International News

Stars set for Brit nominations show

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 03:34
Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran are expected to dominate nominations for the 2015 Brit Awards when they are revealed on Thursday.

Clegg slams 'stupid' Lib Dem tweet

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 03:33
Nick Clegg calls a "Je suis Palestinian" tweet by one of his MPs "crass, stupid, offensive and highly insensitive".

VIDEO: Can Xiaomi take a bite out of Apple?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 03:30
The BBC's Ceila Hatton attends the launch of Xiaomi's latest device - and finds more than one similarity to a certain US tech giant.

Ashley offers £10m loan to Rangers

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 03:02
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is ready to provide a loan of £10m to Rangers but wants security of Ibrox and Murray Park.

'Grow backbone' broadcasters - Clegg

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 02:41
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says broadcasters should push ahead with the TV election debates despite David Cameron's refusal to take part.

VIDEO: Rapturous Philippines welcome for Pope

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 02:35
Pope Francis arrives in the Philippine to a rapturous welcome, ahead of a five day official visit.

German GP at Hockenheim - Ecclestone

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 02:34
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says the 2015 German grand prix will be held at Hockenheim despite a contract with Nurburgring.

Alastair Campbell assault denial

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 02:17
Former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell denies reports he spat at and assaulted a 61-year old after claims published on social media by MP George Galloway

Southgate extends England U21 deal

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 02:16
England Under-21s boss Gareth Southgate agrees a one year contract extension, which will keep him in the job until 2017.

Diana play 'clunky' and 'clueless'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 02:04
A controversial new play about Princess Diana's death is called "patchy", "confused" and "clueless" by reviewers.

Ruth Rendell critical after stroke

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 02:03
Best-selling crime writer Ruth Rendell is in a critical but stable condition after suffering a stroke, her publishers have said.

Switzerland scraps ban on franc cap

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 01:59
The Swiss franc soars and sends markets into turmoil as Switzerland gives up trying to peg its currency against the euro.

VIDEO: Vote for FA Cup goal of the round

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 01:59
Watch BBC Sport's shortlist of our six top goals from the FA Cup third round and vote for your favourite to choose the goal of the round.

Review of Pilley murder conviction

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 01:57
David Gilroy, the man convicted of killing Edinburgh office worker Suzanne Pilley, is to have his murder conviction reviewed.

University applications: 'The most stressful experience'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 01:56
"The most stressful experience" of applying to university

Kenya apology over Muhammad cartoon

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 01:49
A leading Kenyan newspaper apologises for publishing Charlie Hebdo's cover, depicting Prophet Muhammad following an outcry from its Muslim readers.

Ebola cases declining in West Africa

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 01:44
New Ebola cases in the three West African countries worst affected by the deadly outbreak of the virus are declining, weekly UN figures show.

VIDEO: Major fire at Oxfordshire council offices

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 01:43
A "major" fire has broken out at council offices in Oxfordshire after a suspected arson attack.

Iran to try Washington Post reporter

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 01:30
Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, detained for almost six months in Iran, is to stand trial on unspecified charges, state media report.

Ex-minister Robertson to stand down

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 01:28
Former Sports Minister Sir Hugh Robertson announces he is to stand down from his Faversham and Mid Kent seat at May's general election.