International News

VIDEO: April fooled?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 19:11
Among the April Fools' Day pranksters this year are businessman Richard Branson with a modest proposal for Virgin and Belgian TV, who brought back a comic book hero.

Northern Ireland passions move centre stage

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 18:29
Mark Mardell says Northern Ireland politicians are likely to play a central role in the formation of the next UK Government.

VIDEO: How much should the state intervene in capitalism?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 18:24
How much should the state intervene in capitalism?

'Sharp rise' in foreign fighters

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 18:21
A UN report says that more than 25,000 foreign fighters have travelled to join militant groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State.

Queensland greyhound body dump found

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 18:11
The bodies of at least 55 greyhounds - apparently linked to racing - are found dumped in Queensland, in the latest setback for the scandal-hit sport.

Russian trawler sinks with 43 dead

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 17:28
A trawler sinks off the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's Far East, with 43 confirmed dead and more than 30 still missing.

VIDEO: What Gandhi wrote to Hitler

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 16:48
In celebration of London's Letters Live season, BBC Newsnight invited actor Clarke Peters to read a letter written by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler.

Pressure builds on key Yemen city

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 16:39
Fighting in the Yemeni city of Aden has intensified as Houthi rebels try to seize control of the city from forces local to the president.

VIDEO: Riding with Ukrainian rebels

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 16:00
Natalia Antelava joins a patrol of pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine.

Leaders prepare for election debate

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:59
The leaders of seven political parties gear up for a live, two-hour televised general election debate later.

Concern over college severance deals

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:44
Several colleges did not handle cuts in the number of senior staff during a major reform programme as well as they could have, according to a report.

Business letter row and lottery winners

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:43
The letter from business leaders on the economy, and the double lottery winners' celebrations, dominate the front pages.

Parties clash over Scottish poverty

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:41
Politicians from Scotland's five main parties clash over the causes of - and possible solutions to - poverty in a special BBC Scotland debate.

'War camel' found in Austrian cellar

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:40
A camel, whose intact skeleton has been found in a 300-year-old Austrian cellar, was probably ridden by the invading Ottoman army in 1683.

VIDEO: Mirren plays Woman in Gold

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:28
One of the world's most famous paintings, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, is at the heart of the new film Woman in Gold starring Dame Helen Mirren.

Been and Gone: Acclaimed war film director and the man behind All Right Now

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:18
The director who inspired Star Wars 'trench run' and other losses

VIDEO: The 'Eid Pray Love' movement

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:16
Why Muslims have been giving things up before Easter

24 hours in a fuel tank

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:13
How three men survived 24 hours in a lorry's fuel tank

Fiancee and cat tracked by home cam

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:09
The girlfriend and cat watched by home cam

Social media teacher abuse 'rising'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:09
The NASUWT teaching union says an increasing number of teachers are facing abuse on social media, not only from pupils but also parents.