International News

VIDEO: Is Cooly the best mascot ever?

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 21:19
Meet Cooly, the mascot at the European Athletics Championships who has been delighting the crowds with his antics, including pole vaulting and hurdling.

VIDEO: The reindeer herders battling a mine

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 20:11
A British mining company is at the centre of a bitter dispute with the Sami reindeer herders over its plans to drill for iron ore in the far north of Sweden.

'New massacres' in Iraq and Syria

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 17:54
Islamic State militants are accused of massacring hundreds of people in areas under their control in northern Iraq and eastern Syria.

UN peacekeepers die in Mali attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 17:21
Two UN peacekeepers are killed and seven injured in a suicide attack on a UN patrol base in northern Mali.

VIDEO: Pakistan rally calls for PM to resign

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 17:11
Thousands of protesters gathered in Pakistan's capital Islamabad as rally leaders Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri called for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down.

Getting to grips with depression

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 16:42
How trapeze therapy can benefit mind and body

MH17: Netherlands wrestles with huge criminal case

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 16:21
How Dutch are grappling with MH17 evidence

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 16:14
Slippers against sexism - and other top trends of the week

VIDEO: Dutchman returns Holocaust medal

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 16:10
A Dutchman honoured by Israel for hiding a Jewish child during World War Two has handed back his medal after six of his relatives were killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza.

Colombia victims join peace talks

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 16:06
A group of victims of five decades of conflict in Colombia for the first time join government negotiators and Farc rebel leaders at peace talks.

The cave dwellers of Bamiyan

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 16:02
The poor who can only live in the caverns of Bamiyan's Buddhas

Manics cancel V Festival appearance

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:53
Welsh rock band the Manic Street Preachers cancel their Chelmsford V Festival appearance because of airport delays in Budapest.

Chad army 'rescues 85 Nigerians'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:47
Chadian troops rescue some 85 Nigerian villagers who were abducted earlier this week by suspected Boko Haram militants, reports say.

Earnings 'lagging' economic progress

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:14
Average earnings in Scotland will not return to pre-recession levels until at least 2016, Scottish government analysis suggests.

'Retracing my lost son to Lockerbie'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:12
Mother who only learned last year of loss pays visit to town

Thousands watch pipe band contest

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:11
Thousands of spectators watch the final of this year's World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green.

NHS becomes referendum battleground

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:10
The health service becomes a key battleground in the Scottish independence campaign as the Tories accuse the SNP of a "smear campaign".

My SMS relationship with al-Shabab

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:07
Getting text messages in bed - from al-Shabab

A country where toilet paper is rarer than partridge

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:03
A country where toilet paper is rarer than partridge in brine

US-Kurdish bid to retake Mosul dam

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 14:16
Kurdish troops backed by US air strikes battle to retake Mosul dam from Islamic State fighters in Iraq as reports of new atrocities emerge.

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