International News

Misconduct case for Watkins officer

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 09:31
A third officer from South Wales Police is being investigated in relation to the force's handling of complaints about paedophile Ian Watkins.

Iran 'fires warning shots' at ship

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 09:28
Iranian gunboats fire warning shots at a cargo ship in the Persian Gulf, the second incident of its kind in recent weeks.

'Street triage' to help the vulnerable

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 09:28
The team helping vulnerable people avoid custody

Leader Contador crashes in Giro

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 09:06
Race leader Alberto Contador is involved in a crash in the Giro d'Italia as Andre Greipel wins stage six.

Creagh 'to bid for Labour leadership'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:56
Shadow international development secretary Mary Creagh is to declare her candidacy for the Labour leadership, the BBC understands.

Why do kids watch Minecraft videos?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:45
Minecraft is now officially the most uploaded game ever on YouTube but what is it that draws fans to watch others playing the virtual Lego game?

McDonnell hits back at party critics

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:43
SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell rounds on his internal critics, saying: "I'm not going to run away from a task half done."

Disability claimants used food banks

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:41
Two disabled people had to use food banks and borrow money because it took so long to process their benefit payments, the High Court has heard.

Indonesia army 'virgin tests' decried

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:31
The Indonesian army should stop imposing "virginity tests" on female recruits, rights groups say ahead of a medical conference in Bali.

Amtrak driver 'can't remember' crash

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:18
Death toll in US train derailment rises to eight as engineer Brandon Bostian says he has no recollection of the crash.

Finucane 'sham hid inquiry decision'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 07:58
The government had already decided to rule out a public inquiry into the 1989 killing of solicitor Pat Finucane but staged a "sham process" to conceal this, the High Court is told.

VIDEO: Gerrard 'dreading' final Anfield game

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 07:56
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he is "dreading" his final match at Anfield and expects the fixture to be emotional.

RAF jets escort Russian aircraft

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 07:54
RAF jets are scrambled after two Russian military aircraft are seen flying north of Scotland towards UK airspace.

China reveals ambitious broadband plan

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 07:46
The country's premier has announced investment that he says will increase speed and lower prices - and called upon telecoms firms to help.

Villa fined £200k for pitch invasions

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 07:21
Aston Villa are fined £200,000 for pitch invasions at the FA Cup quarter-final against West Bromwich Albion.

Cooper: Labour must offer optimism

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 07:02
Yvette Cooper says Labour needs a bolder and more optimistic vision for the future, as she set out her pitch for the party leadership.

Lyth to make Test debut against NZ

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 06:59
Adam Lyth will make his England debut in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's, with Mark Wood also in the squad.

PM's adviser gets Scotland Office job

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 06:48
The prime minister appoints former adviser Andrew Dunlop to be the new junior minister at the Scotland Office.

Do cities want devolved powers?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 06:45
What do people in England's major cities think of George Osborne's devolution plan?

Galaxies die by slow 'strangulation'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 06:36
A study suggests that when most galaxies stop forming stars, this death is a slow process that gradually chokes them of the necessary cool gases.