International News

US oil falls below $50 a barrel

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:52
The US oil price falls below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009 as investors continue to fear a global supply glut and weak demand.

Minister sorry over rail delays

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:36
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin apologises over "wholly unacceptable" rail disruption caused by over-running engineering work in London over the festive period.

The rise of the 'urban' sports broadcaster

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:29
Black athletes and broadcasters reflect on the 'game changing' influence of ESPN sports presenter Stuart Scott, who died of cancer on Sunday.

Rios Montt faces Guatemala retrial

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:28
The retrial on genocide charges of Guatemalan ex-military ruler Efrain Rios Montt is due to start, although his lawyer says he is too ill to attend.

2014 confirmed as UK's hottest year

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:22
Last year was the UK's warmest since records began in 1910, the Met Office has said.

Fears over vulnerable Syria refugees

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:19
The UN expresses concern as Lebanon enacts new restrictions on Syrians entering the country, slowing the flow of asylum seekers trying to escape the war.

Number crunching: Tory dossier on Labour spending

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:03
How does Conservative dossier on Labour spending plans add up?

Man's body is found after house fire

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:02
Police searching for an 82-year-old man feared dead in a weekend house fire in County Down recover a body from the scene.

Mum's plea to hotel murder suspect

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:02
The mother of a woman found dead in a hotel said her heart has been "torn in two" and appeals to the suspect to contact police.

VIDEO: Qualifier stuns top seed at Lakeside

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 06:41
Swedish qualifier Peter Sajwani shocks top seed James Wilson in the first round of the BDO World Darts Championships.

US charges over Gambia coup plot

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 06:28
The US charges two men over failed coup attempt in The Gambia.

Zoo animals line up to be counted

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 06:19
Tigers, llamas and penguins line up to be counted at London Zoo

Bank fashion chain in administration

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 06:17
Bank, a fashion retailer based in Bury in Lancashire, has fallen into administration.

VIDEO: Escaped emu dodges cars in Israel

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 06:08
An emu went on the run after escaping from a private farm in the Israeli town of Herzliya near Tel Aviv.

Top seed Wilson loses in first round

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 06:05
Top seed James Wilson loses to Swedish supermarket manager Peter Sajwani in round one of the BDO World Championships.

VIDEO: Lebanon's Syrian refugees - the figures

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 06:04
Lebanon has introduced new restrictions on Syrian refugees entering the country to try to limit the flow of people escaping the civil war.

German inflation at five-year low

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 06:02
Inflation in Germany fell to its lowest level in more than five years in December, official figures have shown.

EastEnders cleared of Ofcom breach

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 05:49
The BBC defends its recent rape storyline after 278 complaints are made following Monday's episode.

Men jailed over taxi hunt murder

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 05:29
The killers of a stabbing victim who was hunted down in a taxi have been jailed after they admitted charges of murder and culpable homicide.

VIDEO: Christmas tree treat for zoo lions

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 05:27
A zoo in Cambridgeshire is helping people get rid of their Christmas trees this year by donating the trees to the lions to play with.