International News

Malawi arrests former army chief

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:41
The former head of Malawi's armed forces is arrested as part of an on going investigation into government corruption known as "cashgate".

No new Berlin Philharmonic conductor

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:30
Members of Berlin Philharmonic orchestra are unable to agree on who should be their next chief conductor.

University's fundraising reaches £2bn

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:30
A University of Oxford campaign to raise funds for teaching and research raises £2bn, it is announced.

Cyprus leaders to revive peace talks

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:14
Cyprus peace talks are to resume on Friday, the UN announces after a meeting between the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot leaders.

VIDEO: El Nino - What is it?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:03
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has warned the El Nino weather phenomenon could pack a punch this year after declaring its onset in the tropical Pacific. Chris Fawkes explains.

VIDEO: Convicted rapist in 10-mile car chase

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:03
An on-the-run convicted rapist knocked over a cyclist and sent a pensioner scrambling for cover during a police pursuit through London.

Major earthquake strikes Nepal

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:49
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes eastern Nepal, two weeks after a devastating earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people, the USGS says.

College in kidney bean conundrum

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:45
Staff at St John's College library are trying to reunite a large bag of red kidney beans with its rightful owner as it joins the lost and found list.

Sri Lanka first to protect mangroves

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:45
Sri Lanka becomes the first nation to comprehensively protect all of its mangrove forests, using a model that conservationists hope other nations will adopt.

Indonesia turned away migrant boat

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:40
Indonesia says it turned away a boat carrying hundreds of migrants believed to be from Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Missing woman police discover body

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:37
The family of a missing woman, who is believed to have been killed, are being kept "fully updated" as a body is discovered.

VIDEO: Security tight for Iraq Shia pilgrimage

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:14
Security has been tightened in Baghdad to protect the many Shia Muslims who are converging on the capital.

Kirk casts net to find new ministers

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:03
The Church of Scotland launches a recruitment drive to tackle a shortage of ministers in the Kirk.

Bangladesh blogger hacked to death

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:49
A blogger has been hacked to death in north-eastern Bangladesh, the third such deadly attack since the start of the year.

VIDEO: 'Australian started Bradford City fire'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:47
A former detective, who was part of the team investigating the Bradford City Fire in 1985, says police have always known the identity of the person who may have accidentally started the fire.

Government sells more Lloyds shares

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:45
The government sells another tranche of shares in taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group, reducing its stake in the bank to below 20%.

Easyjet profits from cheaper fuel

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:37
Easyjet reports a profit for the first half of its financial year, helped by lower fuel prices, a weaker euro and a strong finish to the ski season.

Verdict due for Singapore Lee critic

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:23
A Singapore court is to give its verdict in the case of a teenager accused of wounding religious feelings in a video critical of late PM Lee Kuan Yew.

'Slow cars disillusion F1 drivers'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:05
BBC Sport commentator David Coulthard says F1 drivers are not being challenged enough and suggests areas for improvement.

Historic building destroyed by fire

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:50
A historic building on Royal Deeside is destroyed by fire in the early hours of the morning.

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