International News

Flat intruder given life for murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:30
An intruder who fatally stabbed a 52-year-old man at a flat in the Yoker area of Glasgow is jailed for life for murder.

O'Sullivan breaks centuries record

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:29
Ronnie O'Sullivan breaks Stephen Hendry's all-time centuries record of 775 in the Masters.

West urged to help Saudi blogger

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:21
The wife of liberal Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, urges Western powers to demand his release.

'No scope' to review teacher sentence

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:19
The attorney general says it cannot review whether a suspended sentence for a religious studies teacher, who had a sex with a pupil, was too lenient.

Yarnold struggles after dizzy spells

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:19
In her BBC Sport column, the Olympic champion talks about her cautious return to the skeleton track after suffering dizziness.

RBS admits mis-selling business loans

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:16
Royal Bank of Scotland admits it has mis-sold loans to small business customers under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme.

Greens 'now fifth largest party'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:15
The Green Party says it has overtaken UKIP to become the fifth largest party by membership, after nearly 2,000 people joined overnight.

Hotels do U-turn over hotspot ban

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:12
Marriott International abandons its much criticised policy of blocking the use of personal wi-fi hotspots on its properties.

Irish bailout 'cost 40bn euros'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:11
Ireland's bank bailout has cost 40bn euros (£31bn) to date, its parliamentary banking inquiry has heard.

Teenage killer given life sentence

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:10
A teenager who murdered a father-of-three is told he will spend at least 15 years behind bars.

Merkel urges EU law on data tracking

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 03:56
Germany's Chancellor Merkel wants new EU rules soon on data retention, to help in the fight against terrorism.

Allotment search for murdered woman

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 03:55
An allotment is being searched by police who are investigating the murder of a woman from Cardiff who went missing on Christmas Eve.

Haggis 'would help tackle US obesity'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 03:52
A Conservative peer calls for the US import ban on haggis to be lifted by suggesting that it may help America tackle its obesity problem.

BT faces tough new broadband tests

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 03:52
Regulator Ofcom will regularly assess whether BT's wholesale and retail prices for broadband are fair, it says.

Poor left behind, archbishops warn

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 03:48
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York call for a rethink of the way poverty is addressed in the UK, and urge a greater take-up of the living wage.

Gerrard loan return 'conceivable'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 03:47
Steven Gerrard could return to Liverpool on loan after his move to LA Galaxy, says chief executive Ian Ayre.

All you need to know about Afcon 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 03:47
From a president giving away tickets to a fan protest over selection, all you need to know about the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Caption Challenge: Bear witness

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 03:41
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Men charged over Randalstown murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 03:39
Three men appear in court charged with the murder of Nelson Cheung in County Antrim last week.

VIDEO: Huge waves lash Saltcoats train line

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 03:37
Video footage shows huge waves pounding the train line in Saltcoats on the Ayrshire coast.