International News

VIDEO: Ukraine pilot breaks hunger strike

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 22:00
A Ukrainian military pilot breaks off her hunger strike after 83 days in a Russian prison.

No backing down on £10,000 pay hike

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 21:48
The body that sets assembly members' pay sticks to its proposals to increase their basic salaries by £10,000.

VIDEO: Harrison Ford 'battered but ok'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 21:43
Actor Harrison Ford has been injured in a small plane crash in Los Angeles, according to US media reports.

Welsh arrests in global abuse probe

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 21:42
A global investigation into buying and selling child abuse images online led to 13 arrests and 11 convictions in Wales.

Move to keep power station 'back-up'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 21:32
The closure of Longannet or Peterhead power stations is set to be postponed by a deal to secure generating back-up.

Rangers shareholders gather for EGM

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 21:18
Rangers' extraordinary general meeting at Ibrox on Friday is expected to be swift, but with far-reaching consequences for the club.

VIDEO: Meet England's new Europeans

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 20:44
BBC Inside Out takes a journey across England to report on the current state of immigration with exclusive access to the latest figures on migration.

Nine hurt in China station attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 20:22
Nine people have been injured in a knife attack at a station in Guangzhou, with one attacker shot dead, police say.

Wind-up radio inventor to be honoured

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 20:19
Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio, is to be appointed CBE for services to intellectual property in a ceremony at Windsor Castle later.

Baltic states shiver as Russia flexes muscles

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 20:08
Europe editor Katya Adler on the alarm at Russian muscle-flexing

VIDEO: Battle for gay marriage in Alabama

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 20:05
The BBC's Aleem Maqbool asks people on either side of the same-sex marriage debate in Alabama if there are echoes of the civil rights struggles of the past.

Government 'to oppose drone testing'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 19:42
Plans to test drones at Newquay Airport in Cornwall are being opposed by the government, according to a leaked briefing note.

Serious crimes 'given slap on wrist'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 19:27
Serious offences including violent and sexual crimes and persistent offenders are too often given a "just a slap on the wrist" with a caution, MPs say.

Is the UK's Prevent strategy failing?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 19:26
The government's Prevent programme is aimed at stopping more people getting drawn towards violent extremism - but is it failing?

Pop-up playgrounds fold themselves

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 19:04
US researchers build tiny electronic scaffolds using a new technique aimed at merging biology with electronics.

'Ignore' EDL protesters, leaders say

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 19:00
Religious and political leaders in Greater Manchester urge people to "turn their backs" on English Defence League protesters in the city this weekend.

'Nearly 50,000' pro-IS Twitter feeds

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 18:56
There are approximately 46,000 Twitter accounts operating on behalf of Islamic State, a new US study claims.

Do more for Hong Kong, MPs urge

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 18:45
The government should speak up in support of democracy in Hong Kong or risk damage to the UK's reputation there, MPs say.

Charges sought over US envoy attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 18:42
South Korean police say they are seeking a detention warrant for a man who slashed the US ambassador to South Korea on charges of attempted murder.

Disrupting chemicals ‘cost billions’

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 18:34
Common chemicals that disrupt hormones could cost more than €150bn a year in damage to health in Europe, studies claim.