International News

'Brutal' robbery jail term increased

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:50
A window cleaner who tied up an 88-year-old woman, threatened her into silence and stole £15 has his 10-year sentence increased.

How to vote on polling day

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:49
On 7 May, the UK will go the polls in the general election. Here's how to vote.

Baltimore police in new race probe

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:35
The mayor of Baltimore has asked US investigators to see if the city's police department engages in routine discrimination or excessive force.

Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:28
Hot Chocolate lead singer Errol Brown has died, his manager says

Wiggins vows to break hour record

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:21
Sir Bradley Wiggins wants to put cycling's iconic hour track record "out of reach" when he rides in London this June.

Election 2015: Glossary of election terms

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:20
Politics is awash with words and phrases that are beloved of commentators and politicians alike. Here is a guide to some of the key terms.

US Fed chief warns of share 'danger'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:20
Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen told IMF managing director Christine Lagarde there are "potential dangers" in high stock market valuations.

'One dead' in Pakistan school attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:19
One person is killed and several others injured in an attack on a school in a tribal area in western Pakistan, local media reports say.

Six cases of suspected airline pilot suicides

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:18
Six cases identified by French investigators where airline pilots appear to have deliberately crashed, often resulting in many fatalities.

VIDEO: Freed Boko Haram captives receive aid

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:04
The BBC's Will Ross reports from inside a Nigerian camp where 300 freed Boko Haram captives are being cared for.

Zoo sorry for Charlotte monkey gaffe

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:59
A Japanese zoo apologises for naming a baby monkey Charlotte in honour of Britain's newborn princess.

Macedonia crisis spills into violence

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:56
Riot police clash with thousands of protesters in Skopje after the opposition alleges a cover-up over the death of man in 2011.

Ombudsman says Taser use 'lawful'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:56
A police ombudsman investigation into the use of Tasers fired by officers in Northern Ireland rules that their use was " lawful, proportionate and necessary".

Oculus headset on sale in early 2016

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:47
Facebook's virtual reality division Oculus reveals when its much anticipated headset will go on sale to the public.

Head banned for changing SATs answers

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:27
A head teacher is banned from the profession for changing answers on Year 6 pupils' SATs test.

Couple 'kept man as slave for years'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:16
A London couple "owned" a Nigerian man and controlled every aspect of his life for 24 years, a court hears.

Police review UKIP candidate remarks

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:15
Police confirm they are reviewing footage apparently showing a UKIP candidate threatening to shoot a Conservative rival.

Pope meets Harlem Globetrotters

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:11
Pope Francis shows off some smart basketball moves in his latest audience - with the Harlem Globetrotters.

UN whistle-blower suspension 'unlawful'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:08
A whistle-blower who revealed allegations of child sex abuse by French peacekeepers in the CAR should be re-instated immediately, a tribunal says.

BBC election night through the decades

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 05:59
How BBC election night coverage has changed