International News

Giro d'Italia bike race begins in NI

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 09:16
The world's second-largest bike race, the Giro d'Italia, has begun in Belfast.

VIDEO: Story of William Burrell's daughter

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 09:13
A new book tells the untold story of Sir William Burrell's daughter who did not inherit any of his wealth after their relationship broke down.

Dating show man in murder confession

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 09:07
A contestant on a Turkish television dating show reveals he murdered his former wife and a former lover - and vows not to kill his next partner.

Weekendish: Mathematical adventures and aging

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 09:06
Some of the best from the website this week

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:49
People are more co-operative with warm things in their hands, and other nuggets from the week's news.

Man jailed over NHS job applications

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:43
A man who made 1,000 applications to get a job as an NHS doctor using false details is jailed for 15 months.

Rival leaders to hold S Sudan talks

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:40
South Sudan's president and rebel leader are to meet for the first time since violence erupted in December, claiming thousands of lives.

VIDEO: Devastation in Homs filmed by BBC

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:36
The BBC's Arabic service has visited the Old City of Homs in Syria, as government troops entered previously rebel-held areas of the city.

Whyte & Mackay brand sold for £430m

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:31
United Spirits (USL) says it has agreed to sell its Whyte & Mackay whisky business to a Philippine-based brandy producer for £430m.

Court orders Huhne to pay case costs

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:28
Ex-minister Chris Huhne is ordered to pay £77,750 in costs for his prosecution for perverting the course of justice.

Balls accepts 'car bump' mistake

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:28
Ed Balls say he will accept penalty charge after an "accidental bump" with a car in his constituency.

Week in pictures: 3-9 May 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:20
Best news photos from around the world

Eurovision: Facts and figures

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:17
Winners, losers, voters and viewers

Canada 'sees little job growth'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:16
The Canadian economy shed 29,000 jobs in April and has seen little overall employment growth since August, according to a new government report.

Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:06
Vladimir Putin marks the Soviet WW2 anniversary in annexed Crimea, amid violence in Ukraine's Mariupol between pro-Russian separatists and troops.

The paradox of growing old

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:01
Mary Beard on the paradox of growing old in the modern world

Miliband 'happy' to meet Pfizer boss

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:51
Labour leader Ed Miliband says he hopes to meet the US drugs firm next week to discuss its proposed bid for AstraZeneca.

Arrest over mutilation 'conspiracy'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:44
A woman is arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation.

Images of man after park sex attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:30
Police investigating a sex attack in Glasgow Green release CCTV images of a man they want to trace in connection with the attack.

Rodgers set for new Liverpool deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:22
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers reveals that the "framework" of a new contract has been agreed with the club.
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