International News

Police crash tweet branded 'moronic'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:04
Police say they "didn't mean to offend", after people call a tweet asking readers to identify the model of a crashed car "inappropriate".

Woman dies and man hurt in fire

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:01
An 88-year-old woman dies and a 63-year-old man is injured in a fire at a house in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire.

Glamorgan 'close to debt deal'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 05:53
Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris confirms the county have agreed in principle with Cardiff City Council to write off £4.4m worth of debt.

Steve Martin receives AFI tribute

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 05:52
A host of stars have paid tribute to Steve Martin as he received the American Film Institute's life achievement award.

Coffee grinder explosives man guilty

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 05:52
A man who tried to mix explosives in a coffee grinder and had so many homemade fireworks he could have blown up his house, is given a suspended sentence.

Airbus details re-usable rocket idea

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 05:49
Airbus, which leads the production of Europe's Ariane rocket, has developed a concept that could make future vehicles partially re-usable.

VIDEO: Wall of Sound: BBC Music Day heads east

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 05:46
Hadrian's Wall has become a Wall of Sound as part of the BBC's first music day.

Week in pictures: 30 May - 5 June 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 05:33
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Kennedy's death 'linked to alcohol'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 05:20
Former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy died of a major haemorrhage linked to alcoholism, his family says.

US economy adds 280,000 jobs in May

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 05:01
The US economy adds 280,000 jobs in May, beating analysts' expectations.

999 'delay' on fatal SAS test march

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 04:42
It may have taken 45 minutes for a 999 call to be made after an army reservist collapsed on an SAS selection exercise which led to three deaths, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: China boat-sinking relatives 'manhandled'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 04:40
Relatives of missing passengers who were on board the Chinese cruise ship that sank on Monday stage a protest.

MPs say they will accept pay rise

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 04:30
Two Tory MPs tell the BBC they will accept the pay rise recommended by their independent pay body and criticise colleagues who are rejecting it.

Four rollercoasters shut after crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 04:11
Four rides are closed at three UK theme parks after the rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers in which four people were seriously injured earlier this week.

Education 'doesn't deserve kicking'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 03:59
The head of Scotland's biggest teachers' union, the EIS, warns that education should not be used as a political football by critics.

Russian in court over own 'currency'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 03:57
Farmer's 'village currency' lands him in court

Cruelty aunt and grandmother jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 03:55
The aunt and grandmother of a seven-year-old girl who died of a brain injury are jailed for cruelty.

Library finds 'missing' art in library

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 03:50
Artworks by Rembrandt and Durer reported missing from Boston Public Library are found, in the library.

Flores replaces Jokanovic at Watford

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 03:47
Watford name Quique Sanchez Flores as their new head coach after talks break down with Slavisa Jokanovic.

Homer's Iliad to become online epic

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 03:42
One of the ancient world's longest poems, The Iliad, is set for a marathon performance this summer as part of a festival celebrating ancient Greek culture.