International News

VIDEO: Elba 'using celebrity' to help Ebola

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:42
Actor Idris Elba has launched a public awareness campaign to try to halt the spread of Ebola.

Orion spaceship makes splashdown

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:30
The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule completes its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific.

Hull face financial fair play probe

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:22
Hull are under investigation by Uefa for possible breaches of financial fair play (FFP) rules, the governing body announces.

Cannabis factories close after raids

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:15
Nine cannabis factories have been closed down and millions of pounds worth of drugs recovered in a series of police raids across Cardiff.

Fatal fire 'could have been murder'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:08
A mother and her five children 'may have been murdered' in a fatal fire, an inquest hears.

Obama names Carter as defence pick

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:06
US President Barack Obama has officially nominated former Pentagon official Ashton Carter as the new US defence secretary.

Balotelli charged for Instagram post

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:02
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is charged by the Football Association over a controversial Instagram message.

Week in pictures: 29 November - 5 December 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:01
News photos from around the world

'Poor morale' hits crews battling IS

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 06:56
Why RAF crews on anti-Islamic State raids are fed-up in Cyprus

Newborn boy found dead at house

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 06:53
The body of a newborn boy is found at a house in Shropshire.

Morgan promises no frills captaincy

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 06:50
Eoin Morgan will take a "no frills" approach as stand-in captain for England's fourth ODI with Sri Lanka.

Different styles for leaders' cards

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 06:37
The Cameron, Miliband and Clegg Christmas cards this year are personal photos but with starkly different styles.

Mourinho not interested in records

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 06:29
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his aim is to achieve victories, points and titles this season, not records.

VIDEO: Savile's friend convicted of seven rapes

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 06:21
Ray Teret, 73, a former radio DJ who was a friend of Jimmy Savile, has been found guilty of a string of historical sex allegations.

Olympian Yarnold appointed MBE

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 06:16
Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold is appointed MBE by the Queen for services to sport.

Watson's DNA Nobel sells for $4.8m

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 06:14
James Watson has sold the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA.

France agrees Holocaust rail payout

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 06:10
US and France agree compensation package over Holocaust victims deported by French rail company in World War Two.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 05:53
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Elgin Marbles: Are they safe in Russia?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 05:47
Will the Elgin Marbles' statue be safe in St Petersburg?

Sam Smith nabs Grammy nominations

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 05:21
British stars Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran have been shortlisted for the Grammy awards, with Charli XCX and Coldplay also in the running.

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