International News

Court clears ex-Anglo bank boss

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 01:12
The former chairman of Anglo Irish bank has been found not guilty of illegally supporting the bank's share price, the jury continues to deliberate in the case against two others.

Rock band AC/DC are 'not retiring'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 00:43
AC/DC confirm they will continue making music, following news guitarist and founder member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health.

VIDEO: Getting boys back into books

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 00:15
Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman, wants to get boys back into books.

VIDEO: Live coverage of Pistorius trial

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 00:01
Live coverage of the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who denies the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013.

Catholic Church refuses poll request

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 23:52
The Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales turns down a request by members for the results of a sexual ethics survey to be made public.

Welcome (back) to Beijing

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 23:49
The BBC’s new China editor on her return to Beijing

Reprieve for 18 NI care homes

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 23:42
All 18 NHS care homes in Northern Ireland that were earmarked for closure are to remain open while residents want to stay in them.

India votes on biggest polling day

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 23:37
Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.

Charles Xue gets bail after illness

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 23:36
One of China's most influential bloggers, Charles Xue, is granted bail after months of detention because of a "serious illness", officials say.

Why is Captain Underpants the most complained about book?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 23:26
A children's book has beaten Fifty Shades of Grey as the US library system's most criticised book. Why?

'Ammunition find' after arson attack

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 23:19
Police find what they believe to be ammunition after the emergency services were called to the scene of an arson attack in north Belfast.

Google shares fall on ad concerns

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 23:01
Shares in Google fall 5% despite reporting first-quarter profit of $3.45bn in response to worries over future income from advertising.

VIDEO: Could maggots revolutionise farming?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:58
They are among the most reviled creatures on the Earth, but could maggots help British agriculture save millions of pounds and meet green targets?

Fate of Nigeria kidnap girls unclear

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:56
Mystery surrounds the fate of more than 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote north-east of Nigeria by suspected Islamist militants.

VIDEO: Plan to reveal life expectancy

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:52
Pensioners could soon be told how long they are likely to live under a government plan to help them manage their money better.

VIDEO: Confidence returns to Kashmir

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:13
As Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Tom Jones and Sheen in Dylan play

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:12
Sir Tom Jones, Sian Phillips and Michael Sheen are named in an all-star cast for a new BBC TV adaptation of the Dylan Thomas play Under Milk Wood.

£30m parking charges under fire

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:05
Local councils are urged to be open about whether they are using parking charges to raise income or to manage traffic.

VIDEO: Why Moyes should fear 'brave' Everton

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:58
BBC Sport's Pat Nevin looks at the reasons why former Everton manager David Moyes may be in for an uncomfortable return to Goodison Park on Sunday.

Rural centre 'flawed from outset'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:49
A failed rural heritage centre which cost the public purse more than £3.4m when it collapsed should have been more closely monitored, a government auditor says.
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