International News

VIDEO: Bat dive-bombs US news channel

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 02:04
Presenters at a US TV station had a shock on Wednesday morning when a bat started flying around their studio.

VIDEO: Soyuz capsule returns to Earth

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 02:02
The crew members in Russia's Soyuz space capsule have successfully landed in Kazakhstan.

£50 fine plan for smoking in cars

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 21:48
People caught smoking in cars with children on board could face a £50 on-the-spot fine in Wales.

Obama: US to pursue IS in Syria

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 21:38
The US will not hesitate to take action against Islamic State militants in Syria as well as Iraq, says President Barack Obama.

Salmond to mark devolution date

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 21:31
First Minister Alex Salmond is to hold a press conference for international media on the anniversary of the 1997 devolution referendum.

Personal debt levels higher in NI

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 21:29
Levels of personal debt in Northern Ireland are 20% higher than the rest of the UK, according to a charity report.

Thai junta 'must end repression'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 21:04
Rights group Amnesty International urges Thailand's coup leaders to end repression, citing "widespread" human rights violations.

'Union strikes back' - the front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 21:00
The press reflects on the efforts of Westminster party leaders to persuade Scots to vote against independence in next week's referendum.

The rebirth of canned beer

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 20:08
Could craft beer make the metal can cool?

Inquest for hoax call nurse to start

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 19:53
The inquest is set to begin into the death of a nurse found hanged after answering a hoax call at her hospital about the Duchess of Cambridge in 2012.

VIDEO: Jon Stewart's directorial debut

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 19:45
Daily Show host Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut at the Toronto Film Festival with a film about about a journalist imprisoned in Iran

Ferguson road block protest stopped

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 19:38
Police in Ferguson, Missouri stop protesters from blocking a nearby highway amid anger over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Bond villain actor Kiel dies aged 74

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 19:20
Actor Richard Kiel - who played steel-toothed villain Jaws in two James Bond films - has died aged 74, a Californian hospital confirms.

Stalking prosecutions at record high

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 18:52
A record number of people were charged with stalking-related offences in England and Wales last year after the introduction of new laws.

UK proton beam centres open in 2018

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 18:39
Proton beam therapy centres to treat cancers will be available in Manchester and London in 2018, NHS officials confirm.

Concussion 'breathalyser' proposed

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 18:30
Scientists in Birmingham are trialling new medical tests that lead to rapid, pitchside diagnosis of concussion in sport.

Call for lung cancer screening in UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 18:10
Delays bringing in screening for lung cancer in the UK could cost tens of thousands of lives, warns a leading cancer expert.

Verdict due for Oscar Pistorius

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:59
South African Judge Thokosile Masipa is due to give her verdict at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius - the athlete could face 25 years in jail.

Downton Abbey: The secrets of series five

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:38
Secrets of the costume juggernaut

RBS 'contingency for London move'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:34
Royal Bank of Scotland confirms it has contingency plans to move its headquarters from Scotland to London if there is a Yes vote in the referendum.