International News

Ethiopians in first post-Meles vote

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 23:49
Ethiopians vote in the first elections since the death of long-serving Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, with predictions his successor will retain power.

VIDEO: Leeds loco survives in Sierra Leone

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 23:40
A Leeds museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of a steam engine built in the Yorkshire city that founded a railway in Sierra Leone.

15,000 to compete at Urdd Eisteddfod

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 23:33
One of Europe's biggest youth festivals - the Urdd Eisteddfod - begins in Caerphilly county.

New pharmacy rules 'to cut errors'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 23:30
The government hopes a new "no-fault" airline-style error reporting system for chemists will help identify and reduce dispensing mistakes.

Activists make rare Koreas crossing

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 22:53
A group of 30 female activists cross the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea to promote peace but are criticised over their initiative.

Nepal flood alert after landslide

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 22:27
Thousands flee their homes in western Nepal following a landslide which blocked a river, causing fears of flash flooding.

Pilates put Murray in Paris picture

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 21:53
If Andy Murray is to make his maiden Roland Garros final, he will have done it with the help of a new training regime.

Perfectly scripted: Eurovision 2015

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 20:54
The twists and turns of Eurovision 2015

Ferdinand: Wife's death 'difficult'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 20:21
Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has spoken publicly for the first time since his wife's death to cancer and says it has been "the most difficult period of his life".

VIDEO: US policeman cleared over deaths

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 19:37
A US police officer who climbed onto the hood of a car and fired repeatedly at its unarmed occupants has been acquitted of manslaughter charges.

Spain to vote in regional elections

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 19:04
Spain is preparing for regional and municipal elections that could challenge the grip of the country's two main parties.

The great 'Mars bake-off' begins

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 18:43
Jonathan Amos gets a first peek inside the UK aerospace laboratory where Europe's ExoMars rover will be assembled.

VIDEO: Barack Obama, selfie stick memes, and other trends of the week

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 18:40
And other trends of the week, in 60 seconds

Is Thomas Cook permanently tarnished?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 18:34
There are calls for people to boycott Thomas Cook, but will it do any long-term damage?

What I learnt from 46 consecutive days in church

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 18:33
What I learnt from 46 consecutive days in church

VIDEO: Fans react to Sweden's Eurovision win

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 18:20
Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow has triumphed at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia's Polina Gagarina.

Apprenticeship system 'fails young'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 17:55
The apprenticeship system in Britain is "failing" and needs reform to address youth unemployment, a new report commissioned by the Local Government Association says.

Cameron urged to make case for EU

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 17:40
One of Europe's most senior politicians warns David Cameron to make a positive case for Europe if he wants successful negotiations with other leaders.

Gentrification 'threat' to Brick Lane

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 17:32
Could the Bangladeshi community that made Brick Lane famous for its curries be forced out as the area gentrifies?

Putting human trafficking centre stage

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 17:15
The writer who links The Vagina Monologues and Mad Max