International News

Academy chain financial investigation

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 09:08
The Education Funding Agency has found "highly unusual" financial practices in an academy provider.

Sinn Féin 'haunted by past'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 09:03
Sinn Fèin, a party 'haunted' by dark past

Explosives found in block of flats

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:56
A substantial amount of explosives are found by police investigating dissident republican activity in Northern Ireland.

BBC to take up Hay Festival baton

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:56
The Hay Literature Festival will be broadcast on the BBC's television, radio and online networks, it is announced.

Nurse whistleblower collects OBE

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:55
A Stafford Hospital whistleblower who acted as a key witness during an inquiry into poor patient care is appointed an OBE for services to the NHS.

Ford announces new chief executive

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:51
Ford chief executive Alan Mulally is to retire in July, and will be replaced by chief operating officer Mark Fields, the company announces.

Poor pupils to get grammar priority

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:45
More than half of grammar schools are planning to reform their admissions to give priority to poorer children.

Legal aid row: Who is going to blink?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:39
Why exactly would no barrister take on a fraud case?

Woman guilty of child prostitution

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:39
A woman who used drugs and alcohol to lure girls into a life of prostitution is found guilty of running a child sex ring.

Fraud trial halted amid legal aid row

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:37
Judge halts fraud trial as defendants do not have representation after barristers raise concern over legal aid cuts.

Taliban claim deadly Afghan bombing

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:36
At least 12 people are killed in a Taliban suicide bombing at a checkpoint in central Afghanistan, a spokesman for the provincial governor tells the BBC.

Anderson recalled to England squad

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:34
Pace bowler James Anderson returns to the England one-day squad for their first game of the summer against Scotland.

CBI removed from 'No' vote register

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:33
The Electoral Commission nullifies the Confederation of British Industry's registration as a campaigner against Scottish independence.

Alleged flasher 'scratching itch'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:31
An alleged flasher was just scratching "a severe itch" when one woman accidentally spotted him, the High Court in Belfast is told.

Why are Indian mangoes so popular?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:16
An EU ban on Indian mangoes has sent crates of the fruit flying off the shelves - but what's so great about Indian mangoes?

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford 'to get help'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:09
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford takes a leave of absence from city hall and campaigning to seek treatment for substance abuse, his brother confirms.

Too many gay MPs - Euro candidate

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:08
The English Democrats back a European election candidate who said there were "far too many" gay people in Parliament.

Inquiry call over nursing home abuse

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:02
Calls are made for an investigation into the verbal abuse and neglect of an elderly woman at a mid Wales nursing home.

Money Mayweather is the Las Vegas jackpot

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 07:55
The world's greatest boxer has everyone "trying to hit the jackpot" in the gambling capital of the world, says Mike Costello

Your pictures: Pinhole

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 07:49
Readers' photos on the theme of "pinhole"
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