International News

Nigeria to press ahead with election

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 10:56
Nigeria's influential council of state decides to press ahead with presidential elections on 14 February, rejecting calls for a postponement.

VIDEO: Map of 'oldest light' created

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 10:37
Scientists working on Europe’s Planck satellite say the first stars in the cosmos burst into life more than 100 million years later than previously thought.

Visas granted to family for funeral

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 09:41
Visas have been granted to the family of a five-year-old girl whose relatives had been barred from the UK for her funeral.

Ceres gets bigger in the viewfinder

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 09:34
The American space agency's (Nasa) Dawn satellite returns its latest images of Ceres as it approaches orbit insertion on 6 March.

Drunk student died of hypothermia

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 09:14
A student died from hypothermia and alcohol intoxication after walking home from a night out in Cheltenham in winter in shirtsleeves, an inquest hears.

Sony boss quits after email hack

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 09:10
Sony Pictures' Amy Pascal steps down as co-chair of Sony's movie studio following a debilitating cyber attack last year revealed her private emails.

Harris 'quizzed over sex offences'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 09:04
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris is interviewed under caution by police investigating historical sex offences, the BBC understands.

VIDEO: How do rental stores still survive?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 08:42
The VHS and DVD rental store still going strong

We need to win trophies - Rodgers

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 08:09
Brendan Rodgers says the club has moved forward during his tenure, as he prepares for his 100th game in charge.

Relocated chimps learn local grunts

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 08:08
Chimpanzees can change their grunts to communicate with new companions, according to a study of captive animals moved from the Netherlands to Scotland.

Phelan is appointed Hull assistant

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 08:05
Mike Phelan is appointed assistant to Hull City manager and ex-Manchester United team-mate Steve Bruce.

VIDEO: On the ground in embattled Debaltseve

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 08:05
James Reynolds reports from the town of Debaltseve, as the battle for the town continues and residents wait to be escorted to safety by the Ukrainian military.

Flu vaccine is 'barely effective'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 08:01
This year's seasonal flu vaccine is barely able to prevent the main strain of flu being spread in the UK, health officials says.

University cutting 53 of its courses

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 08:00
The Ulster University has cut more than 50 of its undergraduate courses, the BBC learns.

Bony replaces Jovetic on City list

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:54
Striker Wilfried Bony replaces Stevan Jovetic in Manchester City's Champions League squad.

VIDEO: Hundreds trapped in snow in Spain

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:53
Spanish police say they have rescued at least 220 people - including 100 from Britain - who were stuck in their cars in heavy snow in northern Spain.

Britain lose to Turkey in Fed Cup

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:50
Great Britain's women are beaten by Turkey 2-1 in their Fed Cup qualifier but can still qualify if they beat Ukraine .

Jordan 'bombs IS' after pilot death

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:50
Jordan says it has carried out its first air strikes on Islamic State since the group released a video showing the killing of a captured Jordanian pilot.

Ireland appoint Lee as bowling coach

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:48
Former Australian star Brett Lee will be Ireland's bowling coach during their World Cup preparations.

Dozens killed in Damascus fighting

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:31
Heavy fighting in and around the Syrian capital Damascus kills at least 40 people and wounds many more, state media and observers say.