International News

Puffer fish poisons 11 in Brazil

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 08:32
Eleven people fell seriously ill in Brazil after eating a deadly puffer fish for lunch, it was reported.

Suarez gets help for impulse to bite

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 08:31
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he is getting professional help as he seeks to overcome an "impulse" to bite opponents.

Rwanda bans BBC over genocide film

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 08:29
Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 08:29
The week's big numbers visualised

Farmer jailed over £1m will fraud

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 08:26
A County Armagh farmer who tried to use a forged will to inherit most of a £1m estate from an elderly woman has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Norfolk schools inquiry faces review

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 08:24
The investigation into alleged inspection irregularities at three Norfolk schools will be reviewed by an "independent figure", says Ofsted.

Plaid 'could hold balance of power'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 08:03
Plaid Cymru MPs could help decide who takes power after next year's general election, party leader Leanne Wood tells its conference.

Suicide mother gave girls acid drink

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:48
A mother poisoned herself and her two young daughters by drinking acid after struggling to get on with her in-laws, an inquest hears.

PC jailed for partner's stab death

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:42
A "paranoid and controlling" former policeman is jailed for at least 28 years for killing his partner, who was stabbed 81 times.

Ashya's family 'unsafe for UK return'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:31
The family of Ashya King say they will not yet return to the UK following his treatment in Prague as they do not feel safe to do so.

Slip road closure 'benefits' traffic

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:23
A controversial peak time closure of a slip road to ease congestion on the M4 near Port Talbot is 'a benefit', a review into the trial finds.

Serbia awarded 3-0 Albania walkover

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:16
Serbia are awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania after their Euro 2016 qualifier was abandoned but lose three points.

Asda faces mass action on equal pay

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:13
Asda, the UK's second largest retailer, is facing a mass legal action over equal pay by women who work in its stores.

Detained Myanmar reporter shot dead

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:12
A Burmese journalist taken into detention while covering clashes near the Thai border is shot dead while trying to escape, the army says.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:09
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.

Rubber bullets used on Everton fans

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 06:56
Rubber bullets and a stun grenade were used against Everton supporters in a disturbance before the club's match in Lille, French police say.

Concerns over health board finances

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 06:53
Scotland's financial watchdog flags up concerns about the accounts of three Scottish health boards.

Firefighters plan four-day strike

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 06:26
Firefighters in England are to strike for four days from 31 October in a row over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union says.

Sharapova out of Finals despite win

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 06:21
Maria Sharapova goes out of the WTA Finals, ensuring Serena Williams will end 2014 as the world number one.

Woman crashed after taking ecstasy

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 06:20
A 21-year-old student was killed driving to meet friends at a pop festival after taking ecstasy, an inquest hears.
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