International News

Syria elections a 'parody', says UK

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 10:13
Presidential elections in Syria will be a "parody of democracy", UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.

VIDEO: Analyst explains Dixons' survival

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 10:09
Bryan Roberts, an analyst from Kantar Retail, explains how has Dixons has managed to survive in a time of struggling high streets and failing electronics retailers.

Investigation call over scoutmaster

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 10:03
The Scout Association should be investigated after it failed to tell police a scoutmaster had abused children, a MP says.

Ten uncapped players in England squad

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 10:01
Ten uncapped players, including four from Exeter, are named in England's training squad for the tour to New Zealand.

GB women reach team final in style

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 09:57
Great Britain's women produce a stunning display to qualify for Saturday's European team final ahead of champions Romania.

'Going to the World Cup is frightening'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 09:43
Southampton trio Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw & Adam Lallana on their "unbelievable" rise to the England World Cup squad.

VIDEO: Ariel Castro captivity 'sheer torture'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 09:21
Michelle Knight, one of three women who were held captive for 11 years by Ariel Castro, has spoken to the BBC about her brutal experience.

SA challenges Zuma home report

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 09:08
South Africa's government seeks a judicial review into a report saying President Zuma should repay some of the $23m (£14m) used to upgrade his home.

Malala portrait sells for $82,000

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 09:08
An oil painting of Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai is sold to raise funds for her charity.

Sudan woman faces death for apostasy

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 09:07
A Sudanese court sentences a woman to hang for apostasy - leaving Islam - after she married a Christian man.

FA Cup is reborn for 2014 final

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 09:01
What is special about this year's Wembley final?

Mike Leigh tipped for Turner prizes

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 08:53
Mike Leigh's new film about the celebrated British artist JMW Turner, is lauded by critics at Cannes, with some suggesting it may be in line for prizes at the festival and beyond.

Review over fall in sex convictions

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 08:38
The conviction rate for sexual offences in England and Wales dropped sharply in 2013, Ministry of Justice figures show.

Rugby World Cup tickets delayed

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 08:33
Half a million tickets for the 2015 Rugby World Cup due to go on sale on Friday have been put on hold.

VIDEO: 9/11 museum dedication: Key moments

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 08:29
Watch key moments as President Obama, survivors and rescuers attend the dedication of a memorial museum on the site of the September 11 attacks in New York

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 08:24
Manchester City lead the chase for AS Roma defender Mehdi Benatia, Newcastle want West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino, plus more.

Wales 'to capitalise on Nato summit'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 08:17
First Minister Carwyn Jones says ministers are constantly discussing events around the Nato summit, after criticism of the efforts to ensure Wales benefits.

Merger deal hits Dixons and Carphone

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 08:17
Shares in Dixons Retail, the owner of Currys and PC World, and mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse fall sharply after the firms announce a £3.8bn merger deal.

Lee appeal against 12-year ban fails

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 08:16
Former world number five Stephen Lee's appeal against a 12-year ban for match-fixing is dismissed.

Neglect care home residents moved

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 08:12
Some residents are moved from a care home for the elderly in Abergele after inspectors found evidence of neglect and poor conditions.
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