International News

Cook vows to remain as ODI captain

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 06:50
Alastair Cook says he will still be England captain into next year despite losing a fourth successive one-day series.

Dutch marriage proposal wrecks house

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 06:47
A Dutchman's attempt to engineer a romantic marriage proposal ends in chaos as a crane smashes into the roof a house and forces more to be evacuated.

VIDEO: Crane crashes into roof of house

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 06:33
A crane tips over and crashes into the roof of a house in IJsselstein, near Utrecht in the Netherlands, after a marriage proposal went wrong.

Glasgow Warriors 9-12 Toulouse

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 05:49
Toulouse's second win over Glasgow leaves the Warriors with only a slim chance of reaching the European Cup knock-out phase.

Middlesbrough 2-0 Derby County

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 05:27
Goals by Patrick Bamford and Grant Leadbitter send Middlesbrough to the top of the Championship with a 2-0 win over Derby.

Teenager Hull tops Order of Merit

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 05:24
England's Charley Hull wins the European Order of Merit after finishing tied for fifth at the Dubai Ladies Masters.

Sangakkara mastery adds to Cook woes

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 05:08
BBC Test Match Special commentator Simon Hughes watches the brilliance of Kumar Sangakkara compound problems for Alastair Cook.

Ten in Sports Personality running

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:59
Ten contenders are on the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on Sunday, 14 December.

Air chaos due to 'new system failure'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:26
Widespread disruption at UK airports was caused by a computer system failure "which has not been seen before", National Air Traffic Services says.

Shia pilgrims mark Arbaeen climax

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:18
Huge numbers of Shia Muslims are in the Iraqi city of Kerbala to mark the death of a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, officials say.

Two Scottish fixtures postponed

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:09
Hearts' Championship visit to Cowdenbeath is one of two matches postponed due to the freezing conditions.

Man 'assaulted woman after break-in'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:04
A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman after breaking into her Newtownabbey home has been refused bail at Belfast Magistrates Court.

VIDEO: Dozens missing in Indonesia landslide

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 03:36
A landslide on the Indonesian island of Java leaves at least 17 people dead and more than 90 missing.

Alex Salmond's gifts to be auctioned

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 03:15
Memorabilia given to Alex Salmond during his time as first minister are being sold at auction in Glasgow.

VIDEO: Yodel boss sorry over Christmas delay

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 02:58
Courier firm Yodel has apologised about delivery delays and has promised parcels will get to customers in time for Christmas.

Family escapes arson attack on home

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 02:52
A family, including a three-year-old boy, is forced to jump to safety from a first-floor bedroom after an arson attack on their home.

Sri Lanka beat England to win series

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 02:52
Kumar Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka to a 4-2 one-day series victory over England on a miserable day for Alastair Cook.

Murphy named Scottish Labour leader

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 02:32
Former Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy is named as the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

VIDEO: Revolutionaries' time capsule found

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 02:08
A centuries old time capsule thought to have been buried by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere has been discovered in Massachusetts, USA.

Three held over death of 'frail' man

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 02:07
Three men are arrested in connection with the death of a "frail" man at his home in Prestwick, South Ayrshire.