International News

FA wants Team GB sides at Rio 2016

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:28
The Football Association is planning to enter men's and women's Great Britain teams at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

IRA play park name debate blocked

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:26
Sinn Féin councillors in Newry block unionist efforts to reconsider naming a Newry play park after an IRA man.

US markets reach all-time highs

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:19
US stocks hit record levels, with both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 closing at all-time highs and the Nasdaq breaking the 5,000 barrier for the first time in 15 years.

Castro's revolutionary lover dies

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 11:39
Natalia Revuelta, who supported Fidel Castro when he was planning his insurgency and became his lover, has died at the age of 89 in Havana.

Poundland mice took food off sale

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 11:30
A mice infestation was the reason food was removed from the shelves of a branch of Poundland in Birmingham city centre, the council reveals.

Lawro's predictions v Circa Waves

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 11:23
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Circa Waves singer Kieran Shudall in the midweek Premier League games.

Rebooting innovation in Japan

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 11:00
What has happened to Japan's inventors?

Should England expect to win Slams?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 10:38
After hopes of a Six Nations clean sweep slip by for another year, Tom Fordyce asks whether English rugby fans should expect more.

Which counties want Kevin Pietersen?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 10:33
Kevin Pietersen needs to score runs in county cricket to have any chance of an England return, but do any counties want him?

VIDEO: Hidden victims of the Ebola crisis

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 10:15
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed almost 10,000 people, but it appears the number of people dying from the virus is finally slowing down.

British plane spotters in UAE arrest

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 10:14
Three British men are arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over allegations of suspicious behaviour while plane spotting.

'No repeat' of polling day queues

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:59
The chaotic queuing seen at some polling stations at the 2010 general election will not be repeated this time around, the head of the Electoral Commission says.

Loyalist band group at SF conference

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:56
Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness welcomes the decision by a group that represents loyalist bands to attend his party's annual conference.

France 'rebuked over smacking'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:50
Europe's top rights watchdog is set to rule that France's guidance over spanking children is not sufficiently clear, Le Monde newspaper reports.

Afghan president sacks police chiefs

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:40
Twenty-seven senior Afghan police officers are sacked as part an anti-corruption drive by President Ashraf Ghani.

'Drug psychosis' mum-stab man jailed

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:36
A man stabbed his mother 11 times in a "drug-fuelled psychosis" after bingeing on mephedrone, cannabis and alcohol, a court hears.

One-third miss school choice in London

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:32
Almost a third of families in London did not get their first choice of secondary school as the population surge reaches secondary level.

Fire death dad lured sons with train

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:30
A newly-divorced father lured his two sons with a new model train set before setting fire to his house, killing all three of them, an inquest hears.

FBI sued for Boston bombing death

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:20
The family of a man who was killed by the FBI as agents investigated the Boston marathon bombings is suing the agency.

Mother knew Emwazi's voice on video

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:10
The mother of Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi says she immediately recognised his voice when she heard him on a hostage video released by Islamic State.