International News

Major Oak aims for top tree title

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 16:18
Could 'Robin Hood's hideout' be Europe's best tree?

The secret to a happy life - courtesy of Tolstoy

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 16:12
The secret ingredients of a happy life - and they're 100 years old

Books in 2015: A look-ahead

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 16:11
Rebecca Jones looks at the big books coming in 2015

New rules for healthy school dinners

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:52
New rules for school meals in England come into force in the new term, restricting how often fried food can be served and promoting drinking water.

British acts fill out album top 10

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:50
British acts dominate the top 10 best-selling artist albums of the year for the first time in chart history, according to new figures.

New energy rules for domestic devices

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:47
European Union rules will oblige new devices such as modems and internet-connected TVs to switch themselves off when not in use.

Cameron urges 'right choice' in 2015

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:46
The UK faces "chaos" if it changes economic course in next May's general election, David Cameron warns in his new year message.

VIDEO: UK welcomes 2015 with fireworks

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:44
Thousands of people have welcomed the new year by watching fireworks in central London.

The New Year tradition with a dark history

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:37
The New Year's Day tradition with a dark history

Hillsborough: The inquests so far

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:36
What have we learned from the new Hillsborough Inquests? The BBC's Ben Schofield looks back over nine months of evidence.

VIDEO: Martin Luther King on the big screen

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:34
Talking Movies' Tom Brook looks at Selma - the first film to have Martin Luther King as its central character.

VIDEO: 30 years on: UK's first mobile call

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:34
Michael Harrison reconstructs the moment he made the UK's first mobile phone call, to his father, Vodafone boss Sir Ernest Harrison, in 1985.

VIDEO: 'We fed anti-apartheid activists'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:33
When Debbie Epstein's family left South Africa in 1962, they took the saucepan her mother had used to feed anti-apartheid activists on trial for treason.

Minutes from first cabinet released

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:27
Minutes from the first-ever Scottish Executive cabinet meeting are made available for public viewing for the first time.

Lithuania joins Baltic neighbours in euro club

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:25
Lithuanians are adopting the euro with cautious optimism - but many are also confused about the changeover, Zivile Kropaite reports from Vilnius.

Welby: UK must keep looking outwards

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:25
Britons must not turn their backs on all the suffering in the world, the Archbishop of Canterbury will say in his new year address.

Front pages ring in new year

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 14:30
The UK's national newspapers greet the new year with images from around the world and a wide range of stories.

US 'concerned' about Cuba arrests

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 14:09
The US government says it is "deeply concerned" by reports that several high-profile Cuban dissidents were detained hours before a planned protest.

Rocket 'kills 15' at Afghan wedding

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 13:43
At least 15 people were killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province when a wedding party was hit by a stray rocket., officials say.

Van Gaal surprised by United support

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 13:41
Louis van Gaal thanks Manchester United supporters for helping him through his difficult early spell with the club.