International News

M4 oil spill causes 13-mile queues

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 08:42
A lane of the M4 is closed and traffic is queuing for 13 miles between Cardiff and Newport because of a hydraulic oil spill.

Churches oppose three-person babies

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 08:42
Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.

Ginola out of Fifa presidential race

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 08:38
Ex-Premier League player David Ginola is out of the Fifa presidential election race after failing to secure nominations.

MP Murphy to stand down at election

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 08:30
Paul Murphy is to stand down as Labour MP for Torfaen after 28 years in parliament.

Requiem for Romney's presidential dream

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 08:22
Washington establishment does double-take as Mitt Romney announces his decision not to run for the presidency in 2016.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 08:21
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Police probe Roy Keane 'incident'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 08:10
Police are investigating an alleged road rage incident in Greater Manchester involving former footballer Roy Keane.

Does technology make people touch each other less?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 08:09
Does technology make people touch each other less?

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 08:08
Dutch babies smile more than US babies, and other nuggets.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 08:08
The week's big numbers visualised.

Nokia name row with London start-up

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:59
Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".

Brian Blessed pulls out of King Lear

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:56
Actor Brian Blessed pulls out of Guildford Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear on doctor's advice, after collapsing with heart trouble during a performance last week.

Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:55
IAG boss Willie Walsh welcomes surprise investment by fast-growing Gulf airline, which said it may increase its stake further.

Migrant voters 'key' in election

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:50
Migrant voters could have a decisive impact in key marginal seats at the general election, a study suggests.

VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:43
As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.

Man jailed for attacking his partner

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:31
A Belfast man is jailed for nine years for repeatedly hitting his partner with a broken bottle, while he was out on bail for threatening to kill her.

Romney won't run in 2016 election

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:30
Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.

Huth banned over gender comments

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:28
Stoke City defender Robert Huth is banned and fined by the FA for comments on social media related to gender reassignment.

Stage awards honour theatre industry

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:24
The Young Vic in London, Southampton's Nuffield, Liverpool's Everyman and producer Sonia Friedman are among the winners at The Stage's 2015 awards.

VIDEO: NFL's season's heroes and villains

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:24
The highs and lows of the NFL season