International News

Teen 'critical' after hammer attack

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:49
A teenager is critically ill in hospital after being attacked with a hammer, police say.

Stab death foster placement flawed

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:47
A fatal accident inquiry hears that the way a foster placement was sourced, for a child who later killed his foster mother, was not good practice.

The woodpecker and the weasel

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:37
An amateur photographer captures the image of a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker as it flies through the air.

Ministers issue spaceport shortlist

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:35
Six aerodromes remain on the list to become the UK's first commercial spaceport.

Lawrence to play war photographer

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:24
Jennifer Lawrence will play war photographer Lynsey Addario in a film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Addario's memoir.

Sex gangs targeted hundreds of girls

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:24
As many as 373 girls may have been targeted for sex by gangs of men in Oxfordshire in the last 16 years, a serious case review finds.

Rampant South Africa crush Ireland

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:07
South Africa condemn Ireland to their first defeat of the World Cup as they cruise to a 201-run win in Canberra.

Time stands still for Swansea clocks

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:04
Time is standing still in Swansea as council-run clocks point to 12 after the retirement of the official responsible for keeping them.

Coventry to appoint Mowbray as boss

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:04
Coventry City are to appoint Tony Mowbray, the ex-Hibernian, West Brom, Celtic and Middlesbrough boss, as their manager.

UK construction growth accelerates

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:00
Activity in the UK's construction industry picked up in February, a survey indicates, with the sector's performance beating expectations.

Scientists produce TB-resistant cows

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:00
Researchers in China produce a herd of genetically engineered cows that are better able to ward off bovine TB.

Evans faces men in world qualifiers

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 01:59
Ladies' champion Reanne Evans accepts an invitation to take on the men in qualifying for the World Snooker Championship.

Aston Martin targets female buyers

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 01:59
Aston Martin plans to broaden its range of cars to include new sportscars and a small SUV, to attract younger and female buyers.

Cancer drug patient's England move

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 01:49
A cancer patient describes his battle for a potential life-extending drug as "degrading" as he is forced to move to England to get treatment.

VIDEO: Volcano eruption puts Chile on alert

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 01:27
The Villarrica volcano in central Chile has been throwing out jets of lava from its crater, putting the town of Pucon on high alert.

Conductor Simon Rattle to lead LSO

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 01:26
Sir Simon Rattle, one of the world's leading conductors, is to take over at the London Symphony Orchestra from September 2017, it is announced.

Body parts found in Becky search

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 01:23
Police investigating the disappearance of Bristol teenager Becky Watts find body parts.

Chile's Villarica volcano erupts

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 01:23
The Villarica volcano, one of the most active in South America, erupts in southern Chile, spewing ash and lava into the air.

£20m fund for artists in schools

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 01:18
Artists, musicians and actors are to head into schools to work directly with disadvantaged pupils as part of a £20m arts strategy.

Webb defends maligned referees

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 01:09
Former World Cup final referee Howard Webb says he has acted as a de facto counsellor to Premier League match officials.