International News

Scarlet fever cases reach new high

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:43
Cases of scarlet fever in England have more than doubled between September and March compared with last year, Public Health England says.

Fire crews attend reports of explosion

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:28
Eight fire engines called to incident near a school in Weybridge, Surrey, after reports of an explosion

Germany ends teacher headscarf ban

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:26
Germany's highest court decides that a ban on teachers wearing the Islamic headscarf in state schools is unconstitutional.

Vaccine plan for meningitis rise

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:12
Teenagers will soon be vaccinated against deadly meningitis W after a steep rise in the number of infections, Public Health England has announced.

Global CO2 emissions 'stalled'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:12
The growth in global carbon emissions stalled last year, according to data from the International Energy Agency.

Ex-weatherman Talbot jailed for abuse

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:10
Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot is jailed for five years for indecently assaulting two boys while working as a teacher.

Death driver sentence 'a mockery'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:02
A Russian man describes a community sentence given to a lorry driver who caused the death of his son as "a mockery of justice".

How bad has winter been for the NHS?

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:59
As the BBC finishes its NHS Winter project, Nick Triggle looks back on the past 18 weeks to see how the NHS has performed.

Disaster chief: 'Buck stops with me'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:56
The Hillsborough police match commander tells a jury that he relied on colleagues on the day of the disaster but "the buck stops with me".

Day in pictures: 13 March 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:51
Images from around the world: 13 March

Greek debt talks too slow - EC chief

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:50
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has criticised the pace of progress in talks over Greece's debt, since last month's interim deal.

Al Murray 'too heavy' for skydive

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:45
Comedian Al Murray, who is standing for parliament as The Pub Landlord, is told he is too heavy for a parachute jump in Kent.

VIDEO: Where is Putin?

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:41
Online rumours that were greatly exaggerated

Jones and Smith share acting honours

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:36
Toby Jones and Sheridan Smith are named best actress and best actor at the Broadcasting Press Guild awards, for a string performances based on real-life characters.

Pensions: 'Don't book a cruise yet'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:21
People planning to cash in their pension savings under new rules taking effect have been warned "not to book the cruise now".

Service commemorates soldier deaths

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:19
Relatives of soldiers from Northern Ireland who lost their lives in Afghanistan attend commemoration service in London to mark the official closure of combat operations in the country.

Lib Dems pledge 'rent-to-own' homes

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:12
The Lib Dems promise to help first-time buyers get on the property ladder through a "rent-to-own homes" scheme, if they are in power in May.

Preview: Wales v Ireland

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:02
Team news, detailed statistics and a full match preview for Wales' Six Nations match against Ireland in Cardiff.

A&E target missed whole of winter

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 03:44
The NHS in England has missed its A&E waiting time target for every week of winter, figures show.

Israel election: Will outcome revive peace process?

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 03:40
The Israel-Palestinian peace process has been largely sidelined during Israel's election campaign, but the outcome could determine whether the issue moves back up the agenda, says the BBC's Kevin Connolly.