International News

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.

VIDEO: Tories poke fun at Labour with mugs

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 02:13
The Conservative party launches its own range of Labour mugs on April Fool's Day.

Scotland to discover Georgia fate

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 02:12
Scotland will discover on 21 May if their Euro 2016 qualifier in Georgia will be played behind closed doors after crowd trouble in Tbilisi.

VIDEO: Lufthansa: "We are very, very sorry"

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 01:56
The CEOs of Germanwings and Lufthansa have said they are sorry for what has happened after visiting Seyne-les-Alpes, the town nearest the site of the crashed Germanwings plane.

Kamal quits ICC after World Cup snub

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 01:51
Mustafa Kamal resigns as International Cricket Council president after being replaced as a prize-giver at the World Cup.

Euro weakness helps manufacturers

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 01:38
Manufacturing and jobs are picking up in the eurozone thanks to the weaker euro, according to a closely-watched survey.

Daily Show star defends Trevor Noah

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 01:37
One of the stars of The Daily Show speaks out in defence of Trevor Noah, its newly appointed host, amid controversy over old remarks he posted on Twitter.

Alps crash video 'must be handed in'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 01:32
A lead investigator into the Germanwings crash calls for anyone with footage of the disaster to hand it over to the authorities.

VIDEO: Bedroom library brings books to township

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 01:31
The BBC meets a man who has created his own underground library after the local council library burned down.

10 stories that look like April Fools but aren't

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 01:29
April Fools' Day is a time when mischievous fictional news stories suddenly pop up, but some turn out to be genuine.

Who uses zero-hours contracts and why?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 01:26
Zero-hours contracts have become a major political issue in the UK. But where did they come from and what are the arguments for and against?

Intruders raid Turkey AKP office

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 01:21
Intruders enter an office of Turkey's ruling AK Party in Istanbul, a day after a prosecutor was taken hostage and killed in the city.

VIDEO: Labour dismiss Tory business letter

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 01:18
More than 100 British business leaders have signed a letter publicly backing the Conservatives' economic policies.

Blaze breaks out at Bicester Village

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 01:14
A large fire breaks out at Bicester Village shopping outlet in Oxfordshire.