International News

Defoe passes Sunderland medical

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 08:23
Toronto FC and England striker Jermain Defoe passes his medical with Sunderland before a proposed Premier League return.

Claims evidence destroyed probed

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:59
A former RUC special branch deputy head and retired MI5 officers are to be investigated over allegations they destroyed evidence in a so-called shoot to kill incident in County Armagh.

Allen knocks Higgins out of Masters

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:59
Two-time Masters champion John Higgins is out of the tournament at Alexandra Palace after losing 6-4 to Mark Allen.

Kenya launches air ambulance service

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:58
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta launches a national air ambulance service to ensure the quick evacuation of security forces wounded in battle.

VIDEO: Watkins' ex 'ignored by police'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:51
Joanne Mjadzelics, an ex-lover of paedophile Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins, is cleared of child sex abuse image offences.

'More go missing' from foster carers

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:50
Official statistics show there was a large increase in cases of children going missing from foster homes last year.

VIDEO: Japan's resurgent army - in 60 secs

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:43
Japan's largest ever military budget is a sign of an increasingly well-equipped army.

Murdered Kenyan 'not ICC witness'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:43
Kenyan police say a body found dead in a river earlier this month may not be that of an ICC defence witness, as the fingerprints do not match.

Google challenges Mosley privacy bid

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:19
A High Court hearing begins to decide whether Max Mosley's claim against Google over its refusal to block some pictures of him should be thrown out.

Watkins' ex cleared over abuse images

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:12
An ex-lover of paedophile Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins is found not guilty of child sex abuse image offences.

Firms 'fail to support education'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:08
Major global businesses give £1.7bn per year to education, say researchers. But they are told that much more is needed.

Al Murray to stand against Farage

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:01
Comedian Al Murray is to stand in his guise as The Pub Landlord against UKIP leader Nigel Farage at the general election.

Quickenden could play in non-league

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:43
Non-league Gainsborough Trinity are in discussions to sign I'm A Celebrity star Jake Quickenden.

AUDIO: When phone ringtones hit back

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:41
When ringtones hit back: Listen to some examples of when politicians are interrupted by mobile phones.

Gold rush threat to tropical forests

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:36
Rising demand for gold is leading to the loss of tropical forests in South America, scientists warn.

Broad praises 'powerful' batting

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:26
Pace bowler Stuart Broad says England's current one-day batting line-up is the most powerful he has played with.

Avatar 2 delayed to 2017 by Cameron

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:25
Director James Cameron says the Avatar sequel is to be delayed a year and will now be released in 2017.

Ryanair to test smartphone movies

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:22
Ryanair says it plans to start streaming movies and TV shows to passengers' tablets and smartphones within the coming months.

Nigeria repels Boko Haram attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:13
The Nigerian army repels an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in the town of Biou in the north-eastern state of Borno.

Video game auction nears $100,000

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:13
An auction on the site, which runs until Friday, has gone from $5,000 to nearly $100,000 in a little more than a week.