International News

'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.

Zimbabwe expelled from 2018 World Cup

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 02:49
Zimbabwe are expelled from 2018 World Cup qualifying for failing to pay national team coach Jose Claudinei Georgini.

South Africa power chiefs suspended

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 02:43
South Africa's power utility Eskom tells four top officials to step aside while it investigates the problems at the firm, including recent power cuts.

Blurred Lines verdict to be appealed

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 02:27
Musicians Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke are to appeal the verdict which ruled that they copied a Marvin Gaye track to create their hit 2013 track Blurred Lines.

Iraqi forces 'push into Tikrit'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 02:18
Iraqi government forces are pushing into Tikrit on several fronts, forcing Islamic State militants to fall back to the city centre, officials say.

BBC in school computer giveaway

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 02:15
The BBC has launched its Make it Digital initiative with new hardware for schools and a raft of coding-based content.

UK trade deficit narrows sharply

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 02:13
The UK trade deficit narrowed to £616m in January from a five-year high of £2.1bn in December, latest figures reveal, as imports shrink substantially.

Divorce win 'like old lottery ticket'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 02:04
A woman seeking £1.9m more than 20 years after a divorce is being allowed to "cash in a very old lottery ticket", her millionaire ex-husband says.

S Africa reward over TV news mugging

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 02:01
South African police offer a reward of 100,000 rand (£5,500; $8,200) for the arrest of two men who mugged a well-known TV journalist on camera.

Sarah Payne memorial statue found

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 01:57
A bronze statue commemorating murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne that was stolen from her primary school in Surrey is found.

VIDEO: Are Christians having to hide their religion?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 01:56
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published a report that highlights the widespread confusion and misunderstanding about the laws protecting freedom of religion or belief.

Still Alice film-maker dies aged 63

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 01:54
The co-author and director of Still Alice - for which Julianne Moore won an Oscar last month - has died following a four-year struggle with motor neurone disease.

Spanish bank in TSB takeover bid

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 01:52
TSB - the bank formerly owned by Lloyds - has confirmed it has received a preliminary £1.7bn takeover approach from Spanish bank Sabadell.

Fatal fire in Russian shopping centre

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 01:46
Five people have died and up to 25 people are feared trapped in rubble after a fire at a shopping centre in the Russian city of Kazan.

India refuses to lift rape film ban

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 01:43
A court in India refuses to lift a ban on screening a controversial BBC documentary about the 2012 Delhi gang rape.

IS 'using chlorine gas' in bombs

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 01:37
Iraqi officials show the BBC footage, which they say proves Islamic State militants are using chlorine gas in roadside bomb attacks.

Right policies with wrong figures?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 01:19
Can politicians take the right decisions based on the wrong figures?

'I had Chelsea babies around me'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 01:14
Chelsea's players acted like "babies" during Zlatan Ibrahimovic's sending off, the Paris St-Germain striker says.

South Africa ease into last eight

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 01:07
AB de Villiers makes 99 as South Africa comfortably defeat United Arab Emirates to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.