International News

Trial for Venezuela opposition leader

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 03:13
Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez must go on trial on charges related to mass anti-government protests, a judge rules.

Bank keeps UK rates on hold at 0.5%

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 03:00
UK interest rates are kept on hold at the record low of 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England.

China criticises Windows 8 security

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 02:58
Microsoft's Windows 8 is branded a threat to China's cybersecurity in a state-backed news report.

Pirlo could destroy England - Scholes

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 02:55
Paul Scholes says England cannot afford to underestimate Andrea Pirlo again when they take on Italy in their World Cup opener.

AUDIO: Baby poisoning bug 'hard to treat'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 02:54
Biomedical scientist Dr Ron Cutler says a bug which killed one baby and poisoned 14 others is 'difficult to treat'.

G7 warns Russia of fresh sanctions

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 02:47
Leaders of the G7 industrial nations warn Russia of further sanctions over its actions in Ukraine, as they meet at a Brussels summit.

Manhunt as police shot in Canada

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 02:41
A manhunt is under way in the Canadian city of Moncton, New Brunswick, after a gunman kills three police officers and wounds two more.

PCC apology over 'negative reports'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 02:39
Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner apologises for the "negative reporting" which followed a "fly-on-the-wall" TV documentary about her role.

VIDEO: US military jet crashes into homes

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 02:30
A US military jet has crashed into homes in the California desert, about 90 miles (144km) east of San Diego.

Attack on Yemen checkpoint kills 14

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 02:29
Fourteen soldiers and tribesmen have been killed in an attack by suspected al-Qaeda militants on an army checkpoint in southern Yemen, officials say.

VIDEO: Ireland's banks are 'risk averse'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 02:28
The ECB should be encouraging banks to lend, in order to kick-start Ireland's sluggish economy, say many businesses.

Megrahi family seek fresh appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 02:17
Two years after the only man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing dies, his family ask for a review of his conviction.

BBC to stream World Cup matches in 4K

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 02:14
Three World Cup matches will be streamed in ultra high-definition to a limited number of TVs, the BBC announces.

£1bn 'shortfall' in PPI compensation

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 02:12
Some major banks may have underpaid by up to £1bn the compensation certain customers are due for mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance, the BBC learns.

England pick Jordan, Robson & Moeen

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 02:08
England name uncapped trio Chris Jordan, Sam Robson and Moeen Ali in their squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka.

Child bodies: Church has no records

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 01:51
The Archbishop of Tuam in County Galway says the Catholic church has no records about the burial of nearly 800 children in a concrete septic tank at a mother and baby home.

Explosive device is used on ATM

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 01:47
Thieves try to break into a cash machine in County Armagh by placing an explosive device on it.

US seeks Twitter sarcasm detector

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 01:46
The US Secret Service puts out a tender for software that can analyse social media, including detecting "sarcasm and false positives".

Union bid to block postman's job

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 01:44
A union is trying to block the reinstatement of a Devon village postman who was given his job back following a campaign by residents.

Platini supports Qatar re-vote calls

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 01:42
Uefa president Michel Platini urges a re-vote on the 2022 World Cup if corruption allegations against Qatar are proven.

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