International News

Zynga shares plunge on loss

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 13:26
Shares in Farmville-maker Zynga plunge over 10% after the company reports widening losses as it struggles to continue to attract users to its games.

Salford Red Devils 6-52 St Helens

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:58
St Helens run in 10 tries to blow away a disappointing Salford Red Devils in a 52-6 Super League victory.

Freed visa prisoner arrives home

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:57
A 25-year-old man jailed in a notorious Indonesian prison after breaking visa rules has an emotional reunion with family at Cardiff Airport.

Castle Toward buyout plan collapses

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:55
Plans for a community buyout of a 19th century country house have collapsed after a disagreement over its price.

New Romantic icon Steve Strange dies

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:54
Steve Strange, lead singer of 1980s pop band Visage, has died aged 55 following heart attack, his record label says.

Lawro's predictions v the FA Cup giant-killers

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:31
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on FA Cup heroes Mickey Thomas and Nigel Jemson for the FA Cup fifth round.

Colombia's Farc: No soldiers under 17

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 12:22
Colombia's left wing Farc guerrillas announce that they will no longer look to recruit soldiers below the age of 17.

France wins Egypt combat jet deal

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 11:51
France confirms a deal to sell 24 Rafale combat jets and other military equipment to Egypt in a deal worth 5bn euros.

VIDEO: Fifty Shades cast at London premiere

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 11:42
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dorman, who play the protagonists in the film Fifty Shades of Grey, defended the movie after it received some critical reviews.

Director jailed for foreign bribes

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 11:25
A Sussex printing firm's director is jailed for three years after being convicted of bribing public officials in Africa.

Cricket World Cup team guides

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 11:06
Which team is seeking to win for a fifth time, who is appearing in his fifth World Cup and which squad has two 43-year-olds?

Hazard needs protection, says Nevin

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 11:00
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard could become 'one of the best players in the world' if he gets protection from referees, says Pat Nevin.

Cricket World Cup to deliver rewards

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 10:52
Australia hopes to win wickets and profits

Plastic heading for oceans quantified

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 10:38
About eight million tonnes of plastic waste find their way into the world's oceans each year, a new scientific assessment suggests.

Scientist: 'Try to contact aliens'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 10:38
Scientists at a US meeting have said it is now time to actively try to contact intelligent life on other worlds.

US welcomes Ukraine peace agreement

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 10:33
US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomes an agreement aimed at ending fighting in Ukraine, but demands Russia end support for separatist rebels.

Why England won't win the World Cup

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 10:29
From slow scoring to leaking runs, the statistics suggest England have precious little chance of lifting the World Cup.

US man jailed for killing German teen

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 10:24
A Montana man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for killing a German exchange student he found in his garage.

'Outrage' at Brian horse name change

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 10:18
Brians of Berkshire express "outrage" that a Thames Valley Police horse of the same name may have his name changed to a more "god-like" one.

Teenager injured at school dies

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 10:17
A County Fermanagh teenager injured in an incident at his school has died in hospital.