International News

Moore wins damages over 'grope' claim

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:38
Actor Sir Roger Moore accepts undisclosed libel damages over claims he groped a woman while shooting James Bond film For Your Eyes Only.

Hot tub blaze at footballer's home

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:32
A blaze breaks out at the home of Manchester United footballer Chris Smalling after his hot tub caught fire.

Sunlight on mirror sparked flat blaze

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:21
Sunlight reflecting on a magnifying mirror causes a flat fire which left a couple homeless, a fire service investigation confirms.

Bank expects weaker recovery

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:17
The Bank of England has downgraded its forecasts for the recovery in GDP, productivity and living standards.

Pair jailed for Tesco voucher fraud

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:13
A couple are jailed after using Tesco vouchers to fraudulently buy thousands of pounds of electronics and alcohol.

PC asked to help Hillsborough boy

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:11
A former police officer recalls how he was passed the Hillsborough disaster's youngest victim and was asked to "help him".

Yemen aid effort begins after truce

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 03:08
Humanitarian organisations attempt to get aid into Yemen as a five-day truce takes hold after weeks of Saudi-led air strikes against Houthi rebels.

BBC Global iPlayer to close in June

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 02:57
BBC Worldwide says the international subscription-fee version of the iPlayer service will close on 26 June.

Many feared dead in Philippine fire

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 02:52
Dozens of people are feared dead after a fire sweeps through a slipper factory in the Philippine capital Manila.

Teenager who raped woman, 91, jailed

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 02:43
A teenager who admitted raping a 91-year-old woman at her North Lanarkshire home is jailed for 12 years.

Myanmar migrants 'trapped on boat'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 02:41
A group of 350 migrants from Myanmar have told an activist by phone that they have been trapped on a boat without food or water for four days.

Copenhagen's traffic warden makeover

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 02:40
Copenhagen traffic wardens turn tour guides

England coach applicants 'crazy'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 02:39
Anyone applying for the England cricket coach's job would be "crazy" after the Kevin Pietersen saga, says Matthew Hayden.

VIDEO: Live: Migration crisis plans briefing

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 02:35
New proposals for dealing with the Mediterranean migration crisis are being discussed by the European Commission.

Cannes Film Festival gets under way

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 02:24
The Cannes Film Festival is getting under way in the south of France, with Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman among the notables due to attend.

Woods writes letter to bullied fan

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 02:10
Former world number one Tiger Woods writes to a young fan who was being bullied because of his stutter.

US trade pacts suffer Senate setback

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 02:05
Efforts to introduce US trade deals with Europe and Asia have been dealt a blow after a vote in the Senate.

Bank of England cuts UK growth rate

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 01:59
The Bank of England cuts its 2015 growth forecast from 2.9% to 2.5%, as governor Mark Carney unveils his quarterly inflation report.

EU to launch migrant quotas plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 01:52
The European Commission is to unveil key proposals for tackling the EU migration crisis, including a controversial quota scheme.

Welsh voters are 'not so different'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 01:49
Labour needs a break with the past and an honest assessment of why so many Welsh voters chose the Conservatives over them, one of its MPs says.