International News

VIDEO: BBC election debate 'worm' explained

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:52
The leaders of five of Westminster's opposition parties are due to appear in a live election debate on Thursday.

Alliance pledges 'unique voice'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:36
The Alliance Party will bring a "unique" voice to Westminster, ensuring the people of Northern Ireland are heard, the deputy leader says.

Gravity boost to geothermal hunt

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:36
Observations from space assist the search for new locations to site geothermal power stations.

Dozens die in latest migrant sinking

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:29
More than 40 people have drowned off Sicily as Italy calls for more help from the European Union to deal with migrant crossings.

Robson targets French Open return

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:29
Ex-British number one Laura Robson hopes to make her return at the French Open after 15 months out with injury.

Mugged pensioner moves to new home

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:28
The disabled pensioner who had more than £300,000 raised for him after he was attacked picks up the keys to his new house.

Neville aiming for netball 'stardom'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:27
Manchester Thunder coach Tracey Neville hopes the domestic Superleague can one day emulate the "stardom" of football.

Pensioner jailed for stranger rape

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:13
A 74-year-old is jailed for 11 years for raping a woman after claiming he was 45 miles away at the time of the attack.

Artist hopes sculpture is theft-proof

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:05
Artist Conrad Shawcross uses cheap cast iron for his latest sculpture so it won't be attractive to metal thieves.

Default fears rattle Greek markets

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 05:41
Mounting fears of a Greek debt default have seen the country's borrowing costs in the markets soar.

Renault doubts remain over engines

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 05:35
Renault offers no guarantees to Red Bull that early-season engine problems will not resurface at Sunday's race in Bahrain.

The anxious scramble to get a school place

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 05:26
Rising demand for primary school places is putting the system under increasing pressure, says Branwen Jeffreys.

Windsor Park stand faces demolition

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 05:19
The Irish Football Association has been advised to demolish the damaged west stand at Windsor Park, the BBC understands.

VIDEO: Calls for EU to aid migrant rescues

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 05:00
According to survivors, the capsizing of a boat in which about 400 migrants are feared to have died off Libya this week was caused by excitement at the sight of rescuers.

Federer and Wawrinka in early exits

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:55
Roger Federer and defending champion Stan Wawrinka are both beaten in round three of the Monte Carlo Masters.

VIDEO: 'Submarine snag' causes trawler drama

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:46
The skipper of a fishing trawler has said his boat was towed by a submarine 18 miles off the coast of Ardglass, County Down, on Wednesday afternoon.

VIDEO: No porky-pies in piggy election race

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:43
Snouting around with pigs called Hameron, Swiliband, Forage and Pork Clegg as they race to Number Ten.

Cannes Festival line-up announced

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:40
Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Rachel Weisz and Sir Michael Caine are among those with films competing at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

IS steps up assault on Iraq's Ramadi

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:38
Islamic State militants step up their assault on the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, launching suicide bomb attacks on a government compound.

Officer with gun breached policy

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:31
A police officer in Inverness is photographed carrying a firearm despite assurances that sidearms would only be deployed under special circumstances.

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