International News

Major opera directors defend ENO

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 04:06
Thirty-three of the world's top opera directors sign an open letter in support of the English National Opera (ENO) following criticism and cuts in its Arts Council funding.

Sinn Féin to oppose welfare bill

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 04:02
Sinn Féin has said it will oppose the passage of the welfare bill in the assembly after accusing the DUP of acting in bad faith on the issue.

Treasury not prepared for new crash

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:54
The Treasury has not learned lessons from the 2007-08 financial crash, a Parliamentary report says, and could be exposed to more economic shocks.

Call for landowners to host lynx

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:54
A project to reintroduce wild lynx to the UK could see them return to Wales after a 1,300 year gap if the right site can be found.

Eurovision: UK duo defend their song

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:45
The duo behind the UK's Eurovision entry say they don't mind criticism of their song, Still in Love With You.

Beaten England out of World Cup

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:44
England are knocked out of the World Cup in dismal fashion as Bangladesh win by 15 runs to reach the quarter-finals.

Zambia leader 'needs treatment abroad'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:32
Zambia's president has to undergo a throat operation abroad, his doctors say, after earlier reporting that he collapsed in public because he had malaria.

New phase in A9 dualling project

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:30
The next stage in a project to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness begins with a public consultation on the stretch at Dalwhinnie.

Five questions about Apple Watch

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:26
Apple is due to release more information about its new smartwatch - here are five questions about the product that need answering.

Scots lose Lamont for England match

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:25
Scotland lose Sean Lamont and have doubts over Peter Horne and Ross Ford for the Calcutta Cup against England.

Thousands raised for attacked fan

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:24
A fundraising page set up for a Watford fan left in a critical condition after a gang attack raises more than £6,000.

Deadly strike on IS oil refinery

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:16
At least 14 people have been killed in US-led coalition strikes on an oil refinery in Syria run by Islamic State militants, activists say.

HSBC bosses face questions from MPs

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 02:57
Two senior HSBC executives and one non-executive director will face further questions from MPs on Monday over the operations at the bank's Swiss arm.

Helen Mirren rules Broadway as Queen

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 02:48
Dame Helen Mirren is lauded by critics for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the Broadway transfer of The Audience.

VIDEO: Mystery of dog 'poisoned at Crufts'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 02:39
The Kennel Club says it is ''deeply shocked and saddened'' at the death of Irish Setter, Jagger, after the world famous Crufts dog show.

Mouse 'leaps' from Tesco delivery

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 02:04
A shopper is forced to call in pest controllers after a live mouse "leaps out" of a Tesco home delivery in Clacton, Essex.

Man critical after being hit by car

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 02:04
A 39-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car while crossing a busy road in Glasgow.

Is the Treasury prepared for the next crash?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 01:57
How ready is the Treasury for the next great crash and recession?

Ex-UUP leader James Molyneaux dies

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 01:51
Former Ulster Unionist Party leader James Molyneaux has died aged 94.

American Sniper top 2014 US release

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 01:50
Clint Eastwood's American Sniper beats The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 to become the highest-grossing US release of 2014.