International News

'Metro mayors' able to replace PCCs

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:08
Directly-elected "metro mayors" will be able to undertake the functions of Police and Crime Commissioners in England, under plans included in the Queen's Speech.

In pictures: Edinburgh Fringe poster contest

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:06
Who won? The official poster for the 2015 festival

VIDEO: 'It's a hard time for Fifa'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:02
The Fifa spokesman Walter De Gregorio says it is a "a hard time for Fifa" as twin corruption probes are launched but that it shows Fifa is "on the right track".

'Mediocre' schools intervention plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 02:52
A more rapid intervention for underperforming schools in England has been announced in the Queen's Speech.

New online data terror powers planned

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 02:50
Proposed legislation to give the police stronger powers to "target the online communications" of terrorist suspects is in the Queen's Speech.

Sharapova advances to third round

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 02:47
Defending champion Maria Sharapova beats fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko 6-3 6-1 in the French Open second round.

Child sex abuse loophole to be shut

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 02:47
The UK proposes to punish people who live-stream videos of child abuse over the internet in the same way it does those who offer pre-recorded clips.

Measure to double free childcare

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 02:42
Access to free childcare for three-and-four-year-olds in England is to double to 30 hours a week under measures announced in the Queen's Speech.

Crew flee ship amid N Sea blast fears

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 02:13
A crew abandons a container ship a few miles off the German coast amid fears that its cargo of fertiliser could explode.

Carmichael gets local party backing

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:51
Alistair Carmichael receives the backing of his local party in the Shetlands amid calls for him to resign as an MP.

No let-up in massive India heatwave

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:45
Heatwave conditions continue to sweep India where more than 1,100 people have died in the past week, officials say.

WW2 bomb prompts Cologne evacuation

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:44
Some 20,000 people in the German city of Cologne are forced to leave their homes as authorities diffuse a one-tonne bomb from World War Two.

Tax allowances to track minimum wage

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:31
Future increases in the income tax personal allowance will be linked to rises in the national minimum wage, the government announces.

Mourinho pokes fun at rival sides

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:24
One team played without goal posts, one played only half a season - what was Jose Mourinho on about at Chelsea's awards.

Mans Zelmerlow climbs UK chart

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:15
Eurovision winner Mans Zelmerlow from Sweden soars up the British charts to number three with his upbeat song Heroes.

VIDEO: Vicar who contracted HIV after attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:15
Reverend Hayley Young who contracted HIV through a non-sexual attack speaks to the Victoria Derbyshire programme.

Aer Lingus shares up as sale backed

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:02
Shares in Aer Lingus rise 3% in the wake of the Irish government's agreement to sell its 25% stake to IAG, the owner of British Airways.

VIDEO: News conference on Fifa arrests

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 00:54
Fifa officials hold a news conference following the arrest of six football officials at a hotel in Zurich over corruption charges.

Arrests over Pakistan 'fake degrees'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 00:47
Pakistani investigators detain the head of a global internet technology firm suspected of an alleged multi-million dollar fraud selling fake degrees online.

Davies out of the Rugby World Cup

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 00:43
Wales centre Jonathan Davies is ruled out of the Rugby World Cup after suffering a serious knee injury.