International News

Man jailed over forced marriage

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 02:25
A 34-year-old Cardiff man becomes the first person in the UK to be prosecuted under forced marriage laws introduced a year ago.

IS marks anniversary of Mosul's fall

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 02:18
Islamic State militants in Mosul mark the first anniversary of their capture of Iraq's second city, which sent shockwaves around the world.

VIDEO: The car that can detect potholes

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 02:09
How a car fitted with sensors might help stop cars being damaged by potholes

Suitcase torso death woman identified

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:59
A torso found inside a suitcase is identified as a Lithuanian woman, as police reveal further body parts are discovered.

Soldier found holding water bottle

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:50
An Army reservist was found still clutching a water bottle when he died in "heatwave" conditions during a Brecon Beacons SAS test march, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: Fan records own amazing crowd catch

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:50
Baseball fan Micah Graves makes an amazing crowd catch whilst watching minor league side Biloxi Shuckers, all recorded on the camera worn on his head.

German-born composer James Last dies

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:45
German-born composer and big band leader James Last has died, his manager says.

Scientist 'sorry' over girls comment

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:44
A Nobel laureate apologises for offence caused by comments he made about the "trouble with girls" in science - but says he was being "honest".

'No quick decision' on airports

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:43
There will be no immediate response to the final report of the commission looking at airport expansion, government sources say.

World Cup 2026 bidding delayed

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:39
The bidding process for the 2026 World Cup is postponed amid allegations around the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

Vodafone joins home broadband market

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:29
Mobile firm Vodafone is entering the home broadband market in the UK with a £10 superfast broadband offer.

Rome arrests put pressure on mayor

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:24
Six people are arrested in a corruption inquiry over Rome city hall contracts, prompting a protest against centre-left Mayor Ignazio Marino.

VIDEO: S Korea subway scrubbed to fight Mers

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:24
An outbreak of the Mers virus has claimed nine lives in South Korea and authorities are taking steps to curb the spread of the disease and reassure the public.

'Suicide attack' at Egypt temple site

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:18
Suicide attackers have targeted a tourist site at Egypt's ancient city of Luxor, officials say.

Obama 'to send more troops to Iraq'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:18
US President Barack Obama is preparing to deploy as many as 500 additional troops to help train Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State, US officials say.

Why so few forced marriage prosecutions?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:13
There are estimated to be thousands of forced marriages every year in the UK - so why are there so few prosecutions, asks Yasminra Khan.

Glennie gets presidential approval

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 00:50
Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and US singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris are praised by US president Barack Obama as they receive the Polar Music Prize.

Africa to create biggest trade zone

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 00:49
Africa's largest free-trade zone is to be created, covering 26 countries and including more than 600 million people when a deal is signed in Egypt.

VIDEO: Boy, 3, introduces himself to Queen

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 00:46
A young boy took off his top hat and approached the Queen for a handshake at the Epsom Derby.

Relatives to view Alps crash coffins

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 00:45
The relatives of 44 victims of the Germanwings plane crash, including 16 schoolchildren who died, are to view their coffins in Duesseldorf.