International News

49 deliberate grass fires in 12 hours

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 22:07
A fire service says it has had to deal with 49 deliberate grass fires in just 12 hours.

VIDEO: Prison for insulting a president?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 22:04
Over 230 people have been indicted for insulting the Turkish president in seven months, sparking complaints over freedom of speech restrictions.

Labour pledges £375m extra for Wales

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 21:46
Tax rises will mean £375m extra a year for the Welsh government if Labour wins next month's election, the party will say as it launches its Welsh manifesto.

Decision due over peer abuse charge

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 21:41
The Crown Prosecution Service is to announce announce whether Labour peer Lord Janner will be charged with child sexual abuse offences.

Major blaze closes city centre

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 21:39
An investigation is under way following a major fire which closed the centre of Inverness until the early hours of this morning.

100 tour operators arrive in NI

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 21:34
More than 100 tour operators from 19 countries arrive in Northern Ireland for a series of face to face sales meetings with over 80 tourism businesses.

Survey shows NI property price boost

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 21:32
Northern Ireland's housing market out-performed other UK regions in March, according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) survey.

Canada to sell uranium to India

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 21:28
Canada announces it will supply uranium to India, boosting India's plan to increase nuclear capacity to meet growing energy demand.

Under 11s trying e-cigs over tobacco

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 21:22
Primary school-aged children in Wales are more likely to have smoked e-cigarettes than tobacco, research finds.

NHS finance problem 'being ignored'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 21:05
The NHS is facing a "substantial financial problem" in England which politicians are ignoring during the election campaign, the former head of the service says.

Non-passport Syrians granted appeals

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 20:09
Three asylum seekers who fled Syria but were jailed when they arrived in the UK without passports are told they can appeal against their convictions.

Al-Shabab recruiting in Kenyan towns

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 20:06
Somalia's Islamist al-Shabab militants are recruiting heavily in north-eastern Kenya, according to evidence gathered by the BBC.

VIDEO: Ex-NFL player guilty of murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 20:04
Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of the first-degree murder of his friend, Odin Lloyd.

Japan jet scrambles near record high

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 19:20
Japan says it is scrambling fighters at almost Cold War levels in response to foreign aircraft - mainly Russian and Chinese - approaching its airspace.

Posthumous book by French satirist

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 18:18
A book by Charb, the editor of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo who was killed by Muslim militants in January, is being published posthumously.

S Korea marks Sewol ferry disaster

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 18:16
South Korea is marking the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster, which left more than 300 people - mostly teenagers - dead.

WW1 soldiers' remains to be reburied

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 17:36
Six British soldiers are to be reburied in Belgium with full military honours more than 100 years after they were killed in action in World War One.

SNP campaigning hard for big breakthrough

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 17:31
Mark Mardell says what happens in Scotland will be key to the outcome of the 2015 general election.

Where did the word 'manifesto' come from?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 17:19
The history of words we use at election time is often rich and sometimes surprising.

What does a billion pounds actually buy the nation?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 17:18
What does a billion pounds actually buy the nation?