International News

Ofcom clears Top Gear over 'pikey'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 04:15
Ofcom backs a BBC Trust decision not to censure the BBC over the use of the word "pikey" in an edition of Top Gear.

Axe Boyle gig, say disability groups

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 03:40
A group calling for a Belfast show by comedian Frankie Boyle to be cancelled has said his jokes "poke fun at and mock children with disabilities".

Councils to be scored on Neet rates

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 03:25
Local councils are being scored annually on how well they reduce the number of young people not in education, employment or training.

Shop-bought veg in show defended

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 03:18
Organisers of a village show defend a decision to allow shop-bought produce to be displayed alongside home-grown vegetables.

Murder probe police study interviews

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 03:15
Police investigating the murder of a man whose body was found in water in Renfrewshire study the results of interviews with the public.

Ex-Barca winger Afellay set for Stoke

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 03:13
Netherlands winger Ibrahim Afellay is set to become the fourth former Barcelona player at Stoke City.

Hunter kills 'iconic' Zimbabwe lion

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 03:01
A hunter allegedly paid a $54,000 (£35,000) bribe to wildlife guides to kill an "iconic" lion in Zimbabwe, a conservationist tells the BBC .

Syria Kurds condemn 'Turkey attacks'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 02:19
Kurdish forces in Syria accuse Turkey of repeatedly attacking their positions, but Ankara says the units are not targeted by its military.

French farmers block border roads

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 02:18
French farmers stop lorries importing farm produce from Germany and Spain, in a border protest over alleged unfair price competition.

VIDEO: Obama in Ethiopia: News briefing

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 02:12
US President Barack Obama is holding a joint news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as he continues his tour of East Africa.

Litvinenko suspect will not testify

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 02:06
A key suspect in an inquiry in London into the death of the former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko tells the BBC he will not give evidence.

Bin lorry driver denied blacking out

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:54
A fatal accident inquiry into the bin lorry crash which killed six people in Glasgow hears the driver told a nurse he had not blacked out.

Cosby accusers' interviews published

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:53
Thirty-five of the women accusing Bill Cosby of rape or sexual assault are interviewed and photographed for the front cover of New York Magazine.

Payday firm to pay £20m compensation

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:51
Payday lender Cash Genie is to pay compensation after charging customers £50 to transfer them to the company's debt collection business.

Kanye West's 13 minute Canada gig

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:44
Was this the shortest Kanye gig ever? The rapper storms off stage after a mic fail.

20th Century artists on show at Tate

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:42
The work of 20th Century artists dominates next year's programme at Tate with exhibitions including US artists Georgia O'Keeffe and Robert Rauschenberg and war artist Paul Nash.

Man's body yet to return from Ibiza

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:15
The family of a County Antrim man who died in Ibiza more than a week ago are still waiting for his body to be released by Spanish authorities.

Last Portsmouth IS fighter 'killed'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:11
The final member of a group from Portsmouth who travelled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State (IS) group is reportedly killed.

Russia sees Arctic as naval priority

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:02
Russia will strengthen its naval forces in the Arctic and Atlantic as a response to Nato activities close to Russia's borders, the Kremlin says.

Can you make schools integrate?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 00:58
There have been warnings that segregation in schools creates a risk of extremism. But can you make communities go to school together?