International News

Brains, beauty and brawn: Meet England's power couple

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 15:29
How weightlifting brought together a lover of ancient Greek myths and a Latin-dancing beauty queen.

The most important battle you've probably never heard of

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 15:21
The most important battle you have probably never heard of

Peru to auction Montesinos jewels

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 15:18
The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos.

Legend's first race car up for sale

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 15:16
Racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart's first ever race car is being put up for auction, with an estimate of £35,000-£50,000.

Israel rejects truce 'as it stands'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 13:47
Israel's security cabinet rejects a week-long Gaza ceasefire proposal by John Kerry "as it stands" while its defence minister warns operations may be expanded.

Train delays after lightning strikes

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 13:26
Lightning strikes cause "major disruption" to rail services in England and south Wales.

Buyers' peril from rising house prices

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 13:19
'Rising house prices left me high and dry - twice!'

Gaza protests show a divided Berlin

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 13:04
Gaza conflict leaves Germans confused over who to support

VIDEO: Malevich's revolutionary art in London

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 13:01
A new exhibition exploring the revolutionary work of Russian artist Kazimir Malevich on display at London’s Tate Modern.

Big crowds for day two at Games

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 12:53
Scotland picks up three more gold medals as large crowds descend on Commonwealth Games venues for the second day of competition.

Thousands welcome Giants to city

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 12:36
An estimated 100,000 people lined Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes which tell the story of the city during World War One.

Drugs tests adds to Wales Games' woe

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 12:29
Wales' stuttering Commonwealth Games campaign took yet another blow on Friday after athletics co-captain Rhys Williams failed a drugs test.

England's Proud wins butterfly gold

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 12:15
Teenager Ben Proud wins England's first swimming gold of the Commonwealth Games in the men's 50m butterfly final.

CAR rebel leader rejects ceasefire

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 12:09
Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic reject a ceasefire deal and demand the country be partitioned between Muslims and Christians.

Butler 'crushed to death by lift'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 12:09
Police investigate the death of a butler who was fatally injured while working at a Tudor mansion in Lincolnshire.

England's Rowsell wins pursuit gold

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 11:56
England's Joanna Rowsell wins gold in the Commonwealth individual pursuit but Jason Kenny has to settle for sprint silver.

Home nations continue judo dominance

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 11:46
England win three gold medals and Scotland one on day two of the Commonwealth Games judo in Glasgow.

VIDEO: LatAm Beats: Lucas Santtana

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 11:39
Rising star and genre bender Lucas Santtana is one of the most prolific and internationally acclaimed Brazilian singers and composers.

US firm withdraws Mothercare offer

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 11:04
US retailer Destination Maternity withdraws a takeover offer for Mothercare, saying it was clear shareholders wanted a "significant increase" in the offer.

Eleanor Bron joins The Archers cast

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 10:49
Actress Eleanor Bron becomes the latest cast member of Radio 4's rural drama series The Archers, playing a character who first appeared in it 60 years ago.
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