International News

Sturgeon: 'The deficit is hugely important'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 09:25
The SNP leader aims to win votes in Scotland by wooing friends in London. The electoral arithmetic may work for her, but do her spending plans add up?

Discovery of largest genetic fat map

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 09:03
Scientists have uncovered more than 90 new gene regions that could help explain why some people are more likely to put on weight than others.

VIDEO: Labour's pink minibus attracts ridicule

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:48
Labour's use of a pink minibus to launch a campaign aimed at encouraging women to vote, has provoked mixed reaction.

Pulis is pranked by NI footballer

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:44
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis is pranked by a Northern Ireland footballer impersonating Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon.

Death crash driver recounts incident

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:36
A 21-year-old woman who denies two death by dangerous driving charges after hitting an elderly couple says she could not have avoided the impact.

HMRC calls in police and SFO on HSBC leak data

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:35
The HMRC tax evasion investigation is widened and will now look at money laundering

EastEnders actress 'in racist rant'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:35
EastEnders actress Linda Henry hurled racist abuse at a community warden and shouted "do you know who I am?", after being reprimanded for dropping a cigarette butt, a court hears.

Google introduces illness tips

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:29
Google begins providing doctor-checked medical guidance - including illustrations and possible treatments - to relevant search results.

Paramedic sentenced over man's death

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:28
A paramedic is sentenced over the death of a man who collapsed outside the A&E department at Walsall's Manor Hospital.

'Fake degrees' at Uganda university

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:26
One of Uganda's top universities launches an investigation into allegations that fake degrees were awarded to students.

Murray beats Mahut in Rotterdam

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:13
Andy Murray defeats Nicolas Mahut in straight sets in the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

Damascus strikes 'kill nearly 200'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:51
Air strikes carried out by Syria's air force have killed almost 200 people in the past 10 days, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

England bans smoking in cars

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:45
From October, drivers in England will be banned from smoking in their car if they are carrying children as passengers.

Root tips captain Morgan to impress

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:17
England batsman Joe Root backs captain Eoin Morgan to find his best form in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

VIDEO: Home Affairs Committee

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:10
MPs take evidence on the performance of directorates responsible for immigration checks and management.

Pair charged over £1m cocaine haul

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:08
Two men are charged following the seizure of cocaine worth around £1m.

Jeb Bush redacts leaked information

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:03
The US presidential hopeful released a cache of emails from his time as Florida's governor in the interests of transparency. But they included personal details in plain text.

I'm independent - abuse probe judge

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:56
The judge leading the inquiry into historical child sex abuse in England and Wales says she has no links to any person or institution which it might scrutinise.

Samsung TVs put ads in others' apps

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:55
Samsung is investigating why some of its smart TVs are repeatedly showing a silent Pepsi ad to users of third-party apps.

Houses for Ivory Coast football team

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:28
The Africa Cup of Nations winners will be given houses and cash by Ivory Coast's government.