International News

Lancaster faith justified - Hartley

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 13:01
England's Dylan Hartley says he has justified coach Stuart Lancaster's decision not to drop him for disciplinary problems.

Hospital staff 'told of Savile abuse'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 13:00
A report into sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital is to say staff were told of 10 complaints at the time, the BBC understands.

VIDEO: Brits 2015: Red carpet highlights

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 12:53
The Brit Awards are taking place in London, with stars including Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith, Lionel Richie, Sam Smith and Calvin Harris on the red carpet.

Arsenal 1-3 Monaco

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 12:39
Former Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov nets as Monaco beat Arsenal in the first leg of their Champions League tie.

Mum 'fed two-year-old son methadone'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 12:21
A mother fed her 'fractious' toddler methadone so she could smoke crack, a court hears.

IOC happy with Rio preparations

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 12:20
Rio de Janeiro is making "solid progress" in its preparations for the 2016 Olympics, says the International Olympic Committee.

Government defeated over visa laws

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 12:13
The government has been defeated in the House of Lords as peers voted to change UK visa laws to give greater protection to overseas domestic workers.

Lyle & Butterfield set world records

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 12:07
Great Britain's Maria Lyle and Jo Butterfield set new world records in the IPC Athletics Grand Prix event in Dubai.

Chicago mayor in run-off election

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 11:27
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been forced into a tough run-off election after failing to gain 50% of voters in his re-election bid.

TJ Maxx to raise US workers' wages

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 11:13
TJX, the owner of US retailers TJ Maxx and Marshalls, follows in Walmart's footsteps by raising the base hourly pay of its workers to $9.

Odeon cinemas to go on sale for £1bn

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 11:11
Terra Firma, the owner of Odeon and UCI, plans to put the cinema chain up for sale later this year for about £1bn.

Ed Sheeran wins first Brit Award

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 11:11
Ed Sheeran wins best British male at the 2015 Brit Awards, on a night when he goes head-to-head with Sam Smith for most of the main prizes.

Pair admit stabbing takeaway owner

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 10:41
Two men have admitted stabbing a Chinese takeaway owner who tried to stop his car being stolen.

Qatar 2022 rifts 'beyond repair'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 10:39
BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan says the fall-out from a winter Qatar 2022 World Cup could tear football apart.

Farah-Vernon rivalry 'adds spice'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 10:39
Mo Farah's row with GB team-mate Andy Vernon is good for their sport, according to UK Athletics president Lynn Davies.

Al-Jazeera arrests over Paris drone

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 10:31
Three journalists for the Qatar-based channel al-Jazeera are arrested for the alleged illegal flying of a drone in the Bois de Boulogne area of Paris.

'Inadequate' free school to close

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 10:25
Durham Free School is to close at the end of this term after its action plan was judged insufficient to turn it around.

VIDEO: Sam Smith appeals for boyfriend

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 10:04
Sam Smith speaks to Sangita Myska on the Brits 2015 red carpet - about deja vu and wanting a boyfriend.

New York trio 'tried to join IS'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 10:00
The FBI has arrested three foreign nationals living in Brooklyn who agents say sought to join the Islamic State.

VIDEO: Smuggler: How girls entered Syria

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 09:57
A people smuggler has told the BBC how three east London schoolgirls were taken across the border from Turkey to Syria.