International News

Farc rebels declare unilateral truce

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 12:50
Colombia's Farc rebels declare a unilateral ceasefire for an indefinite period of time, but the government is yet to respond to the move.

Crolla has surgery after attack

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 12:37
Anthony Crolla has surgery after being attacked by burglars, suffering a fractured skull and a broken ankle.

Women to make bobsleigh history

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 11:56
Kaillie Humphries & Elana Meyers Taylor will this weekend become the first women to compete in a four-man bobsleigh World Cup event.

Cook's England form a 'big worry'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 11:44
Former England one-day coach Ashley Giles says captain Alastair Cook's form is a "big worry" ahead of the World Cup.

VIDEO: 'Shock and disbelief' in Peshawar

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 11:38
The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil has been meeting some of the families in Peshawar who are in grief following an attack by the Taliban on a school, killing 141 people, mostly children.

VIDEO: US navy develops 'fish' robot

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 11:18
The US military has been showing off its latest catch.

VIDEO: What might be 2015's big themes?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 11:14
Geeks v Spooks, microbiomes and elections at home and abroad: What Newsnight's specialists think could be 2015's big themes.

US stocks surge Fed statement

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 10:58
The US Federal Reserve leaves interest rates on hold and says it "can be patient" over any decision to raise them, sending stocks higher.

Festival lights viewed from space

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 10:40
Satellites view how Christmas in the US and Ramadan in the Middle East brighten the globe.

Bouncer cleared of murder charge

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 10:11
A bouncer has been cleared of murder after a man died when being escorted out of a bar in Aberdeen city centre for being too drunk.

Woman 'at war with PSNI' court told

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 09:49
A woman accused of trying to kill a police officer in a pipe bomb attack declared herself "at war with the police" on Facebook, a Belfast court is told.

VIDEO: Pakistan attack 'darkest day of my life'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 09:30
BBC News speaks to Shah Jehan, a UK relative of two young boys who died in the Peshawar school attack.

German road toll plan gets go-ahead

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 09:29
The German government approves plans for a controversial road toll, including charging foreigners for using the Autobahn.

Mass grave 'found in eastern Syria'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 09:17
The bodies of more than 230 people believed to have been killed by Islamic State (IS) have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists say.

New Blackberry 'back to its roots'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 09:09
Blackberry launches what it calls a "no-nonsense" smartphone, the Blackberry Classic.

Philae comet landing 'all a blur'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 09:06
An image has been released that shows the hairy moment that the Philae comet lander bounced back into space.

Straw 'never complicit' in torture

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 09:04
Jack Straw says he is happy to appear before an inquiry looking at the treatment of detainees by UK intelligence agencies.

PC jailed for Cregan and drugs leaks

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 08:59
A PC who passed on intelligence about police killer Dale Cregan and planned drugs raids to her sister and her drug-dealing former lover is jailed.

Kenya blogger on president slur charge

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 08:31
A popular and controversial Kenyan blogger is charged with undermining the presidency, following a tweet he posted earlier this week.

Grounds awarded 2019 Ashes Tests

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 08:08
Edgbaston and Old Trafford are allocated Ashes Tests for 2019 as the ECB announces its international venues for 2017-2019.