International News

Teenager injured at school dies

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 10:17
A County Fermanagh teenager injured in an incident at his school has died in hospital.

VIDEO: Fifty shades of Somerset

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 10:11
As Fifty Shades of Grey geared up to its UK premiere, a writing group from Wellington in Somerset was inspired to write their own erotica.

Fitbit says Surge can cause rash

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 09:54
Fitbit acknowledges that one of its new gadgets, the Surge, can give some people a skin rash.

Greek 'compromise' possible - Merkel

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 09:51
Germany's Chancellor Merkel says a compromise is possible, amid a stand-off with Greece over the terms of its bailout.

Law to make FGM reporting mandatory

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 09:49
Professionals who fail to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in children could face the sack under a new law for England and Wales.

Congo poll date set after protests

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 09:38
The Democratic Republic of Congo sets a date for presidential elections following last month's violent protests against a possible delay.

Future of Belfast Harbour explored

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 09:30
The future of Belfast Harbour, including potentially its sale, is being explored by the Northern Ireland Executive, with a panel to advise on a way forward likely to be established shortly.

MPs removed from S Africa parliament

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 09:28
Security forces remove opposition leader Julius Malema from South Africa's parliament during a state of the nation speech by President Jacob Zuma.

Hospital waiting lists at new high

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 09:19
The number of patients in Wales waiting longer than they should for hospital treatment reaches 21,000 for the first time, after rising 8% in a month.

Strauss-Kahn grilled on 'love nest'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 09:14
Ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn is grilled in court on his use of a "bachelor pad" for orgies and text messages asking for women for sex parties.

Dogs 'can spot happy human faces'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 09:01
Dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human facial expressions, a study suggests.

Chelsea and Everton charged by FA

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 08:56
Chelsea and Everton are charged by the Football Association after the clubs' players were involved in an on-pitch incident.

School place cash details announced

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 08:51
Ministers announce how money ring-fenced for new school places will be spent, with Manchester and London deemed in most need of extra funding.

Lambert's loss leaves a Scot-free Premier League

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 08:43
Scotland has provided some of English football's most successful managers and the Premier League has never been without one - until now.

Judge fails in bid to end rape trial

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 08:37
Three men are convicted of raping a woman in a trial the judge tried to stop because of a lack of evidence.

'Morgan is not as good as he thinks'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 08:33
Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott says ODI skipper Eoin Morgan's batting is "not as good as he thinks".

What can the 1930s tell us about public spending?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 08:25
Labour argue that Tory plans will take government spending back to 1930s levels - but how useful is this comparison?

VIDEO: Home Affairs Committee

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 08:18
MPs take evidence from the new head of an inquiry into allegations of historic child abuse.

Lorry driver caused student's death

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 07:57
A lorry driver admits causing the death of a student after he drove through a red light and crashed into a taxi in Glasgow.

VIDEO: What is cricket? 90-second beginner's guide

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 07:55
As the Cricket World Cup gets under way, BBC News provides a 90-second beginner's guide to the ins and outs of the revered sport.