International News

Zebras roam free in Brussels

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 11:12
Zebras running through the streets of Brussels is only the latest "animals at large" story to hit the headlines.

Three Republican 'colonels' plot their coup

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 11:04
What do Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have in common? They're young, hungry and ready to be president - never mind the party establishment's wishes.

Boston parents say no death penalty

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 10:49
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should spend life in prison without parole, write the parents of the youngest victim of Boston marathon attack

VIDEO: Natalie Bennett on debate 'worm'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 10:47
The BBC debate worm has often turned when Natalie Bennett has spoken at the election leaders' debates. And yet her Green Party still seems to be flat-lining in wider polls. What does Ms Bennett make of the worm?

Hundreds attend Karen Buckley vigil

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 10:30
Hundreds of people attend a candelit vigil in Glasgow for murdered student Karen Buckley, her parents among them.

Syria conflict: Fighting for a future for Yarmouk

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 10:28
Syria's Palestinian refugee camp, which grew into the liveliest of neighbourhoods, is now crumbling into the deadliest of quarters, finds Lyse Doucet.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 10:14
When did the New York Times first explain pizza to its readers, and other news nuggets.

Two 'most wanted' fugitives arrested

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 10:01
Two suspected drug traffickers, who featured on the UK's most wanted list of fugitives, are captured within 24 hours of each other.

VIDEO: Amateur footage of Oxford hotel blaze

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 09:36
Firefighters have been battling the flames at The Randolph, a grand gothic hotel in the centre of Oxford.

VW boss to stay despite divisions

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 09:34
The chief executive of Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, wins the backing of the company's top bosses, following a clash with the chairman.

VIDEO: Spending the day queuing in Venezuela

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 09:25
Venezuela has the biggest oil reserves in the world, yet its economy is in crisis.

Body of hillwalker found in search

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 09:18
The body of missing hillwalker Kyle Knox is found by a Royal Navy helicopter conducting a search of the Glen Nevis area.

Thousands show interest in pay-offs

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 09:16
Over 7,200 civil servants register for a new voluntary redundancy scheme aimed at saving £90m annually

Brothers have jail terms increased

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 09:14
Two brothers from Enniskillen received unduly lenient sentences for beating a man unconscious in a bar in 2013, the Lord Chief Justice rules.

Rosberg beats Hamilton in practice

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 08:46
Nico Rosberg beats Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to fastest time in second practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

CBC sackings after Ghomeshi inquiry

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 08:38
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has let go two executives after an independent report found that management condoned the actions of former radio host, Jian Ghomeshi.

Gothic city centre hotel on fire

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 08:37
A hotel in the centre of Oxford is ablaze, sending a huge black smoke cloud across the city.

What is misconduct in public office?

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 08:28
Misconduct in public office is an ancient common law offence, created by judges, which can be traced back to the 13th century.

King of Clubs Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri: Saddam's ally and enforcer

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 08:25
Profile of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Saddam Hussein's right-hand man, who later became a fugitive and a leading Sunni insurgent.

UN makes $275m appeal for Yemen aid

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 08:21
The UN launches an appeal for nearly $275m to help civilians after fighting and air strikes worsen the country's humanitarian crisis.

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