International News

Council could scrap chief's post

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 08:02
The chief executive role at Pembrokeshire council could be scrapped following a review by councillors.

CIA boss to defend 'brutal' tactics

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 07:48
CIA Director John Brennan is set to defend his agency's past use of "brutal" interrogation following a highly critical Senate report.

Reporter sentenced over story payment

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 07:37
Ex-News of The World journalist who paid for tip-offs about James Bulger's killer gets a suspended sentence at Old Bailey.

Police contacted over MP porn 'hack'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 07:29
A Labour MP is calling on police to find out who was responsible for "favouriting" a pornographic image on a Conservative MP's Twitter account.

Facebook plans drunk photo filter

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 07:23
Facebook is working on technology to prevent users posting photos they might come to regret.

Ex-leader to seek Nigeria presidency

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 07:19
Former military leader Muhammadu Buhari is set to contest Nigeria's presidential election after winning a primary for the opposition APC's candidate.

Muslim fears over Agra conversions

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 07:04
A dozen Muslim families flee their homes in the Indian city of Agra after reports that 57 families were converted to Hinduism against their will.

Liverpool are rudderless - Lawrenson

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:38
Liverpool are "rudderless" and manager Brendan Rodgers faces "a steep learning curve", BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson says.

Donkey protest in central Nairobi

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:32
Activists dump herd in the Kenyan capital's business district, in an apparent protest over insecurity.

Garcia Marquez archive cost withheld

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:30
The University of Texas at Austin refuses to disclose how much it paid for the archive of the Colombian Nobel laureate, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Eric Morecambe statue returns home

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:28
Eric Morecambe's statue is back in its rightful place after a man tried to saw off one of its legs.

Button hopes for long McLaren stay

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:17
Jenson Button says he hopes to stay at McLaren as Fernando Alonso's team-mate for more than just 2015.

Burglar jailed for killing pensioner

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:15
A man is jailed for four and a half years for killing a pensioner during a botched burglary at an elderly couple's home in County Londonderry.

VIDEO: MP on 'idiotic' prison book ban ruling

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:01
The judge who found the ban on sending books to prisoners unlawful was "absolutely wrong" says a Tory MP.

Xinjiang city to ban Islamic veil

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 05:48
The Islamic face veil is to be banned in public in the capital of China's restive Xinjiang region, home to the Muslim Uighur minority.

School evacuated in security alert

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 05:48
A primary school in County Tyrone has been evacuated in a security alert.

Ebola vaccine trial 'interrupted'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 05:36
The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine in Switzerland has been interrupted after some patients complained of joint pains in their hands and feet.

New safer lorries delayed until 2022

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 05:30
New lorries designed to make it easier for drivers to spot pedestrians and cyclists face delays of up to eight years, it has emerged.

Alonso has 'unfinished business'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 05:24
Fernando Alonso says he has returned to McLaren because he feels he has unfinished business in trying to win the world title.

Day in pictures: 11 December 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 05:09
News images from around the world: 11 December