International News

Radio 1's Big Weekend opens in Norwich

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 06:13
Earlham Park in Norwich is taken over by fans of David Guetta, Rudimental, Snoop Dogg and Muse as Radio 1's Big Weekend gets started.

Briton DeGale vows to make history

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 06:13
James DeGale vows to become the first Briton to win Olympic gold and a pro world title when he fights Andre Dirrell on Saturday.

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.

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