International News

VIDEO: Woolly wonderland in the woods

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:36
A host of woolly flora and fauna has taken up residence and transformed a Cumbrian woodland.

Blizzard tackles Warcraft 'cheats'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:23
Thousands of World of Warcraft accounts have been shut down by Blizzard as it moves to stop people using 'bots' to play the game

Russian economy shrinks as woes mount

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:13
Low oil prices and weak spending force the Russian economy to shrink in the first quarter.

Former MEP guilty of expenses fraud

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:04
A former MEP is convicted of claiming almost £500,000 in false European Parliament expenses.

Bacterial infection at shipyard

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:56
A bacterial infection that can cause potentially deadly illnesses has broken out at Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast, the Public Health Agency says.

Luxembourg PM marries gay partner

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:53
Luxembourg's PM Xavier Bettel becomes the first serving EU leader - and second leader in the world - to marry a same-sex partner.

Libyan cadets guilty of raping man

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:45
Two Libyan cadets are found guilty of raping a man in Cambridge while they were training at Bassingbourn Barracks.

Is the US president really an elected monarch?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:30
Is the US president really an elected monarch?

Weekend Edition: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:29
The best reads of the week you may have missed

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:29
The week's big numbers, visualised

Blatter confirms FBI probe

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:26
Fifa chief Sepp Blatter acknowledges an FBI investigation into alleged football corruption, but says he will visit the US.

Allen TV show 'a catastrophic mistake'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:24
Woody Allen says the new TV series he is creating for Amazon "could be a cosmic embarrassment".

Hull suspend midfielder Livermore

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:19
Hull midfielder Jake Livermore is suspended by the club but no official reason is given for the sanction.

Tuilagi admits police officer assault

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:16
England rugby player Manu Tuilagi will not play in this year's World Cup after admitting assaulting a police officer, head coach Stuart Lancaster says.

DNA evidence led at 'Gerbil' trial

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:09
A DNA profile matching the man accused of murdering Kevin "Gerbil" Carroll was found on a carrier bag in which a gun was discovered, a court hears.

Why test women's virginity for the army?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:59
Indonesia is being urged to stop so-called virginity tests for female military recruits, but why are they doing them and who else does?

Ex-Bin Laden aide sentenced to life

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:57
Ex-aide to Osama Bin Laden, Khalid al-Fawwaz, is sentenced to life in US prison for 1998 US embassy bombings in east Africa that killed 224 people.

Heavy fighting at ancient Syria site

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:52
Syrian government forces try to drive back Islamic State militants from the ancient ruins of Palmyra, one of the archaeological jewels of the Middle East.

Fatal crash driver denies racing

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:36
A driver accused of causing a motorcyclist's death had no intention of racing him, a jury is told.

The challenge of extremism

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:30
Legislation dealing with extremists will need to be very carefully drafted if it is to avoid accusations of curtailing free speech.