International News

Boko Haram attacks key Nigeria city

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 00:48
Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram launch an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria, reports say.

The NFL's deflated balls explained

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:50
The 'deflate-gate' saga has been eating up column inches and causing outrage all week, with chat-show hosts, cartoonists and even Kevin Costner having their say.

Missing dog Sylvia found drowned

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:46
A missing dog whose owner hired a helicopter to look for her is found drowned a few miles from where she disappeared on Anglesey.

VIDEO: Kosovo protests after 'savages' slur

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:37
Police in Kosovo have fired teargas to disperse thousands of ethnic Albanians after violence at the end of an anti-government protest in the capital Pristina on Saturday.

Birdman given boost in Oscars race

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:33
Michael Keaton's film Birdman emerges as a strong contender for the Academy Awards after being given the Producers Guild of America's top award.

US condolences over Japan 'IS death'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:30
US President Barack Obama calls Japan's PM to offer condolences after the apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State.

VIDEO: Icy mystery: Pluto ready for close-up

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:30
The US space agency's mission to Pluto is about to take its first pictures of the mysterious icy world.

Broadmoor fraud claims investigated

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 22:45
An investigation is launched into allegations of fraud and overspending at the trust which runs Broadmoor high security hospital.

VIDEO: How do you 'bounce' water? - 15 Secs

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 22:45
Scientists at the University of Rochester in New York have developed "self-cleaning" metal that enables water droplets to gather dust particles, then bounce and slide away.

Defector calls UKIP 'vanity project'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 21:04
An MEP who defected from UKIP to the Conservatives has branded his old party a "vanity project" for its leader Nigel Farage, who runs it "like a dictator".

£700k cost of mile-long waste cleanup

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 20:36
A council says it has "started work" on bringing 11 or more prosecutions over a "mile-long" fly-tipping site in Essex.

Sharapova through to face Bouchard

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 20:21
Maria Sharapova will face Eugenie Bouchard in the Australian Open quarter-finals after the pair won in contrasting styles.

Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 20:05
Libya's Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia confirms its leader Mohammad al-Zahawi has died, after apparently being wounded in October.

VIDEO: Miniature festival in Bolivia

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 19:56
People in Bolivia have been holding a fair with a difference. Everything is in miniature.

Eyes on Pluto for historic encounter

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 18:29
Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by.

VIDEO: Baseball's unhealthy habit

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 18:13
Greater efforts are being put into ridding US baseball of the tradition of chewing tobacco which has been linked to cancer deaths.

Deadly dip: baseball's toxic tradition

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 18:10
The fight against baseball's toxic tradition

Greeks vote in 'make-or-break' poll

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 17:36
Greeks vote in general elections, with the anti-austerity Syriza and the centre-right New Democracy parties seen as front-runners in a tight race.

Junior rugby campaign urges silence

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 17:27
Parents and coaches at junior rugby matches in Yorkshire are being asked to watch in silence as part of a drive to "challenge pitch-side behaviour".

India braces for Obama's Delhi visit

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 16:44
US President Barack Obama is due to arrive in India for a three-day visit, protected by one of India's biggest-ever security operations.

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