International News

VIDEO: Commons tributes to Charles Kennedy

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:28
A special session is being held at Westminster to honour the former Liberal Democrat leader, Charles Kennedy, whose sudden death was announced yesterday.

Colombia passes women hate crime law

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:05
Colombian lawmakers pass a law which will impose long sentences for crimes committed against women because of their gender.

Senegal singer 'had fake millions'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:04
Senegalese singer Thione Seck is charged with money laundering after fake banknotes worth millions of dollars were found in his house.

Funeral for savings robbery victim

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:02
A woman who was robbed of £7,000 she raised for her funeral after learning she was terminally ill is to be laid to rest later.

Macintosh launches leader campaign

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:01
MSP Ken Macintosh launches his bid for leadership of Scottish Labour as his rival Kezia Dugdale wins backing from former party leader Johann Lamont.

Writer Taslima Nasreen flees to US

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:54
Award-winning Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has fled from India to the US after she was named as an al-Qaeda target, a rights group says.

Queen has 'routine' health check

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:51
The Queen has attended hospital for her "routine" annual check-up, Buckingham Palace reveals after social media speculation about her health.

Body cameras plan for Met officers

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:44
Plans to equip all Met Police officers with cameras on their uniforms are announced by the Mayor of London.

Tributes to teenager after body find

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:41
Tributes are made to missing teenager Amber Peat after a body is found near her home in Nottinghamshire.

'Mistaken ID' in caravan park murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:40
A murdered teenager was beaten with a pole in an alcohol and drug-fuelled rage after being mistaken for someone else by his attacker, a court hears.

OECD gives global economy 'B minus'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:31
The global economy has been given "B-minus " grade equating to "muddling through" by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

French tests on 359-year-old body

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:28
French scientists carry out tests and a post-mortem examination on the remarkably well-preserved body of a 17th Century woman found in the south-western city of Rennes.

VIDEO: Alton Towers boss 'devastated'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:24
The chief executive of the company that runs Alton Towers says he is devastated by an accident that left four people with serious injuries.

US: 10,000 IS militants killed

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:20
More than 10,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed since a US-led coalition launched a campaign against it nine months ago, the US says.

New plea over man's 1993 gun death

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:18
Detectives investigating the killing of a man shot in his car more than 20 years ago issue a new appeal to trace a man.

The place where it's hard to avoid drink

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:18
The place where it's hard to avoid alcohol

VIDEO: 'Make CD-sized holes for hedgehogs'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:12
As hedgehog numbers decrease, campaigners are calling for people to make their gardens more hedgehog-friendly.

New Nigeria leader in foreign trip

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:02
Nigeria's President Buhari is making his first foreign trip since taking office last week, visiting Niger where he is expected to discuss Boko Haram.

Services sector slows sharply in May

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:00
Growth in the services sector suffered its biggest slowdown in almost four years in May, a survey suggests, raising fears about the strength of the recovery.

Mental health ward staff reported

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 01:57
Ten members of staff from a mental health ward where treatment was condemned as "institutional abuse" are reported to their professional bodies, as assembly members prepare to discuss the scandal.