International News

Government 'failing' on care pledge

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 20:16
The government is failing to honour a pledge to move patients with learning difficulties into community care, the National Audit Office says.

VIDEO: Plane plummets into Taiwan river

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 20:12
At least eight people have died after a TransAsia Airways plane clipped a bridge and crashed into a river near the Taiwanese capital, Taipei.

MPs to press Chilcot on Iraq delays

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 19:35
The head of the official inquiry into the Iraq War will be questioned by MPs for the first time about its progress.

Biggest rodent 'fought with tusks'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 19:30
Based on a study of its skull, scientists say that an extinct one-tonne relative of the guinea pig probably used its 30cm incisors like tusks.

VIDEO: Seven die as New York train hits car

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 19:23
A commuter train has hit a vehicle on the tracks north of New York City, killing at least seven people and injuring 12, officials have said.

NHS 111 'increasing pressure on NHS'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 19:15
There has been a big increase in the number of people referred to GP surgeries and A&E, analysis of the NHS 111 urgent care line in England shows.

Taiwan plane crash-lands in river

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 19:07
A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways crash-lands in a Taipei river with more than 50 people on board, local reports say.

Jordan executes convicted jihadists

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 18:59
Jordan executes two convicted prisoners, including a female jihadist, following the killing of one its pilots by Islamic State (IS) militants.

The state of UK theatre: Boom or bust?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 18:58
New figures suggest the UK's most subsidised theatre companies have increased production over the last five years. What is the story behind the stats?

Top UK theatres staging more plays

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 18:58
The number of plays staged by the UK's most-subsidised theatre companies rose by a fifth between 2009 and 2014, BBC research suggests.

Asian stocks rise on oil recovery

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 18:51
Asian markets are mostly rising after US crude prices climbed for a fourth consecutive day, raising hopes the oil price crash may be nearing an end.

Been and Gone: The woman who swam with sharks, and the man who booked the Beatles

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 18:49
The woman who swam with sharks and other sad losses

The railway lines alarmingly close to the sea

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 18:44
The lines running alarmingly close to the sea

Can you stop a paedophile before they even start?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 18:42
Can you stop a paedophile before they offend?

VIDEO: Fear of blasphemy case woman's family

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 17:45
The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil speaks to the family of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi about their lives in hiding, after she was given a death sentence for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.

Six die as New York train hits car

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 17:34
A commuter train hits a vehicle on the tracks north of New York City, killing at least six people and injuring 12, officials say.

Jordan vows to avenge pilot's death

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 17:21
Jordan vows to avenge the killing of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh after a video posted by Islamic State militants claims to show him being burned alive.

Empty shops 'show North-South divide'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 17:15
There are twice as many empty shops in England's northern towns and cities than in the South, research suggests.

Charities warn of rising homelessness

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 16:52
Rising numbers of people are at risk of homelessness in England, but official data does not reflect this, a study by charities says.

'Half of UK people' will get cancer

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 16:44
One in two people in the UK will probably develop cancer at some point, but lifestyle choices could still arrest the rise, experts say.