International News

Police mishandled Savile accusation

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 04:00
Sussex Police missed a chance to investigate Jimmy Savile in 2008 because it mishandled a sex abuse claim, the police watchdog finds.

Man 'wanted to shoot Prince Charles'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:58
A man accused of plotting an Anders Breivik-style massacre wanted to "put a bullet" in Prince Charles' head, a court has heard.

Has war been declared on the BBC?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:53
The appointment of John Whittingdale as Secretary of State for Culture has been met with some fairly bold headlines - but does it spell disaster for the BBC.

Verizon buys AOL for $4.4bn

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:44
US telecoms giant Verizon says it will buy AOL in a deal worth $4.4bn.

VIDEO: Friend of murdered blogger tells of fear

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:43
A friend of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das, who was hacked to death in Bangladesh, says he and fellow bloggers are worried for their own safety.

MSP calls for Murphy resignation

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:39
Labour MSP Alex Rowley quits as the party's local government spokesman at Holyrood and urges Jim Murphy to stand down as leader.

Australia forecasts A$35.1bn deficit

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:35
Australia's budget deficit for the 2015-16 financial year is estimated to reach A$35.1bn, below expectations of about A$41bn.

Wood has 'huge' election potential

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:28
Plaid Cymru can build on Leanne Wood's general election campaign performance and present her as an alternative first minister, an former leadership rival says.

Chad's Boko Haram fight 'hampered'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:27
Chad's President Idriss Deby says fight against Boko Haram militants is being hampered by poor co-ordination between his country and Nigeria.

Strikes hit Yemen ahead of ceasefire

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:23
Saudi-led coalition aircraft carry out fresh air strikes on Yemen's capital, Sanaa, hours before a five-day ceasefire is set to begin.

BBC 'at a tipping point' with cuts

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:14
The BBC will be forced to slash its drama output if the licence fee is cut, says outgoing BBC executive Ben Stephenson.

'Overrated' Fowler makes major point

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:13
Rickie Fowler's biggest career win, at the Players Championship, may signal a readiness to win a major, writes Iain Carter.

Osborne: We have 'clear EU mandate'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:03
Chancellor George Osborne says the new Conservative government has a "very clear mandate" to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the EU.

Greece taps reserves to pay IMF loan

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:03
Greece was forced to tap into an emergency account to make a debt interest payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) it has emerged.

Map Maker suspended due to vandalism

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:00
Google stops the public contributing to its map service following some high-profile graffiti, including a urinating Android.

Rail workers vote to strike over pay

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:58
Network Rail workers have voted in favour of a UK-wide strike in a row over pay, the Rail, Maritime and Transport union says.

Chuka Umunna to run for Labour leader

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:53
Labour MP Chuka Umunna says he is running to become the next leader of the Labour Party.

'Trust issue' causes Pietersen exile

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:53
Kevin Pietersen will not be selected for England this summer because of a "massive trust issue", according to Andrew Strauss.

VIDEO: Cameron addresses Conservative cabinet

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:53
David Cameron has started the first all-Conservative cabinet meeting with a short statement.

Myanmar migrants 'begging for help'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:49
A group of 350 migrants from Myanmar tell an activist by phone that they have been abandoned at sea and need help.