International News

VIDEO: Cape Town wildfires from above

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 10:20
More than 100 South African firefighters are battling wildfires on the mountains around Cape Town.

UK bomb plot suspect found guilty

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 10:17
A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US has been found guilty of plotting bomb attacks in several countries.

VIDEO: Jawbone 'clue to first humans'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 10:08
A jawbone, thought to belong to one of the world's very first humans, has been found in Ethiopia.

Obese need special help - minister

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 09:50
Overweight people who struggle to shed the pounds should be given incentives to lead a more healthy and active lifestyle, Conservative minister Claire Perry has said.

EU to review policy on neighbours

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 09:26
The European Union is to review its policy towards neighbouring nations amid criticism of its handling of the crisis in Ukraine.

NI man has murder conviction quashed

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 09:22
A Londonderry man who was jailed for life for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend has his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal in Dublin.

EU puts off end to roaming charges

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 09:12
EU governments defy the European Parliament by deciding that roaming charges for mobile phone users should remain at least until the end of 2018.

US will not charge Darren Wilson

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 09:05
The US justice department has said it will not charge former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson over the killing of black teenager Michael Brown.

Sex abuse at school 'was the norm'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 09:05
Three men deny carrying out sex assaults on boys for more than 30 years at a school for vulnerable children where "abuse was the norm".

Hands-on with HTC's virtual reality

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 09:05
Is HTC and Valve's virtual reality any good?

'First human' discovered in Ethiopia

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 09:01
Scientists working in Ethiopia have uncovered a jawbone fossil which may push the origin of humans back 400,000 years.

BBC DJ criticises Radio 1 diversity

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:51
BBC radio presenter Nihal criticises diversity at Radio 1 and 1Xtra, claiming "nothing has changed" since Greg Dyke called the BBC "hideously white" in 2001.

Ex-footballer to fight driving ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:25
Former Blackburn Rovers defender and Scotland international Colin Hendry contests a driving ban on the grounds he has a "rare metabolism", a court hears.

Payout to sex offender is halted

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:25
A High Court injunction stops an award of £20,000 in damages to a convicted sex offender for featuring on a Facebook page set up to monitor alleged paedophiles.

VIDEO: Ukraine's deadly mines - in 90 secs

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:23
Ukraine's latest mining disaster in Donetsk has claimed dozens of lives. But why are the country's mines so dangerous?

England beat Finland in Cyprus Cup

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:23
England begin their Cyprus Cup campaign with a 3-1 win over Finland, but had Gemma Bonner sent off in the 89th minute.

Blast 'hits Aleppo intelligence HQ'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:18
Dozens of Syrian security personnel and rebels have been killed in an attack on an intelligence facility in the city of Aleppo, activists say.

Manor Marussia 'in a great place'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:13
The Manor Marussia team intend to return to Formula 1 in time for the start of the new season, their new boss says.

Lesotho opposition forms government

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:01
Five opposition parties in Lesotho form a coalition government after snap elections, called after a failed coup, did not produce an outright winner.

Abuse probe home children 'ignored'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:00
Young people at a west Wales children's home being investigated for historical child abuse felt their concerns would be ignored, a report says.