International News

Unit takes over Bloody Sunday probe

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 01:00
A new PSNI legacy unit has taken over the Bloody Sunday investigation, and a review of letters sent to about 200 so-called republican On the Runs.

Woman dies in Hogmanay house fire

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 00:50
A woman dies in a house fire which broke out at a property in the Angus town of Monifieth on New Year's Eve.

VIDEO: 2014's medical milestone as man walks again

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 00:20
The BBC's Victoria Gill looks back at the case of a paralysed man who was able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

Abuse claims 'too many for state'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 00:19
The number of victims claiming historical child abuse could reach the tens of thousands and is too many for the state to cope with, an MP says.

Renewed calls to scrap bridge tolls

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 00:11
Renewed calls are made to scrap the Severn Bridge and Second Severn Crossing tolls on the day prices go up.

India scheme to monitor toilet use

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:47
India launches a nationwide scheme to check whether people are using toilets as part of a cleanliness drive by PM Narendra Modi.

Airport's long-haul flights aim

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:26
Attracting long-haul flights to Cardiff Airport is one of the aims for its bosses in the year ahead in a bid to boost passenger numbers.

Retrial in Egypt al-Jazeera case

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:08
Egypt's highest court orders a retrial in the case of three al-Jazeera journalists jailed for spreading false news.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:07
Gareth Bale rules out Manchester United move, Swansea say Wilfried Bony is not for sale, plus more.

Formula 1's Jenson Button marries

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 22:44
Former Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has married long-term partner Jessica Michibata, he confirms on Twitter.

Kashmir clashes kill five troops

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 22:07
Four Pakistani troops die in firing by Indian border forces on New Year's Eve, after India accuses Pakistan of killing an Indian soldier.

Three rescued from fire at flats

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 21:10
Three people are rescued and around 40 others are evacuated from a severe fire at a block of flats in Plymouth.

Egypt court to hear al-Jazeera case

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 20:47
Egypt's highest court is due to hear an appeal by three al-Jazeera journalists against their convictions for spreading false news.

Man and woman die in house fire

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 20:39
The bodies of a man and a woman are found inside a burned-out house in south-east London after neighbours try to rescue them but are unable to reach them.

Stand by for fascinating year in politics

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 20:06
Almost anything could happen in the 2015 General Election, and the months following could be thrilling, says the BBC's Mark Mardell.

Babies of addicts 'display problems'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 19:47
Babies born to drug-addicted mothers have significant developmental and vision problems at six months old, a Scottish study has found.

North Korean leader proposes talks

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 19:23
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offers to hold talks at the highest level with South Korea, "depending on the mood and circumstances".

AirAsia plane sea search resumes

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 19:06
Better weather allows the search for wreckage of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 to resume, with officials hoping to locate the plane's fuselage.

In pictures: Tanzania acrobat school

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 17:34
Pictures of Tanzania's budding acrobats

Cuba hopes for Washington's embrace

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 17:25
A normalisation of relations with the US is good news for Cuba - but the real prize would be a complete lifting of the economic embargo, says the BBC's Havana correspondent Will Grant.