International News

Complaints made about Basil McCrea

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:32
The assembly standards commissioner is investigating complaints about the Lagan Valley MLA and leader of NI21, Basil McCrea, the BBC understands.

Cairns 'to be charged with perjury'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:32
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns says he will fight to clear his name as he faces perjury charges.

Actor Sir Donald Sinden dies aged 90

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:23
Theatre, film and TV actor Sir Donald Sinden dies at his home aged 90 following a long illness, his son confirms.

Scottish poll latest and Oscar's 'millions' - papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:10
Coverage of the Scottish independence referendum continues to lead many papers, while many focus on Oscar Pistorius's murder charge acquittal.

Civil service rejects Salmond claims

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:02
The head of the civil service rejects Alex Salmond's claims that the Treasury leaked sensitive data to damage the Scottish independence campaign.

Grave concerns about university boss

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:00
Grave concerns about the "destabilising" behaviour of Plymouth University's chairman were raised four months ago, the BBC can reveal.

VIDEO: On the border 'protecting' Europe from IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 20:55
Turkey insists its 900km-long (560 mile) border with Syria is a bulwark against Islamic State and other jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.

Clegg backs English devolution plan

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 20:34
Nick Clegg is to launch an IPPR think-tank report calling for a 'radical' devolution of power to the English "city regions".

Western Australia shark cull blocked

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 20:02
Western Australia's shark cull is to be halted after the state's environmental regulator advised against it, citing "scientific uncertainty".

Pistorius awaits homicide verdict

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 19:33
The judge in the trial of Oscar Pistorius is due to rule if he is guilty of culpable homicide, after clearing him of murdering his girlfriend.

UK Ebola man plans return to Africa

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 19:16
The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in Africa is to return to the country where he was infected to fight the disease.

Boy, 14, held over dogs' home blaze

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 19:12
A 14-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of arson after 43 dogs were killed in a major fire at Manchester Dogs' Home.

Debatable Land

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:43
The photographer with one foot in Scotland, the other in England

Top GCSE grade to be given to just 3%

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:29
Ofqual says just 3% of England's GCSE entries will earn the highest mark of Grade 9 under the new system of marking pupils from 1-9 rather than A*-G.

US man ordered to stop spreading HIV

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:21
A Seattle judge orders an HIV-positive man to stop spreading the disease and seek treatment after he infected eight people in four years.

CIA triples estimate of IS numbers

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:15
The CIA triples its highest estimate for the number of fighters with Islamic State as the US seeks Turkey's support for action against the group.

Ex-Sainsbury's boss warns on Scotland

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:07
Former Sainsbury's boss Justin King warns an independent Scotland will mean rising prices, put investment at risk, and affect Scottish food producers.

VIDEO: People power sparking renewable energy

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:54
In a shantytown in Rio De Janeiro, a British-backed scientific initiative harnesses the energy we generate in our daily lives to light up a football pitch.

Armed teacher wounds self in toilet

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:32
A teacher in the US state of Utah who was legally carrying a gun in her school was seriously injured when it accidentally discharged, police say.

Brain 'still active during sleep'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:31
The brain is still active while we asleep, say scientists, who found people were able to classify words according to their meaning during their slumber.