International News

US Fed continues to shrink stimulus

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 12:46
The US Federal Reserve announces a further slowdown of its stimulus efforts, trimming its monthly bond-purchases by $10bn.

CCTV shows man Tasered by PC in cell

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 12:38
The BBC obtains footage of a police officer Tasering a naked man in a Wiltshire police cell.

Republicans block minimum wage rise

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 12:32
Senate Republicans block a Democratic-backed rise in the US minimum wage, as the two parties stake out positions ahead of November's election.

Botched US execution sparks review

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 12:30
The governor of the US state of Oklahoma orders a "full review" of the state's execution procedures following a botched execution.

RAF squadron returns to Fife base

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 12:28
An RAF squadron returns to its base at Leuchars in Fife after a seven month deployment in Afghanistan.

Derailed train bursts into flames

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 12:01
A train derails and catches fire in the US state of Virginia, forcing the evacuation of hundreds from nearby buildings.

Jeremy Paxman to quit Newsnight

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 11:58
Jeremy Paxman announces he is quitting BBC Two's Newsnight after 25 years at the helm, saying he would "like to go to bed at much the same time as most people".

Paxman's most famous encounters

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 11:42
Jeremy Paxman's most memorable Newsnight encounters

Children 'killed in Aleppo strike'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 11:42
An air strike by Syrian government forces hits a school in Aleppo and kills at least 18 people, including 10 children, activists say.

Man 'murdered westernised wife'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 11:42
A mother of three from Manchester was murdered by her husband for becoming "too westernised" and "establishing an independent life", a jury is told.

Deadly attack at Chinese station

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 11:36
A bomb and knife attack at a railway station in China's Xinjiang region leaves three dead and 79 others wounded, state media say.

Tube strike disruption continues

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 11:34
Services are running on 10 lines of the Tube network during the evening rush hour on day two of the latest strike.

A new twist in Man Utd's manager hunt?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 10:59
Bayern Munich's embarrassing Champions League exit has given the search for the next Manchester United manager a fresh twist

Pharma buyout 'threat to research'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 10:44
Scientific bodies warn that the possible takeover of AstraZenica by US rival Pfizer may weaken Britain's science base.

Facebook to place ads in other apps

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 10:26
Facebook announces its own mobile ad network to place adverts inside third-party apps, putting it into competition with Google and Apple.

Boy charged with teacher's murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 10:17
A 15-year-old boy is charged with the murder of a teacher who was stabbed at a school in Leeds.

I didn't bottle by-election - Farage

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 10:05
UKIP leader Nigel Farage insists he did not "bottle it" by deciding against running in the by-election to replace MP Patrick Mercer.

Time football followed NBA's lead on hate - Amaechi

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 10:00
The NBA's decisive action over racist comments by a team owner offers lessons that football urgently needs to follow, writes John Amaechi

VIDEO: Pine marten 'photo-bombs' survey

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 09:26
Scientists behind a red squirrel monitoring project in County Fermanagh are surprised to find pine martens 'photo-bombing' their research.

On The Run notes 'may be withdrawn'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 09:25
On the Run letters could be withdrawn if it is found they were sent in error, according to a key advisor to the attorney general.
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