International News

Farage seeking South Thanet seat

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:16
UKIP leader Nigel Farage confirms he is seeking selection as the party's candidate for the Kent seat of South Thanet at the next general election.

Lily Allen to headline Hogmanay

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:02
Singer Lily Allen is to headline Edinburgh's Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens, organisers announce.

Van Gaal is a mad genius - Scholes

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:01
Paul Scholes describes Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal as a "mad genius" who will bring back the fear factor.

Pembs council chief stands aside

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:47
The chief of Pembrokeshire council is to stand aside with immediate effect amid a row into unlawful payments he received.

AUDIO: Chess and politics 'are linked'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:44
Daily Telegraph chess correspondent Malcolm Pein and Labour MP Maria Eagle discuss the link between chess and politics.

Rosneft asks Putin for $42bn loan

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:33
Russia's state-controlled energy giant Rosneft asks the Russian government for a $42bn (£25.2bn) loan, as it feels the impact of Western sanctions.

VIDEO: Indian PM: Rape is India's 'shame'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:32
Narendra Modi says India had been shamed by a recent spate of rapes, in his first Independence Day speech as prime minister. BBC's Zubair Ahmed reports from Delhi

AUDIO: Premier League to 'step up' prevention of Vine uploads

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:29
The BBC's Mike Williams and Vine user Nick discuss the uploading of football highlights.

Jonathan Ross returns to BBC Radio 2

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:28
Jonathan Ross is to return to BBC Radio 2 for the first time in four years, sitting in for Steve Wright for four days while the DJ is on holiday.

Clashes after 'shots' at Imran Khan

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:17
Clashes erupt in Pakistan after an attack on a convoy of anti-government protesters led by the opposition politician Imran Khan.

Church leader offers to resign

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:15
The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Cardinal Séan Brady, offers his resignation to the Pope.

Ebola crisis 'vastly underestimated'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:13
The UN's health agency says the scale of the Ebola outbreak appears to be "vastly underestimated", as the death toll reaches 1,069.

Undercover officers named in sex case

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:12
The Metropolitan Police confirms the names of two officers accused of deceiving women by having relationships with them while working undercover.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:07
A tube system that could help salmon migrate upstream, plus other technology news

Man rescued from flat fire in town

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 01:49
A man is rescued from a fire which broke out in a town centre building in Pontypool during the early hours gutting a charity shop and damaging the flats above it.

UK economic growth revised upwards

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 01:42
The UK economy grew by 3.2% in the second quarter compared with the same period last year, slightly higher than the original 3.1% estimate.

VIDEO: 'Extraordinary scenes' after teen death

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 01:38
A change in police tactics in the aftermath of the killing of US teenager Michael Brown in Missouri turns four days of violence into peace. BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports.

Fire destroys mansion summer house

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 01:25
A wooden summer house at the Florence Court estate in County Fermanagh is destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

Teenagers and the news game

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 01:13
How some teenagers are choosing to follow stories

Robin Williams' death has sparked wider debate

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 01:07
Actor Robin Williams' death puts focus on mental health issues
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