International News

Litvinenko: Secrets begin to emerge

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:20
Eight years on, new details surrounding the life and death of Alexander Litvinenko continue to emerge from the public inquiry currently under way, security correspondent Gordon Corera reports.

Man on holiday park bomb charge

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:18
A 52-year-old Falkirk man appears in court charged with building an improvised explosive device at a Perthshire holiday park.

Yemen rebels 'dissolve parliament'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:17
Yemen's Shia Houthi rebel movement announces it is taking over the government and dissolving parliament.

Equatorial Guinea fined after riot

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:02
Equatorial Guinea are fined £65,000 for the crowd trouble in Thursday's Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Ghana.

Dozens of bodies uncovered in Mexico

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:59
Mexican police have found at least 61 bodies in an abandoned crematorium in the Mexican resort of Acapulco, officials say.

Canada to allow assisted suicide

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:58
Canada court allows doctor-assisted suicide for severe and incurable medical conditions, overturning 1993 ban

Italian on 'couchsurf' rape charge

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:53
An Italian policeman is accused of using the website to lure an Australian woman to his home and then drugging and raping her.

Rotherham probe PC dies after crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:50
A South Yorkshire Police officer understood to be under investigation by the police watchdog in relation to the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal has died following a car crash.

Match-fixers 'groom cricketers'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:37
Match-fixers approaching cricketers to influence matches use tactics like paedophiles, the ICC's anti-corruption chief says.

Ubuntu phone has alternative to apps

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:30
The first Ubuntu-powered smartphones go on sale shortly, featuring a user interface with a card-based system rather than grids of apps.

Armitstead secures Tour of Qatar win

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:28
Commonwealth champion Lizzie Armitstead claims the overall victory of the Tour of Qatar by winning Friday's final stage.

VIDEO: Car crash causes fire hydrant geyser

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:22
A car has crashed into a fire hydrant geyser in the Los Angeles district of Van Nuys, California.

US adds 257,000 jobs in January

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:13
The United States added 257,000 jobs last month and the number created in November and December was revised sharply higher.

Boko Haram in first Niger attack

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:11
The Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram attacks a town in Niger for the first time, a day after launching a raid into Cameroon.

Burke fit for GB squad in Paris

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:02
Steven Burke recovers from a broken collarbone to take his place in the GB team for the Track World Championships.

Is Jordan's Abdullah really a warrior-king?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:47
Fact and fiction behind tough-guy image of Jordan's King Abdullah

Google to 'start again' with Glass

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:31
Google is starting from scratch with its controversial Glass smart-spectacles project, reports the New York Times.

Flats bought up to end slum housing

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:30
Hundreds of privately-owned flats in one of Glasgow's most ethnically diverse areas are to be bought out in a bid to end slum housing conditions.

VIDEO: Taipei rescuers form human chain

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:27
Rescue workers in Taiwan say they no longer expect to find any survivors, following an air crash in Taipei.

Footballer fined for uninsured driving

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:20
Ex-Premier League striker Ade Akinbiyi is fined for driving an uninsured car filled with too many people.