International News

GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses

BBC - 17 hours 1 min ago
Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.

Kruis among uncapped England trio

BBC - 17 hours 5 min ago
England call up three uncapped players for the autumn internationals in Semesa Rokoduguni, George Kruis and Calum Clark.

Total plane crash driver 'got lost'

BBC - 17 hours 8 min ago
A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie.

Homebase accelerates store closures

BBC - 17 hours 15 min ago
Home Retail Group says that store closures at Homebase will be accelerated, with the number of outlets cut by 25% by 2019.

Somali teenager 'stoned to death'

BBC - 17 hours 18 min ago
An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.

U-boat found with ship it sank

BBC - 17 hours 20 min ago
The wrecks of a German U-boat and a merchant vessel it sank in the Battle of the Atlantic are found 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina.

Ofsted 'can inspect academy chains'

BBC - 17 hours 35 min ago
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has publicly contradicted the head of Ofsted over whether the watchdog has the right to inspect academy chains.

AUDIO: Taxi boss: 'Users want white drivers'

BBC - 17 hours 51 min ago
The owner of a cab firm says he meets requests from the public to provide drivers of a specific race.

Debt campaigners tear up student loans

BBC - 17 hours 52 min ago
The people who buy and then cancel student debt

VIDEO: Farage: 'Lord Hill should be Lord who'

BBC - 18 hours 5 min ago
UKIP leader Nigel Farage condemns appointment of UK's Lord Hill to EU Commission and says the body is 'anti-democratic'.

US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

BBC - 18 hours 16 min ago
Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.

MEPs back Juncker EU Commission team

BBC - 18 hours 17 min ago
The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker gets strong backing from MEPs after some tough questioning.

Conman pretended to be quadriplegic

BBC - 18 hours 28 min ago
A fraudster admits conning a neighbour out of £40,000 by pretending to be a quadriplegic and in a coma for two years.

Pound falls on Bank meeting minutes

BBC - 18 hours 30 min ago
The pound falls after Bank of England policy makers find "insufficient evidence" of inflationary pressure to justify a rate rise.

Canada lifts terror threat level

BBC - 18 hours 30 min ago
Canada raises its terrorism threat level to medium - but stresses there is no specific threat - after two soldiers were attacked in Quebec.

VIDEO: Military reburials for WW1 soldiers

BBC - 18 hours 32 min ago
A reburial service has been taking place in northern France for 15 British World War One soldiers, exactly one hundred years after they were killed in battle.

Briton found with throat cut in Bali

BBC - 18 hours 38 min ago
The Indonesian wife of a British man found with his throat cut on the island of Bali has admitted arranging his murder, police there tell the BBC.

Ofsted 'escaped blame' over Baby P

BBC - 18 hours 46 min ago
A cover-up led to Ofsted escaping blame for its part in the Baby P scandal, according to a BBC documentary.

VIDEO: 'Knowledge economy' changing the north

BBC - 18 hours 49 min ago
New research suggests that what's known as the "knowledge economy" is growing faster in the north-east of England and Northern Ireland than anywhere else.

VIDEO: Lions picture wins photography prize

BBC - 19 hours 1 min ago
Michael Nichols wins Wildlife photographer of the year for his photograph of a pride of snoozing lions
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