International News

AUDIO: How black can black be?

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 04:10
A material dubbed the darkest substance on earth is being used creatively by internationally acclaimed artist Sir Anish Kapoor.

Rapist is sentenced to 18 years

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 04:02
A man who raped a woman in Lurgan, County Armagh, and beat her boyfriend into unconsciousness is jailed for 18 years.

McIlroy has outgrown me - McDowell

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:54
Graeme McDowell admits Rory McIlroy's four majors and world number one status may mean the end for their Ryder Cup partnership.

Clydeport admits tug deaths failures

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:54
Port operator Clydeport Operations Limited admits health and safety failures over a tug boat which sank in the River Clyde killing three crew.

Tesco fast-tracks new finance chief

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:49
Troubled supermarket giant Tesco says its new chief financial officer, Alan Stewart, is joining the company immediately, more than two months earlier than originally planned.

VIDEO: 'Top swap' scheme launched in Moscow

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:45
Steve Rosenberg reports on how Muscovites can swap their tops for more pro-Russian t-shirts.

Algeria militants seize Frenchman

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:45
Militants linked to Islamic State have seized a French tourist in Algeria and demanded an end to French air strikes in Iraq, France confirms.

Day in pictures: 23 September

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:40
News images from around the world: 23 September

Barclays hit by record £38m fine

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:17
Barclays Bank has been fined a record £38m by UK regulators for failing to keep its clients' assets separate from its own.

Second video of UK hostage released

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:03
A second video is released showing British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Holiday booze fuels rejected claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 02:54
Insurers have been criticised for turning down claims from holidaymakers who had been drinking alcohol before having an accident.

Mothers stage homes sit-in protest

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 02:45
Members of a women's group in east London are staging a week-long occupation of a housing estate next to the Olympic Park, in protest at the number of empty properties.

Boxer Wilson out of coma - Coldwell

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 02:40
British boxer Jerome Wilson is out of the medically-induced coma he was placed in after having an operation on his brain.

VIDEO: Radio query reveals garden cannabis

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 02:40
Patricia Hewitson from Exmouth, Devon, unwittingly grew a 5ft (1,5m) tall cannabis plant from a pack of bird seeds - but her error was only revealed when she contacted a radio phone-in show.

Jack Ma heads China rich list

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 02:37
Alibaba founder Jack Ma is China's richest person following his company's record listing, according to a wealth survey by the Hurun Report.

VIDEO: Labour highs and lows in last 12 months

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 02:21
BBC footage recalls some of the highs and lows for Ed Miliband and the Labour Party over the last 12 months.

VIDEO: Many Islamabad state schools closed

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 02:18
Weeks after the start of term, many state schools in the capital, Islamabad, are still closed, after being taken over by police drafted in to deal with ongoing political protests.

VIDEO: Ricky Tomlinson: United We Stand

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 02:08
The story of actor Ricky Tomlinson's jail term in the 1970s has been turned into a play called United We Stand.

Appetite for loans 'picks up again'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 01:46
The amount of new borrowing through personal loans has outstripped repayments every month this year, figures from UK banks indicate.

Israel murder suspects shot dead

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 01:46
Two Palestinians suspected of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June have been killed by Israeli forces, Israel's military says.
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