International News

Ohio ends two-drug executions

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 14:14
Authorities in Ohio will no longer use a drug combination that caused an inmate to gasp and snort during a protracted 26-minute execution.

Former champion Waites crashes out

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 14:10
Scotland's Ross Montgomery beats the 2013 champion Scott Waites in the second round at the BDO World Championship.

Toure is African Player of the Year

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 13:37
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure wins his fourth successive African Footballer of the Year award.

Taylor in Evans-Hillsborough comment

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 13:27
Gordon Taylor risks further controversy by appearing to compare the Ched Evans case with the Hillsborough tragedy.

VIDEO: Editor's partner: 'Republic is guilty'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 13:27
The partner of Stephane Charbonnier - the editor of Charlie Hebdo who was killed in Wednesday's attack - pays an emotional tribute to him.

MI5 'cannot stop every threat to UK'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 13:12
The threat of a terror attack in the UK is increasing but security services cannot be expected to stop every plot, the head of MI5 warns.

Computer program 'perfect at poker'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 12:39
Scientists in Canada create a computer program that they say is the perfect poker player - never making a mistake.

Cardiff will discuss return to blue

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 12:00
Cardiff City board to discuss changing the club's colours back to blue after meeting held with fans on Thursday evening.

Two arrested over Ballymoney murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 11:48
Two men are arrested in connection with the murder of a man in Ballymoney, County Antrim, on Monday.

Djokovic suffers surprise Doha defeat

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 11:37
World number one Novak Djokovic is beaten by Croatian Ivo Karlovic in three sets in the Qatar Open quarter-finals in Doha.

VIDEO: Water pumped from stricken ship

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 11:06
The stricken cargo ship Hoegh Osaka, which ran aground at the weekend, remains under anchor in the Solent as salvage teams begin to pump water from its hull.

Warehouse workers face redundancy

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 10:49
About 150 warehouse workers at the USC distribution depot at Dundonald in Ayrshire are under threat of redundancy

Cavendish Rio hopes 'probably over'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 10:30
Mark Cavendish admits he is unlikely to be able to qualify for Great Britain's track cycling team at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

VIDEO: Hebdo contributor tells of attack scene

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 10:22
A Charlie Hebdo contributor who arrived at the magazine's offices moments after the attack which killed 12 people describes the scene.

Egypt sets parliamentary poll date

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 10:20
Egypt is to hold parliamentary polls in two phases starting in March, the final step of the roadmap the army outlined after ousting President Morsi.

Unreported deaths cost Honda $70m

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 10:20
Japanese carmaker Honda is fined a record $70m by US regulators for failing to report 1,729 deaths and injuries to authorities.

Ukraine conflict: Crimea hit by shortages

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 09:52
Ten months after annexation by Russia, Crimea is living through its most troubled holiday season yet, the BBC's Yana Lyushnevskaya reports.

French hunt focuses north of Paris

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 09:40
A huge police operation is under way in France's Picardie region, as special forces search for the gunmen who attacked Charlie Hebdo magazine.

Man Utd sign Valdes as backup

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 09:32
Ex-Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes signs for Manchester United on an 18-month contract, with an option for another year.

Who can afford to sign Lionel Messi?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 09:00
Lionel Messi would attract a world record transfer if he decided to leave Barcelona - but who exactly could afford him?