International News

Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 09:17
David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says.

Electricians question CBI vote move

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 09:11
The body representing electrical contractors urges the CBI to think again about giving its support to the campaign against Scottish independence.

Man killed as pleasure boat capsizes

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 09:09
One man dies and another is in hospital after a boat capsizes in a Devon river estuary described by a coastguard officer as "quite treacherous".

Algeria's president gets fourth term

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 08:54
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.

Boy in hospital with severe burns

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 08:52
A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns.

Three die in separate road crashes

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 08:34
Two motorcyclists and a car passenger have died in separate crashes in south and west Wales, say police.

Teachers to debate summer strike

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 08:34
The NUT conference is to hear calls for a one-day strike on 23 June and a campaign of industrial action over pay and workload.

Redundancy threat at building firm

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 08:31
Workers at a Newport building firm face redundancy after the company warned it was going into administration, union leaders claim.

Cavendish to miss Giro d'Italia

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 08:29
Isle of Man cyclist Mark Cavendish is to miss the Giro d'Italia as he steps up his preparations for the Tour de France.

Remembering Peter and Paddy

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 08:20
Remembering two of the greatest travel writers

Bomb kills at least 14 in Syria

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 07:49
At least 14 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a government-controlled area of the besieged Syrian city of Homs.

Prince re-signs with 'slave' label

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 07:49
Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.

VIDEO: Camel birth shocks sheep farmer

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 07:43
A farmer who was hoping for some rest after a busy lambing season has been surprised by his latest newborn - a camel.

Man suffers head and face injuries

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 07:40
A 46-year-old man is being treated in hospital after suffering serious face and head injuries during assault in Belfast city centre.

Sand sculptors wow seaside revellers

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 07:21
Weston-super-Mare's annual sand sculpture festival begins.

VIDEO: Golfer Larrazabal attacked by hornets

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 07:07
Spanish golfer Pablo Larrazabal is attacked by hornets and forced into a lake to avoid the swarm at the Malaysian Open.

Eastern Ukraine militants snub deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 07:04
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine refuse to leave official buildings, just hours after an international deal was reached to defuse the crisis.

Giorgio Armani settles tax dispute

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 06:53
The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.

Calgary killing suspect's dad speaks

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 06:39
The father of a man suspected of stabbing to death five people in the Canadian city of Calgary says his son was a "great kid" with a bright future.

Japan to launch Pacific whale hunt

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 06:32
Japan says it will catch fewer whales in the Pacific this year after a court banned its whaling off Antarctica.

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