International News

Power cut due to 'transient fault'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 13:19
The mass power outage which affected more than 200,000 homes across the Highlands and Islands was caused by a "transient fault", according to the Scottish government.

Weibo shares surge on US debut

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 13:10
Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.

Hull KR 21-20 Hull FC

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 13:02
Hull FC's Graeme Horne runs in two tries against his former club before a Craig Hall drop-goal edges a superb derby.

French far-right 'opens arms' to UKIP

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 12:57
The leader of the right-wing Front National party in France says she would welcome collaboration with UKIP in fighting against the EU "with open arms".

Breakthrough in leukaemia treatment

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 12:56
Scientists at Cardiff University say they have made a significant breakthrough in the treatment of the most common form of leukaemia.

Brazilian police end strike over pay

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 12:53
Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.

Man charged with firearm possession

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 12:45
A man is charged after police seize firearms and ammunition from an address in east London.

Obituary: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 12:10
Gabriel Garcia Marquez's prose conveyed overflowing imagination

Woman charged with murdering baby

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 12:01
Police charge a 30-year-old woman with the murder of her baby in Belfast.

VIDEO: Eisteddfod crown found on eBay

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 11:48
A crown awarded to a poet at a Welsh cultural festival in Blaenau Ffestiniog 116 years ago is being returned to the town after being spotted for sale on auction website eBay.

Efforts to find cause of power cut

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 11:37
Engineers are still trying to establish what caused a power cut which blacked out most of northern Scotland on Wednesday night.

French troops free Mali aid workers

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 11:20
French troops in Mali free five aid workers who were kidnapped in the north of the country by suspected Islamist militants in February.

Sydney airport go-ahead

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 11:00
Economic gold or nightmare reality?

VIDEO: Publishing pair pitch own novels

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 10:54
Antonia Hodgson and Luke Brown are both publishing editors, who have decided to switch sides and become authors

Lawro's predictions v Ken Doherty

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 10:27
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on former snooker world champion Ken Doherty in this week's predictions

'Most Earth-like planet yet' found

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 10:04
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.

Rodgers hopeful on Sturridge return

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 10:04
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says striker Daniel Sturridge is likely to make a quick return from a hamstring injury

Analysis: Putin's hopes and fears

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 09:59
Putin's chilling threats on Ukraine are clear, says Bridget Kendall

Female MPs shunning PMQs - Bercow

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 09:53
Some female MPs have stopped attending Prime Minister's Questions because it is so "bad", says Speaker John Bercow.

Robson out of French Open & Wimbledon

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 09:48
Britain's Laura Robson confirms she will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having minor wrist surgery.
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