International News

Cemetery closed as body is exhumed

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 21:54
A cemetery is closed as police exhume unidentified remains buried in a grave which they believe could be those of a woman missing for 35 years.

Credit unions 'can't compete' on ads

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 21:46
Credit unions in Wales find it "impossible" to compete with the marketing budgets of payday lenders, an industry experts says.

Literacy standards progress 'modest'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 21:42
A key policy to drive up standards in numeracy and literacy in Wales is only making "modest" progress, two years after it was introduced.

NI Water to hold more dispute talks

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 21:27
Northern Ireland Water and unions are to hold further talks later to resolve a pensions dispute, after industrial action meant 10,000 customers faced water supply disruption.

Extra cash for Stormont department

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 21:25
More money will be allocated to the Department for Employment and Learning when the Stormont executive agrees a final budget, a minister indicates.

Tony Blair to speak on On the Runs

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 21:22
Former prime minister Tony Blair is due to give evidence to the Westminster committee investigating the On The Runs letters scheme later.

VIDEO: Pope Francis arrives in Sri Lanka

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 20:42
Pope Francis has arrived in Sri Lanka at the start of a six-day Asian visit.

Toxic alcohol kills 14 in India

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 20:09
At least 14 people die after consuming toxic alcohol in India's Uttar Pradesh state, police say.

RAF's near-miss with private plane

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 20:09
An RAF jet had a near-miss with a private light aircraft while carrying out a training manoeuvre over Norfolk, a report concludes.

VIDEO: Asia's art market comes of age

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 19:56
Asia's importance in the art market is growing, we find out why.

VIDEO: AirAsia cockpit voice recorder found

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 19:53
Divers in the Java Sea have retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501.

Police 'weak' on some child safety

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 19:50
Some child protection cases dealt with by West Yorkshire Police were delayed and long and complex investigations resulted in a "weak" response", a police watchdog said.

Clegg on 'snoopers' charter' attack

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 18:14
Nick Clegg is to reaffirm his party's opposition to what critics have dubbed a "snoopers' charter", in the wake of the Paris attacks.

AirAsia cockpit voice recorder found

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 17:59
Divers have retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from AirAsia flight QZ8501, say officials, the next step in determining why it crashed.

China trade data beats expectations

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 17:56
China's December trade figures have beaten expectations with exports up 9.9% and imports down 2.3% from a year earlier.

Charlie Hebdo cover depicts Muhammad

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 17:42
This week's edition of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo will show a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad with a "Je suis Charlie" sign.

Bus drivers start strike in London

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 17:39
Bus drivers in London are taking industrial action campaigning for a single agreement covering pay and conditions for drivers on more than 670 routes in the city.

VIDEO: US Centcom Twitter account hacked

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 17:33
A group claiming to back Islamic State has hacked US Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts.

VIDEO: Fox News comments: 'Inexcusable'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 17:13
American terrorism commentator Steven Emerson has told the BBC he made an "inexcusable error" describing Birmingham as a "Muslim-only city".

Schools face 'places tipping point'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 17:05
The cost of creating places for the 880,000 extra pupils predicted in England's schools over the next decade could push schools to breaking point, say council leaders.