International News

Cameroon 'frees German hostage'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 04:52
Cameroon says its military has freed a German hostage kidnapped in Nigeria by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Campbell considered ending career

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 04:47
DJ Campbell says he thought about retiring and reveals his family were verbally abused as he fought spot-fixing claims.

Sri Lankan ex-general given amnesty

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 04:40
Leading Sri Lankan opposition figure Sarath Fonseka is acquitted of all charges filed against him by the former government of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

VIDEO: Young songwriter's plea for a job

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 04:05
After dropping out of university, budding 23-year-old musician Sherika Sherard was out of work for eight months, so wrote a song about it.

Weir named in GB marathon team

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 04:01
Paralympic champion David Weir heads a six-strong GB team for the April's IPC World Championship marathon in London.

A lucky chancellor

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 04:01
Inflation and expectations of interest rate rises are shrinking at the perfect time for the government.

NI water industrial action suspended

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 04:00
The industrial dispute at NI Water has been suspended and unions are recommending the latest offer to their members.

SNP to vote on English health laws

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 04:00
The leader of the SNP tells the BBC that her MPs will vote on English health matters if it helps to protect the NHS in Scotland.

Are machine-written signatures binding?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:58
TV chef Gordon Ramsey has lost a court case hinging on the use of a "ghostwriter" machine. But what is it?

Day in pictures: 21 January 2015

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:55
Images from around the world: 21 January

Protests after Turkey police jailed

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:54
The sentencing of two Turkish police officers over the death of a demonstrator in 2013 has provoked protests in Kayseri province.

VIDEO: Bahrain jails activist over tweets

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:54
A prominent democracy campaigner in Bahrain has been sentenced to six months in jail, for insulting the government on Twitter.

Bangladesh arrests 7,000 activists

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:53
Bangladesh has arrested more than 7,000 opposition activists in the past 15 days, ministers say, as they struggle to stop nationwide protests.

Omagh father wins inquiry challenge

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:50
The father of a young man killed in the Omagh bombing wins the legal right to challenge the government's refusal to hold a public inquiry into the atrocity.

Nadal digs deep to avoid shock exit

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:46
An ailing Rafael Nadal battles past qualifier Tim Smyczek in five sets to reach the Australian Open third round.

Rebels tighten grip on Yemen capital

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:45
Shia Houthi rebels tighten their grip on Yemen's capital, Sanaa, reportedly stationing fighters outside the home of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Man critical after park gang attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:27
A 19-year-old man is in a critical condition following a daytime attack involving about 20 people in a park.

WhatsApp bans unofficial app users

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:24
WhatsApp acts to stop downloads of a third-party service, WhatsApp Plus, and locks out people who used it from its chat platform.

Catholic schools shut in Kinshasa

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:23
The Roman Catholic Church shuts its schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital as protests against President Joseph Kabila continue for a third day.

Shazam - a billion dollar London success

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:17
It's not often we get news of a UK tech firm that's a global success story and still owned in Britain. All the more reason then to celebrate this morning's announcement from Shazam.