International News

Italian aid worker hostages freed

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 10:33
Two young Italian aid workers who were taken hostage in Syria more than five months ago have been freed, Italy confirms.

Highest bird migration tracked

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 10:02
The mystery of the highest bird migration - the flight of bar-headed geese over the Himalayas - has finally been solved by scientists.

VIDEO: 'I never ever dreamed I'd get to go'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 09:42
Eddie Redmayne told the BBC's Ben Brown it was "extraordinary" he would be attending this year's Oscars following his nomination for best actor.

'Two die' in Belgian anti-terror raid

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 09:30
Two people have been killed in an anti-terrorism operation in the Belgian town of Verviers, officials say.

NHS chief: 'More cancer cuts likely'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 09:25
The head of a special NHS fund for cancer medicines in England has said there will need to be further cuts to the treatments it funds.

VIDEO: Davos explained in 90 seconds

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 09:22
BBC News explains the history and shifting focus of the World Economic Forum in Davos - in 90 seconds.

Freedom of speech has limits - Pope

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 09:19
Pope Francis defends freedom of expression after the Paris attacks but says it has to have limits, as the funerals of four victims are held.

Google calls end to Glass experiment

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 09:00
Google ends sales of its Glass eyewear saying it wants to concentrate on developing future versions of the wearable device.

Gattuso applies for Hamilton post

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 08:58
Former World Cup winner Gennaro Gattuso wants to be considered for the Hamilton Accies manager's job.

Romney 2016: The 'definition of insanity'?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 08:45
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney hints at another campaign, leaving some conservatives scratching their heads.

Preacher jailed for child sex attacks

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 08:40
A preacher who was found guilty of indecently assaulting two girls aged between nine and 16 is sentenced to four and half years in prison.

Man hunted in PC murder inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 08:35
A European arrest warrant is issued for a 30-year-old man by detectives investigating the murder of PC Neil Doyle.

Unusual activities to get you moving

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 08:29
Seven unusual ways to get more active

Men jailed for eye-loss belt attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 08:28
Two men are jailed for a "savage" assault during which a 32-year-old man lost his left eye.

Liverpool in talks over Origi return

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 08:22
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confirms talks have been held about ending striker Divock Origi's loan spell at Lille early.

VIDEO: Pope throws punch on papal plane

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 08:15
Making a point about freedom of expression, Pope Francis tells journalists on the papal plane that his assistant could expect a punch if he ''cursed his mother''.

Pulis 'sad' to see Jewell leave

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 07:55
West Brom boss Tony Pulis is saddened by Paul Jewell's departure from his backroom team but says there is no ill-feeling.

VIDEO: Duchess 'blooming' on school visit

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 07:54
The Duchess of Cambridge has carried out her first engagement of the year.

VIDEO: Google's phone that comes in bits

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 07:53
The BBC's Dave Lee takes a look at Project Ara, a Google concept smartphone that is made up of little interchangeable components.

Mixed fortunes for Whiley in Sydney

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 07:44
Britain's Jordanne Whiley loses in the women's singles at the Sydney International Open but reaches the doubles final.