International News

Albarn leads Mercury Prize hopefuls

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 14:22
Damon Albarn's first solo album makes the shortlist for this year's Mercury Prize, which is given to the best British or Irish record of the last 12 months.

VIDEO: Nominees celebrate Mercury nod

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 14:21
Bombay Bicycle Club, Kate Tempest and FKA twigs are among the 12 acts celebrating after being nominated for the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.

VIDEO: Prince Harry opens Invictus Games

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 14:13
The Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women have been opened by Prince Harry at the Olympic Park in London.

VIDEO: Ozone layer 'shows signs of recovery'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 14:02
The Earth's protective ozone layer is starting to repair itself, according to a panel of United Nations scientists.

Woman dies in forecourt collision

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 13:01
A young woman dies after a collision between two cars at a petrol station in Linwood.

'Abuse' council to face inspection

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 12:41
Rotherham Council is to face an independent inspection following the report that revealed 1,400 children were sexually abused in the town.

VIDEO: Star Wars spaceships spied by pilot

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 12:18
Spaceships from the new Star Wars film have been spotted by a man taking photos for a flying school.

Invictus Games open in London

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 12:12
The Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women open at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, with Prince Harry saying lives will be changed.

Sex chat councillor refuses to quit

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 11:49
A Wigan councillor refuses to stand down after being accused of sexism towards female council staff - but apologises to women he has offended.

VIDEO: Scanners reveal Stonehenge secrets

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 11:02
Scientists have discovered a hidden complex of archaeological monuments at Stonehenge, challenging the modern impression that it stood in isolation.

Man Utd have 'bright future ahead'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 10:57
Manchester United are on the brink of "something special," despite the club's profit loss, says chief Ed Woodward.

Pakistanis flee flood dyke breach

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 10:33
Pakistani authorities breach a strategic dyke in flood-affected Punjab to ease pressure on flood defences downstream and protect urban areas.

Ukraine offers rebels more autonomy

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 10:31
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he is willing to grant more autonomy to separatists in the east but will not let the country break apart.

Google worker lived a year on campus

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 09:57
Three Google workers recall living for months at a time at the firm's headquarters in California taking advantage of the perks it offers.

VIDEO: Record shop inspires Lenny Henry play

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 09:44
A play written by comedian Lenny Henry, inspired by a Birmingham record shop, gets its premiere in the city.

'Ryder Cup means more than cash'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 09:44
Rory McIlroy says a European Ryder Cup win at Gleneagles would mean more to him than winning the PGA Tour's £6m FedEx Cup bonus in Atlanta this week.

Mercury Prize 2014: The nominees

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 09:07
A look at the 12 acts nominated for this year's prize

Travis 'assault was aggressive'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 08:54
Staff working on the BBC's Mrs Merton Show thought an alleged assault by Dave Lee Travis was "aggressive" rather than "playful, albeit ill-judged", comedian Dave Gorman tells a court.

Johnson 'realistic' ahead of major

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 08:44
Scottish Open champion Trish Johnson says she needs to "putt the best she can" to win this week's Evian Championship.

US father faces five murder charges

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 08:36
A US father will be charged with murdering his five children and dumping them in another state, say police.