International News

VIDEO: Sandhurst training for Afghan recruits

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 19:21
The first group of officer cadets at a new British-run academy in Afghanistan are now half way through their training, modelled on Sandhurst in the UK.

VIDEO: Light winds help ease US wildfires

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 19:16
After destroying nearly 20,000 acres of land in the San Diego region, firefighters have finally gained some control over the Californian wildfires that started on Tuesday.

Migrants must learn English - Javid

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 18:20
Migrants to the UK must learn English and "respect our way of life", Britain's first Asian secretary of state Sajid Javid says.

VIDEO: Switzerland votes on minimum wage

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 17:15
The people of Switzerland will go to the polls on Sunday to vote on whether to introduce a minimum wage -$25 dollars or £15 an hour.

Mexico arrests 'Los Rojos boss'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 17:10
Mexican authorities arrest Leonor Nava Romero, the alleged head of a major criminal gang, Los Rojos (the Reds) in the southern state of Guerrero.

Libya sets Benghazi no-fly zone

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 16:42
Libya's army announces it is imposing a no-fly zone over the city of Benghazi, following clashes in which at least 43 people died.

Labour's campaign in must-win seat

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 16:16
On the campaign trail in seat Labour must win

Scotland 'could be gateway to north'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 15:37
Scotland should look at itself as being the "gateway" to northern Europe rather than on the periphery, according to the authors of a new atlas.

Eradicating polio one step at a time

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 15:28
How polio 'aunties' help keep India free of the disease

'Life goes on' in North Korea

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 15:09
The photos that show a different side of North Korea

How the world went nuts for a hazelnut spread

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 15:04
How the world went nuts for a hazelnut spread

Panama's role in Scotland's downfall

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 15:03
How a settlement in Panama ruined Scotland

VIDEO: Uri Geller's spoon gorilla up close

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 15:01
BBC News takes a look at Uri Geller's giant gorilla made of thousands of spoons.

California Chrome eyes Triple Crown

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 14:46
California Chrome is one win away from the US Triple Crown after winning the Preakness Stakes in front of a 123,000 crowd.

VIDEO: Severe floods in Bosnia and Serbia

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 14:26
States of emergency have been declared in parts of Bosnia and Serbia after the heaviest rain and worst floods since records began 120 years ago.

Cleverly wins on cruiserweight debut

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:22
Former WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly makes an impressive cruiserweight debut by stopping Shawn Corbin.

Arsenal 3-2 Hull City

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 12:29
Aaron Ramsey scores an extra-time winner to defeat Hull in the FA Cup final and end Arsenal's nine-year trophy drought.

Wigan Warriors 18-14 Leeds Rhinos

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 12:27
Wigan beat Leeds 18-14 in a stormy Magic Weekend encounter to end the Super League leaders' run of seven successive wins.

Fashion professor Louise Wilson dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 12:10
Louise Wilson, a leading figure in the fashion world who influenced designers including Alexander McQueen, has died, Central Saint Martins college confirms.

Martino steps down as Barcelona coach

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 12:04
Gerardo Martino mutually agrees to step down as Barcelona coach after the Spanish giants lost out on the league title.
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