International News

'Tampon tax' around the world

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:01
Half the world's population needs to use them - as pressure mounts in Australia to remove taxes on sanitary products, what is the global situation?

How Arctic ozone hole was avoided

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 07:58
The Antarctic ozone hole would have been 40% bigger and a hole over the Arctic would have opened up if ozone-depleting chemicals had not been phased out, according to research.

Claims of 'chaos' at super hospital

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 07:49
There have been claims that a new £842m super hospital in Glasgow was in chaos four weeks after it opened to patients.

Air France flight 'missed mountain'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 07:39
An Air France plane with 37 people on board narrowly missed hitting central Africa's highest mountain in early May, French investigators say.

'Nearly half' of elephants killed

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 07:36
Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique's elephants for their ivory in the past five years, according to a conservation group.

M-way fall coach owner found guilty

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 07:21
A coach owner is found guilty of dangerous driving offences after a boy fell out of a vehicle on a motorway.

Ex-footballer denies assault charge

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 07:18
Former Scotland football captain Colin Hendry appears in court to deny harassing and assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

Bale 'back next season' at Real

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 06:35
Gareth Bale says he is "looking forward to coming back next season" at Real Madrid despite the departure of manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Oshoala wins BBC Women's award

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 06:30
Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala is named as the first BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.

Colombia Farc leader 'died in raid'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 06:25
A senior Farc rebel commander, Roman Ruiz, is believed to be among five Colombian guerrilla fighters killed in a bombing raid on Monday.

VIDEO: Stolen art returns home to Rome

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 06:15
The United States returns Italian antiquities, stolen in past decades and recovered in the US, to Italy.

Nadal makes winning start in Paris

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 06:13
Rafael Nadal begins his quest for a 10th French Open title with a straight-sets win over teenage wildcard Quentin Halys.

France 'truffle murder trial' begins

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 06:07
French farmer Laurent Rambaud goes on trial accused of killing a suspected truffle thief on his land, but claims he felt threatened by the intruder.

Dead girl 'had been drunk at party'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 06:04
A 14-year-old girl in foster care who was found hanged at a house party was "very drunk" after taking part in a drinking game, an inquest hears.

Bayliss: An exciting choice as coach

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:58
The more you investigate Trevor Bayliss's pedigree, the more excited you become about his appointment, writes Jonathan Agnew.

Barenboim designs 'radical' new piano

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:54
Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has unveiled a new type of piano, which he says is "radically different" to the standard concert grand.

TV's Buzzcocks to end after 19 years

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:52
The BBC pulls the plug on comedy panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks after 19 years and 28 series.

VIDEO: Writer McCall-Smith wins a pig

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:47
Novelist Alexander McCall-Smith has won the unusual prize of a pet pig after winning the Bollinger Everyman Woodhouse prize at the Hay Literary Festival.

Q&A: Pre-payment energy meters

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:34
What are pre-payment meters, are they more expensive and why are some people forced to have them?

'Spike' in Nigeria suicide attacks

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:33
The UN children's agency says there has been an "alarming" increase in the number of suicide attacks in northern Nigeria.