International News

Nemtsov killing polarises Russian society

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:26
Both government and opposition in Russia are coming up with theories about the killing of Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, but it could be years before it becomes clear why it happened, says the BBC's Artyom Liss.

'Women coaching men? That's bizarre'

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:14
Despite 156 caps between them, Rugby World Cup winners Katherine Merchant and Rochelle Clark face sexism when coaching men.

West seeks full Nemtsov murder probe

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:03
Western leaders condemn the killing of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, and urge the authorities to conduct a transparent investigation.

Cyclist, 15, killed in stab murder

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:00
A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death when three men attacked him while he was cycling with friends, police say.

'Mad chicken woman' sells round egg

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 02:35
A "perfectly spherical" chicken egg, thought to be "one-in-a-billion" sells online for £480 with the money going to charity.

Pedestrian dies in M8 accident

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 02:19
A man has died after being struck by a car on the M8 between Livingston and Bathgate, police confirm.

Missing girl's family continue search

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 02:05
Family and friends of missing teenager Rebecca Watts gather again to look for her as police continue to search lakes and rivers.

Supreme India crush outclassed UAE

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:57
India bowl out United Arab Emirates for 102, the lowest total yet at the World Cup, before racing to victory in 18.5 overs.

Obama leads Leonard Nimoy tributes

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:55
President Obama is among those paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek actor who has died aged 83, saying: "I loved Spock."

'Exquisite' gravity probe leaves UK

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:54
UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.

Man is shot in 'targeted attack'

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:36
A man has been shot in the shoulder in a "targeted attack" in Liverpool, police say.

NI applies to EU over cattle disease

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:12
Stormont's Department of Agriculture is to apply to the European Union for Northern Ireland cattle to be declared free of the disease brucellosis.

The rise of Yemen's Houthi rebels

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:11
Ansar Allah, or the Houthi movement, began as a defence of the Zaidi religious tradition but experienced several major transformations in arriving at its current dominance of Yemeni politics, Charles Schmitz writes.

Driver quizzed over boy's death

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:02
A 25-year-old man is still being questioned on suspicion of causing the death of a boy by dangerous driving.

VIDEO: Mariupol's volunteer defence force

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 00:19
Fighting has died down in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions in recent days, after a ceasefire agreed between the government and pro-Russian rebels.

Lesotho votes in snap elections

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 00:12
People in Lesotho are voting in polls aimed at resolving political tensions following an attempted coup last year.

VIDEO: Samurai prince escapes wig ordeal

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:52
Prince William was transformed into a samurai warlord, but escaped the ordeal of wearing a wig, as he visited Japan's public broadcaster NHK.

England set for key Sri Lanka clash

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:48
Ex-spinner Graeme Swann on who England should drop and how to stop Kumar Sangakkara in Sunday's "must-win" group game.

Pegida UK stages first demonstration

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:36
Police are in Newcastle for the first rally in Britain by a group opposed to what it calls the "Islamisation of Europe".

McIlroy set for Honda Classic exit

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:17
World number one Rory McIlroy looks destined to miss the cut at the Honda Classic after a four-over-par second round.