insanity on both counts of attempted murder of two children.

Pianist wins child abuse memoir case

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:34
A concert pianist wins a legal battle to publish a book giving detail of sexual abuse he experienced as a child.

West Africa drops term limit plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:29
A plan to restrict all West African presidents to two terms in office has been dropped by heads of state, with Togo and The Gambia leading the objections.

Fire tragedy prompts Azeri protest

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:18
Thousands of people in Azerbaijan vow to protest against the use of flammable building cladding after a deadly fire at an apartment block in Baku.

Poppy seller, 92, 'had depression'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:13
A 92-year-old poppy seller who was found dead in the Avon Gorge had "long term issues with periodic depression", an inquest hears.

Kane in England Under-21 squad

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:12
Tottenham striker Harry Kane is included in the England squad for the 2015 European Under-21 Championship.

'Cow poo bus' sets land speed record

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:11
A bus powered by cow manure has set a land speed record for a regular bus by driving at 77mph.

Dolphin TV show suspends filming

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:08
Animal protection groups and marine scientists say they have successfully suspended the recording of a TV series called "Dolphins with the Stars".

Italy says Europe blind to migrants

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:03
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi accuses the rest of Europe of trying to ignore the migrant crisis, after several states rule out asylum quotas.

Hope fades over Colombia landslide

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 01:51
Rescue workers say hopes of finding any more survivors of the landslide which hit Salgar in north-western Colombia on Monday are dwindling.

Boyfriend charged in TV show shooting

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 01:49
Turkish authorities charge an ex-boyfriend with shooting Mutlu Kaya, a young talent show contestant.

Bank still firmly against rate rise

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 01:48
Bank of England policymakers voted 9-0 to keep interest rates on hold in May, despite noting a risk of higher house prices later this year.

The difference between 'affirmation' and 'oath'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 01:32
What's behind the different ways MPs swore their oaths?

Arrest over Tunisia museum attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 01:31
Italian police arrest a Moroccan man suspected of taking part in the attack on Tunisia's national museum which killed 22 people, mostly tourists.

Thomas Cook 'deeply sorry' over deaths

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 01:27
Thomas Cook's chief executive has said that he is "deeply sorry" about the deaths of two children in Corfu.

Da Vinci drawings to go on UK tour

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 01:20
Ten drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Queen's Royal Collection are to tour the UK and Ireland next year.