International News

Spanish former IMF chief detained

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:34
Spanish conservative politician Rodrigo Rato, a former head of the IMF, is detained on fraud and money-laundering charges, Spanish media say.

Paris tunnel thieves grab €5m jewels

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:23
French police are looking for three thieves who stole a handbag containing €5m worth of jewels after breaking into an art collector's car in traffic.

Rail staff to vote on strike action

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:19
Thousands of Network Rail staff are to be balloted on industrial action over a pay dispute, the Rail, Maritime and Transport union says.

Blatter likened to Jesus & Mandela

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:08
Sepp Blatter is likened to Jesus and Nelson Mandela as Concafaf members give him their backing for May's Fifa election.

Death charge nurse 'going to hell'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 10:49
A nurse accused of murdering patients wrote he was 'going to hell' in a letter written for a counsellor, Manchester Crown Court hears.

Al-Qaeda seizes Yemen airport

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:55
Militants from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula seize the southern Yemeni airport Mukalla, taking advantage of chaos elsewhere in the country.

Adichie on top 100 influential list

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:50
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among seven Africans listed by Time magazine as the world's 100 most influential people.

Three men wanted by police after rape

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:48
Police search for three men after a teenager is raped in Ayrshire as she was making her way home in the early hours of Saturday.

Lawro's predictions v Wade 'Bad News' Barrett

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:43
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on WWE wrestler Wade 'Bad News' Barrett for the weekend's FA Cup and Premier League fixtures.

VIDEO: Snowboarder's 1800 degree jump

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:12
Snowboarder Billy Morgan becomes the first person to land an 1800 degree spinning jump, on the slopes in northern Italy.

Kane among four named for PFA double

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:09
Harry Kane is one of four players to make the shortlist for both the PFA Player and Young Player of the Year prize.

Express owner Desmond gives UKIP £1m

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:46
Publisher Richard Desmond, who owns companies including the publishers of the Daily and Sunday Express, has donated £1m to UKIP, he says.

UK men face Islamic State charge

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:39
Three Birmingham men are charged with attempting to leave the UK to join the Islamic State group in Syria.

The Nicholson challenge: A tough message for the politicians

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:36
The intervention of former NHS boss Sir David Nicholson has certainly electrified the election campaign debate about the future of the NHS.

Is Google a fading force?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:36
New figures show that in Europe Google has between 90% and 95% of the desktop search market - in the US it's only 64%. Why?

Missing teen 'groomed then murdered'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:32
A man groomed "troubled" Blackpool teenager Paige Chivers before murdering her, a jury hears.

Seldon to become university head

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:32
Sir Anthony Seldon is going to switch from running an independent school to running an independent university.

US Navy develops 'swarming' drones

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:31
The US Navy is developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, that can be launched from a cannon and "swarm" in a co-ordinated attack.

How octopuses coordinate their arms

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:08
Researchers reveal the secrete of an octopus's unique movement, revealing how the animals co-ordinate their eight, flexible arms.

VIDEO: The highlights of campaign day 18

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:08
Warnings from leaders about other parties, and about the funding of the NHS on day 18 of the election campaign.