International News

VIDEO: Discovering 2015's must-have toys

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 15:14
A look around the floor at the London Toy Fair, a showcase for new toys that will be hitting shops in the coming year.

Scotland's shops suffer festive fall

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 15:06
The value of retail sales in Scotland's shops declined by 1.8% in December, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium.

Change expected in property tax plan

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 15:06
Finance Secretary John Swinney is expected to confirm later that he is to reduce proposed new tax rates on Scottish property purchases.

Striking gold - at a rubbish dump

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 15:03
The dump where a woman found enough gold to build a house

Composure is a facade - Van Basten

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 14:30
The role of a manager has never been so stressful and led to Marco van Basten giving up his role, as Amy Lawrence reports.

Top Brazilian surfer shot dead

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 14:28
The popular Brazilian surfer Ricardo dos Santos is shot dead by an off-duty policeman outside his home in the south of the country.

Mourinho jokes: 'I'll sign Gerrard'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 13:59
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho jokes about signing Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard on loan.

VIDEO: Solar-powered plane set for global flight

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 13:54
Mark Lobel reports on the solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, which a team will attempt to fly around the world using only the sun's energy.

Ebola scientist warns business elite

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 13:48
Leading Ebola scientist Professor Peter Piot warns the World Economic Forum that developed nations are "vulnerable" to epidemics and must invest more in research.

Periods 'last taboo' for sportswomen

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 13:09
Ex-British number one Annabel Croft says sportswomen's periods are "the last taboo", after Heather Watson became unwell during the Australian Open.

VIDEO: 'Kiss and ride' at Virgin station

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 13:07
A Lancashire railway station erects a 'Kiss and Ride' sign at its drop-off zone to ease congestion caused by goodbye kisses.

Unmasking China: Winning in the East

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:57
How to succeed in the East

Paris attacks 'hero' given passport

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:56
A Mali-born man lauded as a hero for helping people during the recent attacks in Paris is granted citizenship at a ceremony.

End to topless Page Three 'overdue'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:53
The Sun's apparent decision to stop featuring pictures of topless women on Page Three is welcomed by campaigners and MPs as "long overdue".

#FreeSpeechStories: The explosion of #JeSuis____ campaigns

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:52
Activists use "Je Suis" slogans to highlight their causes

Facebook tackling hoax news stories

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:49
Hoaxes and fake stories in your News Feed should be a thing of the past, if Facebook's updated algorithm works.

Chilcot report 'not before election'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:42
The Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war will not report until after the UK election, the BBC's Nick Robinson says.

Netflix shares up on strong earnings

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:40
Shares in internet TV streaming service Netflix jump over 12% in after-hours trading after the company reports better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings.

Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:36
Raheem Sterling cancels out Eden Hazard's penalty to leave Liverpool's League Cup semi-final with Chelsea finely poised.

'England can do something special'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:33
Andrew Flintoff on England's World Cup hopes, how English cricket can learn from the Big Bash - and feeling like Superman.