International News

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.

European struggle for English teams

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 17:20
No English clubs have made it to the Champions League last eight for the second time in three years. Why?

Norfolk Islanders to pay income tax

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 17:10
New government proposals will see residents on Australia's tiny Norfolk Island lose their parliament and have to pay income tax for the first time.

VIDEO: Watching the City watching Osborne

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:53
BBC News spends the day with City firm IG on Budget day, to see how it digests and reacts to the chancellor's announcements.

Target follows rivals in wage boost

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:53
Target is set to raise the minimum wage it pays its employees to $9 an hour in April after rival Walmart announced a similar move, according to reports.

Vonn wins seventh downhill title

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:50
American Lindsey Vonn wins a record-equalling seventh Alpine skiing World Cup downhill title and an 18th crystal globe.

VIDEO: How 'Laughing Man' spread around the world

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:27
How 'Laughing Man' spread around the world

EU aims to solve its Greek 'elephant'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:14
An EU summit is likely to be overshadowed by high-level talks aimed at resolving an impasse between Greece and its international creditors, writes Chris Morris in Brussels.

Scrutiny call on council borrowing

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:13
Better scrutiny is needed of council borrowing, according to a report from the public spending watchdog.

VIDEO: Breaking Bad star: End disability stigma

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:03
Breaking Bad's Walt Jr on ending stigma around disability

Sunshine Budget? - front pages

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:02
Front pages offer a variety of reactions to Chancellor George Osborne's last Budget before May's general election.

Where does the word 'budget' come from?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:02
The history of the word budget has echoes of fat cats, leather bottles, and bags of tricks.

Is Titan submarine the most daring space mission yet?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:00
Is this the most daring space mission yet?

Pensions set for another overhaul

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:00
Big changes to pensions have been announced previously by Chancellor George Osborne, and it was no different this time. So what does this mean for you?

Britain's painful savings revolution

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:00
George Osborne's Budget is designed to make us squirrel away our earnings - but we may not be ready to turn into a nation of savers

Dark web spurs spying 'arms race'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:00
Terrorists are turning to the dark web making it harder to track and tap their communications, says Frank Gardner

Does Cadbury chocolate taste different in different countries?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 15:59
Does Cadbury chocolate taste different in different countries?