International News

Jail for Beijing supercar crash pair

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 02:14
Two drivers are jailed after crashing a Lamborghini and Ferrari during a "Fast & Furious" style race through central Beijing.

Invigilator dies after exam illness

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 02:13
An invigilator dies after taking ill and going to hospital during a school exam in Aberdeen's Harlaw Academy.

Hanergy defends financial position

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 02:13
The parent of Chinese solar panel manufacturer Hanergy Thin Film Power says the firm is in good financial condition despite its shares falling nearly 50%.

LHC smashes collision energy record

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:55
The Large Hadron Collider is smashing protons at the highest energy ever attempted - but they are only test collisions, as the LHC continues to gear up its second run.

Al-Shabab preach from Kenyan mosque

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:46
Islamist militants al-Shabab briefly take over a mosque in the Kenyan town Garissa, where they had previously killed almost 150 people at a university.

Gascoigne wins phone-hacking damages

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:41
Celebrities including Paul Gascoigne, Sadie Frost and Shobna Gulati are awarded a combined £1.2m in phone-hacking damages from Mirror Group Newspapers.

VIDEO: Sniper: I see those I killed in flashbacks

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:39
Sergeant Craig Harrison served as a soldier in the army between 1991 and 2014 and has been described as the world's most accurate sniper.

Hamilton tops first Monaco practice

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:39
Lewis Hamilton set the pace with an impressive showing in first practice at the Monaco Grand Prix, with rookie Max Verstappen second.

Minister giving Casement evidence

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:38
Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín is giving evidence for the committee's inquiry into the Casement Park GAA stadium redevelopment.

VIDEO: Letterman's final Late Show goodbye

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:36
David Letterman has presented his last edition of his late night talk show.

Inequality is bad for growth, says OECD

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:31
Inequality is increasing in Britain again, says the OECD, as it argues that economic growth would be promoted by policies to narrow the gap between rich and poor.

Van Praag pulls out of Fifa election

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:30
Fifa presidential candidate Michael van Praag withdraws from the election, leaving only two rivals to Sepp Blatter.

Wholesaler to buy Budgens and Londis

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:28
Britain's biggest cash-and-carry wholesaler has bought local grocery chains Londis and Budgens for £40m.

Gap between rich and poor 'growing'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:27
The gap between the rich and the poor keeps widening, according to the OECD.

'Change needed' to health services

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:26
Northern Ireland's new health minister challenges politicians to accept change in order to improve patient care as he outlined his vision for the future of local health services.

EU Riga summit 'not against Russia'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:07
German Chancellor Angela Merkel insists the EU's partnership with ex-Soviet states does not threaten Russia, ahead of a summit in Latvia.

Welsh wing-maker's Airbus EU warning

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:03
The president of aerospace giant and Welsh wing-maker Airbus says the firm would reconsider UK investment if Britain left the European Union.

Letterman honoured on final show

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:02
Four US presidents join stars including Steve Martin, Tina Fey and Foo Fighters to salute David Letterman on his final late night talk show.

VIDEO: Olympic rings unveiled in Rio

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:02
Large Olympic rings from the London 2012 Games have been unveiled in Rio.

Welfare crisis highlighted in memo

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 00:58
The BBC obtains a document in which Finance Minister Arlene Foster outlines the financial crisis facing the Stormont executive.

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