International News

Rylance gets Tony nomination double

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 07:42
Britain's Mark Rylance is up for two prizes at this year's Tony awards for his roles in the acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe all-male productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III.

Have MidEast talks failure killed two-state goal?

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 07:39
Jeremy Bowen: Have Mid-East talks failure killed two-state goal?

VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe on cracking Broadway

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 07:24
Daniel Radcliffe talks about making the transition from screen to stage actor, and finding success on Broadway in New York.

VIDEO: Woman rescued from cathedral turrets

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 07:18
A woman is rescued after becoming wedged between two turrets at Wells Cathedral after falling 30ft (9m).

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 07:12
Real Madrid set to make Suarez bid, Lukaku unsure about future, Ancelotti expected to become Spurs boss, plus more.

The problem of re-inventing spectacles

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 07:04
Innovations such as Google Glass have attracted much attention, but how tricky is it to re-design a classic pair of glasses?

Kenya president signs polygamy law

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 06:16
Kenya's president signs into law a bill allowing men to take as many wives as they wish without consulting existing partners.

Syria blasts kill dozens in Homs

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 06:15
At least 37 people are killed in explosions in the Syrian city of Homs, after at least 14 die in a mortar attack in Damascus, officials say.

Heads say 'schools not fortresses'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 06:15
Head teachers warn that excessive school security should not be the response to the fatal stabbing of teacher Ann Maguire

US high court weighs phone searches

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 06:13
The US Supreme Court hears arguments over whether police may search a suspect's mobile phone without a warrant at the time of an arrest.

Inquest family anger at health trust

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 05:50
The parents of a cyclist are left "speechless" and "shocked" after the second inquest into their son's death is halted because Stafford Hospital medical staff have not been contacted.

Top Azerbaijan activist detained

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 05:41
Azerbaijan's most prominent human rights defender, Leyla Yunus, has been detained with her husband while trying to leave the country.

Officer cleared of Taser assault

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 05:39
A police officer who used a Taser stun gun on a naked man who threw his underpants at him is found not guilty of assault.

Appeal after tumours dog put down

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 05:34
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog found to have painful cancerous tumours and left tied to some railings in Oxford, has to be put down.

Seized Nigerian girls 'taken abroad'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 05:19
Some of the schoolgirls abducted by suspected militant Islamists in northern Nigeria are believed to have been taken to neighbouring states, a local leader tells the BBC.

Wimbledon losers' prize money boost

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 05:03
Prize money for players who lose in the first three rounds at this year's Wimbledon rises by over 100% over a three-year period.

Day in pictures: 29 April 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 05:01
News photos from past 24 hours: 29 April

UK banks face housing 'stress test'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 04:45
Eight UK banks and building societies will face so-called stress tests, to assess their resilience to an economic downturn, the Bank of England announces.

AUDIO: Mum of SEN kids explains 21-hour day

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 04:45
A mother who has three children with special educational needs shares her audio diary of a typical morning.

Putin hugs German ex-chancellor

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 04:33
Germany's ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder gets a controversial birthday hug from President Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg.
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