International News

WoRMS catalogue downsizes ocean life

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 04:30
A mammoth effort to list all known marine life shows many species had duplicate entries in previous databases.

New panel for child abuse inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 04:19
A new four-person panel has been named in the inquiry into historical child sex abuse in England and Wales.

EU plans to target cyber-terrorism

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 04:11
Plans for a new Europol unit to deal with jihadist content online are being presented to European ministers on Thursday.

Five Scotland changes for Twickenham

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 04:09
Head coach Vern Cotter has made five changes to his Scotland starting line-up for Saturday's match against England.

Madonna criticises Radio 1 'ban'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 04:06
Pop star Madonna calls Radio 1 "discriminatory and unfair" after it failed to playlist her latest single, Living For Love.

Somali militants raid government base

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 04:03
At least eight people are killed in an attack by suspected al-Shabab militants on a fortified government compound in the town of Baidoa, southern Somalia.

VIDEO: European Scrutiny Committee

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 04:01
MPs take evidence from the BBC on the media and European scrutiny.

Security alert in Army barracks

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:48
A security alert is under way in Thiepval Barracks in Lisburn.

What are the UK's new trains like?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:40
What are the UK's new high-speed trains like?

Homegrown tea served in Scots hotel

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:35
Edinburgh's five-star Balmoral Hotel is to serve Scotland's first cup of homegrown tea - from a plantation in Perthshire.

Ainslie signs ex-F1 boss Whitmarsh

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:34
Former McLaren Formula 1 team boss Martin Whitmarsh joins Sir Ben Ainslie's team for an America's Cup sailing challenge.

Chief says 'mistakes caused disaster'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:21
The match commander at Hillsborough agrees he was "incompetent" and says his "mistakes" and "oversight" caused the deaths of 96 fans.

Undercover police inquiry to be held

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:19
An inquiry into undercover policing and the operation of the Metropolitan Police's Special Demonstration Squad is being established by the home secretary.

'Flying balls' fear prompts fan ban

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:14
Young football fans are banned from the lower tiers of Ipswich Town's ground after children were hit by "flying balls", the club says.

Woman 'dragged' under Tube train

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:10
A woman was "dragged" under a Tube train at a south London Tube station during the morning rush hour, commuters say.

VIDEO: In hiding because of a costume

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:06
An Afghan artist has been forced into hiding after receiving death threats for dressing in a metal suit showing the female form.

Golf champ jailed for benefit fraud

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:03
A champion golfer who claimed £26,000 in benefits saying he was too ill to walk but played the sport regularly is jailed for six months years.

Philip Green sells off BHS chain

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 02:55
Sir Philip Green is has sold the department store chain BHS to an investment vehicle called Retail Acquisitions Ltd.

'Giant lobster' ate like a whale

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 02:55
A new fossil discovery shows that a giant ancestor of modern lobsters used spiny 'limbs' on its head to sift food from the ocean.

Inquest into Brecon crash deaths due

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 02:51
An inquest into the deaths of four people killed in a crash in Powys is expected to open.