International News

China's guide to democracy

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 12:07
Carrie Gracie on China's efforts to filter 'umbrella revolution' images

VIDEO: Reg Henning: 'It's been a living hell'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 11:30
The brother of Alan Henning, the aid worker who was murdered by so-called Islamic State, says he thinks it is disgusting that he and his family were "gagged by the government and the Foreign Office" over the kidnapping.

Blatter must go for 'good of sport'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 11:19
Michael Hershman, an expert in transparency, tells BBC sports editor Dan Roan that Fifa president Sepp Blatter must leave.

VIDEO: British Iranian on hunger strike

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 11:19
A London woman arrested in Iran for watching a men's volleyball match has gone on hunger strike in jail.

US rebuff to gay marriage opponents

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 11:13
The US Supreme Court rejects appeals against gay marriage in five US states, increasing the number where it's legal to 30, in a move applauded by campaigners.

Savings up to £1m to be protected

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 10:40
Savings of up to £1m are to be protected under new proposals from the Bank of England aimed at avoiding a Northern Rock style run on a bank.

VIDEO: Foley parents speak out on IS murders

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 10:19
The parents of American journalist James Foley who was killed by IS extremists in Syria have questioned their government's stance on negotiating with hostages.

Bath murderer gets life sentence

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 09:22
A Newport man is jailed for life for stabbing and strangling his girlfriend in a bath.

'Big risks' in German arms spending

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 09:06
Spending on nine of Germany's biggest defence projects is severely criticised by an independent report that cites 140 problems and risks.

Twin Peaks to return with new series

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 09:00
Cult 1990s TV series Twin Peaks is to return with a third series in 2016, 25 years after the end of the second series, creator David Lynch confirms.

Setback for Hungary over big EU job

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 08:57
The European Parliament rejects Hungary's EU commissioner-designate as unsuitable for the education and culture post.

Tests 'undermine pupils' confidence'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 08:55
A Welsh teaching union raises concerns that annual reading and numeracy tests are undermining the confidence of pupils.

Bond villain Geoffrey Holder dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 08:30
Geoffrey Holder, the Tony-winning actor, dancer and choreographer known to millions as Baron Samedi in Bond movie Live and Let Die, dies in New York at the age of 84.