International News

Chad's Boko Haram fight 'hampered'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:27
Chad's President Idriss Deby says fight against Boko Haram militants is being hampered by poor co-ordination between his country and Nigeria.

Strikes hit Yemen ahead of ceasefire

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:23
Saudi-led coalition aircraft carry out fresh air strikes on Yemen's capital, Sanaa, hours before a five-day ceasefire is set to begin.

BBC 'at a tipping point' with cuts

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:14
The BBC will be forced to slash its drama output if the licence fee is cut, says outgoing BBC executive Ben Stephenson.

'Overrated' Fowler makes major point

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:13
Rickie Fowler's biggest career win, at the Players Championship, may signal a readiness to win a major, writes Iain Carter.

Osborne: We have 'clear EU mandate'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:03
Chancellor George Osborne says the new Conservative government has a "very clear mandate" to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the EU.

Greece taps reserves to pay IMF loan

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:03
Greece was forced to tap into an emergency account to make a debt interest payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) it has emerged.

Map Maker suspended due to vandalism

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:00
Google stops the public contributing to its map service following some high-profile graffiti, including a urinating Android.

Rail workers vote to strike over pay

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:58
Network Rail workers have voted in favour of a UK-wide strike in a row over pay, the Rail, Maritime and Transport union says.

Chuka Umunna to run for Labour leader

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:53
Labour MP Chuka Umunna says he is running to become the next leader of the Labour Party.

'Trust issue' causes Pietersen exile

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:53
Kevin Pietersen will not be selected for England this summer because of a "massive trust issue", according to Andrew Strauss.

VIDEO: Cameron addresses Conservative cabinet

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:53
David Cameron has started the first all-Conservative cabinet meeting with a short statement.

Myanmar migrants 'begging for help'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:49
A group of 350 migrants from Myanmar tell an activist by phone that they have been abandoned at sea and need help.

The boy who criticised Lee Kuan Yew

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:48
As a 16-year-old is convicted over a video criticising religion and late PM Lee Kuan Yew, the BBC's Tessa Wong asks what this says about Singapore society.

Pietersen hits 355 not out for Surrey

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:16
Kevin Pietersen is left on 355 not out when Surrey's last man is out against Leicestershire at The Oval

Israeli court jails renowned rabbi

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:06
One of Israel's best-known rabbis, Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto, is sentenced to jail for attempting to bribe the head of the national fraud squad.

Russia 'lost 200 troops' in Ukraine

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:06
An investigation by Russian opposition activists concludes that more than 200 Russian soldiers died in two major battles in eastern Ukraine.

Gormley works placed at beauty spots

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:02
Life-sized sculptures by Antony Gormley have been placed at five beauty spots around the UK that were specially selected by the artist.

VIDEO: Nepali parliament hit by quake

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:01
Politicians flee the Nepali parliament chamber as a second earthquake hits the country.

'Substantial' El Nino event predicted

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:00
The El Nino weather pattern, which can drive droughts and flooding, is underway in the tropical Pacific for the first time in five years, say scientists.

KJT will not defend Gotzis title

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 01:57
Katarina Johnson-Thompson will not defend her title at the Gotzis Hypo-Meeting in Austria as she is not "sufficiently prepared".