International News

Full-back Tomkins rejoining Wigan

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 12:12
England full-back Sam Tomkins will be back at Wigan for the 2016 season after agreeing to leave New Zealand Warriors.

VIDEO: Farage turns on debate audience

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 12:02
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has accused those attending the BBC's election debate of being a "left-wing audience" before suggesting "the real audience are sitting at home".

VIDEO: Wood: Deficit not cut 'at any cost'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:50
Plaid Cymru will tackle the deficit but "not at any cost", the party's leader Leanne Wood says.

Vatican ends crackdown on US nuns

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:46
The Vatican ends a six-year row with a group of American nuns it had branded "radical feminists" who were undermining Church teaching.

VIDEO: Sturgeon: 'Labour not bold enough'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:46
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon criticises Labour leader Ed Miliband for not being "bold enough on his own" to offer a "real alternative to austerity", in a pre-election debate.

Opposition leaders' debate under way

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:42
Five of Westminster's opposition party leaders debate key election issues live on television.

What if no-one wins the election?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:35
How many parties might it take to build a majority? Try with our hung parliament game.

Spanish former IMF chief detained

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:34
Spanish conservative politician Rodrigo Rato, a former head of the IMF, is detained on fraud and money-laundering charges, Spanish media say.

Paris tunnel thieves grab €5m jewels

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:23
French police are looking for three thieves who stole a handbag containing €5m worth of jewels after breaking into an art collector's car in traffic.

Rail staff to vote on strike action

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:19
Thousands of Network Rail staff are to be balloted on industrial action over a pay dispute, the Rail, Maritime and Transport union says.

Blatter likened to Jesus & Mandela

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:08
Sepp Blatter is likened to Jesus and Nelson Mandela as Concafaf members give him their backing for May's Fifa election.

Death charge nurse 'going to hell'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 10:49
A nurse accused of murdering patients wrote he was 'going to hell' in a letter written for a counsellor, Manchester Crown Court hears.

Al-Qaeda seizes Yemen airport

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:55
Militants from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula seize the southern Yemeni airport Mukalla, taking advantage of chaos elsewhere in the country.

Adichie on top 100 influential list

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:50
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among seven Africans listed by Time magazine as the world's 100 most influential people.

Three men wanted by police after rape

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:48
Police search for three men after a teenager is raped in Ayrshire as she was making her way home in the early hours of Saturday.

Lawro's predictions v Wade 'Bad News' Barrett

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:43
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on WWE wrestler Wade 'Bad News' Barrett for the weekend's FA Cup and Premier League fixtures.

VIDEO: Snowboarder's 1800 degree jump

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:12
Snowboarder Billy Morgan becomes the first person to land an 1800 degree spinning jump, on the slopes in northern Italy.

Kane among four named for PFA double

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:09
Harry Kane is one of four players to make the shortlist for both the PFA Player and Young Player of the Year prize.

Express owner Desmond gives UKIP £1m

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:46
Publisher Richard Desmond, who owns companies including the publishers of the Daily and Sunday Express, has donated £1m to UKIP, he says.

UK men face Islamic State charge

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:39
Three Birmingham men are charged with attempting to leave the UK to join the Islamic State group in Syria.