International News

Week in pictures: 25 April-1 May 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:42
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

No prosecutions over patient care

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:40
There will be no criminal prosecutions over the treatment of an elderly patient at two south Wales hospitals, police say.

Election 2015 in pictures: 1 May

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:25
Images from the campaign trail: 1 May

Istanbul police clash with leftists

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:15
Turkish police fire rubber bullets and tear gas at left-wing May Day protesters in central Istanbul.

How did Freddie Gray die?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:12
The mysterious circumstances surrounding the death Baltimore police suspect Freddie Gray has led to speculation about the exact cause of death

Twitter, Facebook - and the battle for advertising dollars

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:11
How much value do different social media networks offer advertisers?

R&B legend Ben E King dies at 76

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:05
R&B and soul singer Ben E King, best known for the classic song Stand By Me, dies at the age of 76.

Why Tesla is backing batteries

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:02
Car maker Tesla has unveiled plans to start making large batteries that can be used to store power in homes and businesses.

Shake-up in Saudi state oil firm

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 04:44
Aramco, the Saudi state oil company, is to be separated from the oil ministry as part of a wider restructuring.

Roads closed in north Belfast alert

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 04:41
A number of roads in north Belfast have been closed after police discovered a suspicious object in the area.

Prince Charles on granddaughter hope

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 04:21
The Prince of Wales tells the oldest surviving member of the Welsh Guards of his hopes for a granddaughter.

'American diplomats: we are all blondes'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 04:14
Why a US ambassador dyed his hair

Nepal appeals for more helicopters

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 04:10
Nepal appeals for more helicopters for its quake relief operations, as survivors complain they are getting little help from only 20 in operation.

Man admits council offices arson

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 04:01
A man admits starting a series of fires in Oxfordshire, including one that caused major damage to council offices.

African singers against xenophobia

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 03:58
African music giants Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Salif Keita release a song in response to xenophobic violence in South Africa.

VIDEO: 'Obesity killed my son'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 03:54
Satish Appleby speaks about the death of her overweight son.

Savile and Hall abuse report delayed

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 03:52
A review into how Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall abused people while at the BBC is delayed amid fears it could prejudice police investigations into sexual abuse.

3D windpipe 'saves children's lives'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 03:47
Three babies have been saved from a life-threatening condition by using 3D printed windpipe splints to help them breathe, a pilot study reveals.

130 factory jobs at risk after fire

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 03:39
Up to 130 jobs are at risk at a Swansea factory which was destroyed by fire after the firm which owns it decided not to replace the unit.

Murphy closes in on final place

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 03:25
Shaun Murphy is on course to reach his third World Championship final after extending his lead over Barry Hawkins to 13-3.