International News

Jail term over Boston bomb cover-up

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 08:20
A friend of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for obstructing the police investigation.

Concerns over mental health trust

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 08:17
A whistle-blower at a failing mental health trust - the first in England ever to be placed in special measures - says staff are still firefighting to keep patients safe.

45 mile-traffic ahead of 1D concert

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 08:15
Stop-start traffic is reported for 45 miles on the M4 as thousands of music fans head to Cardiff for One Direction and Manic Street Preachers concerts.

Performers take part in BBC Music Day

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 08:13
Hundreds of performers are taking part in BBC Music Day, a nationwide celebration of sound culminating in a concert at Glasgow's City Halls and Manic Street Preachers playing a show in Wales.

How time passes differently as you get older

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 08:12
How time passes differently as you get older

US warns victims of 'Chinese' hack

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 08:00
Four million US government employees are being told to take precautions after having personal information stolen, in a hack blamed on China.

Footballer's wife hits out at trolls

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:59
The wife of ex-England footballer Phil Neville hits out at Twitter trolls who have bombarded the family with abuse about their disabled daughter.

Hamilton dominates first practice

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:53
Lewis Hamilton sets the pace as Mercedes dominated the first practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix.

The 'conquerable' Mount Kinabalu

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:48
Tens of thousands climb Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu, but the popularity of the 4,095m peak masks a dangerous side.

VIDEO: 'Not surprised alcohol played a part'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:43
Alastair Campbell, who was a friend of Charles Kennedy, says he hopes confirmation that alcohol abuse led to his death would make politicians take it more seriously as an illness.

Wawrinka beats Tsonga to reach final

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:36
Stan Wawrinka ends home favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's French Open run with a 6-3 6-7 (1-7) 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 semi-final victory.

VIDEO: Here's the solution to that 'impossible' maths problem

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:21
Here's the solution to that fiendishly difficult maths question

Mugabe stepson fined for manslaughter

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:19
The eldest son of Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe is convicted of manslaughter and fined $800 (£520) for knocking down a man in his car.

VIDEO: Alton Towers boss 'shocked' at crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:18
The chief executive of Merlin Entertainments which manages Alton Towers confirms the group has temporarily closed three other rides following Tuesday's rollercoaster crash.

Irish PM calls for Fifa cash answers

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:15
The Irish prime minister Enda Kenny has called on the Football Association of Ireland to explain a payment it received from Fifa to prevent a legal battle over the country's 2009 World Cup play-off defeat.

Life for woman who smothered friend

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:13
A woman is jailed for life for smothering an elderly man at a care home in North Yorkshire.

All Black Jerry's Barnstaple turnout

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:07
When Newton Abbot seconds faced Barnstaple in 2007, imagine their shock when an All Black was staring their way.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:03
What's Taylor Swift's trick for outwitting the paparazzi?

Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:03
The best reads of the week you may have missed

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:03
The week's big numbers, visualised