International News

VIDEO: Looking back at Maya Angelou's life

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 14:37
US author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.

Bin cleaner bets £2 for £1.3m win

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 14:34
A wheelie bin cleaner from Nottinghamshire is one of Britain's biggest betting-shop winners after scooping more than £1.3m on a £2 bet.

VIDEO: 'Police did nothing to stop stoning'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 14:22
The husband of a Pakistani woman stoned to death in broad daylight outside a Lahore court says police stood by and did nothing to stop the attack.

Robinson backs Islam row pastor

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 14:20
Northern Ireland's first minister comes under fire after defending a pastor who made controversial comments about Muslims.

Froch v Groves: 12 ways to hype a fight

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 13:57
With two days to go before Froch-Groves II, Ben Dirs looks at the long and often inglorious history of boxing hype.

CAR rebels kill many in church

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 13:38
At least 11 people have been killed and dozens injured in an attack on a church in the Central African Republic.

VIDEO: Soyuz rocket sends crew to ISS

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 13:25
A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a three-man crew to the International Space Station has launched in Kazakhstan.

US trade delegation in Cuba visit

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 13:09
A US Chamber of Commerce delegation is visiting in Cuba for the first time since 1999 in order to "assess the economic changes" on the communist-run island.

Children aged 3 reported for crimes

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 13:04
New figures obtained by the BBC show that police have recorded hundreds of children as young as three for shoplifting and vandalism.

Nigeria 2-2 Scotland

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 12:55
Uche Nwofor's late strike denies Scotland victory against World Cup-bound Nigeria at Craven Cottage.

Obama: US must show restraint abroad

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 12:39
President Barack Obama promises a US foreign policy based on "collective action" with allies abroad and funds to train allies to fight terrorism.

Abducted baby found via Facebook

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 12:37
Four young people in Quebec are being hailed as heroes after they helped find a baby stolen from a hospital a day after she was born.

Samsung reveals Sami health platform

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 12:29
Samsung unveils a concept health wristband capable of being fitted with third-party sensors and an associated data sharing platform.

US veterans waited 115 days for care

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 12:13
Military veterans at an Arizona hospital waited on average nearly four months for care, a new government report finds.

SDLP's Mallon to be new lord mayor

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 12:13
The SDLP's Nichola Mallon is nominated by her party to replace Máirtín Ó Muilleoir as lord mayor of Belfast.

Ukraine PM in Russia border demand

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 12:07
Ukraine's prime minister calls on Russia to stop "terrorists" from crossing into his territory, as violence continues in Donetsk.

Bowel cancer tests wait time 'poor'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 12:02
Waiting times for tests are "poor" for patients suspected of having bowel cancer in Wales and others parts of the UK, says a charity.

Heroin haul seized in raid at sea

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 11:37
The Royal Navy seizes heroin with an estimated value of £8.5m in a search of a boat in the Arabian Sea, the MoD reveals.

Wales 'more racially prejudiced'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 11:19
More people in Wales admit to being racially prejudiced than in the UK as a whole, new research suggests.

Scottish plastic bag charge approved

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 10:48
New regulations to introduce a charge for single-use carrier bags are approved by the Scottish parliament.
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