International News

Murdered Kenyan 'not ICC witness'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:43
Kenyan police say a body found dead in a river earlier this month may not be that of an ICC defence witness, as the fingerprints do not match.

Google challenges Mosley privacy bid

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:19
A High Court hearing begins to decide whether Max Mosley's claim against Google over its refusal to block some pictures of him should be thrown out.

Watkins' ex cleared over abuse images

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:12
An ex-lover of paedophile Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins is found not guilty of child sex abuse image offences.

Firms 'fail to support education'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:08
Major global businesses give £1.7bn per year to education, say researchers. But they are told that much more is needed.

Al Murray to stand against Farage

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:01
Comedian Al Murray is to stand in his guise as The Pub Landlord against UKIP leader Nigel Farage at the general election.

Quickenden could play in non-league

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:43
Non-league Gainsborough Trinity are in discussions to sign I'm A Celebrity star Jake Quickenden.

AUDIO: When phone ringtones hit back

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:41
When ringtones hit back: Listen to some examples of when politicians are interrupted by mobile phones.

Gold rush threat to tropical forests

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:36
Rising demand for gold is leading to the loss of tropical forests in South America, scientists warn.

Broad praises 'powerful' batting

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:26
Pace bowler Stuart Broad says England's current one-day batting line-up is the most powerful he has played with.

Avatar 2 delayed to 2017 by Cameron

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:25
Director James Cameron says the Avatar sequel is to be delayed a year and will now be released in 2017.

Ryanair to test smartphone movies

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:22
Ryanair says it plans to start streaming movies and TV shows to passengers' tablets and smartphones within the coming months.

Nigeria repels Boko Haram attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:13
The Nigerian army repels an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in the town of Biou in the north-eastern state of Borno.

Video game auction nears $100,000

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:13
An auction on the site, which runs until Friday, has gone from $5,000 to nearly $100,000 in a little more than a week.

Gales and rain to follow after snow

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:09
More severe weather is on the way with gale force winds and rain bringing the risk of flooding, forecasters say.

Man accused of Boehner murder plot

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:57
A barman is charged with plotting to shoot or poison senior Republican John Boehner, because he says he was rude to him when he served him at a country club.

Afghan arrests over school attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:46
Five men suspected of involvement in the massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, are arrested across the border in Afghanistan.

Who What Why: How do you climb a smooth rock face?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:36
Two men are free climbing the Dawn Wall of Yosemite's El Capitan rock formation - how do they hold on to the smooth surface?

Schoolboy bus row over Scottish £10

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:36
A schoolboy has to walk for an hour in pouring rain and freezing temperatures to get home after two bus drivers refused to accept a Scottish banknote.

Curiosity rover clobbers Mars rock

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:27
The American space agency's Curiosity rover smashes up the latest rock it was trying to drill on Mars.

NHS chief denies assaulting wife

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:25
An NHS health chief from Norwich steps aside from his post to face a charge of assaulting his wife.