International News

VIDEO: Nine convicted of 'pyramid scheme'

BBC - 17 hours 40 min ago
Nine women have been convicted of operating a "pyramid" scheme in which thousands of investors lost money.

AUDIO: Disco musical tells Imelda Marcos story

BBC - 17 hours 43 min ago
The story of Imelda Marcos, widow of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is being made into a musical at the National Theatre.

Muslim call for release of hostage

BBC - 17 hours 53 min ago
British Muslim leaders call for the immediate release of Alan Henning, the UK hostage threatened with death by Islamic State extremists in Syria.

Fire destroys former hospital site

BBC - 18 hours 3 min ago
A derelict hospital building, Dunain House, near Inverness is destroyed by fire on Wednesday night.

Spy claims over absent China envoy

BBC - 18 hours 18 min ago
A Chinese newspaper calls for clarification about China's envoy to Iceland, who has gone missing amid rumours he was a Japanese spy.

Storm deaths at French camping site

BBC - 18 hours 26 min ago
Five people are killed after violent storms unleash a flash flood at a camp site in Herault in southern France.

Wartime bombs blown up after seizure

BBC - 18 hours 46 min ago
A number of World War One and Two munitions have been detonated by bomb disposal experts after a large haul was found in a house in Hertfordshire.

Clash over car tax disc changes

BBC - 18 hours 48 min ago
Motorist organisation, the RAC, and the DVLA have clashed over the policing of car tax with claims of increased evasion amid changes to the system.

VIDEO: Police appeal after art theft attempt

BBC - 18 hours 49 min ago
Birmingham Police have asked for help to identify a man caught on CCTV attempting to take a piece of art from a city centre gallery.

UK retail sales rise in August

BBC - 18 hours 59 min ago
UK retail sales rose by 0.4% in August compared with the previous month, with sales volumes up 3.9% from a year earlier, official figures show.

VIDEO: ''Golf should be on a par for everybody''

BBC - 19 hours 9 min ago
The BBC's Nina Warhurst talks to golfers in Cheshire about a vote by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrew's, Scotland, on admitting women for the first time.

Man killed in early morning crash

BBC - 19 hours 21 min ago
A man dies in a road accident in Leven, Fife, in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Is sport sexist? Fighting 'inertia'

BBC - 19 hours 25 min ago
No-contact rules, missed opportunities

Sex attack 'was not preventable'

BBC - 19 hours 33 min ago
A sex attack by two teenagers on a boy in a cellar in Gloucester could not have been anticipated or prevented, a report finds.

IS 'fuelling UK far-right backlash'

BBC - 19 hours 34 min ago
Islamic extremism in the Middle East and the Rotherham abuse scandal are fuelling a UK far-right backlash, a Home Office adviser claims.

Murder 'comes naturally' to chimps

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 23:43
A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.

Nick Cave becomes reluctant film star

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 23:41
Nick Cave becomes reluctant film star

Pauper's funeral for 18-year-old

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 23:37
A teenager was among more than 500 people given a pauper's funeral, with claims they could put an "increasing strain" on the public purse.

Argentina tries 'baby theft' doctors

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 22:48
Medical staff go on trial in Argentina charged with kidnapping babies born in captivity to left-wing prisoners during military rule.

VIDEO: Why are there so many blackberries?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 22:37
It has been a bumper year for edible plants and berries according to The Woodland Trust, who say this autumn could see the best fruit crop since records began.
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