International News

'Slenderman' accused to stand trial

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 12:46
Both girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character are competent to stand trial, a judge says.

Man held over armed police stand-off

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 12:39
A 43-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was injured during a five-hour stand-off with police at a flat in Lancashire.

IS leaders 'killed by US strikes'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 12:37
US air strikes have killed several high-ranking military leaders of Islamic State in Iraq, the Pentagon's top uniformed officer says.

Part of Volcker rule delayed by Fed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 12:18
The US Federal Reserve gives Wall Street banks even more time to comply with parts of the Volcker Rule, the reforms introduced following the financial crisis.

Cook not the way forward - Hughes

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 12:05
Alastair Cook should be relieved of the one-day captaincy if England are to prosper at the ICC World Cup, says Simon Hughes.

VIDEO: Punch-up at parish meeting

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 11:24
Pictures have emerged of a brawl at at Lancashire parish council committee meeting over a waiting list for grazing land.

Garcia quitting 'new low for Fifa'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 11:12
Fifa's reputation has been hurt by the resignation of ethics investigator Michael Garcia, says vice president Jim Boyce.

VIDEO: Brawl over Kenya security bill

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 10:49
Kenyan lawmakers traded blows and the deputy speaker had water thrown on her during a chaotic parliamentary session which approved changes to a tough new security bill.

PM 'did not leave NI for rave party'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 10:36
Downing Street rejects suggestions that the prime minister left talks in Northern Ireland early last week so he could attend his wife's "Ibiza-style rave" birthday party.

VIDEO: Mourning and rage after school attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 10:26
Pupils who survived a massacre at their school in Pakistan have been paying tribute to those who died.

Sony hack is 'US security issue'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 10:09
The cyber attack on Sony that forced the cancellation of a major film release is being viewed as a national security matter, the White House says.

The casualties of Russia's decline

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 10:03
The knock-on effects of Russia's economic troubles

VIDEO: 'Exhausted workforce' in Apple factory

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 10:02
A BBC investigation for Panorama has exposed poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China.

Is Putin right?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:56
Most analysts say Russia can afford its debt repayments for the next couple of years, but Mr Putin will have to stem the tide of money leaving the country.

Cost of MPs' advisers hits £8.4m

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:49
The cost of ministers' special advisers increases more than £1m in the past year, taking it to £8.4m, official figures show.

VIDEO: Why am I the only gay pro footballer?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:39
LA Galaxy winger Robbie Rogers shares his experience of coming out with two gay Sunday League footballers.

Boost for mobile phone coverage

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:37
Mobile phone coverage in Wales is set to be boosted from 63% to 83% as part of a £5bn UK-wide deal with the four mobile networks.

UN seeks North Korea ICC charges

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:20
The UN General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.

A comedy of terrors - in four acts

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:18
The story of how a Christmas Day movie was forced off movie screens is a comedy and a tragedy - with a larger question not yet answered.

Infection investigated after two die

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:18
Infection control experts start an investigation into a cluster of C. difficile cases at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.