International News

Williams wins on comeback after ban

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 06:02
Former European 400m hurdles champion Rhys Williams wins his first race since serving a ban for failing a drugs test in July 2014.

VIDEO: Ban makes Williams 'more determined'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 05:34
Welsh athlete Rhys Williams says being unable to run while he served a drugs ban made him realise how much athletics means to him.

Hamilton takes first Monaco pole

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 05:32
Lewis Hamilton scores pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time in his career in convincing style.

VIDEO: Ashe: More Than a Champion

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 05:27
Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe and Andy Murray all explain Arthur Ashe's legacy and their own personal debt to the man.

New Army regiment holds first parade

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 05:20
The Army's newest regiment, the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry, holds its first parade in Northern Ireland.

Sex claims hit S Lanka women cricket

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 05:13
Members of Sri Lanka's women's cricket team were forced to perform sexual favours to keep their places in the team, the sports ministry says.

Hibernian 1-0 Rangers (1-2)

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 05:03
Rangers progress to the Premiership play-off final after losing out to a stoppage-time goal away to Hibs.

What are legal highs?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 05:01
The government is being urged to introduce a ban on the sale of legal highs, but what are they and where does the law stand on them?

Palmyra and the logic of loss

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 04:58
The outcry over the threat to the ruins at Palmyra does not trivialise human suffering in Syria - it points to the importance of sites as symbols of a united past, writes Dr David Roberts.

'Congestion' issue at Grayson's home

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 04:08
A rise in visitors to Grayson Perry's Essex dream house forces neighbours to put up a home-made road sign.

Gillespie would take England job

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:53
Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie would take the England head coach job if it is offered by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Train firm 'sorry' for death message

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:26
A train company apologises after passengers were told a track delay was because someone "couldn't be bothered to live anymore".

Party 'bullied' Macintosh supporters

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:20
Scottish Labour MSP Ken Macintosh says the "party machine" is bullying his supporters in an attempt to avoid a leadership contest.

Elderly man killed in car crash

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 02:43
An 80-year-old man is killed in a car crash in County Down.

Rail disaster victims remembered

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 02:41
A memorial service is being held in Edinburgh to commemorate the deaths of more than 200 people in Britain's worst rail disaster.

Jetbike's land speed record attempt

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 02:37
A jet-powered bike will attempt to reach speeds of 400mph on a Carmarthenshire beach in a bid to break the British two-wheeled land speed record.

Vettel tops final Monaco practice

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 02:35
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel pips the Mercedes drivers in final practice at the Monaco Grand Prix, after Lewis Hamilton had dominated.

German woman, 65, 'has quadruplets'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 02:25
A 65-year-old German woman gives birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure, Germany's RTL television reports.

Man seriously hurt in collision

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 02:19
A 20-year-old pedestrian is seriously injured after being knocked down by a car in Paisley.

Iraq forces start Ramadi fightback

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 01:51
Iraqi forces and Shia militias move to engage Islamic State militants east of Ramadi, which they lost on Sunday, witnesses and officials say.

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