International News

VIDEO: Mafia boss prison sentence expires

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:47
A Mafia boss who faced extradition to serve a prison sentence in Italy has had his sentence dropped after Italian authorities said it had expired.

Google reveals computer-on-a-stick

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:31
Google announces that a range of computer-on-a-sticks and laptops costing as low as $149 (£101) are joining its range of Chrome OS devices.

Warning over IS-radicalised children

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:31
Parents and teachers are not telling police about children who may try to join Islamic State (IS) for fear of criminalising them, a former senior prosecutor says.

Couple wins £1m EuroMillions twice

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:27
A couple from Scunthorpe wins £1m on the EuroMillions lottery for a second time, Camelot confirms.

VIDEO: Real or fake: April Fool's Day stories

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:06
Newspapers in the UK have published a variety of far-fetched stories that turned out to be April Fool's Day jokes.

Baby death mother 'not truthful'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:01
A mother is accused of being not "entirely truthful" when giving evidence at her father's trial for the murder of his granddaughter.

April Fool's Day: The best election spoofs

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:47
With 1 April coming just two days after campaigning officially got under way, we round up the inevitable election-related jokes.

S Korea charges US envoy attacker

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:47
A South Korean man who attacked the US envoy to Seoul with a knife, slashing his face and arms, is charged with attempted murder.

Why is Cecil Rhodes such a controversial figure?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:44
Why is Cecil Rhodes such a controversial figure?

Tech sites lead on April Fools gags

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:39
The Force - the mysterious energy field used by the Jedi in Star Wars - has been discovered by researchers at the Cern laboratory in an April Fools prank.

Weep for falling productivity

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:34
Productivity, or output per hour worked, fell again in the last three months of the year. That is sobering after Tuesday's better news on economic growth and living standards

UKIP: Children 'brainwashed' on EU

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:22
School children are "brainwashed" with pro-EU propaganda and should not be allowed to vote in any future in/out referendum, says UKIP.

Teaching assistant 'sent bomb threat'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:21
A teaching assistant is charged with using a pupil's email account to send a bomb threat to the school where she worked.

Bolivian defence minister sacked

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:18
Bolivia's Defence Minister Jorge Ledezma is sacked after he travelled to neighbouring Chile wearing a vest with a controversial motto.

GB's Cook confirms Moldova move

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:15
British world number one taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook confirms he plans to represent Moldova at the Rio Olympics.

London Mafia boss sentence dropped

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:11
A Mafia boss set to be extradited to serve a jail term in Italy after he lived for more than 20 years in London has his sentence dropped by Italian authorities.

Weak UK productivity 'unprecedented'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:00
The productivity of the UK workforce remains slightly lower than in 2007, marking an "unprecedented absence" of growth in the post-war era, official figures show.

American Broner hints at Khan fight

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 02:58
Adrien Broner tweets a video of himself talking to Amir Khan on the phone, hinting at a possible showdown.

Delays as planes 'clip each other'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 02:39
Two Ryanair planes scrape each other on the ground at Dublin airport, the airline confirms.

Palestinians join war crimes court

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 02:23
The Palestinians have formally joined the International Criminal Court (ICC), a key step towards being able to pursue Israelis for alleged war crimes.