International News

Stage set for biggest ever Eurovision

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 15:50
Sweden, Russia and Italy are among the favourites to win the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Vienna later.

Who was suicide bomber Luul Dahir?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 15:46
The "friendly" mother of six who killed herself in a hotel

VIDEO: Electro Velvet's Eurovision diary

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 15:06
BBC News followed UK Eurovision entry Electro Velvet to find out what it is like to be thrust, from nowhere, into the gaze of Europe's showbiz media.

VIDEO: New braking system could save lives

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 15:06
Cambridge University is leading work on a new braking system that chops a fifth off the stopping distance of an HGV.

Councils urge blanket legal high ban

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 15:02
Councils across England and Wales call on the government to introduce a ban on the sale of legal highs.

CCTV 'switch-off' and Amazon tax move

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 14:31
Stories making Saturday's front pages include reports that councils are switching off CCTV cameras to save cash and that retailer Amazon has changed its tax arrangements.

Will Hull's season end on high note?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 14:20
Hull face Manchester United looking to overhaul Newcastle and avoid relegation on the last day of the top-flight season.

VIDEO: Ramadi residents pay price as IS advances

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 14:14
Several days after Islamic State militants captured the city of Ramadi, Iraqis are now asking why their army was unable to protect them.

Dozens dead in Mexico gang shoot-out

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 13:37
At least 39 people are killed in a gunfight between security forces and an armed gang in one of Mexico's most violent states.

California farmers agree water deal

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 13:31
California regulators accept an offer from farmers to reduce water usage by 25% in an effort to avoid deeper cuts in the state's battle with drought.

Electro Velvet: In the swing for Vienna

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 13:15
Electro Velvet get in the swing at Eurovision

The UK town that loves solar power

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 13:00
Where is the solar 'capital' of the UK?

I need Golovkin fear factor - Froch

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 12:59
Carl Froch says the motivation of a bout with WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin could persuade him to continue.

Glasgow beat Ulster to reach final

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 12:38
Glasgow Warriors are through to the Pro12 final after a late DTH van der Merwe converted try sees off Ulster at Scotstoun.

England rue missed chances - Agnew

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 12:00
A dropped catch and a costly no-ball change the course of a day dominated by New Zealand batsmen, says Jonathan Agnew.

Coach fall driver found guilty

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 11:40
A coach driver is found guilty of dangerous driving after a boy fell out of his vehicle on a motorway.

Mourinho 'would join English club'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 11:35
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he would be prepared to manage another English club if Roman Abramovich no longer wanted him.

Cholera hits 3,000 Burundi refugees

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 11:04
More than 3,000 Burundian refugees in Tanzania have contracted cholera, the UN says, with hundreds of new cases a day.

Jeb Bush: 'I'm proud of my family'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 11:03
Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Lindsey Graham try personal touch on conservative activists in Oklahoma City.

Gillespie confirms England talks

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 10:38
Jason Gillespie holds two positive meetings with director of cricket Andrew Strauss over the England head coach vacancy.