International News

AUDIO: Kim Jong-il's poet laureate

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 23:18
The BBC's Mishal Husain meets Jang Jin-sung, the former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's poet laureate and propagandist.

In the pink

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 23:15
Northern Ireland welcomes the world's second-largest cycle race

Ad firms call off $35bn merger deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 23:03
Publicis and Omnicom, two of the world's biggest ad firms, scrap plans to create the world's biggest advertising company.

VIDEO: Giro d'Italia begins in Belfast

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 23:01
It is one of Italy's biggest sporting events and this Friday, the Giro d'Italia cycle race gets under way in Northern Ireland.

Eurovision: The evolution of Eurovision

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 22:37
The evolution of the Eurovision Song Contest

VIDEO: Visitors brave tilting platform

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 22:36
A tilting viewing platform is offering visitors to a Chicago skyscraper an unusual view of the city's famous skyline.

Mansell's words incredible - Hamilton

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 22:34
In his latest column for BBC Sport, Lewis Hamilton talks striving for perfection, driving his AC Cobra and Spanish F1 fans.

Australia fines billionaire in brawl

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 22:07
Australian police fine a gambling tycoon and a TV executive following a public brawl in Bondi Beach that sparked a tabloid frenzy.

A&E waiting time targets improve

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 21:54
Hospital accident and emergency department waiting time targets to see patients within four hours improve on the previous year, figures show.

Team Scotland 'possible' for Rio

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 21:41
An independent report concludes that there are 'no obvious barriers' to an independent Scotland competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Killers of Disappeared man 'known'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 21:22
The sister of one of The Disappeared says she knows the names of her brother's killers.

Bedene to switch allegiance to GB

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 21:08
Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene could play in the Davis Cup for Great Britain in 2015 if his plan to switch allegiances materialises.

Deal to combat piracy in UK imminent

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 21:01
After years of wrangling, a deal between entertainment industry bodies and UK internet service providers to help combat piracy is imminent.

One dead as quakes strike Pakistan

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 20:58
At least one person has been killed and dozens more injured after a series of quakes hit southern Pakistan, officials say.

'Taxman's raid' - the front pages

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 20:57
The papers report concerns over plans to allow tax officials to access people's bank accounts to claim unpaid bills and to revive the England football team.

Free school finances questioned

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 20:44
Financial management of some free schools is inadequate, a report by a cross-party group Public Accounts Committee argues.

VIDEO: US team 'on ground' in Nigeria hunt

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 20:40
Secretary of State John Kerry says a US team is set to start work in Nigeria to help find some 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram militants.

Extreme fundraising: Is it worth it?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 20:37
Should people risk life and limb for charity?

Female soldiers on combat question

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 20:03
Four former military women on the gender question over combat roles

The town thronged with old people

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 19:56
Which UK town do old people flock to?
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