International News

VIDEO: Police surround hostage warehouse

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 03:07
Police have surrounded a warehouse in northern France, as they close in on gunmen suspected of killing staff at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.

Rebels want $5m US bounty for LRA man

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 02:59
Seleka rebels in the Central Africa Republic say they should be given the $5m US reward for capturing a Ugandan militia leader wanted for war crimes.

Saudi Arabian blogger 'flogged'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 02:40
A Saudi Arabian blogger has been publicly flogged after being convicted of cybercrime and insulting Islam, reports say.

Edinburgh Council: 1,200 jobs to go

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 02:35
More than 1,200 roles are set to go at Edinburgh City Council over the next three years under proposals to plug a £67m funding gap.

Skipper Smith passes Bradman mark

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 02:32
Australia captain Steve Smith hits 71 in the fourth Test to pass Don Bradman's runs record in a series against India.

Norwich confirm Neil as manager

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 02:16
Championship side Norwich City appoint Hamilton Academical player-manager Alex Neil as their new boss.

808 State DJ jailed for drug dealing

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 02:13
Darren Partington, a member of 1980s and '90s acid house pioneers 808 State, is jailed for 18 months for dealing heroin and crack cocaine.

Man who beat friend to death jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 02:13
A 51-year-old man who killed his friend while awaiting sentence for an earlier attack on him is jailed for six years.

Man charged in MP's office incident

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 02:01
An MP's constituent is charged with threatening staff at her office after being arrested by armed police.

Cliff homes 'threaten rail line'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 01:55
Network Rail is fighting plans for cliff-top homes it says will threaten a main rail line smashed by storms last year.

Bruce backs Evans return to football

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 01:47
Hull City manager Steve Bruce gives his backing to convicted rapist Ched Evans returning to football.

VIDEO: Koalas given mittens after fires

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 01:46
Koalas caught up in wildfires currently burning across southern Australia are being given special mittens while they are treated for burns in a wildlife hospital in Adelaide.

Shock over schoolboy's sudden death

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 01:45
Tributes are paid to a "highly popular" Cardiff teenager who died suddenly earlier this week.

Yarnold second on skeleton return

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 01:45
Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold finishes second in her return to action in the third World Cup event of the season.

Saturn pinpointed to within one mile

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 01:44
Astronomers measure Saturn’s position with unprecedented accuracy thanks to a continent-wide radio telescope.

Low oil price narrows UK trade gap

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 01:39
The falling price of oil helped to narrow the UK's trade gap with the rest of the world in November to its lowest since June 2013, figures show.

Tackling terror 'national priority'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 01:35
Tackling terrorism is the UK's "national priority" and security services will get all the resources they need to keep the country safe, Chancellor George Osborne says.

Niger abandons Boko Haram battle

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 01:34
Niger says it will not help recapture the Nigerian town of Baga, which hosts a multinational military base and has been seized by Boko Haram militants.

VIDEO: Seven-year-old amputee skateboards

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 01:25
A seven-year-old girl who was born with a condition that means she cannot use her legs surprises doctors with her active life, including dancing and skateboarding.

Two treated after 'electric shock'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 01:23
Claims that a patient and consultant suffered an electric shock at a hospital in Aberdeenshire, are being investigated.