International News

US climbers aim to inspire others

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 16:22
Two Americans say they hope their historic 19-day climb up the sheer face of El Capitan rock in California will inspire others.

Watchdog questions UK aid spending

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 16:22
UK aid may not have been spent as effectively as possible because of the need to hit targets, the spending watchdog says.

Record numbers use Scottish food banks

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 16:20
A record number of adults and children relied upon food banks in Scotland in December, according to new figures obtained by the BBC.

Almost 1m voters missing - Labour

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 16:12
It's a scandal that almost one million voters are "missing" from the electoral register in England and Wales, Labour leader Ed Miliband is to say.

Nigeria leader visits attack victims

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 16:09
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan makes his first trip to the violence-hit north-east since 2013, following massacres by Boko Haram militants.

Why would anyone want an eyeball tattoo?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 16:08
The people who get ink injected into the whites of their eyes

Rio announces Olympics ticket plan

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 16:00
The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Committee announces details of its ticket programme for the 2016 Games, with 70% of seats earmarked for residents of Brazil.

MPs question HS2 value for money

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 15:54
MPs on the Public Accounts Committee say they are "sceptical" about whether the government's HS2 rail line will deliver value for money.

'Not enough women' in broadcasting

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 15:53
Broadcasters need to do more to increase the number of women in news and current affairs, a House of Lords report says.

Exeter Roman Baths excavation plans

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 15:36
Roman Baths that lay hidden near Exeter Cathedral for nearly two thousand years could be excavated and opened to the public.

VIDEO: The belt that tracks your fitness

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 15:29
A smart belt that adjusts automatically as you sit and stand and offers fitness advice is in development.

Murray faces qualifier in Melbourne

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 15:27
Britain's Andy Murray faces a qualifier in round one of the Australian Open, while Heather Watson takes on Tsvetana Pironkova.

Food suppliers 'at risk of collapse'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 15:03
More than 100 food suppliers could be forced out of business as supermarkets cut prices in an effort to keep their customers, according to a new report.

UK and US to stage 'cyber war games'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 15:01
The UK and US are to carry out "war game" cyber attacks on each other as part of a new joint defence against hackers, the countries' leaders say.

Torres has returned a man - Simeone

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 15:00
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says Fernando Torres has returned 'a man' after scoring twice against Real Madrid.

Belgium terror raid and Oscar hopes

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 14:58
The anti-terrorism operation in eastern Belgium, and the hopes of British actors nominated for an Academy Award make front page headlines.

Travelling the world with Elizabeth Gallagher

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 14:37
Travelling the world with Elizabeth Gallagher

VIDEO: El Capitan climbers on making history

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 14:21
Two climbers who spent more than two weeks scaling the sheer face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park have held a news conference after finally reached the summit of the 3,000ft (914m) rock.

Elche 0-4 (0-9 agg) Barcelona

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 14:13
Barcelona will meet Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarter-final after a comfortable 9-0 aggregate win over Elche.

Washington Metro smoke help delays

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 14:13
Passengers on a subway in Washington DC filling with smoke waited for almost half an hour before emergency responders arrived, says a city report.