International News

CPS defends FGM prosecution

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:14
The case of a doctor found not guilty of carrying out female genital mutilation was "reviewed thoroughly", the director of public prosecutions insists.

Lee dismisses concerns over new book

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:13
Author Harper Lee rejects claims she is being pressured into releasing a "lost" novel, saying she is "happy as hell".

Europe leaders in Ukraine peace bid

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:09
German and French leaders are to make a crisis visit to the Ukrainian capital Kiev with a new peace initiative amid escalating fighting in the east of the country.

Tunisia face ban after no apology

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:09
Tunisia face being banned from the next Africa Cup of Nations after refusing to apologise for accusing Caf of cheating.

Bin lorry driver cannot recall crash

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:08
The driver of a council bin lorry which careered out of control in Glasgow city centre, killing six people, says he has no memory of the crash.

Russia cuts swearing from hit film

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:50
Russian cinemas start showing the Oscar-nominated Russian film Leviathan - minus the many swear words.

How does Google's Autocomplete censor predictions?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:48
What makes Google remove an Autocomplete suggestion?

Scots house sales hit six-year high

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:45
Scotland last year recorded the highest number of house sales since 2008, according to figures released by Registers of Scotland.

Iraq PM orders end to Baghdad curfew

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:35
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi orders an end to a long-standing night-time curfew in Baghdad.

Councillor guilty of punching teens

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:29
An independent Bedford councillor is found guilty of punching two teenagers outside a village hall.

Binoche to open Berlin Film Festival

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:18
A film starring Juliette Binoche as an arctic explorer will open the 65th Berlin Film Festival on Thursday.

Clashes at Ghana prison after fire

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:14
One prisoner has been killed and five officers seriously wounded at a prison in the Ghanaian town of Kumasi, when inmates tried to escape after a fire broke out, officials say.

Abuse inquiry 'must not drag on'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:11
The historical child sex abuse inquiry in England and Wales will not be allowed to "drag on" and must have achievable goals, says its new chairwoman.

Woman's home is to be demolished

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:07
A grandmother who lost her fight against two retail giants is expected to have her Ceredigion home demolished.

VIDEO: Taiwan plane wreckage moved

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:59
Rescue teams in Taiwan are continuing to search for the 12 people who remain unaccounted for after a plane crashed in a river.

I must play loan players - McDowall

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:57
Rangers boss Kenny McDowall says he has been told by the club that all five players signed on loan from Newcastle must be in his starting XI.

Office named best show in 20 years

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:56
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's breakout hit The Office is named the best TV show of the past 20 years at the Broadcast Awards.

Drowned author 'failed by NHS'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:54
A critically acclaimed author who drowned three days after he was discharged from hospital and told to seek counselling was "let down" by the NHS, a report finds.

Delhi protest against church attacks

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:48
Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, detain dozens of people who were protesting against recent attacks on churches in the city.

Your pictures: Umbrellas

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:20
Readers' photos on the theme of "umbrellas"