International News

US Congress passes ban on Iran envoy

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 11:34
The US Congress passes a bill that would bar Iran's pick for UN envoy from entering the country, as the White House signals opposition to the choice.

PM: UKIP 'doesn't stand up for UK'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 11:26
David Cameron takes aim at UKIP as he launches the Conservative European and local election campaign.

European Rugby Cup gets go-ahead

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 11:12
A new European Rugby Champions Cup to replace the Heineken Cup is given the go-ahead and will start in the 2014-2015 season.

Icahn drops eBay call to sell PayPal

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 11:05
Activist investor Carl Icahn drops his call for e-commerce giant eBay to sell its fast-growing payments business, PayPal.

Putin warns Europe of gas shortages

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 10:51
Russia warns European leaders that a gas dispute with Ukraine is now "critical", as pro-Russian activists defy Ukrainian forces.

General strike grips Argentina

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 10:46
Public transport across Argentina comes to a near standstill during a huge strike over high inflation, taxes and wages.

Bomb disposal experts in village

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 10:42
Bomb disposal experts are drafted into a Pembrokeshire village after man is airlifted to hospital following an incident.

Bomb found after security alert

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 10:39
An explosive device, which police describe as "crude but viable" is discovered by a member of the public in a residential area of Londonderry.

VIDEO: 'Desperate need' for homes to sell

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 10:37
House prices will continue to rise across the country until more homes are put on the market, an industry body has said.

VIDEO: Stars of Spider-Man 2 at premiere

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 10:16
English Actor Andrew Garfield reprises his lead role as Spider-Man in the latest adventures of the super-hero, saying the character helped to get him through school.

Sturgeon defends Red Road demolition

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 10:10
Scotland's deputy first minister has defended the plan to demolish Glasgow's Red Road flats as part of the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games.

Flies manoeuvre like fighter jets

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 10:10
New research shows that when a threat comes into view fruit flies make split-second turns reminiscent of those made by fighter jets.

Police investigate death of teenager

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 10:10
Police are investigating the unexplained sudden death of a teenage boy in Swansea but say it does not appear to be suspicious.

Myners vows to continue Co-op reform

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 09:51
Former City minister Lord Myners vows to continue his reform plans for the troubled Co-operative Group, despite announcing he will quit the company's board.

VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 19 - in 60 secs

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 09:32
Oscar Pistorius has faced a second day of intense cross-examination at his trial in which he was accused of being selfish, reckless and a liar.

Powell given 18-month doping ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 09:30
Former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell is given an 18-month ban for testing positive for a banned stimulant.

Somalia's internet 'culture shock'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 09:28
Some Somalis are experiencing a form of "culture shock" since fibre optic services launched in Mogadishu over the last week, an internet provider says.

Cellino cleared by Football League

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 09:27
The Football League clear Italian Massimo Cellino to take over at Championship side Leeds United.

Highest ever number of school staff

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:55
The number of teachers, assistants and support staff working in state schools in England has risen to a record level of 1.3 million people.

Runaway mail van's glass house miss

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:54
A runaway Royal Mail van narrowly misses hitting a glass-panelled house in Lincoln after it rolled unaccompanied down a steep hill in the city's cultural quarter.
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