International News

The economic view from Newcastle

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:42
Laura Kuenssberg reports on the economic reality in the North East, the area of England with the highest proportion of public sector jobs.

Public spending heads to 80-year low

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:34
The OBR says spending on public services is heading for an 80-year low.

Execution stay for mentally ill man

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:32
A US appeals court orders a stay of execution for Scott Panetti, a schizophrenic Texas inmate set to be executed on Wednesday.

Bianchi 'did not slow sufficiently'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:21
Jules Bianchi did not slow down sufficiently to avoid losing control when he crashed at the Japanese GP, an FIA accident report has found.

'Too much self-pity' in Scots game

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:19
Sports promoter Barry Hearn thinks it is "disgraceful" that Scotland's top flight cannot attract a sponsor.

Smokers and obese face surgery bar

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:14
The NHS in Devon says smokers and the morbidly obese will be refused routine surgery in a drive to cut costs.

21-race F1 season proposed for 2015

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:04
The FIA announces a provisional 21-race calendar for 2015, featuring the return of the Korean Grand Prix and a new race in Mexico.

Why has the year 2014 been so hot?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 07:54
This year seems to be on course to be the hottest globally and in the UK. But what are the wider implications?

Aberystwyth student dead with brother

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 07:54
An Aberystwyth student and his brother have been found dead in a pub in Greater Manchester.

US pair leave Qatar after acquittal

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 07:50
A US couple fly out of Qatar following a three-day delay, after an appeals court clears them of wrongdoing in their daughter's death.

VIDEO: CCTV of missing mother leaving hospital

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 07:45
The police conducting the search for a mother and newborn daughter have made a plea for her to make contact with them

Pakistan preacher denies blasphemy

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 07:42
Police in Pakistan investigate a former pop star for blasphemy after he was caught on camera allegedly insulting one of the Prophet Muhammad's wives.

Missing mother and baby CCTV issued

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 07:28
CCTV footage is issued by police of a mother and her four-day-old baby who have gone missing from a Bristol hospital.

Court to rule on Thai murders trial

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 07:17
A court is to decide whether two Burmese men will stand trial for the murder of two British tourists in Thailand earlier this year.

ICC ultimatum over Kenyatta trial

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 07:06
The International Criminal Court gives prosecutors an ultimatum to bring a case against Kenya's president or to drop charges of crimes against humanity.

Saying goodbye to Phillip Hughes

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 06:57
Nick Compton, a team-mate of Phillip Hughes at Western Suburbs and Middlesex, recounts the funeral of the Australia batsman.

VIDEO: Scanning reveals medieval city plan

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 06:54
A detailed plan of a medieval city is produced by experts without any digging at the site, Duncan Kennedy reports

Driverless car UK test bases named

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 06:52
Bristol, London, Coventry and Milton Keynes are selected as the hosts of driverless car tests set to begin in 2015.

VIDEO: Funeral for hero who tackled bullies

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 06:52
Hundreds of mourners have attended the funeral in Germany of a 23-year-old woman who was fatally injured while confronting a group of men harassing two girls.

Concordia captain 'feared panic'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 06:34
The captain of the Costa Concordia tells a court he delayed sounding the alarm on the sinking cruise ship because he feared people would jump off.