International News

VIDEO: Partial solar eclipse visible in UK

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 10:55
The best solar eclipse in the UK since 1999 should be visible on the morning of Friday 20 March.

Netanyahu changes two-state stance

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 10:40
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waters down a pre-election vow not to allow the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Baby shaker caused internal bleeding

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 10:37
A man who shook a one-month-old baby so hard the child suffered head injuries is given a hospital order.

Anti-censorship activists 'attacked'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 10:37
Greatfire, which campaigns against internet censorship in China, says it has come under a cyber-attack that is taking sites offline.

Duckenfield 'not experienced enough'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 10:22
The appointment of David Duckenfield as police match commander for the FA Cup semi-final on the day of the Hillsborough disaster was a "step too far for him," an expert says.

Litvinenko 'suspect' to help inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 10:20
One of the suspects in the killing of the spy Alexander Litvinenko is thought to be willing to co-operate with the inquiry into his death, lawyers say.

Rivals lament Blatter's TV snub

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 10:17
Two of Sepp Blatter's election rivals express disappointment at the Fifa president's decision not to take part in a TV debate.

Belgian minister in 'black face' row

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 10:16
Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders draws sharp criticism for having his face painted black during a traditional festival in Brussels.

Council posts 'defecating man' video

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 10:04
A council defends its use of a video of a man apparently defecating in the street outside their city hall as part of an official campaign against dog fouling.

Illegal migrants smuggled out of UK

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 10:02
Illegal immigrants are being smuggled out of the UK via Dover to evade deportation then smuggled back, a BBC investigation has found.

Date set for bin lorry crash inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 10:02
A fatal accident inquiry into the Glasgow bin lorry crash in which six people died will be held in July.

Greece PM plea as EU summit starts

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 09:52
The Greek debt crisis dominates as EU leaders gather for a summit in Brussels, which is also due to focus on relations with Russia over Ukraine.

University stops festival funding

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 09:51
Queens University decides not to continue with the Belfast Festival at Queens.

Sturgeon: 'Don't fear us in England'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 09:42
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tells the BBC that voters in England should not be frightened by the SNP and what role it might play after May's election.

Afghan lynched 'after burning Koran'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 09:38
An Afghan woman is lynched by a crowd in the Afghan capital Kabul after reportedly burning a copy of the Koran, police say.

Interest rate cut 'as likely as rise'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 09:37
The chief economist of the Bank of England says UK interest rates are as likely to fall further as to rise.

Ryanair abandons US flight plans

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 09:28
Budget airline Ryanair abandons plans to operate transatlantic flights, just days after it said its board had approved the measure.

EuroMillions syndicate shares £1.1m

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 09:22
A lottery syndicate of friends and family set up on Facebook has scooped more than £1.1m in a EuroMillions draw.

Ministers pushed over 'summer-borns'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 09:12
Parents of summer-born babies should get more powers to appeal against decisions on when their children start school.

2022 World Cup final on 18 December

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 09:07
Fifa confirms 2022 World Cup final in Qatar will take place on 18 December - and France will host 2019 Women's World Cup.