International News

VIDEO: Top acts to watch in Eurovision

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 20:46
The Eurovision song contest is nearly 60 years old but it is still very much young at heart.

VIDEO: World's 'oldest woman' faces challenges

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 20:00
Filomena Taipe Mendoza is claimed to be the oldest woman in the world at 116.

Drone 'almost collided with plane'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 18:22
A drone almost collided with a US commercial flight in March, an official with America's flight regulatory agency has revealed.

Why do politicians try to eat like voters?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 17:57
David Cameron has been photographed eating dinner at a Nando's in Bristol. This is the latest attempt by politicians to connect with the electorate, writes Harry Low.

Arkansas gay marriage ban quashed

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 17:55
A judge in Arkansas has struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, saying the state has "no rational reason" for it.

NBA names new Clippers president

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 17:47
The National Basketball Association (NBA) names Dick Parsons, the former head of Citigroup, as the new interim president of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Argentina bishops condemn violence

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 17:27
Roman Catholic bishops in Argentina say the country is "sick with violence" and compare corruption to a cancer "causing injustice and death".

Making prescriptions clearer with pictures

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 16:15
Could symbols help patients understand prescriptions?

Prince becomes scuba club president

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 16:10
The Duke of Cambridge becomes the third generation of the monarchy to head the British Sub-Aqua Club.

El Nino to undo England's World Cup?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 15:55
England's bid for World Cup glory in Brazil this summer could be undone by a much-feared weather phenomenon.

VIDEO: Backstage at Eurovision with Molly

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 15:45
The performer of Britain's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, Molly Smitten-Downes, takes BBC News on a tour behind the scenes in Copenhagen.

Chris Brown jail sentence extended

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 15:33
Singer Chris Brown will serve an additional 131 days in jail after admitting to violating his probation by getting into a fight last year.

Canada to extradite on bride killing

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 15:27
The mother and uncle of a Canadian woman killed 14 years ago have been ordered extradited to India in stand trial in her alleged "honour killing".

France's WW2 letters that evaded the censors

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 15:19
The letters which slipped past the censors from wartime France

Ecclestone trial hears from banker

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 15:09
A German banker who alleges he was bribed by Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone testifies for the first time at his corruption trial.

Bowel disease A-to-Z guide launched

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 15:05
Patients with bowel disease are to be able to access an A-to-Z guide to help them find a specialist doctor.

Claudia Winkleman made Strictly host

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 15:04
Claudia Winkleman is named the new permanent presenter of Strictly Come Dancing, replacing Sir Bruce Forsyth.

VIDEO: Nigeria 'ignored' school warnings

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 14:04
There are growing international calls for the release of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls.

Man arrested over flat fire death

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 13:53
A 44-year-old man is arrested in connection with a fire at a flat in north London in which a woman died.

ANC wins huge South Africa victory

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 13:42
South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) has won a commanding victory, gaining 62% of the vote, the electoral commission says.
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