International News

Gallagher's guide to miss Worlds

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 21:43
Paralympic champion Kelly Gallagher's guide Charlotte Evans misses the Para-alpine World Championships with concussion.

Finn backs English 'Big Bash' league

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 21:42
England bowler Steven Finn welcomes plans for a Big Bash-style franchise Twenty20 league in English cricket.

Heroin crackdown in Belfast parks

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 21:35
Police carry out a major operation against gangs selling drugs in some of Belfast's best known parks.

Afghanistan shock Scotland in thriller

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 21:14
Afghanistan claim their first World Cup victory with a thrilling one-wicket win over Scotland with three balls to spare.

Kabul bomb hits Turkish embassy car

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 21:01
A suicide attack on a Turkish embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital, Kabul, kills at least one, local officials say.

Drivers on mobiles 'often texting'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 19:28
People using a mobile phones while driving may be more likely to be sending texts or using social media than making a phone call, the Department for Transport says.

Russian navy to use Cyprus ports

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 19:23
Russia signs a deal with Cyprus that gives Russian navy ships access to Cypriot ports, with Vladimir Putin saying "there is no need to worry".

England women level NZ ODI series

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 19:17
England women beat New Zealand by nine wickets in Lincoln to level the one-day series with one match remaining.

Brits 2015: Real winners and losers

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 18:17
Who were the real winners and losers at the Brit Awards?

Argentina votes on intelligence body

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 17:34
MPs in Argentina vote on a bill to replace the intelligence agency with a new service, following a row over the mysterious death of a prosecutor.

N Korea company 'renaming ships'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 17:15
A North Korean shipping company has renamed and reflagged its vessels in an attempt to get around sanctions, a UN report says.

TTIP trade deal text leaked to BBC

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 17:14
A leaked draft of what the European Union wants excluded from a new trade deal with the United States is obtained by the BBC.

Brit Awards 2015: In Pictures

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 17:11
Highlights from this year's ceremony in London

VIDEO: Victim's plea after gang rape filmed

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:46
A Pakistani rape victim says she has been forced to seek justice after the rapists filmed and released the video of the act online.

Cameron: I'm fun and optimistic

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:39
David Cameron has described himself as fun and optimistic as he made a pitch to win over women voters.

Ex-Guatemalan president freed in US

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:34
Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo is released from jail in the United States after serving a sentence for taking $2.5m in bribes.

MPs call for reform of GM crops rules

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:31
Europe's approval system for GM crops is "fundamentally flawed" and should be overhauled, say MPs.

Call to ban energy drinks for kids

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:26
Energy drinks should be banned for children under 16, according to the campaign and research group Action on Sugar.

Dispute over outdoor smoking ban call

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:23
Health experts argue the ban on smoking in indoor public spaces should be extended to cover outdoor spaces such as parks.

Kevin Spacey to get special Olivier

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:19
Actor and theatre director Kevin Spacey will be honoured with a special prize at this year's Olivier Awards.