International News

Actor Sharif has Alzheimer's disease

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:16
Actor Omar Sharif, who starred Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago in the 1960s, is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Pipe bomb thrown into back garden

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:13
Residents are moved out of homes while small pipe bomb is made safe in the back garden of a house in east Belfast.

VIDEO: Sturgeon on economy and Tory cuts

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 23:28
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is giving a speech in Edinburgh in which she is expected to attack the "scale and speed" of spending cuts planned by the UK government.

Reid's tale of triumph and tragedy

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 23:04
Golfer Melissa Reid reveals how she has grown up, both on and off the course, since her mother's death in 2012.

'No action' to follow F1 test crash

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 22:50
No action is to be taken against a former Formula 1 team after test driver Maria de Villota suffered a severe crash in Cambridgeshire in 2012.

Choir wins through to talent final

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 22:42
Welsh choir Cor Glanaethwy wins public vote to become the first act in the final of the Britain's Got Talent show.

Can Nadal win a 10th French Open?

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 22:24
The Spaniard could become the first man to win the same Grand Slam 10 times. Why is he so dominant on clay? And how do you beat him?

O2 network 'back to normal'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 22:08
Phone provider O2 says its service is "back to normal" after customers complained of problems with reception in several parts of the UK.

VIDEO: Italy chefs attempt biggest tiramisu

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 22:01
The largest ever tiramisu is under construction in the northern Italian town of Gemona.

Ryanair reports big rise in profits

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 21:58
Irish airline Ryanair reports a 66% rise in net profit as falling oil prices and rising passenger numbers give the company a boost.

Australia citizenship rules reviewed

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 21:51
As many as 50 Australians fighting overseas with terror groups could lose their citizenship under new government rules.

Coastal farm sold to National Trust

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 21:38
Parts of the iconic Great Orme headland in north Wales are safeguarded for the future after being bought by the National Trust.

VIDEO: Where does Crossrail waste earth go?

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 21:32
The BBC's Andrew Bomford finds out where the millions of tonnes of earth go that have been excavated during the cross rail project.

Tidal lagoon preferred bidder named

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 21:30
The preferred bidder is named to carry out a £200m contract for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon.

'NI military veterans abandoned'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 21:19
A highly decorated soldier accuses the government of abandoning Northern Ireland military veterans who need help for serious physical and mental injuries.

Health faces 'financial challenge'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 21:16
The scale of financial difficulty facing Northern Ireland's five health trusts was so severe in 2013 and 2014 that despite receiving additional funding, four of them failed to break even.

Debate on welfare reform to proceed

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 21:14
Northern Ireland assembly members are due to debate the final stage of the controversial welfare reform bill later, despite NI first minister Peter Robinson's admission to hospital with a suspected heart attack.

Iran trial to start for US reporter

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 20:38
The trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include alleged espionage is due to open.

Atwood book goes in 'Future Library'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 20:28
Margaret Atwood becomes the first of 100 authors to enter a manuscript into the Future Library, a project collecting works not to be published until 2114.

Where does the word 'deflation' come from?

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 20:15
Where does the word 'deflation' come from?