International News

VIDEO: Candlelit vigil for Paris victims

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:25
A vigil has been held in Paris in memory of the 12 people who lost their lives in a gun attack at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Top policeman summoned over report

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:24
Chief Constable George Hamilton has been summoned to court to explain why a report has been withheld from an inquest into the 1997 murder of a GAA official.

'Game-changing' antibiotic find

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:01
The decades-long drought in the search for new antibiotics to tackle drug-resistant infections could be over, after a breakthrough by US scientists.

Gates drinks water from human faeces

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:00
The Microsoft founder shows off a processor he says could help alleviate the drinking water problem in the developing world.

Fossil fuels: The 'untouchable reserves'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:00
Can we really give up fossil fuels?

Most fossil fuels are 'unburnable'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:00
Most of the world's fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground if dangerous global warming is to be avoided, modelling work suggests.

Officer disciplined over death call

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:35
A police officer who told a Gwynedd woman over the phone her husband had died is disciplined.

Europe's struggle with Islamism

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:29
Europe has struggled with how to tackle radical Islam, and the Charlie Hebdo attacks can only make it more difficult, writes Caroline Wyatt.

MP calls for email disclaimer ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:29
An MP calls for an end to "useless" legal disclaimers at the bottom of emails, saying they lead to "forests' worth of paper" being wasted.

MP: Pregnant women 'should not drink'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:19
Labour MP Bill Esterson says pregnant women should not drink "at all" to avoid any potential damage to their unborn child.

Oil price falls: Will consumers benefit?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:11
Do drivers and householders feel the benefit of falling oil price?

'Superman' ecstasy tests find PMMA

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:03
Tests on 'Superman' logo ecstasy tablets found in Ipswich find PMMA, a substance "much stronger" than that found in standard ecstasy pills.

Six reasons A&Es are struggling

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:02
A&E units are struggling to meet thier waiting time targets with some hospitals reporting major problems. But what is the cause of the growing difficulties?

VIDEO: Driving ban for actor Fry's partner

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 07:37
Stephen Fry's partner Elliott Spencer is given a driving ban after being caught doing 101mph trying to get the actor to the Hay literary festival

In pictures: Gun attack on French magazine

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 07:29
Attack on office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo

US temperatures 'dangerously' low

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 07:24
Temperatures across much of the northern and eastern US are plunging to "dangerously cold" levels, the National Weather Service says.

Fitton defeats second seed Norris

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 07:13
Darryl Fitton beats number two seed Alan Norris in a deciding set tie-break to reach the BDO World Championship quarter-finals.

Sri Lanka leader faces crucial poll

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 07:01
Sri Lankan leader Mahinda Rajapaksa faces an unexpected battle to hold on to power, as millions prepare to vote in a tightly fought election.

Trott finds form with 79 for Lions

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 06:56
Jonathan Trott hits 79 from 127 balls as England Lions draw their opening tour game against a Gauteng Invitation XI in Soweto.

The recurring Facebook privacy hoax

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 06:49
Why do people keep posting the hoax Facebook privacy notices?