International News

NI abortion law change recommended

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:43
A limited change to Northern Ireland's abortion law, to allow terminations in cases of fatal foetal abnormality, is recommended by Stormont's Department of Justice.

Eugene's 2021 Worlds award 'unfair'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:39
The decision to hand Eugene the 2021 World Athletics Championships is "unfair", says the Swedish Athletics Association.

Body at farm is missing Karen Buckley

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:39
A body found at a farm north of Glasgow is missing Irish student Karen Buckley, Police Scotland confirm.

Etsy shares surge 120% on debut

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:32
Shares in arts and crafts marketplace Etsy surge 120% in their US market debut, valuing the 10-year-old Brooklyn firm at more than $4bn.

Rosberg 'needs points back quickly'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:24
Nico Rosberg admits he needs to turn the tables on Lewis Hamilton to boost his world title bid - starting in Bahrain this weekend.

Sellafield vote for industrial action

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:21
Unite union members at the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria vote to take industrial action in a row over health and safety, the union says.

VIDEO: Schoolchildren flee China quake

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:10
Earthquakes, including one measuring as magnitude 5.8, strike northern China, reportedly killing one person and damaging hundreds of houses.

VIDEO: Somalia target 2019 Nations Cup

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:03
Somalia's FA president Adbi Qani hopes his country can compete in the 2019 Nations Cup and end an absence that stretches back to 1974.

Election 2015 in pictures: 16 April

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:02
Images from the campaign trail: 16 April

VIDEO: New home for mugged pensioner Barnes

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:01
Fiona Trott speaks to Gateshead pensioner Alan Barnes, who has moved in to a new home after he was given given thousands of pounds in online donations.

VIDEO: BBC election debate 'worm' explained

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:52
The leaders of five of Westminster's opposition parties are due to appear in a live election debate on Thursday.

Alliance pledges 'unique voice'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:36
The Alliance Party will bring a "unique" voice to Westminster, ensuring the people of Northern Ireland are heard, the deputy leader says.

Gravity boost to geothermal hunt

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:36
Observations from space assist the search for new locations to site geothermal power stations.

Dozens die in latest migrant sinking

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:29
More than 40 people have drowned off Sicily as Italy calls for more help from the European Union to deal with migrant crossings.

Robson targets French Open return

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:29
Ex-British number one Laura Robson hopes to make her return at the French Open after 15 months out with injury.

Mugged pensioner moves to new home

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:28
The disabled pensioner who had more than £300,000 raised for him after he was attacked picks up the keys to his new house.

Neville aiming for netball 'stardom'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:27
Manchester Thunder coach Tracey Neville hopes the domestic Superleague can one day emulate the "stardom" of football.

Pensioner jailed for stranger rape

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:13
A 74-year-old is jailed for 11 years for raping a woman after claiming he was 45 miles away at the time of the attack.

Artist hopes sculpture is theft-proof

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:05
Artist Conrad Shawcross uses cheap cast iron for his latest sculpture so it won't be attractive to metal thieves.

Default fears rattle Greek markets

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 05:41
Mounting fears of a Greek debt default have seen the country's borrowing costs in the markets soar.

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