International News

Ex-Dolphin swims nine miles to shore

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 04:23
Rob Konrad spends up to 12 hours in the water to swim nine miles back to shore after falling off his boat while fishing.

Sony: 'No playbook' for hack attack

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 04:19
The firm says it was a "canary in the coalmine" after being hacked and was reacting to the situation as it unfolded.

VIDEO: 'I shook hands with terror suspect'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 03:57
A salesman, known only as Didier, tells French radio that he met and shook hands with one of the terrorists in Dammartin-en-Goele.

Vaccines move to Ebola frontline

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 03:50
Two promising Ebola vaccines are to be tried on the frontline of the epidemic in West Africa, the World Health Organization has announced.

Day in pictures: 9 January 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 03:37
Images from around the world: 8 January

Federer races to 39-minute victory

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 03:36
Roger Federer thrashes wildcard James Duckworth 6-0 6-1 in Brisbane as he warms up ahead for the Australian Open.

Letter bomb addressed to PSNI boss

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 03:20
The BBC understands letter bomb sent to the Police Service of Northern Ireland's headquarters was addressed to Chief Constable George Hamilton.

Healing the sick at CES 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 03:19
Feeling ill at CES? Help is at hand

VIDEO: Police surround hostage warehouse

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 03:07
Police have surrounded a warehouse in northern France, as they close in on gunmen suspected of killing staff at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.

Rebels want $5m US bounty for LRA man

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 02:59
Seleka rebels in the Central Africa Republic say they should be given the $5m US reward for capturing a Ugandan militia leader wanted for war crimes.

Saudi Arabian blogger 'flogged'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 02:40
A Saudi Arabian blogger has been publicly flogged after being convicted of cybercrime and insulting Islam, reports say.

Edinburgh Council: 1,200 jobs to go

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 02:35
More than 1,200 roles are set to go at Edinburgh City Council over the next three years under proposals to plug a £67m funding gap.

Skipper Smith passes Bradman mark

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 02:32
Australia captain Steve Smith hits 71 in the fourth Test to pass Don Bradman's runs record in a series against India.

Norwich confirm Neil as manager

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 02:16
Championship side Norwich City appoint Hamilton Academical player-manager Alex Neil as their new boss.

808 State DJ jailed for drug dealing

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 02:13
Darren Partington, a member of 1980s and '90s acid house pioneers 808 State, is jailed for 18 months for dealing heroin and crack cocaine.

Man who beat friend to death jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 02:13
A 51-year-old man who killed his friend while awaiting sentence for an earlier attack on him is jailed for six years.

Man charged in MP's office incident

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 02:01
An MP's constituent is charged with threatening staff at her office after being arrested by armed police.

Cliff homes 'threaten rail line'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 01:55
Network Rail is fighting plans for cliff-top homes it says will threaten a main rail line smashed by storms last year.

Bruce backs Evans return to football

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 01:47
Hull City manager Steve Bruce gives his backing to convicted rapist Ched Evans returning to football.

VIDEO: Koalas given mittens after fires

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 01:46
Koalas caught up in wildfires currently burning across southern Australia are being given special mittens while they are treated for burns in a wildlife hospital in Adelaide.