International News

VIDEO: Pebble launches smart straps scheme

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 04:06
Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is launching a programme for third-party developers to make sensor-equipped straps for its latest devices.

New Higgs detection 'closes circle’

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 04:01
Physicists have detected a version of the Higgs Boson in a superconductor, but say this cannot substitute for the work of the LHC.

'Pietersen needs to prove desire'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 03:56
Former England captain Michael Vaughan challenges Kevin Pietersen to "prove" that he wants to play for England again.

NI air tax likely to remain in place

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 03:55
An economic report for the executive says there is not a strong enough case for abolishing a £13 tax on the majority of flights out of Northern Ireland.

Day in pictures: 3 March 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 03:53
Images from around the world: 3 March

Bank flags market abuse issues

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 03:34
The Bank of England has flagged 50 instances of potential market abuse following a shake up of how it operates.

Golf lake accident man critical

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 03:24
A man was taken to hospital in a critical condition after a vehicle rolled into a lake at the Celtic Manor Resort golf course in Newport.

Alonso to miss Australian Grand Prix

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 03:19
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso will miss the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on medical advice.

Wigan chairman Whelan steps down

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 03:13
Dave Whelan resigns from his position as chairman of Wigan Athletic but will remain as owner of the Championship club.

Lawyer assassinated in Mozambique

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 03:09
A prominent lawyer at the centre of a debate over Mozambique's constitution dies after being shot outside a cafe in the capital, Maputo.

Fierce clashes around Iraq's Tikrit

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 03:07
Fierce clashes are taking place in and around the Iraqi city of Tikrit, as soldiers and militiamen attack Islamic State positions, officials say.

Formal end to NI child heart surgery

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 03:07
Northern Ireland's health minister has formally accepted proposals for a single, all-Ireland children's heart surgery centre, based in Dublin.

India's Maharashtra state bans beef

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:59
The Indian president approves a bill which bans slaughter of cows and sale and consumption of beef in the western state of Maharashtra.

Bali Nine men to leave for execution

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:56
Authorities in Bali confirm that two Australian drug smugglers will be transferred on Wednesday to the island where they will be executed.

Charity 'sorry' about Blair award

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:52
Save The Children says it is sorry its decision to give Tony Blair a "global legacy" award "upset so many people".

Teen 'critical' after hammer attack

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:49
A teenager is critically ill in hospital after being attacked with a hammer, police say.

Stab death foster placement flawed

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:47
A fatal accident inquiry hears that the way a foster placement was sourced, for a child who later killed his foster mother, was not good practice.

The woodpecker and the weasel

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:37
An amateur photographer captures the image of a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker as it flies through the air.

Ministers issue spaceport shortlist

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:35
Six aerodromes remain on the list to become the UK's first commercial spaceport.

Lawrence to play war photographer

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 02:24
Jennifer Lawrence will play war photographer Lynsey Addario in a film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Addario's memoir.