International News

Chic song to feature Elton and Miley

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 02:13
Chic's Nile Rodgers says Miley Cyrus, Elton John, Chaka Khan and Janelle Monae will all feature on a track he's written for the band's first album in 23 years.

Peshawar schools named after victims

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 02:04
Pakistani authorities rename 107 schools in honour of the victims of last year's massacre of children and teachers at a school in Peshawar.

Mooney batting in customised helmet

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 02:00
Ireland's John Mooney says his self-designed, customised helmet can prevent injuries like the one that killed Phillip Hughes.

VIDEO: Inside a tank factory in Donetsk

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 01:59
The BBC's Tom Burridge visits a factory in Donetsk where rebels say they are repairing tanks seized from the Ukrainian military.

Cole accepts Twitter abuse charge

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 01:44
West Ham's Carlton Cole accepts a Football Association charge for making abusive comments on Twitter.

Harris doubts Oscar host return

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 01:09
Neil Patrick Harris has said he doubts he will ever present the Oscars again, following on from his much-criticised hosting of the event this year.

Dozens arrested in cybercrime raids

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 01:04
The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has mounted a "strike week" against suspected hackers resulting in 56 arrests.

Doctor Who: Coleman 'planned to quit'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 00:59
Actress Jenna Coleman planned to quit Doctor Who at the end of series eight, writer Steven Moffat confirms.

Vodafone offers global maternity deal

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 00:58
Vodafone is introducing a worldwide maternity policy, offering significantly better terms than the statutory minimum in the countries where it operates.

Gabriel out with hamstring injury

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 00:35
Arsenal defender Gabriel has been ruled out for two to three weeks with a hamstring problem.

Labour 'to protect' pensioner income

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 00:29
A Labour government would guarantee free TV licences and bus passes for pensioners and protect the value of the state pension, Ed Miliband is to say.

Nadiya Savchenko: Ukraine resistance symbol in Russia

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 00:27
Captive Ukraine pilot defiant in Moscow jail

Stolen car in M1 rush hour crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 00:26
A man is arrested after a stolen car crashed into several vehicles during rush hour on an M1 onslip near Sprucefield.

Kremlin critic Navalny out of prison

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 00:25
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is released from prison after serving a 15-day sentence for handing out leaflets to promote a protest rally.

Stewards to act on sexist abuse

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 00:22
Stewards and safety officers are being briefed on how to tackle sexist abuse in football stadiums as part of a campaign.

Fifty Shades of Grey pupil excluded

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 23:49
An 11-year-old boy who dressed as a character from Fifty Shades of Grey was excluded from his school's World Book Day celebrations, says his mother.

Chinese firm buys 5% of Thomas Cook

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 23:38
Chinese conglomerate Fosun, which owns Club Med, buys a 5% stake in UK travel group of Thomas Cook.

Jerusalem car rams into pedestrians

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 23:24
Several people have been hurt by a driver ramming his car into a group of pedestrians in Jerusalem, reports say.

IS 'erasing history' in Nimrud, Iraq

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 22:54
Archaeologists and cultural officials express outrage about the reported bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants.

VIDEO: An 'ice' hairdo: Frozen hair contest

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 22:38
The winners of this year's International Hair Freezing competition in Yukon in Canada have been announced.