International News

What the Autumn Statement means for you

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 05:56
Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his Autumn Statement. So, what does it mean for your finances?

'I know what Sean Abbott is feeling'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 05:52
How does a sportsman cope with inflicting lasting damage on an opponent? Boxer Brian Rose recalls how he "overcame his demons".

New North Sea tax measures outlined

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 05:23
Chancellor George Osborne announces a series of measures designed to encourage investment in the North Sea oil and gas sector.

Manchester to get new £78m theatre

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 05:21
A groundbreaking £78m theatre and arts venue is to be built on the site of the former Granada TV studios in Manchester.

Boris 'calms drunk plane passenger'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 05:14
London mayor Boris Johnson attempts to calm down a "drunk" passenger restrained during a long-haul flight to Heathrow from Kuala Lumpur.

Analysis: Osborne's political pitch

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 05:11
The BBC's Robin Brant offers his analysis of the George Osborne's Autumn Statement

Colombia leader warns of disloyalty

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:59
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says any member of the armed forces found to lack loyalty will be dismissed.

Ched Evans rape inquiry begins

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:45
A fast-tracked inquiry into the rape conviction of footballer Ched Evans begins, the body that examines potential miscarriages of justice says.

VIDEO: Is teenager Cahill the new Ronnie?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:37
Watch the best moments and reaction from 18-year-old England's James Cahill's remarkable third round victory over Ding Junhui at the UK Championship.

Two charged under terrorism act

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:31
Two men have been charged under the Terrorism Act for assisting in the preparation of an act of terrorism.

Thousands of schools jobs 'could go'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:29
A senior official in the Department of Education has predicted at least 2,500 job losses in schools over the next financial year.

Osborne: UK lead role in Mars mission

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:16
In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne has given some details of the government's previous financial commitments to science.

VIDEO: Tongue-tied PM makes S&M gaffe

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:15
The prime minister mixes up his words when he speaks about Ed Balls and "political maso-sadism".

Town drops 'narrow' view on romance

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:13
A market town's narrow pavements - designed in the 18th Century to stop romantic couples walking hand-in-hand - are to be widened.

Peaty breaks British record in Doha

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:10
Teenager Adam Peaty breaks the British 100m breaststroke record during the heats at the World Short Course Championships.

What next for politics in Israel?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:08
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu triggers a general election, the country's politics remain as turbulent and unpredictable as ever, reports the BBC's Kevin Connolly,

Mary Magdalene actress Dunham dies

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:08
Actress Joanna Dunham, famed for her role as Mary Magdalene in 1965 Hollywood blockbuster The Greatest Story Ever Told, dies at the age of 78.

VIDEO: Brand babble wins Foot In Mouth award

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:08
The comic actor and campaigner Russell Brand has won a prize for his public speaking and writing - the Plain English Campaign Foot in Mouth award, for the most baffling quotes by a public figure.

Lord Coe outlines IAAF manifesto

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:05
Lord Coe reveals his election manifesto for the presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Huge blaze engulfs industrial estate

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 03:53
A large fire, visible from up to 10 miles away, rips through an industrial estate in Smethwick destroying a number of businesses.