International News

Five things for the new Congress

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 10:29
The US Congress returns on Tuesday with Republicans formally taken control of both chambers. Here's what to expect in the first months.

Kenya 'ICC defence witness' murdered

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 10:17
A man found dead in Kenya over the weekend was a key witness for Deputy President William Ruto at his trial in The Hague, his lawyer says.

VIDEO: Sisters 'scarred for life' by war

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 10:10
Two years ago Amar Qadour was badly burned when a bomb was dropped on her family home in Syria.

A broken system for a broken people

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 10:05
The world is facing an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises that could break the international aid system, the BBC's Lyse Doucet reports.

VIDEO: Blogger: FA 'must take stand on Evans'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 09:59
A woman who started a petition against convicted rapist Ched Evans's proposed move to Oldham Athletic says the player "doesn't know what rape is".

Ten Football League clubs snub Evans

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 09:32
Ten of the 48 clubs in League One and League Two publicly rule out signing convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Syria family's scars begin to heal

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 09:09
Physical and emotional scars of injured Syrian girls begin to heal

The legal issues in the Ched Evans case

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 08:53
The case of convicted rapist Ched Evans, and his attempt to get back into professional football, has raised many issues.

Dutch journalist detained in Turkey

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 08:45
A Dutch journalist, Frederike Geerdink, is detained briefly by Turkish police over her alleged support for Kurdish rebels.

VIDEO: Salvage team on ship rescue plans

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 08:38
Bram Sperling, a member of the team planning to salvage the Hoegh Osaka grounded in the Solent on Saturday says there is some damage to the ship and experts are deciding what to do next.

Driver tells of OAP crush horror

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 08:34
A lorry driver accused of causing the death of an 88-year-old woman tells of his horror at realising he had driven over her.

Nadal suffers shock defeat in Doha

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 08:31
World number two Rafael Nadal makes the worst possible start to the new season as he loses to Michael Berrer at the Qatar Open.

Stricken cargo ship 'to be refloated'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 08:24
A cargo ship which is stranded in the Solent after it was deliberately run aground could be refloated on Wednesday, salvors say.

Yarnold to make skeleton return

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 08:24
Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold will return to the British team for the third World Cup event of the season.

Afghanistan's pace-setting president seeks results

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 08:20
Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani lacks a cabinet after his first 100 days in office - but his style is markedly different from his predecessor, reports Daud Qarizadah.

Palermo 5-0 Cagliari

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 08:17
Gianfranco Zola first game in management in Serie A ends with his Cagliari side being humbled 5-0 by Palermo.

Cyclist crash 'joke' tweeter sacked

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 08:04
A man who tweeted that he had knocked over a cyclist but could not stop because he was "late for work" has been sacked from his job at a stockbrokers.

Fire engine crashes into building

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 07:45
A fire engine crashes into a building in London's Canary Wharf financial district, leaving three members of its crew injured.

Iraq Inquiry 'needed more staff'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 07:37
The Iraq Inquiry may have completed its work quicker if it had had more resources to begin with, a minister suggests.

Female suicide bomber hits Istanbul

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 07:34
A female suicide bomber blows herself up in the Turkish city of Istanbul, injuring two police officers, reports say.