International News

Sellafield vote for industrial action

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:21
Unite union members at the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria vote to take industrial action in a row over health and safety, the union says.

VIDEO: Schoolchildren flee China quake

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:10
Earthquakes, including one measuring as magnitude 5.8, strike northern China, reportedly killing one person and damaging hundreds of houses.

VIDEO: Somalia target 2019 Nations Cup

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:03
Somalia's FA president Adbi Qani hopes his country can compete in the 2019 Nations Cup and end an absence that stretches back to 1974.

Election 2015 in pictures: 16 April

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:02
Images from the campaign trail: 16 April

VIDEO: New home for mugged pensioner Barnes

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:01
Fiona Trott speaks to Gateshead pensioner Alan Barnes, who has moved in to a new home after he was given given thousands of pounds in online donations.

VIDEO: BBC election debate 'worm' explained

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:52
The leaders of five of Westminster's opposition parties are due to appear in a live election debate on Thursday.

Alliance pledges 'unique voice'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:36
The Alliance Party will bring a "unique" voice to Westminster, ensuring the people of Northern Ireland are heard, the deputy leader says.

Gravity boost to geothermal hunt

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:36
Observations from space assist the search for new locations to site geothermal power stations.

Dozens die in latest migrant sinking

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:29
More than 40 people have drowned off Sicily as Italy calls for more help from the European Union to deal with migrant crossings.

Robson targets French Open return

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:29
Ex-British number one Laura Robson hopes to make her return at the French Open after 15 months out with injury.

Mugged pensioner moves to new home

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:28
The disabled pensioner who had more than £300,000 raised for him after he was attacked picks up the keys to his new house.

Neville aiming for netball 'stardom'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:27
Manchester Thunder coach Tracey Neville hopes the domestic Superleague can one day emulate the "stardom" of football.

Pensioner jailed for stranger rape

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:13
A 74-year-old is jailed for 11 years for raping a woman after claiming he was 45 miles away at the time of the attack.

Artist hopes sculpture is theft-proof

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:05
Artist Conrad Shawcross uses cheap cast iron for his latest sculpture so it won't be attractive to metal thieves.

Default fears rattle Greek markets

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 05:41
Mounting fears of a Greek debt default have seen the country's borrowing costs in the markets soar.

Renault doubts remain over engines

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 05:35
Renault offers no guarantees to Red Bull that early-season engine problems will not resurface at Sunday's race in Bahrain.

The anxious scramble to get a school place

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 05:26
Rising demand for primary school places is putting the system under increasing pressure, says Branwen Jeffreys.

Windsor Park stand faces demolition

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 05:19
The Irish Football Association has been advised to demolish the damaged west stand at Windsor Park, the BBC understands.

VIDEO: Calls for EU to aid migrant rescues

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 05:00
According to survivors, the capsizing of a boat in which about 400 migrants are feared to have died off Libya this week was caused by excitement at the sight of rescuers.

Federer and Wawrinka in early exits

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:55
Roger Federer and defending champion Stan Wawrinka are both beaten in round three of the Monte Carlo Masters.

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