International News

Ladybird drops 'boys and girls' books

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 02:27
One of the leading children's publishers, famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, is to drop gender branding from its books.

Arsenal tried to sign Messi - Wenger

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 02:22
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirms that he tried to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona alongside Cesc Fabregas.

£30K policing bill for boxing match

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 02:14
More than £30,000 was paid out of the public purse towards the cost of policing a world title fight in Belfast earlier this year, the Police Service of Northern Ireland confirms.

VIDEO: Fire engulfs factory in Sydney

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 02:04
A large fire engulfed a factory in western Sydney, Australia, forcing some residents to move from the area.

AUDIO: Mark Thomas on 'police snooping'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 02:00
Comedian and writer Mark Thomas is among six journalists taking legal action because they believe the Metropolitan Police is monitoring them and keeping information on a database that deals with extremists.

Hamilton sets pace at title decider

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:59
Lewis Hamilton is fastest ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in first practice at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Addy on BBC1 domination

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:56
Mark Addy talks about his roles in current BBC1 dramas 'Atlantis' and 'Remember Me', and working alongside Michael Palin

Israel 'foils plot to kill minister'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:51
Israel says it has arrested four Palestinian Hamas members who were planning to kill FM Avigdor Lieberman during the recent Gaza conflict.

Embrace the arts, engineers told

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:44
Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.

'Child risk' councillor 'was bullied'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:41
A councillor named as a "risk" to children rejects the claim, saying he is the victim of bullying.

Labour blame result on anti-politics

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:38
Labour's Douglas Alexander says the Rochester and Strood by-election result has sent "strong messages" to all parties and highlighted a sense of "alienation".

Thai martial law to be 'indefinite'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:35
Thailand's military leaders say they have no plans to remove martial law soon, amid mounting protests and criticism of the junta.

Delta swaps Boeings for Airbus jets

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:03
American airline Delta replaces its old Boeing planes in a $14bn order for 50 Airbus wide-body jets powered by Rolls Royce engines

Fire at plant released radioactivity

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:02
A fire in part of Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) facility last month led to an "unauthorised release" of radioactivity.

Public borrowing at £7.7bn in October

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:00
Government borrowing fell to £7.7bn in October, official figures show, down £0.2bn from a year earlier.

O'Keefe work sets female art record

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:58
A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keefe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.

Rifle recovered in police operation

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:58
An assault rifle is recovered and four men arrested during a police operation close to Belfast city centre on Thursday night.

VIDEO: Doll challenges Barbie body shape

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:35
American artist Nickolay Lamm has used crowd-funding to create a rival to the Barbie doll, Lammily, with the slogan "average is beautiful".

100-year-old sees ocean for first time

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:30
Ruby Holt, who has spent 100 years living on a farm in Tennessee, has dipped her toes in the ocean for the first time.

Who will be Tunisia's next president?

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:29
Tunisians go to the polls on 23 November to choose a new leader in what is hoped to be the first genuinely free presidential election in the country's history. The BBC explains the background to the election.

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