International News

Scheme 'could see 6,000 jobs lost'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 04:44
A voluntary redundancy scheme for public servants could result in the loss of 6,000 jobs, the union NIPSA has warned.

Hamilton on pole in Russia

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 04:40
Lewis Hamilton is in pole with Mercedes team-mate and rival Nico Rosberg second at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

'Dangerous' mollusc found in UK

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 04:21
A species of mussel blamed for blocking water supplies to Las Vegas has been found near Heathrow Airport, scientists confirm.

VIDEO: 'Sad' Cook denies bullying claims

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 04:16
Captain Alastair Cook says the England dressing room "wasn't a bullying environment" and that Kevin Pietersen's claims have "tarnished" the team.

Talking privately about Ebola

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 03:29
The app being used for a sensitive subject

Belgium's youthful new PM sworn in

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 02:28
Belgium's new centre-right government, led by its youngest PM since 1841, is sworn in after more than four months of talks.

VIDEO: Record geese numbers recorded

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 02:19
A record number of pink-footed geese have arrived at a wetland centre in Lancashire as part of their annual migration.

VIDEO: 'I placed ad for kidney donor'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 01:02
A woman who found a kidney donor after placing an advertisement in her local paper has been speaking about her appeal.

Seaside rail posters go under hammer

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 00:26
A collection of vintage railway posters is expected to fetch £9,000 at an auction in New York on Tuesday.

UKIP's Farage back on campaign trail

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 21:58
Nigel Farage campaigns in Rochester and Strood, as the main political parties consider their response to UKIP's victory in the Clacton by-election.

Iraq appeals for help in Anbar

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 21:55
Iraqi officials make an urgent appeal for military help in the western Anbar province, saying the area could fall to Islamic State militants "in days".

Death penalty for China cult killers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 21:26
A Chinese court passes sentence on five cult members who beat a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant in Shandong province in May.

UKIP fallout and peace prize - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 21:04
Reaction to UKIP's election gains and the awarding of a peace prize to activist Malala Yousafzai are the main stories for the papers.

VIDEO: How can magic help stroke survivors?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 20:42
Learning magic tricks gives stroke survivors a great opportunity to be more independent and to show off their new talents to relatives and friends.

Top Gear Argentina row 'not a stunt'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 20:37
The executive producer of the BBC's Top Gear defends the show following reports its crew had to flee Argentina because of a number plate "stunt".

New York's JFK to start Ebola checks

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 19:03
New York's JFK is the first of five US airports to screen passengers in an effort to limit the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,000.

VIDEO: Cuba circus kids 'go professional'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 18:19
In Cuba, young children are learning circus skills with a view to becoming professional performers.

Nine die in Guinea boat sinking

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 18:12
At least nine people die in a boat accident in Guinea, with at least 30 people still missing, officials and residents say.

VIDEO: Huge Smurfs mark comics museum at 25

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 17:06
In Belgium a comics museum, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, is planning an expansion.

Police tell wrong parents son died

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 16:55
Police in a small Alaska town mistakenly tell a couple their son has been killed in a car accident, leading to a joyous scene just hours later.