International News

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 08:40
Czech deer still avoid the Iron Curtain, plus other factlets

How running has changed since the four-minute mile

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 08:35
What the four-minute mile reveals about the class system

RBS plan for 200% bonuses blocked

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 08:29
Royal Bank of Scotland abandons attempts to pay bonuses twice the size of salaries after being told the move would not be approved by a Treasury body.

Maliki attacks Saudi 'interference'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 08:21
Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki tells the BBC that Saudi Arabia has "clearly interfered" in Syria and in Iraq's internal affairs.

Deal in place for Odyssey purchase

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 08:10
Cinema operator Omniplex says it has signed contracts with administrators KPMG for the purchase of the Odyssey Pavilion.

Online sex abusers jailed in Bahrain

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 08:10
Four men are jailed in Bahrain after duping young British boys into sending sexually explicit images of themselves.

Climbers descend Everest amid row

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:57
Around half the expedition teams at Everest base camp are leaving, sherpa guides say, amid uncertainty over the climbing season after an accident killed 16 people.

Dead cats found hung from NY trees

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:54
Authorities in a suburb of New York investigate dozens of dead cats found hanging from trees in plastic bags in a small, rubbish-strewn wood.

Ex-Met officer 'assaulted boy'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:44
A former Met Police officer is summonsed to appear in court to face a charge of indecently assaulting a boy aged 16 in 1986 who was in police custody.

Microsoft completes Nokia phone deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:29
Microsoft has completed its purchase of Nokia's mobile phone business for 5.44bn euros ($7.5bn; £4.5bn).

Nigeria delays Biafran war film

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:27
Censors delay the Nigerian release of Half of a Yellow Sun, a film about the Biafran war, for unknown reasons.

West faces Ukraine polls nightmare

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:25
Western powers face Ukraine election nightmare

VIDEO: New claims amid 'Trojan Horse' probe

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:22
Two teachers make claims to Newsnight about what they say happened at a school at the centre of an alleged "Trojan Horse" plot by Muslim hardliners in Birmingham.

Miliband plans zero-hours crackdown

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:19
Ed Miliband outlines plans to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts if Labour wins the next election.

S Korea divers found cabin of bodies

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:16
Divers searching a sunken South Korean passenger ferry found 48 bodies in a single room on the vessel meant to accommodate 38 people, officials say.

S Sudan frees 'coup plot' leaders

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:09
Four politicians accused over an alleged coup plot that sparked the civil war in South Sudan are freed after the government dropped the case.

Record Store Day boosts vinyl sales

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:00
This year's Record Store Day saw a surge in vinyl sales, with an increase of 133% on the previous week, industry figures reveal.

Miliband in Scotland to make UK case

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:59
Scottish independence would leave working people north and south of the border worse off, Ed Miliband claims.

All of Denmark virtually recreated

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:56
The whole of Denmark has been recreated, to scale, within the virtual block-building world of Minecraft.

Coulson 'did not read' Dowler story

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:41
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson tells the phone-hacking trial he may not have read all of a key story about missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler.
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