International News

Al-Jazeera arrests over Paris drone

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 10:31
Three journalists for the Qatar-based channel al-Jazeera are arrested for the alleged illegal flying of a drone in the Bois de Boulogne area of Paris.

'Inadequate' free school to close

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 10:25
Durham Free School is to close at the end of this term after its action plan was judged insufficient to turn it around.

VIDEO: Sam Smith appeals for boyfriend

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 10:04
Sam Smith speaks to Sangita Myska on the Brits 2015 red carpet - about deja vu and wanting a boyfriend.

New York trio 'tried to join IS'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 10:00
The FBI has arrested three foreign nationals living in Brooklyn who agents say sought to join the Islamic State.

VIDEO: Smuggler: How girls entered Syria

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 09:57
A people smuggler has told the BBC how three east London schoolgirls were taken across the border from Turkey to Syria.

Greek ex-minister in tax list trial

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 09:41
A former Greek finance minister goes on trial accused of removing relatives' names from a list of HSBC account holders who may have underpaid tax.

Nuclear bunker drugs charges denied

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 09:32
Two men deny turning a former nuclear bunker near Kidderminster into a cannabis factory.

VIDEO: Computer teaches itself to play games

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 09:09
Researchers say they have developed an artificial intelligence system that has taught itself how to win 1980s computer games.

Daughter wins £1.3m of family farm

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 09:08
A farmer's daughter wins £1.3m after working on her parents' farm for nothing as a teenager while her sisters were having fun.

BBC Trust chair's HSBC role queried

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 09:06
A senior MP raises questions over new BBC Trust chair Rona Fairhead's role at HSBC while the bank's Swiss arm helped wealthy clients evade tax.

Alonso warned not to rush return

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 09:02
Fernando Alonso "could do himself more damage" if he returns too soon from concussion, says former IndyCar driver Gil De Ferran.

Machine learns to play video games

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 09:00
A machine inspired by the human brain has learned how to play 49 classic Atari video games - a step towards self-thinking robots, scientists say.

Sir Cliff Richard inquiry 'expanded'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 08:57
An historical sex offence inquiry into singer Sir Cliff Richard has "increased significantly in size" and involves "more than one allegation", police say.

In pictures: Vintage Nasa photographs for sale

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 08:37
A collection of vintage Nasa photos is set for auction

Is Greek honeymoon over for PM Tsipras?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 08:33
Mark Lowen asks whether or not the Greek love affair with Alexis Tsipras will continue after the compromises accepted with Greece's creditors.

Balloons mistaken for IS propaganda

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 08:31
Police in Sweden ask for 21st birthday balloons to be taken down after they are mistaken for Islamic State propaganda.

Russell ban stands as appeal fails

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 08:05
Scotland fly-half Finn Russell will miss Saturday's Six Nations match against Italy after failing to overturn a suspension.

Ebola kills man who helped orphans

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 08:01
A Sierra Leonean who worked with children orphaned by Ebola in the West African state dies of the disease himself.

Man is injured in Armagh explosion

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 07:53
Police say a man is injured following an explosion in Crossmaglen, south Armagh.

India urges calm on deadly swine flu

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 07:53
The Indian health minister urges the public not to panic as the number of deaths so far this year from swine flu passes 900 from 16,000 cases.