International News

ENO told to improve or face cuts

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 03:41
The English National Opera (ENO) is dropped from the Arts Council's national portfolio of organisations for 2015-18 and placed "under special funding arrangements".

Russian attitudes harden amid downturn

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 03:37
As details emerge of a ceasefire agreed in eastern Ukraine, the BBC's Bridget Kendall gauges the mood in Moscow amid growing economic hardship.

Ocean carbon leak 'ended Ice Age'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 03:35
Carbon dioxide escaping from the depths of the ocean heralded the end of the last Ice Age, a study suggests.

Devastation of crash victim's mother

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 03:32
A grieving mother from Swansea says losing her "wonderful son" in a crash in Bath is devastating.

Migrant tragedy in Med 'preventable'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 03:26
The drowning of more than 300 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea this week could have been prevented with better EU lifesaving provision, experts say.

Drivers caught speeding at 146mph

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 03:25
The two fastest drivers caught by speed cameras in England and Wales in 2014, were both recorded travelling at 146mph on a motorway.

Brazil banker faces extradition

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 03:10
A court in Italy clears the way for the extradition of fugitive Brazilian banker Henrique Pizzolato, convicted as part of the Mensalao corruption trial.

Simonsen banned for gambling breach

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 03:10
Rangers keeper Steve Simonsen is given a two-match ban, one of which is suspended, for breaching SFA gambling rules.

Lost camera owner found via Facebook

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 02:54
A camera lost six months ago in Australia is reunited with its owner thanks to a social media manhunt by a stranger who found the device.

Carney: Inflation may turn negative

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 02:50
Inflation in the UK could temporarily turn negative in the spring because of falling oil prices, the governor of the Bank of England says.

VIDEO: 'Nut rage' saga reveals Korean clans

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 02:46
The airline executive's daughter who made a fuss over how her nuts were served has focused attention on South Korea's dominant chaebol system.

Sweden cuts rates and starts QE

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 02:41
Sweden's central bank cuts its key interest rate from 0% to a record low of -0.1% and starts a programme of quantitative easing.

Doctor jailed for indecent assaults

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 02:36
A former doctor is jailed for 18 years for indecently assaulting girls at the UK hospital where Jimmy Savile abused patients.

Farmland bird count comes to an end

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 02:32
A major count of farmland birds has concluded with sightings of several rare species.

Lib Dems to 'protect education'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 02:30
The Liberal Democrats pledge to protect spending from nursery to college level over the course of the next parliament if they are in government.

Is a complete ban on smoking next?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 02:20
After a ban on smoking in cars was agreed by MPs in the Commons, BBC News looks at what could happen next.

Owner warned me about job - Lambert

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 02:13
Sacked Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says managing the club turned out to be "the toughest challenge" of his career.

The deflation that isn't deflation

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 02:07
The governor of the Bank of England says there is a better than evens chance inflation will turn negative in coming months but insists this won't be "deflation".

SFO to pay legal bill of failed case

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 01:37
A £7m legal bill racked-up in a failed case against six people accused of a fraud conspiracy involving the ownership of open-cast mines is to be paid by the Serious Fraud Office.

Gerrard to have scan on leg injury

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 01:30
Liverpool say captain Steven Gerrard will have a scan on a hamstring injury sustained in the 3-2 win over Tottenham.