International News

India's Mysore crowns new maharaja

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:54
A 23-year-old graduate from the University of Massachusetts is crowned the new maharaja of Mysore, titular head of the 600-year-old Wadiyar dynasty.

VIDEO: 'Diblings' - the siblings created through donors

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:50
Being a 'dibling' - a child biologically connected through egg or sperm donation, can lead to a large family of half brothers and sisters, as the Victoria Derbyshire programme finds out.

Mortgage approvals 'jumped' in April

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:47
There was a "significant pre-election jump" in the number of mortgage applications being approved, according to the High Street banks.

Google to add 'buy button'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:42
Google has confirmed that it is to introduce a "buy button" to its search results imminently.

Play-off format needs change - Ryan

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:39
Worcester boss Dean Ryan says the promotion system needs changing, despite winning the Championship play-off final.

PSNI boss questions collusion claims

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:28
Northern Ireland's top police officer questions a former police watchdog's claim that there were "hundreds and hundreds" of deaths as a result security force collusion during the Troubles.

Lenovo phone shows virtual keyboard

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:27
Chinese electronics giant Lenovo has unveiled a phone with a built-in laser projector that can be used to display a virtual keyboard or display.

School trip left boy at safari park

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:14
An investigation is launched into how a five-year-old boy was left at a safari park after a school day trip.

Baby found abandoned on doorstep

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:13
A newborn baby boy is found abandoned on the doorstep of a property in County Durham.

SA denies organising World Cup bribe

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:05
South African officials dismiss US allegations that a $10m (£6.5m) bribe was organised for top Fifa officials in order to host the 2010 World Cup.

Al-Nusra 'told not to attack West'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:03
Al-Qaeda has ordered its affiliate in Syria not to use the country to launch attacks on the West, the leader of al-Nusra Front says.

Imports weigh on UK economic growth

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 01:53
The UK economy grew by 0.3% in the first quarter, the ONS confirms, with growth being hit by rising imports and a slowdown in the services sector.

Tourist died after eating sorbet

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 01:48
A woman who died after eating a sorbet on holiday in Greece had warned her travel agent and hotel about her food allergies, an inquest is told.

'Give HIV drugs at diagnosis'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 01:47
HIV drugs should be given at the moment of diagnosis, according to a major trial that could change the way the disease is treated.

Sleeping cancer cells can 'wake up'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 01:40
Scientists say they may be able to explain why some cancers return, many years after they appear to have been cured.

Johnson-Thompson 'ready' for Worlds

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 01:35
Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson says she would be disappointed not to win a World Championships medal in Beijing this year.

Teddy bear lorry crash causes chaos

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 01:35
A lorry carrying several tonnes of teddy bears is involved in a major collision, forcing a 16-mile closure of the A14 in Cambridgeshire.

MPs to debate Fifa arrests

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 01:28
MPs are to debate the arrest of several senior Fifa officials, after Commons Speaker John Bercow granted an urgent question.

Fifa election should go ahead - Dyke

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 01:21
English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke says Friday's Fifa presidential election should still go ahead.

U2 mourn 'irreplaceable' tour manager

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 01:15
U2 are mourning the death of their "irreplaceable" tour manager Dennis Sheehan who has died of a suspected cardiac arrest.

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