International News

Nuns' inquiry evidence 'haphazard'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 11:15
Sisters of Nazareth nuns have given their evidence to Northern Ireland's Historical Abuse Inquiry in a "haphazard and piecemeal fashion", the inquiry is told.

Brazil-funded port opened in Cuba

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 11:00
Brazil and Cuba inaugurate a new container terminal of a deepwater sea port, a rare large foreign investment project on the Caribbean island.

Building firm Mivan ceases trading

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 10:33
Mivan, one of Northern Ireland's best known construction companies, ceases trading.

Travis denies 'predatory nature'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 10:30
Former DJ Dave Lee Travis tells the court where he is on trial for sex offences that he does not have a "predatory nature" with women.

US 'cocaine congressman' resigns

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 10:25
A Florida Republican congressman who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in November resigns from his seat.

Egypt army backs Sisi presidency bid

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 10:23
Egypt's top military body has given its approval for army chief Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to run for the presidency, state media report.

Coulson 'told about hacking skills'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 10:15
A Sunday Mirror reporter told ex-News of the World editor Andy Coulson about his phone-hacking skills at a job interview, the Old Bailey hears.

Northern Cyprus lifts ban on gay sex

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 10:14
The EU welcomes the decision of Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus to decriminalise homosexual relations - the last European territory to do so.

Tracey Emin wins South Bank accolade

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:59
Artist Tracey Emin is honoured with the South Bank Sky Arts Awards outstanding achievement prize, as Arctic Monkeys beat David Bowie to the music prize.

CAR crisis getting even worse - UN

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:57
The security situation in the Central African Republic is getting even worse despite the inauguration of a new leader, the UN human rights chief says.

Defiant Rahul Gandhi vows poll win

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:47
Rahul Gandhi gives his first formal TV interview, predicting victory for his Congress Party in this year's polls and opposing "dynasty" politics.

'Impasse' on Syria power transfer

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:41
Syrian peace talks in Geneva are deadlocked over the issue of transferring power, the UN mediator says, but there is the "will" to continue.

Tata chief's Thai death 'suicide'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:30
Thai police suspect Tata managing director Karl Slym killed himself in a fall from a luxury hotel in Bangkok.

Many die as Nigeria villages raided

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:19
Police say suspected Islamist militants have attacked two villages in Nigeria's north-east, with some 74 people killed.

VIDEO: 'Mile after mile of flood water'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:15
Large areas of Somerset remain under water with residents demanding the dredging of rivers - aerial views show mile after mile of flood water across the county.

Roache cleared of one abuse charge

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:09
Jurors in the trial of William Roache are directed by the judge to acquit him of one of seven sex abuse charges.

AUDIO: Brokeback Mountain the Opera

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 08:59
A modern opera adaptation of the Oscar-winning film Brokeback Mountain premieres in Madrid this week.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 08:39
Theresa May is pressed to take part in a UN-led programme to resettle Syrian refugees.

TV weatherman Talbot on sex charges

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 08:38
TV weatherman Fred Talbot is charged with the sexual abuse of schoolchildren between 1968 and 1983.

PM: EU migration at reasonable level

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 08:20
David Cameron says the numbers of Romanians and Bulgarians arriving in the UK since the last work curbs were lifted are at a "reasonable level".

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