International News

Married tax break registration opens

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 03:07
A scheme to offer tax breaks to some married couples and civil partners opens for registration before it comes into force in April.

How to spot a Russian bomber

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:50
How to tell if a Russian bomber is flying overhead

Freed Boko Haram abductees reunited

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:49
A group of 158 women and children abducted by Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria last month are reunited with their families.

Bombs kill dozens in Libyan town

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:44
At least 25 people are killed and 30 injured in a multiple bomb attack in the east Libyan town of al-Qubbah, according to local sources.

Mourinho 'could not cope with pressure'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:36
Jose Mourinho could not handle the pressure as manager of Real Madrid, says former club president Ramon Calderon.

Deadly attack on Somalia hotel

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:35
At least 10 people are killed and several MPs injured in an al-Shabab attack on a hotel in the centre of Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses say.

The film that ran for 20 years in one Mumbai cinema

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:32
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has had its final screening at a Mumbai cinema after 20 uninterrupted years - what made it so successful?

Care worker admits attempted murders

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:28
A former care worker admits attempting to murder three colleagues at a West Midlands care home.

Flight diverted after emergency

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:24
A Loganair flight from Edinburgh to Orkney has been diverted to Aberdeen after declaring a mid-air emergency.

'Difficult' maternity move defended

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:23
A controversial decision to suspend consultant care for mothers-to-be at Glan Clwyd Hospital is defended by health officials.

Ukraine marks Maidan 2014 uprising

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:06
Ukraine marks the anniversary of clashes between protesters and police which left more than 100 people dead and ousted ex-President Yanukovych.

Fifteen-minute Ebola test approved

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 01:48
The first rapid blood test for Ebola has been approved for use by the World Health Organization.

UK finances show £8.8bn surplus

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 01:36
UK government finances showed a surplus of £8.8bn in January, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.

A&E waits worsen across England

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 01:34
Accident and Emergency performance in England's NHS hospitals has dipped slightly in the latest weekly figures.

Music teacher jailed for sex attacks

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 01:33
An internationally renowned music teacher is jailed for 11 years for sex attacks on two schoolgirls and a young woman.

UK retail sales fall 0.3% in January

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 01:21
UK retail sales fell 0.3% in January from the previous month, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Celtic fans' support helped - Gordon

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 01:04
Keeper Craig Gordon thanks Celtic's fans for supporting him after his error in the 3-3 Europa League draw with Inter Milan.

Some Star Wars rumours 'are true'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 01:02
Star Wars director JJ Abrams tells the BBC some of the rumours surrounding his new film are true.

Underwear blamed for MP's swift exit

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 00:40
A Canadian MP says he rushed out of parliament and nearly missed a vote because of his tight underpants.

'Loyalist' link to Derry pipe bombs

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 00:36
Police say 'loyalist groupings' are their main line of inquiry in relation to two pipe bombs discovered in Londonderry on Thursday.