International News

Man guilty of acid attack on teen ex

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 04:16
An 80-year-old is convicted of masterminding an acid attack on his teenage ex-lover in revenge for her ending their relationship.

VIDEO: Homes slip into sea as storm pounds US

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 04:06
Stormy weather and high tides have hit the west coast of the US causing homes to collapse into the Pacific ocean.

1998 murder charge is dropped

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 04:04
A man accused of a 1998 republican murder has the charge against him dropped and is now charged with kidnapping.

Facebook ponders 'dislike' function

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:54
Facebook is thinking about adding a way to "dislike" posts on its site, something users have requested in their droves.

Council parking charges 'rise 12%'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:41
The money councils earn from parking increased 12% in the year to April 2014, according to a survey by the RAC Foundation.

India executive 'sent pro-IS tweets'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:40
Police in India are investigating claims that a Bangalore business executive is behind an influential pro-Islamic State Twitter account.

'Far right link' in Germany fires

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:33
Far-right arsonists are believed to have caused fires which damaged three buildings earmarked for asylum seekers in southern Germany.

Worry over engineering skills loss

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:28
There is a warning that valuable manufacturing skills could be lost if a bridge building firm shuts in Monmouthshire.

Oil price falls on energy forecast

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:27
The price of Brent crude falls on a report from the International Energy Agency which forecasts weaker demand in 2015.

Robshaw out with shoulder problem

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:25
England captain Chris Robshaw will be out for three to four weeks with a shoulder injury, his club Harlequins confirm.

Hong Kong protests: Has Beijing won?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:24
Carrie Gracie assesses the dwindling Hong Kong protests

Man Utd v Liverpool: Best of enemies

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:23
Why Man Utd and Liverpool are the best of enemies

VIDEO: Surfer rides 'weather bomb' wave

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:23
Surfer Garrett MacNamara has tried to repeat his performance of 2011 when he surfed the world's biggest wave at 30 meters high.

Row over MP praise for Gandhi killer

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:11
An Indian MP apologises in parliament after praising Mahatma Gandhi's killer as a "patriot", the latest gaffe by a politician from the governing BJP.

Hartson expects long addiction fight

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:05
Former Celtic and Wales footballer John Hartson says he expects to be going to meetings of Gamblers Anonymous meetings until he is 70.

Yodel to clear backlog over weekend

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:02
Courier firm Yodel apologises to customers for delays to its parcel deliveries and says it hopes to resume normal service by Monday

Man in court over Chhokar murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 02:44
A man appears in court charged with the 1998 murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar in Overtown, North Lanarkshire.

VIDEO: Man's £5,000 bill after mobile stolen

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 02:38
Mattia Busuttil, who had his phone stolen on holiday and subsequently faced a huge bill from Vodafone, speaks to the BBC Breakfast about his experience.

Billings added to World Cup squad

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 02:21
Kent wicketkeeper Sam Billings replaces Craig Kieswetter in England's provisional squad for the World Cup.

Uproar over Kenyan anti-terror bill

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 02:19
Kenya's parliament passes a bill giving the president and intelligence agencies greater powers to tackle terrorism, despite fierce criticism.