International News

Qatar's ambitions turn to Olympics

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 09:32
Having added athletics to its collection of world championships, Qatar wants sport's biggest prize, the 2024 Olympics.

Kabul foreigners' compound attacked

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 09:15
Police in Kabul shoot dead four Taliban militants during an attack on a compound housing foreign workers in Afghanistan's capital.

Pork gelatine flu spray concerns

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 09:14
A flu vaccination programme in Lancashire has been criticised by some Muslim groups during the latest stage in its roll-out, in Lancashire.

Bono bike accident details revealed

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 09:12
U2 frontman Bono broke his humerus and fractured his eye socket and left shoulder blade in his recent bicycle accident, the New York hospital that treated him reveals.

Will SNP deal Labour a fatal blow?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 09:01
The Yes campaign lost the referendum, but support for the SNP is still growing in Scotland. Laura Kuenssberg looks at the potential consequences for Labour.

Sex offences claim at deaf school

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 08:54
Police are looking into claims sexual offences were carried out at the national school for deaf children.

VIDEO: Carry on at college for Dr Babs

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 08:34
The much-loved British actress Barbara Windsor will be awarded an honorary doctorate on 20 November by the University of East London.

UKIP and the Polish plumber question

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 08:16
UKIP's rise has been fuelled by two crucial factors - their claim to "tell it like it is" and their insistence that their views are not extreme. First on the NHS and now on immigration both claims are being challenged.

VIDEO: Farage steps in to UKIP migrant row

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 08:12
Nigel Farage has dismissed a row about whether UKIP supports deporting European Union migrants - if the UK votes to the leave the EU - as a "minor confusion"

Obama to unveil immigration overhaul

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 08:04
Major changes to the US immigration system that would help up to five million undocumented people are to be unveiled this week by President Barack Obama.

VIDEO: Injured rhino zookeeper is 'stable'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 07:59
Whipsnade Zoo has confirmed the senior zookeeper who was injured in an incident involving a rhino is now in a stable condition and is being cared for in hospital

VIDEO: 'Better Scotland for all' pledge

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 07:39
First minister elect Nicola Sturgeon promises to build a Scotland that all "who live and work here can be proud of".

Geckos inspire 'Spider-Man' gloves

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 07:39
The way geckos climb has inspired a device that allowed a 70kg man to scale a glass wall like Spider-Man.

VIDEO: Couple's video guide to 'hovel' hotel

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 07:30
A hotel that "fined" a couple £100 who described it as a "rotten, stinking hovel" in a review is to stop making the charge, trading standards say.

MI5 tapes 'show dissident tensions'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 07:21
Secret MI5 recordings reveal disputes between rival factions of the Continuity IRA, a court is told.

F1 driver Bianchi 'out of coma'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 07:18
Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi is no longer in an artificial coma, his family confirm.

Light aircraft hits farm bungalow

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 07:18
A light aircraft crashes after hitting a bungalow on a farm in Lincolnshire.

I'm not a racist - Wigan boss Mackay

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 07:15
New Wigan boss Malky Mackay insists he is not racist and says he has been on a "diversity education programme".

Ford starts as England make changes

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 07:15
Bath fly-half George Ford will make his first international start as England make five changes for the visit of Samoa.

Q&A: Calling time on the beer tie

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 07:06
Will pub rule change affect price of a pint?

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