International News

Putin seeks gas deal on China visit

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 07:34
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has begun a two-day state visit to China in which he hopes to deepen ties and sign a major gas deal.

Boardroom quotas a 'necessary evil'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 07:22
Quotas should be implemented to increase the level of diversity in sport boardrooms, says Fifa member Moya Dodd.

Thai PM plea as martial law imposed

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 07:18
Thailand's acting PM urges the army to act peacefully and within the constitution as it imposes martial law following months of unrest.

Deadly missile strike in north Syria

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 07:08
At least 13 people, including eight children, have been killed in a missile strike on a town in north-eastern Syria, activists say.

M&S cancels bonuses as profit falls

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 07:05
Bosses and staff at Marks and Spencer will receive no bonus after profits fell for a third consecutive year.

Mine flood water 'out of control'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 07:00
Water which flooded a mine killing four workers was "way out of control" and engulfed everyone in its path, a court is told.

Russian crew deaths' 'misadventure'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:47
A jury returns a verdict of misadventure on six Russian sailors who died when the cargo ship they worked on sank off the Gwynedd coast.

Toure backs agent in 'birthday row'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:46
Yaya Toure throws his Manchester City future into doubt by backing up his agent's claims about a lack of respect from the owners.

Ukrainian tycoon confronts rebellion

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:45
Rallies are held in the eastern city of Donetsk in protest at pro-Russian separatism, at the instigation of Ukraine's richest man Rinat Akhmetov.

Thailand army declares martial law

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:34
The army in Thailand imposes martial law amid a political crisis "to preserve law and order" but says the surprise move is not a coup.

Man guilty of Syria terror plan

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:33
A 31-year-old man becomes the first person in the UK to be convicted of terrorist offences related to the conflict in Syria.

UK spy plane for Nigeria breaks down

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:27
A UK spy plane sent to help search for more than 200 girls abducted by militant Islamists in Nigeria develops a technical fault, and is forced to land in Senegal for repairs.

Fatal train collision near Moscow

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:21
At least six people were killed when a goods train hit a passenger train south-west of the Russian capital Moscow, officials say.

Mashudur Choudhury: Serial liar and jihadist

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:19
Why does the Mashudur Choudhury case matter?

Allardyce staying as West Ham boss

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:14
Sam Allardyce is to carry on as manager at West Ham United, the Premier League club announces.

How long can someone survive in a life raft?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:07
There are extraordinary tales of survival in life rafts.

Blogger's 'vendetta' against Tulisa

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:54
Celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan, who accuses former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos of assault, swore at her during an argument at last year's V Festival, a court hears.

Workers 'fled' at peak of Fukushima

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:06
About 90% of workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant fled at the height of the meltdown crisis in 2011, a major Japanese newspaper reports.

US Coast Guard 'did all it could'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:59
The UK coastguard believes its US counterpart has done everything it could in the search for four missing British yachtsmen, the Foreign Office says.

Godzilla towers over UK box office

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:59
Monster remake Godzilla tops the UK box office in its opening weekend, taking £6.4m.
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