International News

Mandela's memoir to be published

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 04:39
A sequel to Nelson Mandela's 1995 autobiography Long Walk to Freedom is to be published next year.

Benefit sanctions 'causing hardship'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 04:30
A group of MPs has condemned the way some benefit claimants have their payments stopped - known as sanctions - and has demanded an enquiry.

Russian athletes clean - new coach

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 04:26
Yuri Borzakovsky, Russia's new head coach, insists that his country's athletes are not doping following recent scandals.

Pietersen cleared for county return

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 04:18
Ex-England batsman Kevin Pietersen is cleared for a return to county cricket after being released from his Indian Premier League contract.

Cavendish to contest RideLondon race

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 04:07
Mark Cavendish has been confirmed for the RideLondon-Surrey Classic race on 2 August.

'No permanent harm' from hacking

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 03:57
Phone hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers did not cause "permanent harm" to the eight people suing the firm, its lawyer tells the High Court.

China brings in square-dancing rules

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 03:39
Chinese officials say they will introduce square-dancing rules following complaints over disorderly "dancing grannies".

Airliner crashes in French Alps

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 03:25
A Germanwings Airbus A320 with 142 passengers and six crew crashes in the French Alps near Digne, police and aviation officials say.

VIDEO: Hollande: 'Plane crash is a tragedy'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 03:24
French President Francois Hollande has described a plane crash in the French Alps as a "tragedy".

Jennifer Lawrence ending X-Men role

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 03:22
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence says she won't play Mystique any more after X-Men: Apocalypse comes out next year.

Corden's TV debut praised in US

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 03:18
James Corden's debut on TV's The Late, Late Show is praised by critics and fans in the US.

AUDIO: Fallon: Falklands threat remains

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 03:17
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says the threat against the Falklands Islands by Argentina remains a very live threat.

Hamilton's brother to race in BTCC

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 03:11
Nicolas Hamilton, younger brother of double F1 world champion Lewis, becomes first disabled driver in the BTCC.

VIDEO: Burst hydrant creates 50ft 'jet'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 03:04
A fire hydrant showered shoppers with water when it burst, creating a 50ft "geyser" in a city centre.

VIDEO: Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 03:01
Actress Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a preventative measure against cancer.

Maternity care shake-up postponed

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 03:00
Plans to stop consultant-led maternity services at a north Wales hospital next month have been postponed, say health officials.

Two-year-old dies in farm collision

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 02:52
A two-year-old boy dies after being hit by a vehicle on a farm in Cumbria.

Can all five nations reach Euros?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 02:50
All four UK teams & the Republic of Ireland have never qualified for the same European Championship. Could that be a step closer?

Newport half marathon was too short

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 02:48
The route of this year's Newport half marathon was 636 metres short of the required 13.1 miles, it is confirmed.

Dungannon company creates 200 jobs

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 02:46
Dungannon-based food processor Dunbia is to create more than 200 jobs through a £27m investment over the next three years.