International News

Warner rethinks quake film marketing

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 01:48
Film studio Warner Bros will review its promotional campaign for disaster movie San Andreas following the recent Nepal earthquake.

Bezos conducts New Shepard flight

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 01:46
Blue Origin, the US space company set up by Amazon entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, says it has conducted the first test flight of a new sub-orbital vehicle, reaching an altitude of 93km.

Pakistan jails 10 for Malala attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 01:46
A court in Pakistan has jailed 10 men for life for the 2012 gun attack on education activist Malala Yousafzai, media reports say.

Comic Toksvig forms political party

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 01:37
Comedian Sandi Toksvig reveals she quit BBC Radio 4's News Quiz to set up a new political party named the Women's Equality Party.

VIDEO: Cat chat: Can felines talk to humans?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 01:33
An American vet has claimed to have decoded the language that cats use, believing that cats use more than a dozen sounds, each having its own meaning.

Brazilian 'unaware' until execution

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:53
A Brazilian man with psychiatric conditions executed in Indonesia with seven other prisoners did not understand what was happening to him, says his priest.

Germans 'helped US spy on France'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:52
Germany's national intelligence agency, the BND, spied on top French officials and the European Commission on behalf of US intelligence, reports say.

Children withdrawn from mosque visit

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:48
Some parents withdraw their children from a planned school visit to a mosque following "safety concerns".

Fifth arrest over 2002 murder case

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:41
A 60-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murdering Forest of Dean builder Shaun James in 2002.

Zoopla website to buy uSwitch

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:38
Online property website Zoopla says it has agreed to buy price comparison site uSwitch for £160m.

Netflix serves up Green Eggs and Ham

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:25
Dr Seuss's tongue-twisting children's tale Green Eggs and Ham is to be adapted by streaming service Netflix.

Bafta honour for writer Jeff Pope

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:25
Jeff Pope, the award-winning writer behind TV drama such as Appropriate Adult and Cilla, is to be given a special Bafta.

Grass fire arrests hit decade high

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:15
More people have been arrested in connection with grass fires in the past 10 days than in the past 10 years, a fire officer confirms

Boy rescued from Nepal quake rubble

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:00
A teenage boy is rescued after surviving for five days in the rubble of a building, following an earthquake that killed some 5,500 people in Nepal.

Girl dies after being thrown off bus

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:59
A 14-year-old Indian girl dies and her mother is seriously injured when they are thrown off a bus by men who tried to sexually assault them.

Assisted suicide bill 'flawed'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:49
Proposals to allow assisted suicide in Scotland contain "significant flaws", according to a report from Holyrood's health committee.

Cameron in pledge to young people

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:47
More young people would get a "first chance" under a Conservative government, Prime Minister David Cameron will say later.

Miliband: 'Chance to change country'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:43
Ed Miliband launches Labour's final week of election campaigning, telling voters they have "the chance to change how our country is run".

Brazilian teachers clash with police

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:23
Officials in the Brazilian city of Curitiba say more than 200 people have been injured in clashes between protesting teachers and police.

McDonald's China supplier fined

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:19
Beijing officials give the city's biggest ever pollution fine to a company that supplies French fries to McDonald's in China, say state media.