International News

Root anchors England's new dawn

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 14:14
Memories of the dark days down under will not be erased by Joe Root's steady recovery at Test level, but it's a start.

Racism in NI 'shaped by Troubles'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 14:05
A long-awaited draft document setting out the strategy for racial equality in Northern Ireland is obtained by BBC NI politics programme, The View.

VIDEO: Carney hints at rate rise

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 14:00
The Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has said a rise in interest rates could happen "sooner than markets currently expect".

Colourful ceremony opens World Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 13:54
The 2014 Fifa World Cup opens with an extravagant ceremony before hosts Brazil beat Croatia 3-1 in the first match.

Mubarak minister cleared by court

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 13:51
A court in Egypt clears former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly, who served under ousted President Hosni Mubarak, of corruption.

VIDEO: Osborne 'vigilant' on mortgages

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 13:44
The Chancellor George Osborne is to give the Bank of England extra powers to curb riskier mortgages but says there is no immediate cause for alarm.

Clinton urges caution over Iraq

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 13:34
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells BBC Newsnight the US should withhold military support for Iraq until certain conditions are met.

Pro-union booklet to cost £720,000

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 13:33
The UK government is to post out a booklet to every Scottish home setting out the "positive case" for the UK , at a cost of £720,000.

Cotter expects better from Scotland

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 13:24
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter eyes an improved display against a Canada side hurting from their defeat by Japan.

Doctor: Obama is in excellent health

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 13:06
US President Barack Obama is in excellent health, the White House doctor says following a physical examination last month.

Ukrainian anger at 'Russia tanks'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 13:06
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tells President Putin that reports of three Russian tanks moving into Ukrainian territory are unacceptable.

Forced marriage: Bounty gangs hired

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 13:03
Families are using bounty hunters to track down the victims of forced marriage who try to run away, the BBC has learnt.

Woman admits memorial fund theft

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 13:01
A woman stole £8,500 from money raised in memory of her friend who was killed in a car crash, a court hears.

Dinos neither warm nor cold blooded

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 12:41
A new study claims that dinosaurs fit into an intermediate class between warm and cold blooded animals, based on a survey of growth rates.

VIDEO: 'Dazzle Ship' recreated in Liverpool

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 12:19
During World War One, some 2,000 warships were painted in bright colours to confuse the enemy. Now the technique's been recreated.

Baby delivered after mother stabbed

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 12:01
A baby whose pregnant mother was stabbed while it was still in the womb is in a critical condition in hospital.

Paraplegic kicks off World Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 11:57
A paraplegic man has made the first kick of the World Cup using a mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton.

Firms fined after girl's gate death

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 11:33
Two firms are fined a total of £110,000 after a five-year-old girl was crushed to death by an electric gate.

Baby ashes scandal report submitted

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 11:07
The work of the infant cremation commission has been handed over to the Scottish government and is set to be published on Tuesday.

England semi-final 'not about revenge'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 11:03
Captain Barry Middleton says England are not thinking of revenge against Netherlands in the Hockey World Cup semi-finals.

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