International News

May wants more powerful abuse inquiry

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 11:04
An inquiry into historical child sex abuse should be able to compel witnesses to give evidence and have statutory powers, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.

VIDEO: May: 'Torture is abhorrent and wrong'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 10:48
The Home Secretary Theresa May has rejected calls for a judge lead inquiry into whether British intelligence agents colluded in alleged torture by the CIA.

Golf needs speeding up - McIlroy

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 10:10
World number one Rory McIlroy has calls for a faster version of golf in a bid to attract young players to the sport.

VIDEO: Bond filming under way after script theft

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 10:10
While Daniel Craig has been filming some of the first scenes of the next James Bond adventure Spectre in London cyber hackers have managed to steal and leak an early draft of the film's script.

Peat is Amazon's carbon superstore

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 09:59
Satellite data reveals that the most dense stores of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands.

11 dogs rescued from isolated gorge

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 09:36
Eleven dogs from a hunt pack are rescued after becoming trapped in a gorge near Aberystwyth.

VIDEO: Dog rescued from frozen pond

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 09:31
Fire crews rescued a dog which fell through ice while chasing a duck across a frozen pond in Arbroath.

Adkins sacked as Reading manager

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 09:03
Reading sack manager Nigel Adkins after 20 months in charge of the Championship club.

Slavery arrests in factory raid

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 09:00
An anti-slavery raid on a factory in Greater Manchester finds immigrants from Eastern Europe allegedly paid £2 an hour and working 80-hour weeks, police say.

Cameron criticised on NI talks exit

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:57
Two former Northern Ireland Secretaries of State express concern about the prime minister's handling of last week's political talks in Belfast.

Denmark lays claim to North Pole

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:50
Denmark makes a claim to the UN, arguing the area around the North Pole is linked to the continental shelf of Greenland, its autonomous territory.

VIDEO: Basildon's take on UKIP man's gaffe

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:48
The BBC's Chris Mason has been to Basildon to find out what the public think about Kerry Smith's remarks

Two Kenyan runners fail drug tests

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:46
Two Kenyan runners, Viola Chelangat Kimetto and Joyce Jemutai Kiplimo, have failed drug tests and been banned for two years, Athletics Kenya says.

Reporter Allan Little to leave BBC

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:40
TV and radio correspondent Allan Little, who covered the first Gulf War and the Rwandan genocide, is to leave the BBC at the end of December.

VIDEO: 'Same-sex' couple marry in Russia

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:37
Russian couple Irina Shumilova and Alyona Fursova recently got married. Irina's official documents record her as male, but she will soon complete a gender change.

May: 'No intervention' over torture

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:37
Theresa May says she did not seek the redaction of information from a report about the CIA's alleged use of torture.

Sandy Hook families sue rifle maker

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:32
The families of nine of the 26 people killed in a 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut have filed a lawsuit against a rifle manufacturer.

BT in talks to buy EE for £12.5bn

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:29
Telecoms giant BT is in exclusive talks to buy EE - Britain's largest mobile network group - for £12.5bn.

Rangers & Ashley accused of breach

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:28
Rangers and shareholder Mike Ashley are accused of breaching SFA rules over dual ownership.

Air traffic glitch 'hit 10,000'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:27
Up to 10,000 passengers at Heathrow alone were affected by an air traffic control computer failure, the transport secretary confirms.