International News

VIDEO: Scientists prepare for sub-Antarctic rat cull

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 00:26
British scientists are preparing for the world's biggest rat cull on a sub-Antarctic island.

VIDEO: Plane misses runway after Pope departs

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 23:47
A plane carrying Filipino government officials overshot the runway at Tacloban airport on Saturday, shortly after Pope Francis departed early due to an approaching storm.

Allotment body inquiry continues

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 23:17
A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out on a body found at an allotment by police investigating the suspected murder of a Cardiff woman.

Pensioner bonds 'hugely successful'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 23:15
More than £1 billion of new pensioner bonds have been sold in two days, making them the "fastest-selling retail financial product in British history", according to Chancellor George Osborne.

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 22:47
Roma join Mohamed Salah chase, Mario Balotelli has four months to save his Liverpool career, plus more.

Briton Watson captures Hobart title

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 21:22
British number one Heather Watson wins her second WTA title with victory over Madison Brengle at the Hobart International.

Edmund qualifies for Australian Open

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 21:12
Britain's Kyle Edmund qualifies for a Grand Slam for the first time, but Liam Broady loses during Australian Open qualifying.

Tories should fear Miliband - Patten

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 21:00
The Tories should be more worried about Labour's Ed Miliband than UKIP's Nigel Farage during the election campaign, former party chairman Lord Patten tells the BBC.

'Berlin Wall across Suffolk' fears

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 20:40
Railway level crossing closure plans could result in a "Berlin Wall through the middle of Suffolk", campaigners warn.

Oil price fall should boost pay - PM

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 19:54
Companies profiting from falling oil prices should pass on the benefits by increasing workers' wages, Prime Minister David Cameron suggests.

Yangtze boat capsize leaves 21 dead

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 19:39
Twenty-one people are confirmed dead, with one still missing, after a tugboat capsized on the Yangtze river in eastern China, state media report.

Prison drug seizures increasing

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 18:54
The number of drug seizures in prisons in England and Wales has significantly increased, figures from the Ministry of Justice show.

VIDEO: Gay couple kiss ban sparks protest

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 18:46
Around 2,000 people demonstrate outside a traditional coffee house in Vienna for ejecting a lesbian couple for kissing.

Europe on high alert over terrorism

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 18:41
Security has been tightened across Europe, as Belgium joins France in deploying troops alongside police after a series of anti-terror raids.

VIDEO: Is cheap oil good or bad for India?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 17:08
India is one of the biggest oil importers, but is the low price of crude all good news for the country and its people?

How do immigrants forge a sense of identity?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 17:04
The Paris attacks have raised the question of how immigrants deal with identity and a sense of belonging, says BBC social affairs reporter John McManus.

Saving Bosnia's past from the ashes

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 16:49
Saving Bosnia's history from the ashes

Shakespear of Arabia

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 16:40
The dashing captain who died too soon to be Lawrence of Arabia

Pope visits typhoon-hit Tacloban

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 16:02
Pope Francis will meet survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 7,000 in 2013, in Tacloban on the second day of his Philippines visit.

Toy trains from the past 200 years

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 15:59
The childhood fascination that has endured nearly 200 years