International News

Shinzo Abe re-elected Japan PM

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 23:00
Japanese MPs re-elect Shinzo Abe to serve another term as prime minister after his landslide victory in snap elections this month.

Planned NHS cash changes spark anger

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 22:51
Hospital specialists say proposed NHS England funding changes could lead to people dying unnecessarily if they are implemented.

Food bank use jumps 20% in Wales

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 22:41
The number of people using food banks in Wales jumps by 20%, according to latest figures for 2014.

VIDEO: Iraqi Christian refugees' Christmas

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 22:32
The oldest Christian communities in the world come from the Middle East, but their numbers are dwindling as Iraqi Christian are forced to flee their homeland.

Scottish cook takes Masterchef title

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 22:14
Jamie Scott, a sous-chef from Arbroath in Angus, has been crowned the winner of this year's MasterChef: The Professionals.

VIDEO: Four die in Mississippi storm

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 21:49
Authorities in Mississippi have declared a state of emergency after a tornado tore through the south of the state.

Three e-cigarette TV adverts banned

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 21:44
Three television adverts for electronic cigarettes are banned, just weeks after a change in rules allowed people to be shown using them.

VIDEO: Santa Claus's Turkish roots

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 21:43
The BBC's Mark Lowen visited the southern Turkish town of Demre to trace the roots of old Santa.

Uber sorry for Sydney siege prices

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 21:38
Taxi booking firm Uber has apologised for raising fare prices during a deadly cafe siege in Sydney last week, saying its decision was wrong.

Volunteers feeding children at Christmas

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 21:20
The volunteers cooking hot meals for children at Christmas

Agreement 'offers new way forward'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 21:19
Former Northern Ireland talks co-chair Meghan O'Sullivan says an agreement reached on Tuesday "offers a new way forward" on dealing with NI's past.

VIDEO: Scars of war: Man's battle with PTSD

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 21:17
The BBC's Jeremy Cooke went to meet Paul Wilson, one former serviceman who been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder.

Ebola crisis 'likely to last a year'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 21:01
West Africa's Ebola crisis is likely to last until the end of 2015, says the head of the World Health Organization body dealing with the epidemic.

Tributes paid to Indian filmmaker

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 20:28
Tributes are paid to award-winning Indian film director K Balachander, who died in the southern city of Chennai on Tuesday.

India 'rebels' kill dozens in Assam

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 19:07
At least 52 people - including women and children - have been killed by suspected separatist rebels in India's north-eastern Assam state, police say.

George Bush Senior in hospital

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 19:00
Former US President George Bush Senior has been taken to hospital after suffering from a shortness of breath, his spokesman says.

VIDEO: The vintage car investment boom

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 18:02
The market for vintage cars is booming as wealthy investors seek more unusual places to invest their money.

Obama hails The Interview screenings

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 17:40
The US president welcomes a decision by Sony to screen a comedy about North Korea - which had been pulled following a cyber-attack and threats - in some US cinemas.

Global arms trade deal takes effect

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 17:22
A global arms trade treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar business comes into force - a move hailed as "a new chapter" by UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

Alibaba spends $160m fighting fakes

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 17:18
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says it has spent over $160m fighting fake goods on its websites over the last two years.