International News

Pacific rowers rescued as boat sinks

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:18
Four men are airlifted to safety after their boat started sinking in a rowing race across the Pacific.

VIDEO: ASOS website shut amid warehouse fire

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 05:56
A fire which caused "substantial damage" to an online retailer's distribution centre has forced the company to stop taking orders.

Early release for Belarus activist

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 05:39
A prominent human rights activist in Belarus, Ales Belyatski, is released from prison, one-and-a-half years before completing his sentence.

Illegal World Cup betting uncovered

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 05:26
Police raids on a hotel in Macau uncover what officers say are two illegal syndicates taking hundreds of millions of dollars in bets.

Afghan attack targets top adviser

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 04:28
A suicide attack in Afghanistan targeting a senior government official kills one civilian and injures several others in Kabul, police say.

Hate crime motive probed over attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 04:12
Police are investigating whether an assault on two men in Lisburn, County Antrim, was a hate crime.

Plan to tackle phone blackspots

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 04:11
Mobile phone operators could be made to share networks in rural areas where signals are weak, under plans being considered by ministers.

Motorcyclist dies in A449 collision

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 04:08
A motorcyclist has died in a collision with a car in Monmouthshire, say Gwent Police.

Labour MP Blunkett to stand down

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 04:06
Former home secretary David Blunkett announces he will stand down as a Labour MP at the next general election in 2015.

VIDEO: Historic white horse gets paint job

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:41
A white horse carved on the slope of a hill near Kilburn in North Yorkshire is being repainted by volunteers.

Man arrested over festival death

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:36
A 31-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a man attacked at Manchester's Parklife Festival.

Firefighters stage fresh strike

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:31
Firefighters in England and Wales are on strike for seven hours in an ongoing row with the government over pensions.

Wylfa B Japan delegation criticised

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:19
Campaigners criticise Anglesey council for spending taxpayers' money on sending a delegation to Japan to build relationships with the firm behind the new Wylfa B power station.

Valencia signs new Man Utd contract

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:16
Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia agrees a new three-year contract with an option to extend to June 2018.

Adams in unionist compromise call

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:08
Unionist leaders must show willingness to compromise in talks on flags, parades and the past, says Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams.

VIDEO: Defiant Shia parade in Baghdad

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:08
Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose Mehdi Army fought US troops during the occupation, has rallied followers for a military parade across Iraq.

VIDEO: Gift 'experience' small print warning

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 02:36
Consumer groups warn people to check the small print when buying a "experience" as a gift

VIDEO: How BBC filmed migrant rescue unfold

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 02:32
Matthew Price reports from Italian naval vessel the Bergamini, as it locates a migrant boat at sea, overloaded with passengers.

Mountain rescue for flip-flop wearer

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 02:31
A tourist is stretchered off one of Scotland's highest mountains after hurting his ankle while climbing - in flip-flops.

Egypt confirms mass death sentences

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 02:25
An Egyptian court confirms death sentences for 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters - including the group's leader - over an attack on a police station.
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