International News

VIDEO: Mexico gang 'admits student deaths'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 23:45
The attorney general in Mexico has said that three gang members have confessed to killing more than 40 students who have been missing for six weeks.

Military widows win pension change

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 21:44
Rules which denied about 4,000 war widows and widowers a military pension are to be changed from April 2015, the Ministry of Defence says.

Osborne 'unspun', and the 'poppy plot'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 21:39
The papers are full of accusations that George Osborne "span" the announcement that he had won a budget rebate for the UK, and speculation about a terror plot tied to Remembrance Day events.

Philippines marks Haiyan anniversary

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 20:41
Thousands in the Philippines take part in a memorial walk on the first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, which left more than 7,000 people dead.

Cutting benefits wait 'to take months'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 20:28
A company that will start to carry out capability assessments on behalf of the government next year says it could take up to 18 months to reduce the existing backlog.

Mexico gang 'admits student deaths'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 19:57
Suspected Mexican gang members have confessed to killing more than 40 students who went missing six weeks ago, the attorney general says.

Alleged terror plot four questioned

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 19:29
Four men are being questioned after being arrested by police investigating an alleged Islamist terrorism plot targeting the UK.

Extension for parts of poppy display

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 18:45
Parts of the World War One poppy display at the Tower of London are to be extended until the end of November, David Cameron has said.

Osborne accused of EU budget 'spin'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 18:05
Chancellor George Osborne's claim to have halved the UK's £1.7bn EU budget surcharge is "smoke and mirrors" and "spin", Labour and UKIP say.

Digitised WW1 diaries reveal secrets

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 17:22
Official war diaries currently being tagged by an army of citizen historians have revealed some interesting insights into the conflict.

US researcher guilty of poisoning

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 17:21
A jury in Pittsburgh finds neuroscientist Robert Ferrante guilty of murdering his wife by lacing her energy drink with cyanide.

Anxious teens 'need tailored therapy'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 17:17
Researchers say the current one-size-fits-all approach to treating teenagers with anxiety disorders is leaving them at risk of future mental health issues.

Testes 'most distinct human tissue'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 17:13
The testes have been identified as the most distinctive type of human tissue, by a major project in Sweden.

Top 10 tips for being a TV boss

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 16:15
BBC's Danny Cohen offers top 10 tips for being a TV executive

The English city that wanted to 'break away' from the UK

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 16:10
The English city that wanted to 'break away' from the UK

Obama names attorney general choice

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 16:09
President Obama has chosen New York federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as US attorney general, the White House says.

Memorial plaque removed in Colombia

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 16:04
A controversial plaque unveiled last week by Prince Charles in the Colombian port city of Cartagena is removed after local opposition.

Violin-playing OAP wows hospital

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 15:44
A 93-year-old man wows staff and fellow patients at Forth Valley Royal Hospital by playing the violin on the ward.

Plan for maths and science school

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 15:42
A unique plan for a specialist centre to help teenagers in Glasgow study maths, science and technology is revealed.

The diplomat who said 'No' to Saudi oil

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 15:29
The diplomat who blew Britain's chance of cashing in on Saudi oil