International News

VIDEO: The real-life Winnie the Pooh

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 11:15
The inspiration behind one of the world's best loved children's stories has been told in the run-up to its 100-year anniversary.

Meyiwa suspect in court in S Africa

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 11:13
A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa during an alleged robbery.

Sturgeon renews TV debates attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 11:03
Recent opinion polls prove it is wrong to exclude the SNP from nationally-televised general election debates, the party's leader in waiting says.

Reduced EU sea mission set to go

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 10:45
The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from North Africa.

Life term for puppy farm murders

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 10:44
An 82-year-old man is jailed for life for murdering his partner and her daughter who he shot at close range at his puppy farm in Surrey.

14,000 submissions to powers talks

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 10:38
The commission set up to discuss further devolution to the Scottish Parliament has received more than 14,000 submissions.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 10:36
Switzerland's history of child labour, a father's Afghan odyssey, and the people who follow Jediism.

VIDEO: Free wi-fi plan for city centres

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 10:34
Belfast and Londonderry are soon to have wi-fi hotspots in a number of public buildings as part of a £150m investment to improve the digital capacity across the UK.

Dispute over IRA rape claim letter

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 10:34
A lawyer says Maíria Cahill wrote to the IRA complaining her allegation of rape had not been investigated thoroughly enough. Ms Cahill says her letter has been misrepresented.

UN chief defends Ebola aid workers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 10:31
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".

Ferdinand 'baffled' at Twitter fine

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 10:24
Rio Ferdinand appears to be "baffled" by his three-game ban and £25,000 fine from the FA for an offensive tweet.

Bodies found after fireworks blaze

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 10:09
Two bodies are found in the wreckage of a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 09:59
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images

VIDEO: Full interview with Fiona Woolf

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 09:57
Fiona Woolf resigns as chair of the child abuse inquiry

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 09:38
Scratching really does make things itch, and other nuggets

Kenyan Jeptoo fails doping test

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 09:36
Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo becomes the latest athlete from Kenya to fail a doping test, the country's athletics body confirm.

Bid to halt chief's pay-off fails

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 09:32
A pay-off for Pembrokeshire council chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones is set to go ahead after an opposition bid to block it through the courts fails.

Shop fights bag charge basket thefts

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 09:32
A Dundee supermarket is security tagging baskets after they started disappearing when the 5p carrier bag charge was introduced.

Warmest UK Halloween on record

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 09:28
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.

VIDEO: Taking a virtual dive into the deep

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 09:23
A Bangor University lecturer is developing Virtual Reality software for the electronics giant Samsung.
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