International News

Ucas to include European universities

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:30
The Ucas university admissions system is changing its rules to allow UK students to apply to European universities.

A&E stats to be reported weekly

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:30
Statistics for waiting times in the A&E departments of Scotland's hospitals are to be published weekly, the Scottish government announces.

Bombardier cutting jobs in Belfast

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:20
Bombardier is planning to cut 130 jobs from its agency and contract workforce in Belfast.

Markovic handed four-game Euro ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:18
Liverpool's Lazar Markovic is given a four-match European ban for his red card against Basel in December.

Abid Naseer bomb plot trial opens

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:14
The trial of a Pakistani man alleged to have taken part in an al-Qaeda plot to carry out bomb attacks in Manchester and New York in 2009 has opened.

Council set to overspend by £9m

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:14
A council faces a 'concerning' overspend of £9m in this financial year.

Poker player 'killed for winnings'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:11
A professional poker player was killed for his winnings after being lured into a honey trap by a young woman he met at a casino, a court heard.

Acquit Strauss-Kahn, says prosecutor

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:11
A French prosecutor calls for the acquittal of the former head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, in a pimping trial in Lille.

VIDEO: Flipping wonder: Pancake-cam at MPs' race

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:08
The annual parliamentary pancake race pits the press against politicians - follow the route taken by one pancake flipper.

VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Ceasefire under strain

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 05:19
Fighting around the key Ukrainian town of Debaltseve appears to be continuing, despite a ceasefire coming into force last week.

Tata's £200k fine after staff burnt

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 05:08
Steel giant Tata has been fined £200,000 after three crane drivers suffered serious burns when tonnes of molten metal ignited.

Day in pictures: 17 February 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 04:53
Images from around the world: 17 February

Niger protests against Boko Haram

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 04:33
Niger's prime minister leads thousands in a march through the country's capital Niamey to protest against increasing attacks by Islamist group Boko Haram.

Ukip drama sparks 1,000 complaints

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 04:27
Docudrama Ukip: The First 100 Days attracts 1,000 complaints to Ofcom and Channel 4, after depicting rioting in the street in the wake of a Ukip election victory.

VIDEO: Camera catches Mexican volcano blast

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 04:19
A webcam recorded the dramatic moment the Colima Volcano in western Mexico

IS 'burns to death 45 in west Iraq'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:59
Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS) have burned to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, the local police chief says.

Scotland skipper proud of his side

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:57
Scotland captain Preston Mommsen says his side showed "skill and quality" in their three-wicket defeat by New Zealand.

Omagh bomb accused to stand trial

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:57
The man accused of murdering 29 people in the 1998 Omagh bomb will be prosecuted, a court hears.

Italian migrant centre 'overwhelmed'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:54
Conditions at a migrant reception centre on the island of Lampedusa are "getting desperate", an Italian official tells the BBC.

Barbie gets internet connection

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:50
Mattel, the toy firm behind iconic doll Barbie, is to make a smart version of the doll that will chat to children.