International News

Britain advance to Fed Cup play-off

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:04
Great Britain recover from the brink of elimination to defeat Ukraine and top their group in Fed Cup qualifying.

Watchdog threatens East Coast probe

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:02
Competition watchdog orders Stagecoach and Virgin to take action on overlapping routes.

VIDEO: Buses run on despite Ukraine 'booms'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:01
James Reynolds reports from Donetsk, as the French and German leaders are due to meet Russia's President Putin to try to halt an escalating offensive by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:01
Why cats love hiding in cardboard boxes, and more news nuggets

Slovakia to vote on gay rights curbs

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:00
Slovakia is set to hold a referendum on restrictions on gay rights and the adoption of children by same-sex couples.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 07:58
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Brazil police kill 13 in shootout

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 07:46
At least 13 suspected bank robbers are killed in a shootout with police in the Brazilian city of Salvador.

Turkey in summit snub to Israel

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 07:27
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu withdraws from a security conference in Munich, after an Israeli delegation is invited.

Police 'threw' fans back into pens

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 07:19
Fans trying to escape the Hillsborough disaster were "thrown" back into pens by police officers, the inquests jury is told.

VIDEO: CCTV of cash machine theft from shop

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 07:16
This is the moment burglars ripped a window off a post office before picking up a cash machine and making off with it in a pick-up truck.

Sexton set for return in France game

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 07:04
Jonathan Sexton is given the medical all-clear to play in Ireland's second Six Nations game against France.

Lyon v Paris St-Germain

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:59
Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic abuses French referees in either English or Italian, claims Lyon coach Hubert Fournier.

Plan to cut 'excessive' teacher work

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:53
"Unnecessary" teacher workload will be cut with a series of new measures, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Education Secretary Nicky Morgan announce.

VIDEO: Queen of Jordan joins anti-IS protest

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:51
Jordan's Queen Rania talks to the BBC at a rally in Jordan's capital in support of their government's military response to the killing of a Jordanian fighter pilot by Islamic State militants.

Hodge attacks Labour over PwC funds

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:41
Labour's Margaret Hodge says it is "inappropriate" for the party to accept support from accountancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Week in pictures: 31 January - 6 February 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:35
The best news photos from around the world

Care worker let children use BB-gun

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:32
A panel rules a care worker's actions amounted to misconduct when he let a boy with a violent past fire a ball-bearing gun

Babies' eye movement autism link

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:28
Frequent eye movements in babies could be a clue to whether they have learning problems and may develop an autism spectrum disorder, says a Medical Research Council study.

Litvinenko: Secrets begin to emerge

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:20
Eight years on, new details surrounding the life and death of Alexander Litvinenko continue to emerge from the public inquiry currently under way, security correspondent Gordon Corera reports.

Man on holiday park bomb charge

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:18
A 52-year-old Falkirk man appears in court charged with building an improvised explosive device at a Perthshire holiday park.