International News

England lose four for Wales opener

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 04:11
Brad Barritt, Tom Wood, Geoff Parling and Kyle Eastmond are ruled out of England's Six Nations opener against Wales on 6 February.

137 jobs to go at three Tesco stores

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 04:10
Up to 137 jobs are under threat as part of plans to close three Tesco stores across Wales.

Greece markets hit by default fears

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 04:07
Greek financial markets were in turmoil on Wednesday with investors fearing the new anti-bailout government was determined to defy its international creditors.

Care spend 'cut by fifth in decade'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 03:53
Spending on care for people aged 65 and over has fallen by a fifth in England over the last 10 years, an analysis by the BBC shows.

China tech giant in spat with state

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 03:46
China's biggest internet retailer, Alibaba, is involved in a harshly worded spat with one of the country's regulators in a highly unusual public clash.

Figo makes bid for Fifa presidency

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 03:44
Former Barcelona and Real Madrid forward Luis Figo aims to challenge Sepp Blatter for Fifa's top job.

Perth win thrilling Big Bash final

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 03:43
Perth Scorchers defy Brett Lee's heroics to beat Sydney Sixers off the final ball and win the Big Bash.

Sri Lanka reinstates chief justice

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 03:37
Sri Lanka's new president reinstates Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake two years after she was controversially sacked by his predecessor.

'I'm just here so I don't get fined'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 03:32
Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch says the same thing 29 times as he reluctantly fulfils his Super Bowl media duty.

Tesco names 43 UK store closures

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 03:28
Tesco names the 43 stores it is closing across the country, a move that will see 2,000 staff lose their jobs.

India cancels child-killer execution

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 03:22
An Indian child-murderer convicted in a case dubbed "the house of horrors" escapes execution, as a court commutes his sentence to life in prison.

Day in pictures: 28 January 2015

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 03:22
Images from around the world: 28 January

Jordan in pilot exchange offer to IS

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 03:21
Jordan says it is ready to free an Iraqi on death row in return for a pilot facing execution by Islamic State alongside a Japanese hostage.

Ex-England winger Cueto to retire

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 03:00
Sale Sharks and former England winger Mark Cueto announces he will end his playing career at the end of the season.

Staff shortage at Trojan schools

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:59
Schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse allegations in Birmingham are struggling to recruit staff, the Chief Inspector of Schools has told MPs.

Tesco closing three stores in NI

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:58
Tesco is to close three shops in east Belfast and Ballymena, putting more than 150 jobs at risk

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:52
MPs hear evidence on the press briefing of Financial Conduct Authority information.

NHS backs multimillion pound drug

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:47
A drug costing millions of pounds per patient has been given the green light for use on the NHS by the medicines watchdog NICE.

First Lady headscarf row - do Saudis really care?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:43
What Saudis really think about Michelle Obama's bare head

Kenya Christian broadcaster hacked

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 02:41
Suspected hackers briefly hijack a popular Christian radio station in Kenya, and play Islamic verses before it went off air.