International News

Biden in Ukraine as tensions rise

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 02:40
US Vice President Joe Biden meets senior Ukrainian leaders in Kiev amid warnings from Russia against arms supplies to the government.

VIDEO: YouTube builds studios for internet stars

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 02:27
YouTube is investing millions of dollars to set up professional studios which are free to use for anyone who has at least five thousand subscribers.

Ladybird drops 'boys and girls' books

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 02:27
One of the leading children's publishers, famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, is to drop gender branding from its books.

Arsenal tried to sign Messi - Wenger

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 02:22
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirms that he tried to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona alongside Cesc Fabregas.

£30K policing bill for boxing match

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 02:14
More than £30,000 was paid out of the public purse towards the cost of policing a world title fight in Belfast earlier this year, the Police Service of Northern Ireland confirms.

VIDEO: Fire engulfs factory in Sydney

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 02:04
A large fire engulfed a factory in western Sydney, Australia, forcing some residents to move from the area.

AUDIO: Mark Thomas on 'police snooping'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 02:00
Comedian and writer Mark Thomas is among six journalists taking legal action because they believe the Metropolitan Police is monitoring them and keeping information on a database that deals with extremists.

Hamilton sets pace at title decider

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:59
Lewis Hamilton is fastest ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in first practice at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Addy on BBC1 domination

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:56
Mark Addy talks about his roles in current BBC1 dramas 'Atlantis' and 'Remember Me', and working alongside Michael Palin

Israel 'foils plot to kill minister'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:51
Israel says it has arrested four Palestinian Hamas members who were planning to kill FM Avigdor Lieberman during the recent Gaza conflict.

Embrace the arts, engineers told

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:44
Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.

'Child risk' councillor 'was bullied'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:41
A councillor named as a "risk" to children rejects the claim, saying he is the victim of bullying.

Labour blame result on anti-politics

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:38
Labour's Douglas Alexander says the Rochester and Strood by-election result has sent "strong messages" to all parties and highlighted a sense of "alienation".

Thai martial law to be 'indefinite'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:35
Thailand's military leaders say they have no plans to remove martial law soon, amid mounting protests and criticism of the junta.

Delta swaps Boeings for Airbus jets

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:03
American airline Delta replaces its old Boeing planes in a $14bn order for 50 Airbus wide-body jets powered by Rolls Royce engines

Fire at plant released radioactivity

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:02
A fire in part of Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) facility last month led to an "unauthorised release" of radioactivity.

Public borrowing at £7.7bn in October

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 01:00
Government borrowing fell to £7.7bn in October, official figures show, down £0.2bn from a year earlier.

O'Keefe work sets female art record

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:58
A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keefe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.

Rifle recovered in police operation

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:58
An assault rifle is recovered and four men arrested during a police operation close to Belfast city centre on Thursday night.

VIDEO: Doll challenges Barbie body shape

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:35
American artist Nickolay Lamm has used crowd-funding to create a rival to the Barbie doll, Lammily, with the slogan "average is beautiful".

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