International News

Queen presents soldiers new colours

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 21:43
The Royal Welsh receive new regimental colours from the Queen in Cardiff on Thursday.

Amnesty urges journalist death probe

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 21:39
Rights group Amnesty International calls for an investigation into the killing of a journalist in India.

Ronan parents in online safety plea

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 21:25
The mother and father of Tyrone schoolboy Ronan Hughes urge parents to start a conversation with their children about online safety.

Robin voted Britain's national bird

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 21:03
The robin tops a poll of more than 200,000 people organised by ornithologist David Lindo to select Britain's first national bird.

Scientist resigns over girls comment

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 20:40
A Nobel laureate resigns from his position as honorary professor at a UK university after making comments about the "trouble with girls" in science.

Abbott urges regional anti-IS action

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 20:36
Australian PM Tony Abbott urges Asia Pacific nations to fight jihadist groups, saying Islamic State is a death cult with far-reaching tentacles.

'Naked' climber 'scared and upset'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 20:33
A British woman arrested for allegedly posing naked on Malaysia's Mt Kinabalu is "scared" and "very upset", her father says.

Chairman Zhang's flatpack skyscrapers

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 20:25
The man who wants to build the tallest tower - from a kit

Emirates boss hopeful on US dispute

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 20:18
The chief executive of Emirates tells the BBC he does not believe an escalating dispute between US and Middle Eastern carriers over government subsidies will "end in tears".

Business boost for disabled people

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 20:12
The 'dragons' who want to help disabled people

Labour's shocked troops plot way back

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 19:59
Seeking answers to Labour’s woes in a one-time stronghold

Why we should worry about Cameron's muddle

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 19:26
The prime minister's muddle over Cabinet ministers' support for his stance on EU reform reveals the tricky tightrope he is walking, says Mark Mardell.

Greek debt talks 'must intensify'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 19:24
The leaders of Greece, France and Germany agree to "intensify" negotiations with Athens' creditors, but talks showed little sign of progress.

Prince Harry to attend Bastion service

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 19:12
Prince Harry will join the family and friends of those who lost their lives during the conflict in Afghanistan at a service later.

Carswell 'does not fit in with UKIP'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 18:51
Douglas Carswell sees UKIP as a means of being an independent MP and has not fit in with the party, Nigel Farage's former chief of staff says.

Cameron to continue EU diplomatic push

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 18:36
David Cameron says he is "content" with the reception he has received so far to his EU reform plans as he prepares to sound out more leaders.

Eight critical after Australia crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 18:26
Health officials in Queensland, Australia say eight people are critically injured after Tuesday's explosion at a cafe in Ravenshoe.

Traditional GCSE subjects for all

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 18:13
Secondary school pupils in England will have to take GCSEs in five core subjects - including either history or geography - under plans to be set out by Schools Minister Nick Gibb.

Asia shares higher after US lead

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 18:12
Asian shares headed mostly higher, following gains on Wall Street as Japanese shares led the way after four days of losses.

S Korea cuts interest rates

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 17:48
South Korea's central bank cut interest rates to a record low, a move seen as an attempt to stem the economic fall out from an outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).