International News

Kevin Spacey to get special Olivier

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:19
Actor and theatre director Kevin Spacey will be honoured with a special prize at this year's Olivier Awards.

Victoria Cross for Afghan raid hero

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:19
A paratrooper who showed "complete disregard" for his own safety during a Taliban attack in Afghanistan is awarded the Victoria Cross.

No future for TV licence, MPs say

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:18
The TV licence does not have a long-term future and is likely to be replaced by a new levy within the next 15 years, a group of MPs says.

The return of a once-glorious train station

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:01
Restoring former glories of an 18-storey railway station

Australia's Qantas returns to profit

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:59
Australia's national carrier Qantas has reported its best half-year profit in four years as turnaround plans come to fruition.

Cheap oil: Asia's winners and losers

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:51
BBC World Service economics correspondent Andrew Walker look as the impact on Asian countries of the falling price of oil.

The decline of Nato defence spending

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:48
Most Nato members are cutting defence spending - even with increasing tensions in Russia, writes Jonathan Beale

Trident question comes to the surface

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:46
In 2016, the new government will have to decide whether to continue to invest in the Trident programme - and this could be a key issue in a hung Parliament, says the BBC's Mark Mardell.

VIDEO: Tackling rugby with one arm

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:40
How a disabled boy keeps up with his rugby peers

Sir Cliff inquiry widens, and a Helmand hero

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:36
News of developments in the police probe into abuse claims made against Sir Cliff Richard, and pictures of Britain's newest Victoria Cross winner, occupy Thursday's front pages.

Anger with sexist football chant

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:15
Domestic abuse football chant causes anger in Spain

US terror trial sees Bin Laden files

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:13
Documents seized from Osama Bin Laden's compound are presented at the New York trial of a Pakistani man accused of bomb plots in the US and UK.

The man who invented the dinosaur

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:10
Remembering the man who invented the word dinosaur

The man who returned his grandfather’s looted art

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:09
The bronzes looted from Nigeria - and in one case returned

Stars check back into Marigold Hotel

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:08
Marigold Hotel stars happy to be back for sequel

VIDEO: Victoria Cross for serving soldier

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:03
A British soldier serving in Afghanistan has been awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest honour for gallantry in the face of the enemy.

Arsenal suicidal in defence - Wenger

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 14:58
Manager Arsene Wenger criticises Arsenal's defensive performance and mentality in a 3-1 Champions League loss to Monaco.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 14:55
Kevin De Bruyne open to Man Utd move, David De Gea feuds with Louis van Gaal, Remi Garde wants Newcastle job, plus more.

VIDEO: The Brits: Big hits and a big fall

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 14:43
The Brit Awards celebrated a year of British music success in a star-studded show in London

Australia warning on women militants

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 14:05
Up to 40 Australian women have either taken part in terrorism or supported terrorist groups, the government in Canberra says.