International News

VIDEO: Pirouetting on the Pyramid stage

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 01:35
Glastonbury welcomes music fans, heavy metal band Metallica and even the English National Ballet, on the first official day of the festival

VIDEO: Rain won't stop play at Glastonbury

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 01:32
The BBC's Lizo Mzimba meets music fans who are refusing to let rain stop play at the Glastonbury festival

Teach First moves to rural areas

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 01:11
Educational charity Teach First will expand into England's deprived coastal and rural areas, including Weymouth, Bournemouth, and Great Yarmouth.

VIDEO: UK killer's dad 'didn't see it coming'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 00:50
The father of British-born Elliot Rodger, the man who killed six people before taking his own life in May, has given his first interview since the tragedy.

Carney: 2.5% 'new normal' for rates

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 00:37
Bank of England governor Mark Carney suggests interest rates could reach a "new normal" of around 2.5% in early 2017.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 00:12
A Tokyo museum reveals a news reading robot, plus other technology news.

LaBeouf charged over theatre conduct

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 00:03
Transformers star Shia LaBeouf has been arrested at a performance of the musical Cabaret, and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.

Cox engaged to Snow Patrol guitarist

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 00:00
Hollywood actress Courteney Cox and Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid announce their engagement on Twitter with matching pictures.

Half holidaymakers drink 'every day'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 23:40
Half of Welsh holidaymakers admit they drink alcohol "every day" whilst they are abroad, a survey shows.

Call for council tax alternatives

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 23:13
An independent commission should be set up to look at alternatives to council tax in Scotland, a parliament committee says.

RUC 'could have prevented murder'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 23:03
The Police Ombudsman says the murder of a police officer 37 years ago could have been prevented by senior commanders within the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).

Putin aide calls Ukraine head 'Nazi'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 22:57
A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin lashes out at Ukraine's president ahead of the signing of a controversial EU deal.

Living in fear of Boko Haram

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 22:52
Life in the shadow of Boko Haram

VIDEO: Camp Bastion: How do you pack up a town?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 22:40
Clearing Camp Bastion is the biggest logistical operation undertaken since World War Two.

Anti-bullying checklist for schools

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 22:34
An anti-bullying checklist is offered to schools in Wales to make sure they are tackling the problem, as inspectors say too many pupils are being affected.

VIDEO: Pope stops car to bless disabled girl

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 22:30
Pope Francis stopped his car on an Italian country road to bless a young disabled girl who was waiting by the side of the road with her family to see him pass.

India gas pipeline blast kills 14

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 22:30
At least 14 people die after a pipeline carrying gas explodes in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, a minister says.

Lithuanian arms case to be retried

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 22:23
Lithuania's Supreme Court orders the retrial of a man acquitted of plotting to smuggle arms for the Real IRA

VIDEO: Who is the man leading Boko Haram?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 21:37
The Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram has come to international prominence after abducting more than 200 school girls, but what do we know about its leader?

Auditors probe green power contracts

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 21:19
The government may have failed to protect the interests of bill payers when awarding green energy contracts, say auditors.

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