International News

VIDEO: Chopping at redwood trees for drug money

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 15:07
California fights poachers threatening ancient redwoods

Police control room closures begin

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 15:07
A string of police control room closures planned across Scotland gets under way with a centre in Dumfries.

Motorway driver caught doing 149mph

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 15:01
A motorist was caught driving at 149mph (240km/h) on the M25, a study of the fastest drivers caught by speeds cameras in England and Wales reveals.

VIDEO: Emin: 'My bed is like a diary'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 14:48
Artist Tracey Emin has reflected on her work 'My Bed' which is up for sale and described it as "half like a crime scene, half like a diary".

Glaxo investigated by UK fraud body

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 14:07
British drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline is being investigated by the UK's Serious Fraud Office over its "commercial practices".

VIDEO: Egypt extends vote by a day

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 14:05
The authorities in Egypt have extended voting in the presidential election to a third day, following reports of an unexpectedly low turnout so far.

NY police to carry heroin antidote

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 13:42
New York City police officers will carry an antidote to treat heroin overdoses, reacting to a sharp recent increase in heroin-related deaths.

Killer guard 'not properly vetted'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 13:32
A British security guard who shot dead two colleagues in Iraq had not been properly vetted, a BBC investigation reveals.

German World Cup stars in car crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 13:31
Two members of the German World Cup squad are involved in a car accident which left two others hospitalised.

VIDEO: Out-of-control speedboat captured

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 13:29
The dramatic moment a lifeboat crew lassoed a runaway speedboat in Devon.

The woman who broke tech's glass ceiling

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 13:16
How Esther Dyson broke barriers in the technology industry

VIDEO: Carney urges 'ethical bank standards'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 13:14
Bankers should see their job as a vocation and adopt higher ethical standards, the governor of the Bank of England has said.

Probe into Tower Hamlets vote count

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:53
The Electoral Commission launches an investigation into vote counting for the local election in east London's Tower Hamlets borough.

VIDEO: Life of a sumo wrestler

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:41
Why wrestlers' training regime is putting off Japanese children

VIDEO: Nigeria army 'knows where girls are'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:35
The Nigerian military say they know where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are but they will not attempt a rescue.

Man arrested after woman's death

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:12
A 54-year-old man is arrested following the death of 43-year-old Mary Craig at a house in Renfrewshire.

Britain and France urge EU reform

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:11
Britain and France call for EU reform as leaders arrive for a summit in Brussels on the elections which gave a boost to anti-EU parties.

Egypt election to run for extra day

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 11:56
Egypt's presidential election is extended into a third day amid reports of a low turnout, with ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi poised to win.

US to keep 9,800 Afghanistan troops

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 11:53
The US will keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after the US concludes its combat mission at the end of this year, President Barack Obama says.

Cameroon boosts Nigeria border forces

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 11:12
Cameroon deploys about 1,000 troops to its border with Nigeria to fight the growing threat of the Islamist group Boko Haram.

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