International News

Stats show UK becoming more European

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 05:18
UK is becoming more European, statistics show

VIDEO: UK still a 'deeply elitist' country

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 05:17
The UK is still a "deeply elitist" country, according to a new report from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.

Pitt and Jolie wedding announced

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 05:14
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now married, according to a spokesman for the Hollywood couple.

Bake Off contestant 'stitched up'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 05:13
The Great British Bake Off contestant blamed by some for another's exit claims to have been "stitched up" by the way the BBC One programme was edited.

India launches bank accounts for all

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 04:48
Indian PM Narendra Modi launches a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.

EU widens aid to dairy exporters

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 04:46
The EU announces emergency help for dairy producers hit by the Russian ban on food imports from the EU.

Peake: Actresses can play male roles

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 04:43
Maxine Peake says she hopes playing Hamlet will make it easier for women to fill male roles because Shakespeare's female roles are "quite problematic".

Hamilton & Rosberg not a team - Webber

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 04:37
Former F1 driver Mark Webber questions whether Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg can stay at Mercedes together next year.

Pro-independence firms hit back

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 04:36
An open letter signed by more than 200 business figures says the case for independence “has been made”.

VIDEO: Close shave for Shaun the sheep

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 04:31
A sheep called Shaun has been shorn for the first time in his life and his fleece has weighed in at a huge 23 kilograms.

Independence - business leaders come out in support

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 04:24
Business takes up debate over Scottish independence

Rooney named new England captain

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 04:18
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is named the new England captain by manager Roy Hodgson.

VIDEO: Keaton's comeback at Venice festival

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 04:06
The 71st Venice Film Festival opened on Wednesday with the world premiere of Birdman starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton.

Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 04:02
Nigeria confirms its first Ebola death outside Lagos, a Port Harcourt doctor, as the WHO says the total number of cases could eventually pass 20,000.

VIDEO: Bees move into in City Chambers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:54
More than 120,000 bees take up residence on the roof of Glasgow City Council headquarters as part of a new environmental project.

'Fashionable' smartwatches announced

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:51
South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple.

VIDEO: Douglas Carswell announcement in full

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:43
Watch the full statement as Tory MP Douglas Carswell defects to the UK Independence Party. He will stand down as MP for Clacton to seek re-election in a by-election.

Iceland examines volcano 'cauldrons'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:40
Scientists in Iceland say they are examining several depressions, termed 'cauldrons', near Bardarbunga volcano, which could be a sign of an eruption.

Job fears in Barclays office closure

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:37
Fears of job losses are raised following the possible closure of a Barclays city centre office.

England call up uncapped quartet

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:30
Uncapped Calum Chambers, Danny Rose, Fabian Delph and Jack Colback are all named in the England squad.
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