International News

VIDEO: Heavy shelling reported near Mariupol

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 16:42
There has been heavy shelling on Saturday night on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian port of Mariupol, raising concerns over whether the ceasefire is holding.

Swedish film scoops top Venice award

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 16:29
Swedish director Roy Andersson's comedy, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, wins the Golden Lion award for best film at the Venice Film Festival.

Donating by numbers

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 16:08
Choosing a charity by using your head as well as your heart

The WW1 game that's still popular today

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 16:06
The WW1 pastime that is still popular today

'Deal to save the Union' - the papers

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 15:37
With the Scottish independence referendum 11 days away, Sunday's papers note the progress made by the "Yes" campaign - and suggest Scottish voters will be presented with an alternative to the "status quo" if they vote "No".

Kurds retake key Iraqi mountain

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 15:27
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq recapture a strategically important mountain from Islamic State militants, helped by US air strikes.

Frampton sees off battling Martinez

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 15:15
Belfast's Carl Frampton outclasses Spaniard Kiko Martinez to become the IBF world super-bantamweight champion.

Unions to debate pay and strikes

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 15:07
The squeeze on public sector pay, industrial action and attacks on unions will be top of the agenda when the Trades Union Congress gathers later.

VIDEO: Ashya ready for Prague treatment

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 14:50
Ashya King is in a "perfect condition" to travel to Prague for specialist treatment, the family lawyer has said.

Murder arrest in missing girl hunt

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 14:46
Police hunting for missing London schoolgirl Alice Gross, 14, arrest a man on suspicion of murder.

Lebanese soldier 'beheaded by IS'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 14:29
A second Lebanese soldier seized by Islamic State militants near the border with Syria last month is reported to have been beheaded.

GB's Whiley completes Grand Slam

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 13:51
Britain's Jordanne Whiley wins the US Open wheelchair doubles title to complete the Grand Slam in 2014.

VIDEO: Scotland: 'Momentum with Yes campaign'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 13:31
Supporters of the Yes vote in the independence referendum in Scotland claim momentum is with their campaign.

Hamilton warns of 'strain' on PSNI

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 13:18
The chief constable says "a current piecemeal approach to our history" is placing a "significant strain" on the PSNI.

Toronto festival in Bill Murray Day

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 12:28
Bill Murray is honoured at the Toronto Film Festival with a special day dedicated to him.

Ebola lockdown will not help - MSF

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 12:07
A plan by Sierra Leone to lock down the country to control Ebola will not help and could allow the virus to spread, medical charity MSF says.

Nishikori stuns Djokovic in semis

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 11:22
Kei Nishikori beats world number one Novak Djokovic at the US Open to become Japan's first Grand Slam singles finalist.

New al-Shabab leader announced

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 10:54
Somali Islamists al-Shabab name Sheikh Ahmad Umar as successor to leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, who was killed in a US recent air strike.

VIDEO: March for NHS heads to Westminster

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 10:32
The 999 call for the NHS, by the so-called Darlo Mums, is following the route of the 1936 Jarrow Crusade.

VIDEO: Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 09:57
Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst hit by West Africa's Ebola outbreak - has announced a four-day lockdown to try to tackle the disease.