International News

Florence to be Glastonbury headliner

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:31
Florence and the Machine will headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury this year, following Foo Fighters' withdrawal from the Friday night slot.

Syrian rebels set sights on Quneitra

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:25
A rebel alliance in southern Syria has begun an offensive against government forces in Quneitra province, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Snapchat boss deletes all his tweets

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:00
Snapchat chief executive Evan Spiegel delete every tweet he has ever written to publicise the mobile app that wipes posts after a few seconds.

Budget bill backed for swift passage

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:59
Stormont's finance committee has agreed to allow finance minister Arlene Foster to rush her new budget bill through the assembly.

Man jailed for raid on jewellers

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:54
An armed thief who robbed an Edinburgh jewellers and hijacked a taxi at gunpoint is jailed for 13 years.

Activists want Kenya HIV data binned

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:52
Human rights activists go to court to get Kenya's government to destroy data collected listing children who are HIV positive.

VIDEO: Waterloo memorial unveiled

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:48
Prince Charles is unveiling a memorial to the allied British, Dutch, Belgian and German soldiers who fought at the Battle of Waterloo.

Jump in 999 calls for ambulances

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:40
A record nine million emergency calls were made to the ambulance service in England last year, figures show.

Arrest over Cumbria cemetery murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:35
An 18-year-old man is arrested over the "savage and brutal" murder of 14-year-old boy found in Carlisle cemetery.

Escaped tiger 'kills man in Georgia'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:30
A tiger that escaped from a flooded zoo in Georgia has killed a man, according to media reports.

Man held over Amber murder claim

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:23
A 19-year-old is arrested in connection with a Facebook post that claimed schoolgirl Amber Peat had been murdered.

Cardiff student admits terror charge

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:16
A Cardiff man who planned to travel to Syria to fight with Islamic State pleads guilty to a terror charge at the Old Bailey.

Conflict 'costing 13% of world GDP'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:15
The cost of conflict has reached a record $14.3tn, more than 13% of world GDP, a report by the Institute for Economics and Peace says.

Boeing warns Airbus over state aid

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:06
Boeing warns arch-rival Airbus over unconfirmed reports that the European planemaker wants state aid for a new version of its A380.

UKIP challenges EU trade 'myths'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:04
Nigel Farage attempts to kill off "myths" he says are being peddled by pro-EU campaigners, ahead of the referendum campaign.

Fifa corruption crisis: Key questions answered

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 01:54
Fifa, football's world governing body, has been engulfed by claims of widespread corruption since the early hours of 27 May, since Swiss police raided a luxury hotel in Zurich and arrested seven of its top executives.

Jade Jones into last eight in Baku

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 01:48
Olympic champion Jade Jones wins her first fight in the -57kg class of taekwondo at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Man proposes via Times crossword

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 01:47
A woman accepts an unusual marriage proposal which her boyfriend disguised within The Times newspaper's cryptic crossword clues.

VIDEO: Kangaroo shot by arrow in head survives

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 01:40
A kangaroo that survived for four days with an arrow lodged in her head is successfully treated in Queensland, Australia.

Greece headed for 'painful' euro exit

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 01:32
Greece's central bank has warned for the first time that the country could be on a "painful course" towards default and exiting the eurozone.