International News

Lost chunk of historic computer found

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:59
Efforts to recreate one of the earliest computers are aided by the recovery of a part of the original machine, which had been bought to create bookshelves.

President requests $18.5bn for Nasa

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:52
US President Obama seeks to raise funding for Nasa in the Federal Year 2016 to $18.5bn (£12.3bn).

Bad hospital report 'had 300 errors'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:47
A damming report of a privately-run hospital that is due to be returned to the NHS contained 300 factual errors, its chief executive says.

Outrage at French 'no Jews' job ad

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:45
An advert for a job in graphic design in France is withdrawn after complaints about a clause stipulating "not Jewish".

French police arrest terror suspects

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:35
Terror raids in Paris and Lyon lead to the arrest of eight men suspected of recruiting fighters for Islamist militants in Syria.

HS2 Bill tackles the nitty-gritty

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:31
Members of the public put their concerns over HS2 to MPs

VIDEO: Footage exposes abattoir cruelty

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:31
One man has been sacked and three others have had their operating licences suspended after hidden cameras filmed alleged mistreatment of animals at a North Yorkshire slaughterhouse.

Litvinenko 'did not poison himself'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:24
Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko did not accidentally kill himself after handling nuclear material, his widow tells the inquiry into his death.

Too much jogging is 'unhealthy'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:20
Too much jogging may be as bad for you as not putting on your running shoes at all, a report in the journal of the American College of Cardiology says.

Uni a 'disaster' for many youngsters

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:11
Sending young people to university is a "disaster" for those who are more suited to apprenticeships, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says.

In pictures: UK snow 3 February 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:07
Parts of UK wake up to blanket of snow

VIDEO: Plan to lift huge oil platform by boat

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 01:47
Shell is proposing a plan to lift the entire Brent Delta platform, one of the North Sea's original, onto ships for dismantling at a dry dock.

'Satanic capital' claims dismissed

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 01:46
Satanists dismiss claims that a Derbyshire district is a "hotbed of Satanism" or the "Satanic capital of Britain".

Williams family fights over estate

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 01:28
Robin Williams' widow and children go to court in a dispute over the late comedian's estate.

10 reasons to watch rugby league in 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 01:26
A new structure, new signings and the chance to see a lesser-spotted Crowe - what does rugby league have to offer in 2015?

Murderer loses whole-life challenge

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 01:04
A triple murderer loses his challenge at the European Court of Human Rights against his whole-life prison sentence.

Birds take it in turns to lead

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 01:01
Like cyclists in a peloton, birds solve their flocking dilemma by taking it in turns, research reveals.

Ocado reports first annual profit

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 01:00
Online grocer Ocado reports a full-year pre-tax profit for the first time since launching in 2000 as sales jump to almost £1bn.

Automatic prison early release ends

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 00:48
The Scottish government announces it is ending automatic early release for prisoners jailed for more than four years.

Water bills to fall 2% in next year

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 00:44
Water customers in England and Wales will see their bills fall by an average of 2% - or £9 - over the coming year, the industry has announced.