International News

Mediterranean 'accumulating plastic'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 10:11
Large quantities of plastic debris are building up in the Mediterranean Sea, say scientists.

Ratchet boots make walking 7% easier

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 10:09
Engineers create unpowered exoskeleton "boots" that use a spring and a ratchet to make human walking 7% more efficient.

Brook to fight twice this summer

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 09:54
Britain's Kell Brook wants to defend his IBF world welterweight title by the end of May in the first of two summer bouts.

VIDEO: Watch jockey Lewis Ferguson's spectacular fall

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 09:54
Jockey Lewis Ferguson survives a spectacular fall from favourite Merrion Square at Wincanton.

Heads not 'counter-terror experts'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 09:45
Head teachers say they cannot be expected to "conduct surveillance" on young people, after warnings that more might travel to Syria during the school holidays.

Cautious campaign won't break stalemate

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 09:26
Both main parties seem reluctant to rock the boat, writes Laura Kuenssberg - but will the cautious approach achieve a breakthrough?

Britons held on Turkey-Syria border

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 09:24
Nine British nationals have been seized by Turkish authorities after trying to illegally enter Syria, armed forces in the country say.

S Korea details Sewol compensation

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 09:16
South Korea is to pay about $380,000 (£256.000; €353,000) in compensation for each of the nearly 250 students killed in the Sewol ferry disaster.

VIDEO: General Election 2015: Day three of the campaign

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 09:15
On the third day of the election campaign trail Ed Miliband has criticised zero-hours contracts.

VIDEO: Why does Buhari victory matter?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 08:53
BBC Africa explains why Muhammadu Buhari's election victory is so momentous for Nigeria and the continent.

New agent rules 'risk exploitation'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 08:49
Young players could be "exploited" because of the deregulation of football agents - according to agent David Seligman.

NI fans want stadium safety talks

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 08:48
The Northern Ireland Supporters Club chairman calls for a meeting with the Irish Football Association over possible subsidence at Windsor Park.

Barry Pleasure Park 'hit by delays'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 08:47
The new owners of one of south Wales' most famous fairgrounds insist they will open on Friday despite setbacks.

Yemenis seek refuge in Somalia

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 08:35
Dozens of Yemenis cross the Gulf of Aden to get to Djibouti and Somalia to escape fighting and Saudi air strikes, the UN refugee agency says.

Arkansas to rework 'religion law'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 08:35
The governor of Arkansas has called for changes to a "religious freedom" bill after a similar law in Indiana has drawn a firestorm of criticism.

China cracks down on explicit anime

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 08:16
China says it will create a "blacklist" of banned Japanese anime cartoons, and plans to punish firms that hosted violent and sexual clips online.

Election 2015 in pictures: 1 April

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 08:10
Images from the campaign trail: 1 April

Police Scotland to examine shooting

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 08:03
Police Scotland to investigate former security members over so-called shoot-to-kill operation in County Armagh in 1982.

I'm not a money-grabber - Sterling

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 08:00
Raheem Sterling tells BBC Sport he is not a "money-grabbing 20-year-old" after turning down a Liverpool deal worth £100,000 a week.

'Sterling not the finished article'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 08:00
A potential star of the future, Raheem Sterling is far from irreplaceable, writes chief football writer Phil McNulty.