International News

'Crash killer careered off motorway'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 06:31
A driver accused of deliberately crashing his car on a motorway to kill his wife, "imploded" into trees, witnesses tell a court.

No let-up in Saudi air strikes against Yemen

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 06:18
Saudi Arabia's air operation against Yemen's Houthi rebels is ending its first week with no let-up - but what are the Saudis hoping to achieve, asks Frank Gardner

'Poor can not afford' exam appeals

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 06:12
Schools who ask parents to pay for A-level and GCSE exam appeals risk discriminating against poorer pupils, says a teachers' union.

Builder admits murdering couple

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 06:10
A builder admits murdering a property developer and his wife as they slept, in a jealous revenge attack.

Secret trial man jailed over manual

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 06:07
Law student Erol Incedal has been jailed for 42 months for possessing a bomb-making manual after earlier being cleared of plotting a terror attack.

Wives fill Indian boardroom quotas

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:48
Some of India's richest businessmen have appointed their wives as company directors to comply with a new law.

Obama creates cyber sanctions

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:34
President Barack Obama has ordered the creation of a programme that would allow the US government to sanction foreign hackers.

IS militants 'enter Damascus camp'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:29
Islamic State militants enter the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk in the Syrian capital, seizing control of large areas, reports say.

'Absconder policy' ruled unlawful

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:22
A government ban on inmates with a history of absconding from being transferred to open prisons is declared unlawful by High Court judges.

VIDEO: New photos of Scott's expedition

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:22
New photos have emerged of Captain Scott and his expedition to the South Pole, in the course of which he died.

VIDEO: Singer Joni Mitchell in LA hospital

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:16
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is undergoing tests in hospital after being found unconscious at home, but said to be awake and in good spirits.

North ruled out of Clermont match

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:13
Northampton wing George North will miss Saturday's European Champions Cup game with Clermont because of a head injury.

Blast at Yemen factory 'kills 35'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:55
At least 35 workers have been killed by a blast at a diary factory in Yemen, medics say, as Saudi-led air strikes continue against Houthi rebels.

VIDEO: Mafia boss prison sentence expires

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:47
A Mafia boss who faced extradition to serve a prison sentence in Italy has had his sentence dropped after Italian authorities said it had expired.

Google reveals computer-on-a-stick

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:31
Google announces that a range of computer-on-a-sticks and laptops costing as low as $149 (£101) are joining its range of Chrome OS devices.

Warning over IS-radicalised children

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:31
Parents and teachers are not telling police about children who may try to join Islamic State (IS) for fear of criminalising them, a former senior prosecutor says.

Couple wins £1m EuroMillions twice

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:27
A couple from Scunthorpe wins £1m on the EuroMillions lottery for a second time, Camelot confirms.

VIDEO: Real or fake: April Fool's Day stories

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:06
Newspapers in the UK have published a variety of far-fetched stories that turned out to be April Fool's Day jokes.

Baby death mother 'not truthful'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:01
A mother is accused of being not "entirely truthful" when giving evidence at her father's trial for the murder of his granddaughter.

April Fool's Day: The best election spoofs

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:47
With 1 April coming just two days after campaigning officially got under way, we round up the inevitable election-related jokes.