International News

Date set for abortion law challenge

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:50
A Human Rights Commission challenge to Northern Ireland's abortion laws is to be heard in February.

Brent crude oil at new five-year low

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:37
The price of Brent crude oil falls to a new five-and-a-half year low of $52.27 per barrel, its lowest level since May 2009.

The beauty behind 'The Beast'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:32
He scored against Liverpool in the FA Cup - but that's not all there is to know about AFC Wimbledon's Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Lego movie was top UK film of 2014

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:24
The Lego Movie was the top film in the UK and Ireland last year, although box office takings were down almost 3% on 2013.

German 'Islamisation' demos decried

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:12
Politicians and celebrities in Germany join a campaign against Pegida, a group protesting against what it sees as the "Islamisation" of Europe.

Dumped dog's belongings in suitcase

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:08
An animal charity hopes to trace the owner of a dog that was abandoned with its belongings in a suitcase.

MP wants 'child prostitute' term ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:07
An MP is campaigning to have the term "child prostitute" removed from planned laws because it "protects abusers".

'Busy' hospital turns patients away

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:50
Some patients are redirected from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and procedures postponed as it is "very busy", largely due to "seasonal pressures".

Moonpig suspends app over security

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:46
After concerns about security online greetings card company Moonpig is investigating "flaws" and has disabled its app "as a precaution".

'Gagging order' over abuse threat

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:35
Convicted paedophile Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins made a woman sign a gagging order when she threatened to go to the police over concerns he would abuse a child, a trial has heard.

Safety report after Jim Clark rally deaths

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:32
Volunteer marshals should undergo mandatory training before working at motor sport rallies, according to a report.

Broadchurch watched by eight million

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:32
The much-anticipated return of ITV drama Broadchurch is watched by eight million people, according to overnight figures.

US rejects Venezuela prisoner swap

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:31
US officials rule out swapping a jailed Puerto Rican nationalist for imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.

Ukraine troops killed in bus crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:27
At least 12 Ukrainian servicemen were killed and more than 20 injured in eastern Ukraine when their bus hit military trucks, police and local media say.

SpaceX scrubs rocket recovery launch

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:24
US company SpaceX has postponed an experiment to bring part of its Falcon rocket down to a soft landing on a floating sea platform.

Rugby player's 3-hour 999 pitch wait

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:15
An investigation is launched after a rugby player with a broken leg was left waiting on the pitch for three hours for an ambulance to arrive.

Eurozone economy slows further

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:13
The eurozone economy saw anaemic growth in December and suffered its worst quarter for more than a year, a survey indicates.

VIDEO: MP's relief as rape claim is dropped

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:13
Conservative MP Mark Pritchard says he is "glad its all over" after rape allegations against him were dropped

VIDEO: Sony boss defends free speech

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:05
Sony has condemned the "vicious" cyber attack that led to it suspending the release of its film The Interview.

Ebola: New vaccine trial begins

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:03
Scientists at Oxford University have begun immunising healthy volunteers with a new Ebola vaccine