International News

Kabul guesthouse targeted in attack

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 13:19
Heavy gunfire and a series of explosions are reported in a guesthouse popular with foreigners in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

NI welfare reform bill fails to pass

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 13:18
Northern Ireland's controversial Welfare Reform Bill has failed to pass at Stormont after failing to win the support of nationalist parties.

Gun used in IRA man's murder 'rare'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 13:01
A handgun used in the murder of a senior IRA man in Belfast was from eastern Europe and "extremely rare", police have said.

Barristers quit criminal cases

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 12:32
Barristers in Northern Ireland withdraw from all new criminal cases requiring legal aid in protest against new rules reducing the level of payments.

Ireland sells Aer Lingus stake to IAG

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 12:00
The Irish government agrees to sell its 25% stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, the owner of British Airways.

Libya PM 'escapes assassination bid'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 11:55
Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni says he has survived an assassination attempt after his car was attacked by gunmen in the eastern city of Tobruk.

Obama loses immigration appeal

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 11:51
A US court rules President Obama's plans to protect almost five million illegal immigrants from deportation must stay on hold.

Umunna 'may run for leader one day'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 11:36
Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna says he does not rule out one day running to lead the party - but hopes a vacancy does not arise.

Muslims 'dehumanised' says Qatar royal

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 11:28
A senior member of the Qatar royal family has warned that Muslims are being "dehumanised" by the coverage of violent extremism in the Middle East.

UK 'will not accept migrant quotas'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 11:06
The UK will not be part of any EU plan to relocate thousands of African migrants currently in Italy and Greece, the international development secretary says.

Violent Baltimore sees less arrests

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 11:00
The number of arrests made by Baltimore police in May has plummeted as shootings and homicides have dramatically increased.

VIDEO: Moment BBC Women's Footballer named

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 10:43
Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala has been named as the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.

Cleveland police agree to US reforms

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 10:41
The Cleveland police department, which has been criticised for aggressive tactics against African Americans, agrees to strict federal reforms.

Arrest after child hit by quad bike

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 10:32
A male has been arrested after a child was involved in a collision with a quad bike in Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Exiled Mr Potato Head statue returns

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 10:24
A "hideous" statue of Mr Potato Head which was banished from a Derbyshire town in the early 2000s is set to return.

Runaway mafia boss held in Brazil

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:54
An Italian organised crime boss convicted for more than 20 murders has been caught in Brazil after 31 years on the run.

Ukraine's civilians living on frontline

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:23
Ukraine's frontline civilians defy bombardment

Larkin poem discovery discredited

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:18
A leading literary magazine that claimed to have found an unpublished poem by Philip Larkin admits that it was the work of a different writer.

VIDEO: Life inside a Ukrainian ghost village

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:08
Eastern Ukraine is enduring a second summer of conflict, as a ceasefire, nominally in place since February, has failed to stop the violence in areas around Donetsk airport.

Watford set for fifth boss in a year

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:55
Watford are close to parting company with boss Slavisa Jokanovic despite him leading the club to promotion to the Premier League.

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