International News

Grant urges action over gender gap

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 15:52
Sports Minister Helen Grant tells the inaugural Transforming Sport conference there is work to do to improve female participation.

Hamilton critical of double points

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 15:08
Lewis Hamilton says it would "suck" if he lost the world title as a result of the controversial final-race double points rule.

VIDEO: Tim Cook 'an important role model'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:49
Lord Browne, author of The Glass Closet and former Chief Executive of BP, has hailed Apple CEO Tim Cook as "an important role model", after Mr Cook publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he was "proud to be gay".

Murray seals World Tour Finals place

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:47
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.

Evacuations amid Costa Rica eruption

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:29
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.

Maine bid to force nurse quarantine

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:28
The governor of Maine vows to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to quarantine a US nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa

Predictions: Lawro v Rachel Riley

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:10
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley.

Four people hurt in fireworks blaze

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:54
Four people are hurt and one person is thought to be missing as dozens of firefighters tackle a blaze at a fireworks retailer in Staffordshire.

Four dead in Kansas airport crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:45
At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials say.

Colombian Farc in civilian admission

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:43
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".

Tan invests in new LA MLS franchise

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:27
Cardiff City's billionaire owner Vincent Tan is among a group of investors backing a new MLS franchise, Los Angeles Football Club.

Hart: US 'wants to help' in NI talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:15
US envoy says America remains "disproportionately interested" in Northern Ireland and compares the complexity of the Belfast talks to previous nuclear negotiations with the Soviet Union.

Emergency rule in Burkina Faso

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:03
Burkina Faso's military announces emergency measures after violent protests against President Compaore's bid to extend his 27-year rule.

Netherlands too strong for Scotland

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 12:53
Scotland's women lose 2-0 in Rotterdam for a 4-1 aggregate defeat in their World Cup play-off semi-final.

Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 12:25
UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.

Hopes rise as RFA Argus arrives

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 12:17
The BBC's Africa correspondent Andrew Harding witnesses the arrival of the British ship RFA Argus carrying aid and supplies to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone.

Prince Harry supports poppy appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 11:45
Prince Harry meets poppy sellers and celebrities at Buckingham Palace on the first stop of their tour of London in a classic 1960s Routemaster bus.

Long-serving Boston mayor dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 11:30
Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer.

VIDEO: Tower poppies artist hails volunteers

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 11:09
The artist behind a project to place almost 900,000 ceramic poppies around the Tower of London says he is surprised and happy that so many people have "taken it to heart".

VIDEO: On the buses with Prince Harry

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 11:01
Prince Harry meets supporters of the British Legion's London Poppy Day Appeal at Buckingham Palace.
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