International News

VIDEO: Thousands race up Taiwan skyscraper

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 02:12
Thousands of runners have taken on 2,046 steps to get to the top of Taiwan's tallest skyscraper.

China bridge collapse kills 11

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 02:03
An illegal bridge being built in southern China's Guangdong province collapses, killing 11 people and injuring several others, officials say.

Woman reported to fiscal over deaths

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 01:55
A woman is reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with the deaths of a mother and daughter in Greenock.

VIDEO: Plaid leader on Welsh independence

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 01:54
The leader of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Wood, has said she is "very confident" Wales will achieve independence in her lifetime.

UKIP 'to highlight black candidates'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 01:48
Nigel Farage vows to launch a fight back against claims he is leading a racist party.

VIDEO: Repairing flood-damaged river banks

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 00:43
The BBC's Nick Beake reports on work to repair a flood damaged stretch of the River Mole in Surrey.

Ukraine PM blames Odessa police

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 00:40
Ukraine's PM blames the nation's security services for failing to stop violence in the southern city of Odessa that left more than 40 dead.

O'Sullivan targets sixth world title

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 00:40
Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan says he is "buzzing" to be in his sixth World Championship final in Sheffield.

California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 00:26
Victor Espinoza rides California Chrome to victory as 77-year-old Art Sherman becomes the oldest trainer to win the race.

Day of mourning for Afghan mudslide

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 00:21
The Afghan government declares a day of national mourning for hundreds killed when a mudslide engulfed a north-eastern village on Friday.

VIDEO: Welby: UK 'deeply Christian country'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 00:20
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has defended the Church of England's role in educating children, insisting that even though relatively few people attend church, Anglican schools are consistently popular.

Pollutants 'affect breeding birds'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 00:19
Wild birds nesting along urban rivers in south Wales are being affected by harmful pollutants, research suggests.

Arrest over teacher death message

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 00:05
A 42-year-old Port Talbot man is arrested in connection with allegations of malicious communications following the stabbing to death of teacher Ann Maguire at a school in Leeds.

VIDEO: Nigeria security fears ahead of WEF

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 23:38
The Nigerian government is under pressure to tackle unrest days before a World Economic Forum event in the capital.

Tory quits over anti-Islamic tweets

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 22:54
A Conservative council candidate resigns from the party and apologises for posting anti-Islamic and homophobic comments on Twitter.

East Ukraine stronghold 'surrounded'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 22:52
Eastern Ukraine is preparing for more unrest between government forces and pro-Russian gunmen, days after 42 died during clashes in Odessa.

Call for independent exams watchdog

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 22:51
Head teachers are calling for an independent exams watchdog to be set up in Wales with immediate effect.

Superb Khan easily outpoints Collazo

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 22:46
Britain's Amir Khan easily outpoints Luis Collazo in his welterweight debut in Las Vegas.

Labour's rail and food plans, and what Clarkson will do next

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 22:38
The Sunday papers examine Labour policy proposals about Britain's railways and regarding food and drink, and there is further speculation over the Jeremy Clarkson race row.

Mayweather outpoints game Maidana

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 21:59
Floyd Mayweather outpoints Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas to unify the welterweight division and remain unbeaten in 46 professional fights.

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