International News

Syria military 'used chlorine bombs'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 10:56
Syrian activists accuse government forces of using chlorine in an attack in the country's north-west on Monday, but officials deny the claim.

EU steps up war on people-smugglers

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 10:51
A new EU police unit aims to get better intelligence on people-smuggling gangs operating in the Mediterranean.

Dutch UN helicopter crashes in Mali

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 10:44
A Dutch UN peacekeeping helicopter crashes near Gao in northern Mali, with two people reported killed.

'Buy some medicines yourself', call

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 10:44
A north Wales health board urges patients to buy cheaper medicines themselves, rather than use free prescriptions, to save the NHS money.

US veteran 'tried to join IS'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 10:31
Prosecutors say Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, a former US airman, tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants.

Footballer Johnson's bail extended

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 10:22
England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has his bail extended following his arrest on suspicion of having sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.

Travel ban on Syria fighters' brother

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 09:41
A 16-year-old boy whose two elder brothers were killed fighting Assad's forces in Syria has been barred by the High Court from travelling abroad.

Lawyer for 'Bin Laden doctor' killed

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 09:40
The former lawyer of the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden is shot and killed in Peshawar.

Can Advocaat save ailing Sunderland?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 09:38
Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan tells the BBC that Dick Advocaat will lay down 'strong foundations' at Sunderland.

VIDEO: Who was Spain's Miguel de Cervantes?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 09:32
Forensic scientists believe they have found the bones of Spanish literary giant, Miguel de Cervantes. But who was Cervantes? BBC News explains.

'No German Grand Prix this season'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 09:24
The boss of German Formula 1 circuit Hockenheim has reportedly said there will be no German Grand Prix this year.

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 09:20
The Public Accounts Committee take evidence on Aspire and higher education.

Funds for fake White House sought

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 08:49
The Secret Service director Joseph Clancy asks for better training facilities as lawmakers question him over recent security lapses.

Victim shorter after Tube 'prank'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 08:45
A train passenger is left 15% shorter after her back was fractured in a "prank" that went wrong, Westminster Magistrates' Court hears.

Cameron 'agrees to single TV debate'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 08:43
David Cameron has accepted the broadcasters' offer of one, seven-way debate at the beginning of April, Conservative sources say.

Drilling at beauty spot approved

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 08:24
The drilling of a temporary borehole at an Afan Valley beauty spot is approved by councillors.

Zimbabwe MPs expelled over split

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 08:13
Twenty-one opposition MPs are expelled from Zimbabwe's parliament after they broke away to form a new party.

Best views of Mercury's icy craters

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 08:10
Scientists obtain the most detailed views yet of ice deposits inside the permanently shadowed craters at Mercury's north pole.

A £6bn Budget windfall

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 08:01
The fall in inflation expectations generates an annual windfall for the Treasury of around £6bn, of which £3bn or £4bn will automatically feed through to more money being available for public services and a couple of billion pounds will come off annual borrowing

'Racial abuse' fan may face life ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 08:00
Bradford City could ban a supporter for life if he is found guilty of racially abusing Reading midfielder Garath McCleary.