International News

VIDEO: How Hubble opened up the universe

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 02:33
As Nasa prepares to unveil a new image to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, the BBC's Jane McCubbin reports on how it has enhanced our appreciation of the universe.

VIDEO: Facebook keeps getting bigger

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 02:26
Facebook has announced another big jump in revenue - and more people are using the site than ever before.

Will Togo vote end family dynasty?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 02:23
President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo seeks to prolong his family's 48-year rule in elections on Saturday.

Sainsbury's cuts 800 supermarket jobs

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 02:05
Supermarket Sainsbury's is cutting about 800 jobs as part of a restructuring at its stores.

Parking charges challenge dismissed

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 02:02
A chip shop owner loses his Court of Appeal challenge over what he claimed were "unfair, unlawful and disproportionate" parking charges.

'Sluggish' mortgage lending in 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:31
Mortgage lending suffered a "sluggish start" to the year but lending has picked up in recent weeks, according to a trade body.

Delhi rally 'suicide' farmer cremated

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:31
The funeral is held in India of a farmer who hanged himself in front of thousands at a political rally in Delhi.

Samuel West warns of 'time bomb'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:30
Actor Samuel West claims a culture of low and unpaid work in the arts is a 'time bomb that stifles diversity and will destroy the industry'.

Government borrowing below forecast

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:25
UK government borrowing was £7.4bn in March, figures show, taking the total for the financial year to £87.3bn - below the forecast made in the Budget

Murder numbers at 38-year low

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:22
The number of murders and manslaughter cases in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level for 38 years, police figures suggest.

VIDEO: W1A: Back to poke fun at the Beeb

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:11
W1A, the "mockumentary" which satirises the BBC. returns for a second series tonight

UK retail sales fall 0.5% in March

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:10
UK retail sales fall 0.5% in March month-on-month, dragged down by a 6.2% fall in sales at petrol stations, official figures show.

Bees 'get a buzz' from pesticides

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:08
Bees prefer food containing neonicotinoid pesticides, according to research.

In pictures: Calbuco volcano eruption

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:07
Red alert as Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile

FBU concern at £1,250-a-day adviser

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 00:53
"Major concerns" are voiced over a fire service's decision to hire a £1,250-a-day consultant to review its "culture".

VIDEO: How the UK got a £30bn debt mountain

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 00:32
The BBC's Steph McGovern reports on the events which brought the British financial system close to collapse.

BBC Three move 'delayed until 2016'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 00:23
Youth channel BBC Three will not move online before 2016, the channel's controller tells Broadcast magazine.

Police apology to school principal

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 00:11
Police apologise to the principal of a County Londonderry school after three pipe bombs are found nearby.

Killed pilot was a British champion

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 00:10
A pilot killed during an airshow launch was a two-time winner of the British advanced aerobatics championship, it emerges.

Shoulder injury forces Byrne to quit

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 23:13
Ex-Wales full-back Lee Byrne is forced into retirement after failing to overcome a shoulder injury, say Newport Gwent Dragons.