International News

F1 can be very cruel, says Vettel

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 15:00
World champion Sebastian Vettel says he has had a “rough” start to 2014 but is confident he can turn things around.

Newcastle sign Riviere from Monaco

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 14:58
Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere joins Newcastle on a long-term contract for a fee believed to be about £5m.

Help to Buy scheme runs out of money

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 14:54
The Scottish government's Help to Buy scheme runs out of money three months into the current financial year.

VIDEO: Church 'stole my baby's life'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 14:53
Judge Yvonne Murphy will chair an inquiry into church-run mother and baby homes in the Republic of Ireland, the government has announced.

Russia 'to reopen Cuba spy base'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 14:30
Russia plans to reopen an electronic listening post in Cuba used by the USSR to spy on the US during the Cold War, Russian security officials say.

British cyber-jihadist jailed in US

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 14:23
UK computer expert Babar Ahmad, who admitted providing material to support the Taliban, is sentenced in a US court to 12-and-a-half years in prison.

MP invested in 'tax avoidance scheme'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 13:48
MP Andrew Mitchell has invested in a film-financing company that tax collectors say was a tax avoidance scheme, BBC Newsnight learns.

Chinese foot binding

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 13:44
Women whose feet were bound in China

Royal Navy carrier to be retired

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 13:06
The Royal Navy's helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious is to be retired next month after 32 years of service.

The young 'barefooters' making bowls cool

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 13:03
How young people have made an ancient ball game cool

Peers criticise emergency data laws

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 13:02
The government comes under fire in the Lords over emergency legislation giving the security services access to people's phone and internet records.

South Wales to get new £1bn motorway

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 12:52
A route for a £1bn motorway for south Wales to ease congestion around Cardiff and Newport is announced to mixed reaction.

59 arrested in paedophile inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 12:46
A scout leader, foster carer and an ex-police officer are among 59 people arrested in Wales in an operation against suspected paedophiles.

AUDIO: From crime to a first in criminology

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 12:33
Natalie Atkinson fell into a life of crime at the age of 12 but has since become a star student, gaining a first class degree in criminology.

VIDEO: Will a female Thor defeat her critics?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 12:22
Marvel shake up the the comic book fraternity by casting a woman as Thor.

A man with a plan for six Californias

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 11:43
Is it so big it should be split into six states?

Germany accuses Russia over Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 11:22
Germany criticises Russia for failing to meet commitments to end the continuing violence in Ukraine, and says it may face further EU sanctions.

Cutesy robot Asimo gets upgraded

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 10:48
Honda's Asimo robot has grown up - its latest upgrade gives it enhanced intelligence, added dexterity and the ability to run 5.6mph.

VIDEO: Centenarians remember WW1 100 years on

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 10:40
BBC News hears from two of the centenarians at a special tea party held to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.

'Escort' denies killing Google exec

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 10:40
A woman alleged to be a prostitute pleads not guilty to injecting a Google executive with a lethal dose of heroin on his yacht.
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