International News

Driver 'forgot where to bring drugs'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 07:39
A driver allegedly told to transport up to £180,000 worth of cocaine was so inept he forgot where he was supposed to be going, a court has been told.

Tata workers vote for strike action

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 07:38
Tata Steel workers across the UK vote by almost 9-1 to go on strike in a row over pensions in the first national strike in the steel industry for 30 years.

Man detained over council arson spree

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 07:37
A man is detained in a mental health unit after setting a series of fires across Oxfordshire.

US removes Cuba from terror list

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 07:32
The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terror, allowing the country to conduct banking in the United States, among other activities.

Teenager jailed for 'terror grooming'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 07:26
Teenager Kazi Islam is sentenced to eight years in a young offenders' institution for grooming a young man with learning difficulties to kill a UK soldier.

Turkish paper probed on arms claims

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 07:15
Turkish prosecutors launch an investigation after a newspaper releases footage it says proves the security services sent arms to Syrian rebels.

No senior black staff in the Lords

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:47
There are no black or ethnic minority members of staff in senior positions in the Lords, an FOI request reveals.

VIDEO: Voting takes place at Fifa congress

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:45
The 209 members of Fifa are voting for their new president at a congress in Zurich.

Jewish female driving ban condemned

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:36
A ban on women driving their children to school issued by a Jewish education institution is "unacceptable", the Department for Education says.

Croatian veterans shelter in church

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:35
More than 100 Croatian war veterans take refuge inside a church after police disrupt their anti-government sit-in in central Zagreb.

Two people injured by bus in Glasgow

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:32
Two people believed to have been seriously injured by a bus in Glasgow city centre.

86 care home failings found proved

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:16
A total of 86 failings by six nurses, in relation to vulnerable people at a nursing home, are found proven by a disciplinary panel.

Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:15
The week's best reads

Death crash man's jail term reviewed

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:11
The sentence of a teenager who boasted of driving at 142mph the night before he killed a man in a high-speed crash is to be reviewed.

IS militants 'seize Libyan airport'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 05:46
Islamic State militants in Libya say they have seized the airport in Sirte, as the group continues to make advances in the country.

Heysel disaster anniversary marked

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 05:35
Ceremonies are held to mark the 30th anniversary of the Heysel disaster which claimed the lives of 39 football fans.

Transplant man meets donor's sister

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 05:32
A woman, whose brother was killed in a car accident, has met the man who was given his face in a pioneering transplant operation.

US economy shrank in first quarter

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 05:31
US economy contracts 0.7% after higher imports and lower investment taken into account.

Health body admits failing patients

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 05:27
A health inspection body admits failing patients at a mental health unit heavily criticised in an independent report.

Bin lorry crash sheriff withdraws

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 05:26
The sheriff overseeing the inquiry into the Glasgow bin lorry crash which killed six people withdraws after realising he knew one of the victims.