International News

VIDEO: How do our brains deteriorate with age?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:02
Scientists in Edinburgh investigate the effects of ageing on the brain as the population continues to grow older.

Images 'show Boko Haram destruction'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 22:57
Satellite images of Nigerian towns attacked by Boko Haram earlier this month show widespread destruction and suggest a high death toll, Amnesty International says.

VIDEO: Ohio terror suspect: 'A mommy's boy'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 22:56
The father of a man from Ohio who has been charged with plotting an attack on a government building in Washington said his son had only recently converted to Islam.

Australian bowler Lee quits cricket

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 22:30
Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee is retiring from all forms of cricket after a 20-year playing career.

Floods and disruption after rain

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 22:07
Rain and gale force winds cause travel disruption and flooding, while about 750 homes around Wales are without power.

New pensioner bonds go on sale

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 22:03
New pensioner bonds paying an annual interest rate of up to 4% are now on sale with experts predicting a surge of interest.

VIDEO: Rain and gales: UK braced for battering

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 21:53
Heavy rain and gale force winds are expected to batter the UK, bringing more problems for commuters.

Watson advances to Hobart semi-final

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 21:52
Heather Watson reaches the third WTA semi-final of her career with victory over Roberta Vinci at the Hobart International.

Bid to boost Oxbridge applications

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 21:47
The first hubs aimed at helping more Welsh students to get Oxbridge university places are launched as the number of applications hits a 14-year low.

India in surprise interest rate cut

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 21:32
India's central bank makes a surprise move to cut its interest rate to 7.75%, after lower-than-expected inflation figures.

ICTU criticises Stormont agreement

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 21:19
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions criticises the Stormont House Agreement as a "bad deal".

'What we want most is Dad home'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 20:36
Daughter of Guantanamo inmate tells her family's story

Yemenis transferred from Guantanamo

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 20:22
Five Yemeni men held at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for more than a dozen years are transferred to Oman and Estonia, US officials say.

Cannabis addicts 'let down'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 20:04
A leading drugs expert says cannabis addicts are being let down because there is too much focus on helping people hooked on class A substances.

VIDEO: Feeling the heat in protective gear

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 20:02
The BBC's global health correspondent Tulip Mazumdar tries on full protective equipment whilst at an Ebola treatment centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

VIDEO: Saudi blogger Badawi publicly flogged

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 19:43
The wife of Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger sentenced to ten-years in jail and 1,000 lashes has compared Saudi Arabia's actions to that of Islamist militants

Colombia 'ready for ceasefire talks'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 19:07
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his government is for the first time prepared to begin talks on a bilateral ceasefire with Farc rebels.

Divers examine AirAsia fuselage

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 19:04
Divers in Indonesia go down to the fuselage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the hope of finding its missing passengers and crew.

Pope Francis heads for Philippines

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 18:57
Pope Francis heads to the Philippines for a five-day stay that will include a huge Mass in the capital and a visit to typhoon-hit Tacloban.

VIDEO: Satellite images show devastation

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 18:54
Amnesty International has released satellite images of the Nigerian town of Baga, showing the scale of destruction after last week's attack by Boko Haram.