International News

Royal Navy unveils 'modern' uniform

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 21:00
The Royal Navy's first new uniform in 70 years is unveiled - and will be worn first by a crew heading from Portsmouth to the South Atlantic.

Badgers 'hit with spades' in attacks

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 20:46
Badgers were struck with spades during attacks on setts in the Peak District, a conservation group claims.

Two killed in Swedish shooting

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 20:06
At least two people are killed and several others injured in a shooting in a restaurant in the south-western Swedish city of Gothenburg.

British military trainers in Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 19:23
British military personnel have begun training members of the Ukrainian army engaged in fighting against pro-Russian rebels, the BBC learns.

Police 5 presenter Shaw Taylor dies

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 18:54
Shaw Taylor, who presented ITV programme Police 5 for 30 years, dies at his home on the Isle of Wight.

VIDEO: Dangers of India's online moderation

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 18:53
Cleaning up social media sites of illicit, explicit and undesirable content is a booming business in India, but could workers face psychological dangers?

US church U-turn on soaking homeless

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 18:43
A church in San Francisco has promised to remove sprinklers it installed to soak rough sleepers.

Uni hopefuls welcome foreign students

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 18:38
British applicants to university believe studying alongside foreign students will improve their prospects, a survey suggests

Ministers challenged over CO2 cuts

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 18:36
The UK government’s claim to lead the world in cuts of carbon emissions is challenged by researchers.

Will the watch industry get smart?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 18:33
Watchmakers face up to Apple and Android

Wet wipe litter on beaches 'up 50%'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 18:28
The number of used wet wipes littering beaches in the UK has increased by 50% in the last year, a survey of 301 locations suggests.

Mobile phone minister halts strikes

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 18:24
An education minister in Argentina has stopped waves of teachers' strikes by giving every teacher his mobile phone number and inviting them to call him with their complaints.

'Oldest' tunnel gets protected status

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 18:21
What is believed to be the world's oldest railway tunnel - dating from 1793 - is given protected status.

Blood test 'could cut antibiotics'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 18:19
A new prototype blood test can help doctors tease out whether an infection is caused by a bacteria or a virus within two hours, research suggests.

VIDEO: Prince Charles due to meet Obama

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 18:11
Prince Charles is in Washington, where he has toured monuments and made an impassioned plea to clean up the world's oceans.

Ruskin's daguerreotypes

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 18:03
A new book charts the discovery of daguerreotypes taken by the 19th Century critic John Ruskin.

Sheeran's X breaks 2m sales barrier

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 17:50
Pop star Ed Sheeran sells the two millionth copy of his album X, in the UK, nine months after it went on sale.

Bomb victims' families to lobby MEPs

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 17:48
Families of the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings are to travel to Brussels to lobby MEPs for an inquest into the deaths.

Osborne draws election battle lines

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 17:43
George Osborne draws the battle lines for the general election in seven weeks' time, after unveiling what he called a Budget for a "comeback country".

US veteran denies IS terror charges

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 17:27
A US Air Force veteran accused of trying to join Islamic State appears in court in New York and denies all the charges.