International News

Lord Patten to stand down from BBC

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 10:40
BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten is to stand down on health grounds after major heart surgery, the corporation says.

VIDEO: Helicopter crash bodies repatriated

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 10:39
The bodies of five UK service personnel who died in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan at the end of last month have arrived back in Britain.

VIDEO: Will Brazil be ready for kick off?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 10:29
The 2014 World Cup is set to begin in Brazil in less than six weeks, but there are serious concerns that some of the venues will not be ready, while other infrastructure projects are also behind schedule.

VIDEO: Nigeria kidnappings spark outcry

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 10:11
The United States and Britain have condemned the abduction of more than 230 Nigerian schoolgirls by the Islamist group, Boko Haram, three weeks ago.

Lockerbie families back review bid

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 09:56
Twenty-five relatives of the Lockerbie bombing victims agree to support a new application to clear the name of the only man convicted.

Ireland lose to Sri Lanka in opener

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 09:52
Ireland lose to Sri Lanka by 79 runs in the first of the two one-day internationals between the sides in Dublin.

Manchester City facing Uefa sanctions

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 09:49
Manchester City face a £50m fine and restrictions on Champions League squad size for breaching financial rules.

AUDIO: Irvine Welsh on Trainspotting sequel

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 09:40
Writer Irvine Welsh reveals he has met with the creative team behind Trainspotting to discuss a potential film sequel.

Mum's decision to save only one twin

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 09:33
A mother who refused life-saving treatment for one of her unborn twins in order to save the other is calling for better information on the dangers of slapped cheek syndrome.

Fish rain down on Sri Lanka village

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 09:30
Villagers in west Sri Lanka have said they have been surprised and delighted by an unusual rainfall which included scores of edible small fish.

FA ponders league shake-up proposals

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 09:20
A new competition for Premier League and Championship clubs to field B teams will be considered by the FA on Wednesday.

Tweets and Brand 'on A-level list'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 09:17
Sixth-formers taking a new English A-level could be asked to study comedian Russell Brand's evidence to a committee of MPs on drug addiction and treatment.

Caffe Nero accused over tax affairs

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 09:11
Caffe Nero refuses to comment on a letter that has gone viral on social media accusing it of failing to "pay its dues" by avoiding corporation tax.

Mars rover drills for rock sample

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:59
Nasa's Curiosity rover drills a hole in a Martian rock with the intention of taking a powdered sample for its onboard laboratories to study

Helicopter crash victims repatriated

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:56
The bodies of five UK service personnel who died in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan arrive back in the UK.

Bodies of servicemen repatriated

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:45
The bodies of two servicemen from Wales who were killed along with three others in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan have arrived back in Britain.

Pfizer 'cannot use UK as tax haven'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:39
Business Secretary Vince Cable tells MPs the government will not let Pfizer use the UK as a tax haven and promises to secure British science jobs.

'Nazi art' hoarder dies aged 81

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:36
Cornelius Gurlitt, the German who was found to have hoarded more than 1,400 works of art in his Munich apartment, dies aged 81.

AUDIO: 'Proposal based on manipulation'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:35
The former chief executive of AstraZeneca has attacked the attempted takeover of the UK pharmaceuticals firm by its US rival Pfizer.

Water flooded mine in six seconds

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:20
The area of a Swansea Valley pit where three miners drowned as they tried to blast coal took just six seconds to fill with water, a court hears.
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