International News

Grand National field is declared

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 01:36
A maximum field of 40 runners has been named for Saturday's Grand National, with AP McCoy set to ride favourite Shutthefrontdoor.

Green balloon tribute to Lil' Chris

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 01:30
Green balloons are released at a ceremony celebrating the life of singer Lil' Chris, who died last month.

Mirren rules out royal Netflix role

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 01:23
Dame Helen Mirren rules out returning to the role of the Queen for Peter Morgan's forthcoming Netflix drama, The Crown.

Photos issued of 'Syria-bound' teens

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 01:22
Pictures of two "ordinary Yorkshire lads" feared to have travelled to Syria are issued by their families.

Sinai mortar attacks kill civilians

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 01:22
Eleven civilians and two policemen have been killed in mortar and bomb attacks in Egypt's restive North Sinai, officials say.

Wales reach highest world ranking

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 01:19
Wales reach their highest world ranking as all four home nations move up in the new tables released by Fifa.

Shots fired at tribunal in Italy

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 01:17
Shots are fired at a tribunal in Milan with reports of casualties, Italian police say.

Gun battle erupts in Afghan city

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 01:10
A gun battle erupts in the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif after armed men attacked a court complex but so far there is no word on casualties.

The Election Vocabularist pt I

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 01:08
The history of words we use at election time is often rich and sometimes surprising.

UK trade deficit widens in February

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 01:04
The UK trade deficit widened in February by more than expected, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

'Unacceptable' care at hospital

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 01:02
A damning report criticises patient health and staff safety at Swansea's Cefn Coed Hospital.

VIDEO: LIVE: Fallon speech on defence plans

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 00:57
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon outlines the Conservatives' manifesto commitment to build four new nuclear missile-armed submarines.

VIDEO: Keeping tabs on basking sharks

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 00:49
Scientists are hoping to find out more about elusive basking sharks by tagging them in waters off Cornwall.

VIDEO: Live: Labour education plan launch

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 00:26
Labour unveils its education manifesto, including guaranteed individual careers advice for teenagers.

VIDEO: Dramatic cycling pile-up in Belgium

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 00:14
Watch as a number of riders are caught up in a major crash in the final kilometre of the Scheldeprijs race in Belgium.

UKIP candidate 'is veteran porn star'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 00:03
A UKIP candidate standing in local elections in Bristol is revealed as a veteran porn star with 40 years' experience in the adult film industry.

First new pylon type constructed

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 00:03
The first new design of electricity pylon in almost 90 years has been erected at a test site in Nottinghamshire.

Family 'stranded' due to air strike

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 23:52
A Northern Ireland family stranded in Spain due to the French air traffic controllers' strike criticise how their airline handled the situation.

Global education targets missed

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 23:41
The promise that all children globally would have primary education by 2015, pledged by world leaders in 2000, has officially not been achieved.

Your pictures: United Arab Emirates

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 23:26
Readers pictures from the United Arab Emirates.