International News

VIDEO: Scottish leaders in TV election debate

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 23:17
The SNP would only press for another independence referendum if something "material changed", the party's leader says.

Row over China anchor's Mao comments

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 23:14
A top Chinese TV anchor is taken off air after a video emerges showing him insulting Chairman Mao at a dinner party.

Co-op Group questions party political funding

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 23:10
The UK's biggest mutual organisation will vote on whether to stop financially supporting the Co-op Party, which has strong ties to Labour.

House prices 'up 0.4% in March'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 23:10
House prices rose by 0.4% in March compared with the previous month but the annual rate of property price growth slowed, the Halifax says.

India software chief guilty of fraud

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 23:07
A court in India finds the former head of Satyam Computers and nine others guilty in one of the country's biggest ever corporate scandals.

Co-operative Group returns to profit

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 23:01
The Co-operative Group says it made a profit of £124m last year, helped by its food and funerals businesses performing "robustly".

Vaughan 'open' to replacing Downton

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 22:42
Former England captain Michael Vaughan says he is "more than open" to a job with English cricket's governing body.

Obama visits Jamaica's Marley museum

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 22:38
Barack Obama takes an unscheduled tour of the museum dedicated to reggae star Bob Marley during his state visit to Jamaica.

Dead pilot sent 'going down' text

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 22:37
A pilot sends a text message saying he has lost control and his aircraft is "going down" before it crashes, investigators find.

Large alcohol seizure from under 18s

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 22:24
Police say they seized a "concerning" amount of alcohol from under-age drinkers along Northern Ireland's north coast on Easter Monday.

Potential oil discovery 'significant'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 22:12
There could be up to 100 billion barrels of oil onshore beneath the South of England, says exploration firm UK Oil & Gas.

'FA Cup the symbol of Reds' season'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 21:47
In a learning season for Liverpool, FA Cup success would be a price worth paying for moments of pain, writes Phil McNulty.

'Chaotic' £49m arts centre delays

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 21:41
A construction worker on the site of a new £49m arts centre describes the delayed project as "chaotic".

VIDEO: The boy who discovered a dinosaur

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 21:27
Scientists in Dallas, Texas, have excavated a 100 million-year-old dinosaur fossil discovered by five-year-old Wylie Brys while playing with his father.

NI household incomes 'biggest fall'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 21:26
Typical household incomes in Northern Ireland were 4% - or £860 - below their pre-economic downturn level last year, according to a new study.

Ex-Lib Dem MP stands over 'dislike'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 21:00
Former Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock says he is only standing as an independent candidate in Portsmouth South because he dislikes his ex-party's candidate.

Police probe Melbourne lake deaths

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 20:44
Melbourne police question a mother who was driving a car carrying four of her children when it plunged into a lake, killing three of them.

Study into gene link in sex attackers

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 20:28
Men whose brothers have been convicted of a sex offence are up to five times more likely than average to commit a similar crime, a study suggests.

US warns Iran over Yemen 'support'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 20:20
US Secretary of State John Kerry warns Iran over its alleged support for Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Facebook faces privacy class action

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 19:20
A class action suit against Facebook, brought by 25,000 users who allege violations of European privacy laws, is due to begin in a court in Austria later.