International News

AirAsia underwater search to begin

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 19:00
The search for AirAsia flight QZ8510 which crashed into the sea on Sunday is to move underwater, with the arrival of specialist equipment.

VIDEO: Lily Cole's social network ambition

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 18:47
Lily Cole's mission to turn social networking into worldwide sharing

Balls: Tories cede 'centre ground'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 18:26
The Conservative Party has "lurched to the right" and ceded the "centre ground" of politics to Labour, claims shadow chancellor Ed Balls.

Cuba arrests protesting activists

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 18:03
Cuban dissidents say police have arrested a group of political activists who were protesting outside a jail in the capital, Havana.

Egypt leader urged to free reporter

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 17:10
The two brothers of jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste say that they will push for the Egyptian president to release him by decree.

Television in 2015: A look-ahead

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 16:17
Lizo Mzimba previews the year's small-screen must-sees

Australia shares start new year flat

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 16:06
Australian shares started the new year flat in thin trading with many of the region's markets closed ahead of the first full week of trading in 2015.

New home for cocoa quarantine

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:57
A bigger and better clearing house for all the world's new cocoa varieties opens in the UK at the University of Reading.

Woman in Black takes new direction

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:57
Can Woman in Black 2 succeed without Daniel Radcliffe?

Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:52
Most types of cancer can simply be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study suggests.

The images used to teach soldiers to kill

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:23
When soldiers are taught to kill, what does their target look like?

Technology predictions fly into 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:14
Drones, cyber attacks and spooky smartphones - 2015 is here

Gerrard Liverpool's greatest ever?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:13
Chief football writer Phil McNulty assesses Steven Gerrard's place in the pantheon of Anfield legends.

Global economy on the up in 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:13
There are encouraging signs for the world economy in 2015 - but we are a long way from boom time, says Andrew Walker.

Thousands of Scots 'face bankruptcy'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:10
A report by business advisers BDO predicts 1,000 companies will go bust and 12,000 Scots will be made bankrupt in the coming year.

Payday loan charges cap takes effect

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:10
A cap on the cost of payday loans enforced by the City regulator has now come into effect, but one consumer group wants more action on credit.

Teachers blame bad behaviour on cuts

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:06
The EIS teaching union claims cuts in staff are making it harder to deal with bad behaviour in schools.

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:06
Reaction to Steven Gerrard's Liverpool exit, Man Utd target Paul Pogba, Didier Drogba to retire and become Chelsea coach, plus more.

VIDEO: 'I always wanted to be a musician'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:04
Peter Kaldor was 16 when the Soviets invaded Hungary in 1956. He fled taking the mouthpiece to his trumpet.

Rail fare rises come into effect

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:04
UK rail fares rise by an average of 2.2%, which the rail industry says is the lowest increase for five years but critics say outstrips wage growth.