International News

New York policeman shot in the head

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 22:48
A plainclothes policeman is seriously injured by a shot to the head while attempting to question a man in New York's Queens borough.

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 21:04
Floyd Mayweather beats Manny Pacquiao on points to maintain his unbeaten record and win the richest fight in boxing history.

Princess spends first night at home

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 20:06
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend the first night with their new baby daughter at Kensington Palace, as news of the princess's name is awaited.

VIDEO: Boko Haram 'captives' arrive at camp

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 19:22
A group of nearly 300 women and girls, which the Nigerian army says were freed from Boko Haram militants earlier this week, have been taken to a refugee camp in north-eastern Nigeria.

Council tax commission is launched

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 17:16
A commission set up by the Scottish government to look at the future of local taxation in Scotland is calling for evidence.

Leaders prepare for live TV debate

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 17:14
Scotland's four main party leaders prepare for a live televised debate four days before the general election.

VIDEO: Meet the Vegas big fight's 'ring girls'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 16:41
The BBC's Alex South meets the ''ring girls'' who provide an element of glamour in the big fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.

VIDEO: Heavyweight: Manila baker's boxer cake

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 16:19
A baker in Manila has made a life-size edible replica of Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao, as he prepares to fight rival Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.

Who owns the South China Sea waters?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 16:11
A collection of tiny islands in the South China Sea are at the centre of a major international dispute with potentially far-reaching consequences.

Cuba gears up for tourist influx

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 16:08
Why Cuba is drawing more and more tourists

UK's first Civil War centre opens

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 16:05
Artefacts from a bloody chapter in British history

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 16:03
And other things that trended over the past week

Taking on the Vatican at cricket

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 16:00
Taking on the pontiff's cricket team at the Vatican

How manicures saved Vietnam refugees

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:54
Why are all the manicurists in Los Angeles Vietnamese?

Great Gut Extinction: Has modern life destroyed our health?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:47
What modern life done to our digestive systems

The mules targeted by armed forces

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:32
Why mules are being targeted on the Iraqi-Turkish border

Clegg's public sector pay 'red line'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:22
The Lib Dems say they would refuse to work with a party that did not agree to raise public sector pay as the leaders seek to rally support on the final campaigning weekend.

High hopes for record knob throw

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:19
Organisers of a "knob throwing" competition in Dorset hope the current champion tossing record will be broken later.

Why Greek graves are rental only

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:17
Why resting in peace is no easy matter in Greece

American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:10
The favourite American Pharoah lands victory in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs for jockey Victor Espinoza.