International News

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 09:48
The country where it's embarrassing for a man to hold an umbrella for a woman, and more nuggets.

Viner appointed new Guardian editor

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 09:48
Katharine Viner is to become the first female editor-in-chief of The Guardian, taking over from the departing Alan Rusbridger

Brothers of Thai ex-princess jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 09:41
The brothers of former Thai princess Srirasmi are jailed for defaming the monarchy following her divorce from the crown prince.

Clegg on life outside politics

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 09:29
James Landale profiles the Lib Dem leader

Man jailed for footballer murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 09:26
A man is jailed for murder after fatally stabbing a teenage footballer in the neck with a broken bottle.

Woman falls to death from flats

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 09:25
A woman dies after falling from the window of a flat in Quarry Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.

Gutierrez 'born again' after return

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 09:22
Newcastle's Jonas Gutierrez feels "born again" following his return to Premier League action after overcoming testicular cancer.

UKIP in turmoil over candidates

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 09:15
UKIP is facing claims from rivals it is in disarray after two election candidates were suspended and a third stood down.

Carrick signs Man Utd extension

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 09:13
Manchester United's 33-year-old midfielder Michael Carrick signs a one-year contract extension at Old Trafford.

Syria fears prompt court travel ban

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 09:13
Five teenage girls who had shown an interest in going to Syria are barred from travelling abroad by a High Court judge.

FTSE 100 surges to record high

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 09:10
Shares gains for building supplier CRH help the benchmark FTSE 100 index surge to an all-time record of more than 7,000.

BA told of pilot's abuse, say victims

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 09:07
New evidence indicating British Airways could have done more to prevent one of its pilots abusing children in Kenya and Uganda is uncovered by a BBC investigation.

EU pledges Greek humanitarian funds

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 08:57
The EU pledges €2bn (£1.45bn; $2.15bn) to ease what it calls Greece's "humanitarian crisis" - echoing words used by the Greek government.

VIDEO: The business of 'networking'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 08:54
The communication skills migrating from our private lives... into our working day.

McCluskey warning over union ballots

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 08:52
Unite boss Len McCluskey says he will not "respect" any law setting a minimum turnout threshold for industrial action.

US school sorry for Arabic pledge

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 08:48
A school in New York state apologises after an uproar was caused by students reciting the US Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic.

Week in pictures: 14-20 March 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 08:47
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Ethiopian ivory stockpile destroyed

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 08:19
Ethiopia destroys its entire six-tonne stockpile of illegally poached ivory in an effort to curb poaching.

Rosetta's comet is spinning down

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 08:16
The comet being observed by Europe's Rosetta satellite is very gradually spinning down, most probably because its jets of gas and dust are acting like braking thrusters.

Man gets life over partner kill bid

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 08:05
A man who was Tasered by police after trying to stab his partner with two kitchen knives is jailed for life for attempted murder.