International News

VIDEO: Helicopter river rescue for trapped dog

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 02:15
Firefighters in Los Angeles have carried out a dramatic rescue of a dog trapped in a river.

VIDEO: Cumberbatch: Pardon convicted gay men

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 02:00
Benedict Cumberbatch and members of codebreaker Alan Turing's family are among those calling for thousands of men who were prosecuted for being gay to be pardoned.

Royal household 'like Wolf Hall'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 02:00
Clarence House is fraught with rivalries that have led to it being compared to the court of Henry VIII, according to a new biography of the Prince of Wales.

Appeal to help toads cross the road

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 01:55
Animal lovers across Gloucestershire are being asked to volunteer to help toads to cross the roads.

Clarke denies Australia rift reports

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 01:51
Captain Michael Clarke denies he is in dispute with Cricket Australia after making 51 on his return from surgery.

Funerals for Pakistan mosque victims

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 01:41
Funerals take place in Pakistan for the victims of a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers which killed at least 60 people.

Johnson eyes 'fast' wicket for final

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:50
Australia pace bowler Mitchell Johnson is eager to play on a "bouncy wicket" in Sunday's tri-series final against England.

VIDEO: Starlings 'ballet' thrills city

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:41
People in Norwich have been turning their heads skywards at thousands of starlings performing a "mesmerising murmuration" en route to a new city roost.

Pupils receive transfer test results

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:32
Thousands of children in Northern Ireland are due to receive the results of their post-primary school entrance exams on Saturday.

VIDEO: Donations pour in for mugged pensioner

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:26
Well-wishers donate more than £56,000 to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.

Merkel rules out Greek debt relief

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:07
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.

Louis Armstrong Desert Discs online

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:07
Louis Armstrong's personal copy of his appearance on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs is among the recordings to be added to the show's online archive.

Victim fund reaches £62k in two days

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 00:06
Well-wishers donate more than £62,000 in two days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.

VIDEO: Guitar 'that changed world' up for auction

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 23:56
The very first Les Paul guitar, the Black Beauty, is to be auctioned in New York in February.

Podemos to hold Madrid mass rally

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 23:39
The far-left Spanish party, Podemos, is to hold a mass rally in the centre of Madrid looking to build on the recent victory of Syriza in Greece.

'Golden hellos' idea to attract GPs

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 23:16
Newly-qualified doctors should be offered "golden hellos" to entice them to work in general practice in Wales, Plaid Cymru says.

Murray favourite, says Navratilova

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 22:36
Andy Murray starts as favourite in Sunday's Australian Open final against Novak Djokovic, says Martina Navratilova.

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 22:30
Manchester City prepare world record Ronaldo bid, Liverpool want Hannover's Stindl, Hull close in on Tottenham's Lennon, plus more.

GB's Swan beaten in girls' final

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 21:48
Britain's Katie Swan is beaten in straight sets by Slovakian Tereza Mihalikova in the Australian Open girls' final.

Ireland's heroine who had sex in her baby's tomb

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 21:02
Why Ireland's heroine had sex in her baby son's tomb