International News

'Anger' over pupil sickness leaflet

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 09:10
A leaflet sent to parents in south Wales telling them how much time children should have off for sickness has caused "confusion and anger", says a chair of governors.

Coptic landmark restored in Cairo

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:48
The restoration of one of Egypt's oldest Coptic Christian churches, the Virgin Mary church in Cairo, is completed after 16 years.

Police investigate gun incident

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:48
A police operation is under way in the Corstorphine area of Edinburgh following reports that a firearm had been discharged.

VIDEO: Ebola screening 'not a PR stunt'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:33
The chief medical officer has defended the UK's Ebola screening programme, saying it will alert people early to the risks posed by the virus.

Murder probe launched in Wrexham

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:08
A murder investigation is launched in Wrexham following an incident some time between Friday evening and the early hours of Saturday.

Cameroon Boko Haram hostages freed

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 07:51
Twenty-seven people, including 10 Chinese workers, believed to have been kidnapped by Boko Haram militants arrive in Cameroon's capital.

Eric Morecambe statue theft attempt

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 07:19
Police are investigating a suspected attempt to steal the Lancashire seafront statue of comedy legend Eric Morecambe.

India braces for Cyclone Hudhud

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 07:19
Hundreds of thousands of people are being evacuated from India's south-east a day before Cyclone Hudhud is expected to hit land.

Thousands raised for Henning family

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 07:09
More than £30,000 is raised in online fundraising appeals for the family of aid worker Alan Henning, who was murdered by Islamic State militants.

Pietersen book tarnishes era - Cook

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 06:59
England captain Alastair Cook tells the BBC the publication of Kevin Pietersen's autobiography has tarnished a successful era.

Former SNP MSP defects to Greens

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 06:37
The former nationalist MSP John Finnie joins the Scottish Green Party at the start of its annual conference.

VIDEO: Jimmy Page: My life in photos

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 06:32
Legendary rocker Jimmy Page has been reflecting on his life in music and talking about his photo archive.

Bahrain opposition 'to boycott poll'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 05:45
Bahrain's Shia-led opposition says it will boycott parliamentary elections planned for November.

VIDEO: How to report Ebola crisis safely

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 05:38
BBC Global Health correspondent Tulip Mazumdar describes the protective measures taken by journalists covering the Ebola crisis.

VIDEO: Roy Keane: The full Focus interview

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 05:17
Watch the full extended version of Roy Keane's interview with Kevin Kilbane for Football Focus.

Scheme 'could see 6,000 jobs lost'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 04:44
A voluntary redundancy scheme for public servants could result in the loss of 6,000 jobs, the union NIPSA has warned.

Hamilton on pole in Russia

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 04:40
Lewis Hamilton is in pole with Mercedes team-mate and rival Nico Rosberg second at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

'Dangerous' mollusc found in UK

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 04:21
A species of mussel blamed for blocking water supplies to Las Vegas has been found near Heathrow Airport, scientists confirm.

VIDEO: 'Sad' Cook denies bullying claims

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 04:16
Captain Alastair Cook says the England dressing room "wasn't a bullying environment" and that Kevin Pietersen's claims have "tarnished" the team.

Talking privately about Ebola

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 03:29
The app being used for a sensitive subject

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