International News

Ghana 'ball boy' receives $100,000

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 09:33
A role defined as 'ball boy' earned a Ghana staff member $100,000 at the World Cup while a drummer was paid over $5,000.

BSE confirmed in Irish cow

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 09:23
A case of "mad cow disease" identified in the Republic of Ireland was isolated to a single animal, the Irish government has said.

Holyrood backs airgun licence move

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 09:06
The Scottish Parliament passes legislation which will require all airgun owners in Scotland to hold a licence.

Casement disaster claim 'hysterical'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 08:56
The GAA describes claims that design flaws in the proposed new Casement Park stadium could lead to a Hillsborough-style disaster as "unfounded and hysterical".

Olympic city of Sochi hit by floods

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 08:48
Residents are evacuated from Sochi in Russia after flash flooding submerges part of the city that staged the Winter Olympics in 2014.

Samsung cash for eye-tracking visor

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 08:46
The world's first eye-tracking virtual reality headset secures investment from Samsung Ventures.

Glastonbury Festival 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 08:42
Music festival opens its doors for another year

Pancreatic cancer blood test hope

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 08:41
Tiny spheres of fat shed by pancreatic cancers can be used as a blood test for the tumours, a study shows.

Taylor Swift will be on Apple Music

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 08:35
After successfully challenging the tech giant over not paying artists' royalties Taylor Swift says she will appear on Apple's streaming service.

Harassed woman murdered by neighbour

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 08:16
A man who repeatedly stabbed his neighbour after subjecting her to a campaign of harassment is convicted of murder.

PM accepts treaty change delay

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 08:15
David Cameron has accepted it may not be possible to change the EU's treaties before the UK's in/out referendum on the EU, the BBC understands.

'Skin-like' colour display developed

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 08:08
A fully flexible, almost skin-like colour display is developed by a team in Florida - paving the way for clothes that can instantly change colour.

Jockey has 'achieved impossible'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 08:00
Brian Toomey says he has "achieved the impossible" as he returns to competitive horse racing after a serious fall in 2013.

End of road for £655k 'Cooking Bus'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 07:59
A "Cooking Bus" intended to educate children about eating - which experts said was unlikely to bring any health benefits - is to be sold off.

VIDEO: 'Life is ace' at Glastonbury

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 07:58
By the time the music starts on Friday morning, 177,000 people are due at Glastonbury festival, a few music fans tell BBC News why the event is so special.

UK frees Rwandan general on bail

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 07:54
Rwanda's intelligence chief Karenzi Karake is released on bail of £1m ($1.6m) in London after his arrest on Saturday.

Saved by the Bell actor jailed

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 07:44
Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond is sentenced to four months in jail for a bar fight during which a man was stabbed.

VIDEO: Bringing Fifa's video games to life

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 07:39
Why live action football commentators turn their skills to following a soccer video game

Ecclestone should step down - Jordan

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 07:35
Bernie Ecclestone should step down as Formula 1 supremo so somebody "radical" can take over, says Eddie Jordan.

FA defends England U21 squad policy

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 07:27
England Under-21s were right to leave out key men for the European Championship, says the FA's director of elite development.