International News

'Skull Cracker' sighted in London

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 11:58
"Skull Cracker" armed robber Michael Wheatley, who absconded while allowed out of an open prison, has been seen in London say police.

Toronto mayor 'turned back' from US

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 11:55
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford turned back from the US shortly after he said he was entering rehab for substance abuse last week, Canadian media say.

Russia rules out fresh Ukraine talks

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 11:53
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rules out holding a new round of talks in Geneva to defuse the Ukraine crisis unless pro-Russian opposition groups were involved.

Usain Bolt tweets over stolen shoes

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 11:52
Olympic Athlete Usain Bolt tweets his 3.3 million followers after running shoes he signed are stolen in Croydon.

Will Nigeria's abducted schoolgirls ever be found?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 11:05
Will Nigeria's abducted schoolgirls ever be found?

McCann police in Portugal 'activity'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 11:02
Police investigating Madeleine McCann's disappearance say "activity" is to begin soon, amid reports of plans to dig for evidence in Portugal.

VIDEO: Security tight ahead of SA poll

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 10:46
Thousands of police officers and soldiers have been deployed in some townships as South Africans prepare to head to the polls on Wednesday.

Hanged teen 'posted online messages'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 10:43
A 14-year-old girl, found hanged in her bedroom, probably posted "vile" messages about herself on a social media website, police tell an inquest.

Lord Patten to stand down from BBC

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 10:40
BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten is to stand down on health grounds after major heart surgery, the corporation says.

VIDEO: Helicopter crash bodies repatriated

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 10:39
The bodies of five UK service personnel who died in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan at the end of last month have arrived back in Britain.

VIDEO: Will Brazil be ready for kick off?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 10:29
The 2014 World Cup is set to begin in Brazil in less than six weeks, but there are serious concerns that some of the venues will not be ready, while other infrastructure projects are also behind schedule.

VIDEO: Nigeria kidnappings spark outcry

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 10:11
The United States and Britain have condemned the abduction of more than 230 Nigerian schoolgirls by the Islamist group, Boko Haram, three weeks ago.

Lockerbie families back review bid

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 09:56
Twenty-five relatives of the Lockerbie bombing victims agree to support a new application to clear the name of the only man convicted.

Ireland lose to Sri Lanka in opener

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 09:52
Ireland lose to Sri Lanka by 79 runs in the first of the two one-day internationals between the sides in Dublin.

Manchester City facing Uefa sanctions

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 09:49
Manchester City face a £50m fine and restrictions on Champions League squad size for breaching financial rules.

AUDIO: Irvine Welsh on Trainspotting sequel

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 09:40
Writer Irvine Welsh reveals he has met with the creative team behind Trainspotting to discuss a potential film sequel.

Mum's decision to save only one twin

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 09:33
A mother who refused life-saving treatment for one of her unborn twins in order to save the other is calling for better information on the dangers of slapped cheek syndrome.

Fish rain down on Sri Lanka village

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 09:30
Villagers in west Sri Lanka have said they have been surprised and delighted by an unusual rainfall which included scores of edible small fish.

FA ponders league shake-up proposals

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 09:20
A new competition for Premier League and Championship clubs to field B teams will be considered by the FA on Wednesday.

Tweets and Brand 'on A-level list'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 09:17
Sixth-formers taking a new English A-level could be asked to study comedian Russell Brand's evidence to a committee of MPs on drug addiction and treatment.
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