International News

Former rugby league star denies rape

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:45
Former Great Britain and Hull FC rugby league player Gareth Raynor goes on trial accused of rape and unlawful wounding.

VIDEO: Footage shows top Libya hotel attack

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:35
Gunmen attack a hotel popular with tourists in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

Near asteroid 2004 BL86 has a moon

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:32
Scientists who tracked the large asteroid 2004 BL86 as it passed by Earth say it has a small satellite.

Day in pictures: 27 January 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:25
Images from around the world: 27 January

Syriza's Tsipras faces great expectations

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:20
Greece's new Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, may face greater difficulties sustaining enthusiasm in his country than convincing EU partners to end austerity.

O'Connor father calls on Kelly to go

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:16
The father of murder victim Gareth O'Connor calls on Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly to resign.

Kent prison 'ordered to be closed'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:15
The Ministry of Justice orders the closure of Blantyre House Prison in Kent, according to the Prison Governors' Association (PGA).

Waitrose to create 2,000 jobs

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:11
The upmarket supermarket chain, Waitrose, expects to create 2,000 jobs in new shops and by expanding existing sites.

Obama to pay king respects in Saudi

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:00
The US president cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.

VIDEO: Home Affairs Committee

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:49
MPs take evidence on the child abuse inquiry

Spain jet crash deaths rise to 11

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:49
A ninth French national dies following the crash involving a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base, officials say.

Scanner locates potential potholes

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:47
Smart scanners that can identify the sites of potholes before they form are being developed by academics at Nottingham Trent University.

Police raid Amazon's Tokyo offices

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:45
Japanese police have raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.

#FreeSpeechStories: Why was one death singled out in Egypt?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:38
Why one protester's death went big on social media

McDonald's customer punched worker

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:34
A McDonald's employee is punched in the face by a customer who was told he could not use the restaurant's phone.

VIDEO: 'I was just a number': Survivor's story

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:34
Arek Hersh is returning to Auschwitz, where he was imprisoned as a boy, 70 years after it was liberated.

EU weighs more sanctions on Russia

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:30
EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine.

Facebook - lessons from the panic

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:29
Disrupted services from Facebook, Instagram and other social networks were the result of system error, not hackers.

Litvinenko murder 'of global concern'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:25
The poisoning of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London is a matter of "utmost gravity", the judge leading the inquiry into his death says.

Man jailed for hit-and-run death

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:25
A man is jailed for seven-and-a-half years for killing a 14-year-old girl he hit at more than 60mph in Sheffield and then drove off.