International News

Sight of rescuers 'led to capsize'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 09:29
A shipwreck in which about 400 migrants are feared dead off Libya was caused by excitement at the arrival of rescue ship, survivors say.

PM anger at 'party of the rich' claim

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 09:19
David Cameron tells the BBC accusations that the Conservatives are "the party of the rich" make him "more angry than almost anything else".

Call for tougher 'legal highs' laws

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 09:03
A Belfast based anti-drugs group calls for tougher laws to be introduced to deal with the sale of "legal high" drugs.

Huawei phone gets 'pro' camera

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 09:02
Huawei says a new type of sensor and image stabilisation technology allows its new flagship phone to outclass other premium rivals.

Where next for Klopp?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 08:37
Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal - are any of these clubs interested in Jurgen Klopp? BBC Sport assesses the German's next move.

US minimum wage protests expand

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 08:16
US workers and labour supporters demanding a raise to the minimum wage paid to fast food employees expand to include airport and homecare workers, among others.

US and Europe 'ignore' Uzbek torture

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:46
Amnesty International accuses the US and some European Union countries of turning a blind eye to "endemic" torture in Uzbekistan.

Protester crashes ECB growth update

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:32
A protester crashes a press briefing as the European Central Bank explains how its 1.1 trn euro bond buying plan is reviving the eurozone economy.

France stands by gay Vatican envoy

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:27
France says it will not back down over its nomination of an openly gay ambassador to the Vatican, despite no confirmation after three months.

YouTube graffiti tracks cave water

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:24
Scientists are using YouTube videos to study a spectacular cave just outside Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Protests reignited over police killings

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:20
Protesters across the US have marched against police killings and treatment of minorities following two high-profile cases of white officers killing black men.

Labour launch women's manifesto

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:19
Working grandparents could share unpaid parental leave under plans being launched by the Labour Party in its women's manifesto.

HBO angered by Game of Thrones leaks

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:06
Games of Thrones broadcaster HBO sends "take down" notices to Periscope, the live-streaming video app owned by Twitter, after users of the app broadcast episodes of the hit show.

VIDEO: More manifestos on campaign day 17

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 06:49
Both the Liberal Democrats and UKIP launched their manifestos on day 17 of the election campaign.

Record dive rescues sunken treasure

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 06:37
The deepest salvage operation in history rescues a treasure trove of silver rupee coins, sunk by a German U-boat in 1942 while en route from Bombay to England.

Ex-NFL player guilty of murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 06:32
Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is found guilty of first-degree murder over the death of a semi-professional player.

IS 'pushed back' in Yarmouk clashes

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 06:22
Palestinian groups have advanced in clashes with Islamic State militants in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Palestinian officials say.

Why is the EU gunning for Google?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 06:08
The BBC's Mark Ward explains why the European Commission has accused Google of "abuse" and wants changes to its search results.

VIDEO: Protester jumps on Draghi desk

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 05:53
A protester jumped on the desk in front of European Central Bank President Mario Draghi at a news conference in Frankfurt.

VIDEO: Reporter confronts dog trafficker

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 05:38
BBC Scotland reporter Sam Poling confronts dog trafficker Brian O'Neill