International News

Cannes Festival line-up announced

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:40
Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Rachel Weisz and Sir Michael Caine are among those with films competing at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

IS steps up assault on Iraq's Ramadi

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:38
Islamic State militants step up their assault on the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, launching suicide bomb attacks on a government compound.

Officer with gun breached policy

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:31
A police officer in Inverness is photographed carrying a firearm despite assurances that sidearms would only be deployed under special circumstances.

Sewol ferry: How it could be raised

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:27
South Korea plans to raise the wreck of the Sewol ferry from the sea bed. Can it be done? And how difficult would the salvage operation be?

Goldman Sachs sees profits jump

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:23
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a sharp rise in profits thanks in part to an improvement in trading activity at its investment banking arm.

Submarine incident 'may be Russians'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:18
A Russian submarine may have been responsible for almost capsizing a UK fishing trawler in the Irish Sea, a UK fishing organisation says.

Indian companies shun Internet.org

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:15
A group of Indian technology and internet firms pull out of Facebook's Internet.org initiative, fearing it threatens "net neutrality".

Pro-Russian journalist killed in Kiev

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:03
Leading pro-Russian journalist Oles Buzyna, shot dead in Ukrainian capital Kiev, officials say.

Warning over aerosol climate fix

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:58
Any attempts to engineer the climate are likely to result in "different" climate change, rather than its elimination, new results suggest.

£2.5m party donations in first week

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:57
Almost £2.5m of donations to political parties were registered in the first week of the official election campaign, new figures show.

Pakistan top court halts executions

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:43
Pakistan's Supreme Court suspends death sentences passed by controversial new military tribunals, until it rules on the legality of the sentences.

New luggage bins fit 50% more bags

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:43
Boeing has shown off its 'space bins' that can hold 50% more luggage than existing designs.

Morrisons to axe 720 head office jobs

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:43
Supermarket giant Morrisons is to axe 720 jobs at its head office in Bradford.

NI construction industry 'improving'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:41
The Northern Ireland construction industry had its best performance in almost two years in the last quarter of 2014, according to official figures.

Caption Challenge: Robot road

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:32
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

How serious for us is the Greek tragedy?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:14
If Greece defaults on its debts, as seems likely, what does that mean for it, for the rest of the eurozone and for our general election?

Preacher death terror arrests made

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:08
A 53-year-old woman is arrested on suspicion of terror acts in connection with the death of a Syrian-born preacher living in London.

Staff reject vote to safeguard jobs

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:05
Anglesey poultry plant staff vote to reject changes to their working conditions in a move which would have saved 50 colleagues' jobs.

VIDEO: SpaceX rocket crashes into barge

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 02:59
A SpaceX rocket crashes into a floating ocean platform, after hitting it too hard following an attempted landing.

UN envoy quits as Yemen crisis rages

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 02:45
The UN's special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, steps down amid criticism of his failure to broker an end to the conflict in the country.

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