International News

VIDEO: Russia's new army - in 90 seconds

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:43
As Russia cuts down on spending elsewhere, it is pumping more money into its military. BBC News takes a look at what it is spending its money on.

Day in pictures: 6 February 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:27
Images from around the world: 6 February

Van to perform on Cyprus Avenue

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:25
Van Morrison to celebrate 70th birthday with a concert on Cyprus Avenue.

Doctor guilty of indecent assaults

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:19
Former doctor Michael Salmon has been found guilty of indecently assaulting girls at a hospital where Jimmy Savile abused patients.

VIDEO: Protests 'trap' Farage in office

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:18
Nigel Farage pulls out of an appearance in Rotherham after noisy protests outside an office he was due to open.

UK jihadist Imran Khawaja jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:18
A British jihadist who travelled to Syria to fight with an Islamic militant group is given a 12-year custodial sentence.

Wolf Hall author receives damehood

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:15
Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel is made a dame by the Prince of Wales for her services to literature.

Murder suspect found dead in prison

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:14
John Heald, on trial for murder of landlady Bei Carter, has killed himself in UK prison while waiting for verdict

Farage scraps event amid protests

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:13
UKIP leader Nigel Farage abandons a public appearance in Rotherham because of protests outside his party's office in the town.

Bosnia probes jihadist flags village

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:08
Police in Bosnia search a village after a local television station showed pictures of jihadist flags flying from some houses.

Pope backs smacking 'with dignity'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:54
Pope Francis says that he backs parents who smack their children, providing the child's "dignity" is maintained.

VIDEO: If Six Nations was Game of Thrones

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:47
BBC Sport celebrates the start of the Six Nations 2015 with an epic Game of Thrones-style tournament opener.

Afcon semi-final crowd trouble

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:47
Violent scenes at Africa Cup of Nations semi-final

Women journalists threatened online

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:35
Women journalists are facing a "dangerous new trend" of online threats, the European security body OSCE warns.

Megrahi campaigners 'disgraceful'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:33
US families of Lockerbie bombing victims accuse some UK relatives of pursuing a "disgraceful" campaign to clear the man convicted of the atrocity.

UK trade deficit widest since 2010

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:28
The UK's trade deficit last year widened to £34.8bn, the biggest deficit since 2010 according to the Office for National Statistics.

Wilshere is not a smoker - Wenger

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:27
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Jack Wilshere "has to master his own life" after the midfielder was photographed holding a shisha pipe.

Lucky no-one died - Ghana FA

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:25
The Ghana FA says fans could have died as crowd trouble marred the Africa Cup of Nations semi with Equatorial Guinea.

VIDEO: Boy sucked into Brazil storm drain

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:24
A boy and his uncle have survived being sucked into a storm drain in Brazil.

China rejects health hack accusation

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:19
China has rejected accusations it was behind a hack that stole huge amounts of data from health insurer Anthem.