International News

'Deeply elitist UK locks out talent'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 02:35
The UK is "deeply elitist" according to an analysis of the backgrounds of more than 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders.

Strike disrupts Argentine capital

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 02:24
Sections of Argentina's General Confederation of Labour are holding a 36-hour strike, which has caused disruption in the capital Buenos Aires.

Carmichael 'may join' Team Scotland

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 02:05
The Scottish secretary indicates he could join Scotland's negotiating team for talks on independence if there is a "Yes" vote.

VIDEO: Giant waves sweep California coast

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 02:03
Southern California has been inundated by a surge of rising seawater brought on by Hurricane Marie, which hit Mexico's Pacific coast.

'Many Russians' fighting in Ukraine

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 01:55
Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine say thousands of Russians are fighting with them, as they take Novoazovsk in the south-east and threaten the port of Mariupol.

Ex-charity boss fraud trial jury out

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 01:50
The jury in the trial of a former race equality charity boss accused of fraud retires to consider its verdict.

Swimming hero traces young fan

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 01:47
A five-year-old boy who wrote an "amazing" fan letter to Scottish Commonwealth swimming champion Ross Murdoch is traced after an appeal on Twitter.

VIDEO: Holmes's Olympic triumph: 10 years on

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 01:39
Dame Kelly Holmes talks to BBC Sport's Brendan Foster on the 10th anniversary of her double gold triumph at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

NHS complaints rise to 480 every day

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 01:38
The number of complaints made about NHS care in England increased to an average of 480 every day, according to official data.

Platini will not challenge Blatter

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 01:35
Uefa president Michel Platini announces he will not challenge Sepp Blatter by running for the leadership of Fifa.

AUDIO: Can school uniform ever be cool?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 01:02
School uniform will never be cool, and it is not meant to be, says Mr Drew from TV's Educating Essex

VIDEO: England's legendary leaders

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 00:55
With England coach Roy Hodgson set to name a new captain, BBC Sport takes a look back at those who have had the honour of captaining the Three Lions the most times.

Food safety warning over budget cuts

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 00:47
The closure of Wales' only publicly-run food testing laboratory due to cuts mean councils may struggle to respond to another incident like the horsemeat scandal, a food safety expert warns.

VIDEO: 'Uzi accident couldn't happen in UK'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 00:45
Shooting instructor Peter Wroe tells the BBC why an incident in the US where a nine-year-old girl shot a gun range worker could not happen in the UK.

Venice kicks off with Birdman film

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 00:43
The Venice Film Festival gets under way in Italy with Birdman, a comedy drama about an actor trying to escape from the shadow of his most famous role.

Easyjet plane in emergency landing

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 00:34
An Easyjet plane carrying 157 passengers makes an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport after smoke was detected in the cockpit.

Thai ex-PM murder charge dismissed

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 00:28
A Thai court dismisses murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva linked to a bloody crackdown on protesters in 2010.

Physio 'bit client while growling'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 00:15
A physiotherapist bit a client's shoulder and growled "like a baby lion" for sexual gratification, a tribunal hears.

'Abysmal NI leaders stuck in past'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 00:04
A senior aide to former US president Bill Clinton accuses Northern Ireland politicians of an "abysmal abdication of leadership".

Countdown to Nato summit Wales 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 23:49
There is one week to go before world leaders descend on Wales for the 2014 Nato summit at Newport's Celtic Manor Resort.

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