International News

New South Wales hit by strong storms

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 21:47
More than 14,000 homes are left without power in Sydney and across New South Wales as a powerful storm batters the eastern Australian coast.

Man killed in Belfast road incident

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 21:42
Three people are taken to hospital after a serious car crash involving a pedestrian on the Malone Road in Belfast.

Smoking ban and new Tory tax pledge

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 21:41
Wednesday's headlines include plans to extend the smoking ban to public parks and a new Conservative pledge on cutting inheritance tax.

Clashes as HK police clear road

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 21:40
Police in Hong Kong clash with pro-democracy protesters and arrest dozens as they clear an underpass near the government headquarters.

Blair wants religious respect lessons

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 21:35
A global drive is needed to tackle the roots of extremism by making education systems in all countries teach respect for other religions, Tony Blair says.

Customs and passport workers strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 21:16
Members of the Public and Commercial Services union are staging a 24-hour walkout on Wednesday.

Ebola death toll rises to 4,447

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 21:11
The death toll from Ebola has risen to 4,447, mainly in West Africa, the World Health Organization estimates, as it predicts thousands of new cases.

Mozambique gears for 'crunch' vote

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 21:03
Elections are being held in Mozambique, with the ruling Frelimo party facing a tough challenge from longstanding opponents in the Renamo party.

China inflation near five-year low

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 20:32
Inflation in China eased to a near five-year low in September, adding to evidence of a slowdown in the world's second largest economy.

India holds crucial state elections

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 20:08
Voting begins in state elections in India in what is seen as PM Narendra Modi's first major test after his party's landslide general election win.

Koreas 'hold top military talks'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 20:04
Senior military officials from the two Koreas are holding talks for the first time in seven years, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports.

Why is the US Navy practising for war with China?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 19:59
Why is the US practising for conflict with China?

VIDEO: Police move in on Hong Kong protest

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 19:57
Crowds of pro-democracy protesters have clashed with riot police in Hong Kong as tensions escalate following more than two weeks of demonstrations.

VIDEO: Clashes erupt in Serbia Albania match

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 19:55
Serbia's Euro 2016 qualifier match with Albania was abandoned after a drone carrying a political message sparked clashes involving players and fans on the football pitch.

US steps up air strikes in Kobane

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 19:54
The US increases air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syrian, the Pentagon says, as President Obama predicts "a long-term" fight.

Primary pupils to learn about work

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 19:26
Head teachers want primary school pupils to learn more about the links between learning and the world of work.

Pistorius sentence hearing to continue

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 19:22
Oscar Pistorius will return to court for a third day of a pre-sentencing hearing over whether he should face prison for killing his girlfriend.

Theresa May seeks police bail limit

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 18:05
Limits could be put on the length of time a suspect is allowed to be kept on police bail in England and Wales, Theresa May indicates.

Texas abortion restrictions blocked

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 17:13
The US Supreme Court blocks key parts of a controversial Texas law enforcing restrictions on abortion.

A guide to swapping sides

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 16:57
How life turn out for those MPs and celebs who 'defect'