International News

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.

Renault doubts remain over engines

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 05:35
Renault offers no guarantees to Red Bull that early-season engine problems will not resurface at Sunday's race in Bahrain.

The anxious scramble to get a school place

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 05:26
Rising demand for primary school places is putting the system under increasing pressure, says Branwen Jeffreys.

Windsor Park stand faces demolition

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 05:19
The Irish Football Association has been advised to demolish the damaged west stand at Windsor Park, the BBC understands.

VIDEO: Calls for EU to aid migrant rescues

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 05:00
According to survivors, the capsizing of a boat in which about 400 migrants are feared to have died off Libya this week was caused by excitement at the sight of rescuers.

Federer and Wawrinka in early exits

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:55
Roger Federer and defending champion Stan Wawrinka are both beaten in round three of the Monte Carlo Masters.

VIDEO: 'Submarine snag' causes trawler drama

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:46
The skipper of a fishing trawler has said his boat was towed by a submarine 18 miles off the coast of Ardglass, County Down, on Wednesday afternoon.

VIDEO: No porky-pies in piggy election race

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:43
Snouting around with pigs called Hameron, Swiliband, Forage and Pork Clegg as they race to Number Ten.

Cannes Festival line-up announced

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:40
Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Rachel Weisz and Sir Michael Caine are among those with films competing at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

IS steps up assault on Iraq's Ramadi

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:38
Islamic State militants step up their assault on the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, launching suicide bomb attacks on a government compound.

Officer with gun breached policy

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:31
A police officer in Inverness is photographed carrying a firearm despite assurances that sidearms would only be deployed under special circumstances.

Sewol ferry: How it could be raised

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:27
South Korea plans to raise the wreck of the Sewol ferry from the sea bed. Can it be done? And how difficult would the salvage operation be?

Goldman Sachs sees profits jump

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:23
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a sharp rise in profits thanks in part to an improvement in trading activity at its investment banking arm.

Submarine incident 'may be Russians'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:18
A Russian submarine may have been responsible for almost capsizing a UK fishing trawler in the Irish Sea, a UK fishing organisation says.

Indian companies shun Internet.org

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:15
A group of Indian technology and internet firms pull out of Facebook's Internet.org initiative, fearing it threatens "net neutrality".

Pro-Russian journalist killed in Kiev

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:03
Leading pro-Russian journalist Oles Buzyna, shot dead in Ukrainian capital Kiev, officials say.

Warning over aerosol climate fix

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:58
Any attempts to engineer the climate are likely to result in "different" climate change, rather than its elimination, new results suggest.

£2.5m party donations in first week

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:57
Almost £2.5m of donations to political parties were registered in the first week of the official election campaign, new figures show.

Pakistan top court halts executions

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:43
Pakistan's Supreme Court suspends death sentences passed by controversial new military tribunals, until it rules on the legality of the sentences.

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